Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Remember when Republicans thought being obstructionist was a bad thing? Well, check out this comment by Sen. John "Boy that Box Turtle makes me hot" Cornyn in Roll Call (Sub. required)

“We have to give some flexibility to those in cycle in those states of
particular challenge,” Cornyn said. Referencing the GOP’s ability to block
Senate action, he added: “It’s nice to have all 49, but all we need is 41."

So, when the GOP was in control, filibustering was bad. So bad, they sought to outlaw it as a practice. But now that the GOP is in control, it's a legitimate practice of a minority party.

I'd question their intellectual honesty, but that's a bit like questioning Britney Spear's parenting skills.


At 3:01 PM, Blogger The Speculator said...

Republicans have only one goal, and that is to win and maintain power. To that end, they will do and say what is convenient at the moment.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger dave said...

So whatever happened to the Gang of 14? How come we don't see all the talking heads on the gasbag shows wringing their hands and clucking their tongues over the incivility of it all?

At 4:19 PM, Blogger BC said...

Good question Dave. Wonder why the filibuster stopped being a problem once Dems got in the majority

At 9:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I've been wondering why this hasn't been spotlighted more. It's so unbelievably hypocritical.

In order to have intellectual honesty, you must first have some degree of intellect.


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