Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Frist

Filibuster hypocrisy continues to flow from the GOP in their attempt for complete world domination. First, there was the claim that the filibuster is "unprecedented" in judicial nominations. This has long since been shown to be a lie since the GOP filibustered way back in 1968. Now the next big GOP hypocrisy has shown its ugly head.
As recently as March 2000, several Republicans voted to filibuster two Californians whom President Clinton had named to the 9th Circuit appellate court: Richard A. Paez and Marsha L. Berzon. Paez had to wait more than four years for a final vote, a record delay. Ultimately, the Republican stalling tactics failed, and both jurists now sit on the appellate court. [1]

In 2000, Cloture votes were necessary to obtain floor votes (up-or-down) on Clinton judicial nominees Richard A. Paez. Hmmmm, who could that have been trying to filibuster the nomination? Who, oh who? Well, look-see there, it was several Republican senators, including current Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), who voted against cloture. [2]

Voted against cloture Mr. Frist? An attepmted filibuster Mr. Frist? No up-or-down vote Mr. Frist?... that's just down right unconstitutional of you, ain't it?

1 - Republicans force filibuster all-nighter

2 - MMA

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