Well, it took over seven years for Joe Biden to become a genuine liability to the Obama Presidency. But he got there thanks to the release of a 1992 Senate speech.
And, trust me friends. This is a big “effing” deal.
In the aftermath of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, while Democrats scurry about like their hair is on fire, the voice of reason to emerge is from none other than Joseph Robinette Biden.
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 22, 2016
“As a result, it is my view that if a Supreme Court Justice resigns tomorrow or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed. The Senate, too, Mr. President must consider how it would respond to a Supreme Court vacancy that would occur in the full throes of an election year. It is my view that if the president goes the way of Presidents Fillmore and Johnson, and presses an election-year nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until ever … until after the political campaign season is over. And I sadly predict, Mr. President that this is going to be one of the bitterest, dirtiest Presidential campaigns we will have seen in modern time. I’m sure, Mr. President, after having uttered these words, some … some will criticize such a decision, and say, that it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it. But that would not be our intention, Mr. President. If that were the course we were to choose as a Senate — to not consider holding hearings until after the election. Instead, it would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. That is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process. Otherwise, it seems to me Mr. President, we will be in deep trouble as an institution.”
Well, whattaya know? Out of the mouths of boobs.
Something tells me that the emergence of this damning video from 1992 has got Barack Obama fuming like no other thing Joe Biden has said or done during the last seven years.
Of course Senator Chuck Schumer is now saying that it doesn’t matter what anybody said in the past.
Which is pretty much what you’d expect a Democrat to say.
Democrats are like those computers who have their browsers set to erase browser history the minute you log off the internet. They’re like Drew Barrymore in the movie “Fifty First Dates” who, because of a short-term memory problem, has to keep going out with Adam Sandler night after night because she never remembers dating him or liking him.
For Democrats history began five minutes ago, and that five minutes of history will be long forgotten five minutes later.
It’s why calling Democrats hypocrites never sticks. They simply pretend their previous positions were never their own. It doesn’t matter what they said in the past. There is no such thing as precedent.
And, of course, the primary reason will always be this: Democrats and Republicans are to be held to a different standard. Namely, Republicans are held to a standard while Democrats don’t have any standards.
Democrats can stonewall and howl and scream over a Republican nominee, but Republicans must always fall in line and never stonewall, howl or scream.
But in the age of the Internet, where Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden’s previous firm positions on a lame duck President not being allowed to nominate a Supreme Court Justice can be played over and over and over again, the Democrat defense of “it doesn’t matter” just won’t hold any water this time around.
For all the talk of being “progressive,” these idiots never seem to think through the consequences of their own actions. Never.
As the old saying goes, you made this bed Democrats. So, get your asses comfortable because we’re going to make you lie in it whether you want to or not.
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