Saturday, March 5, 2016


"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?


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.