November 22, 2013
FLASHBACK: Obama Says Invoking "Nuclear Option" Isn't what “the Patriots Who Founded this Democracy Had in Mind”
11/21/2013 2:35:00 PM - Daniel Doherty
A must-watch follow-up to Guy’s item from this afternoon. Now that Democrats have finally invoked the “nuclear option” after securing behind-closed-doors approval from the president last May because of “unprecedented Republican obstructionism” in Congress, or whatever, it’s worth reminding the public that Democrats have done a complete about-face on this issue. Amazingly, when the president himself was a U.S. Senator, he explicitly said (when Republicans were the majority party, natch) that this sort of a power grab was in direct violation of the wishes of the Founding Fathers:
Oh, how the times have changed in just a few short years. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2013/11/21/flashback-obama-says-nuclear-option-isnt-what-founders-had-in-mind-n1751042
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