Another GOP Flip-Flop: We were against SCOTUS filibusters, before we were for them

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    So all that jumping up and down demanding an "up-or-down vote" was bullshit. Not that I'm surprised.
     
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    Funny, it seems to me McCain made that deal of 14 specifically so the Republicans could use this now.

    Course, i still disagree with it. And I dont think the fillibuster should be used. Maybe that will cause the Democrats to envoke the nuclear option and stop this bs though.
     
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    Sauce for the goose.
     
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    Golly Gee! Color me surprised. By either side.
     
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    If a judge is "outside the judicial mainstream" I expect the Senate to exercise their obligation to stop the appointment.
     
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    Obama will probably pick one of his old Buddies... Van Jones, Reverend Rice or at least an ACLU, America hater.
     
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    The Social Dems are creating a whole new set of rules. It's gonna be fun playing by them!
     
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    Kyl's definition of "outside the judicial mainstream" is anyone Obama appoints.
     
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    Obama change.. is a change to socialism and redistribution, with that in mind, who is he likely to pick?
     
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    Republican hypocrisy isn't even interesting anymore.

    I say nominate a popular liberal judge from a state with 2 Republican senators and force them both to vote against him, or her, to sustain the filibuster.
     

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