New York Times flip-flops on "Nuclear Option," Against it when Republicans are in charge, for it when Democrats run things

NYT 2004: "[The filibuster] is all part of the Senate’s time-honored deliberative role and of its protection of minority rights, which Republican leaders would now desecrate in overreaching from their majority perch."

NYT 2013 (today): "a majority did the only logical thing and stripped away their power to block the president’s nominees... That means a return to the democratic process of giving nominees an up-or-down vote."

The claim that things are so much worse now is simply false.  The bottom line is the confirmation rate and Obama has a much higher confirmation rate for Circuit or District court nominees that other recent presidents.

Thanks to Maxim for these quotes.



Blogger Left Coast Conservative said...

And you're surprised why?

11/22/2013 12:49 AM  

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