The Democrat Party, as a whole, is a rather unsavory bunch. Where most of us love our country and want nothing more than to see it prosper, Democrats on the other hand seem to be constantly in search of new ways to make it less prosperous while at the same time seeking ways to increase their control over it. And it would seem that the less prosperous they can make America, the happier they are.
For instance, the recent death of Justice Scalia is something that Democrats view as being nothing more than an opportunity to be exploited. An opportunity to replace a man who was a staunch defender of the Constitution with someone who is very much less so, someone you can be counted on to be an ideologue. Someone who will assist them in their effort to further advance their anti-freedom agenda.
And so it is then that Barry has now seen fit to take it upon himself to lead the charge, so to speak, against those Republicans who have stated that what they intend to do is to block any Supreme Court justice nomination that Barry may put forward to replace the recently deceased conservative justice. And in so doing he recently chastised Republicans for doing exactly what he himself is guilty of.
And as you may know it was just this past week that it was reported how it was that Barry called upon the Republicans to “rise above the venom and rancor in Washington,” cease their “obstructionist” tactics, and follow the Constitution, which he said, “is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now.” But who is it that is most responsible for the level of venom and rancor being what it is?
Well I think we all know the answer to that. And it was at the same press conference where Barry chose to lecture the Republicans for blocking his nominations, that something somewhat unusual took place. You see, an enterprising young reporter chose to remind Barry that he was guilty of doing the very same thing back when he was a senator that he was now accusing the Republicans of doing.
The question which was posed to Barry went like this: “How do you respond to Republican criticism that your position is undercut by the fact that you and other members of your administration, who were in the Senate at the time, tried to filibuster Judge Alito in 2006?”
To which the usually silver-tongued Barry stammered a response by saying, “You know the, uh… look — I think what’s fair to say is that how judicial nominations have evolved over time is not historically the fault of any single party. This has become just one more extension of politics. And there are times where folks are in the Senate, and they’re thinking, as I just described, primarily about, “Is this going to cause me problems in a primary? Is this going to cause me problems with supporters of mine?” And so, people take strategic decisions — I understand that.”
Now if you’re like me you probably read over that response a few times before coming to the conclusion that it’s nothing more than gibberish. And since it was shortly thereafter that the White House saw the need to translate Barry’s remarks, we’re not the only ones who thought that. And it was according to this White House translation we were told that what Barry meant is that he now “regrets” his previous “approach.”
And it was White House spokemoron Josh Earnest who was in charge of relaying that White House translation to the rest of us. Earnest said, “That is an approach the president regrets. [Obama and other Dem senators at the time] should have been in the position where they were making a public case [against Alito] and shouldn’t have looked for a way to just throw sand in the gears of the process.”
Yet, Earnest made sure to excuse Barry from his previous, and very similar actions, by saying what the Republicans are doing now is somehow “different” from what Barry and his fellow Democrats were doing then. You see, according to Earnest, Barry’s filibuster then was “based on substance” and nothing petty like partisan politics. Oh no of course not, Barry would never stoop to anything as petty as partisan politics.
The bottom line here is that the Democrats expect ‘We the People’ to be too stupid to understand that what the Republicans are now engaged in is really nothing more than what the Democrats, including Barry “Almighty”, were engaged in back then and, if presented with the opportunity, would gladly engage in again. This is how the game is played, and the Democrats don’t get to make the rules.