Saturday, March 5, 2016

Contraste:



"The duties of the Senate are set forth in the US Constitution....Nowhere in that document does it state that the Senate has a duty to give Presidential appointees a vote".
     Harry Reid, 2005

Yet now:

"We have that nasty Constitution that says that they are OBLIGATED to hold hearings and OBLIGATED to vote. "
     Harry Reid, 2016.



Odd what 11 years (and a shift in political power) does to people's understanding of things, innit?

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Hypocrisy is alive and well inside the beltway!

genericviews said...

Funny thing about that obligation... It doesn't state a deadline to accomplish it. Nor does it assign any penalties for being late. In effect, putting it on the calendar for 6 years from now accomplishes the purpose just as much as holding a hearing while the body is still warm. The Constitution doesn't say when it needs to be done.