With talk of a filibuster against Chuck Hagel’s confirmation, some media types with short memories seem to think this is unprecedented.
In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito.
On January 29, 2006, Mr. Obama told George Stephanopulos on “This Week” that he would “be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values, you know. When you look at his decisions in particular during times of war, we need a court that is independent and is going to provide some check on the executive branch, and he has not shown himself willing to do that repeatedly.”
This is rich.
In light of Obamaâ€™s use of drones and legal opinions supporting them, including renewing the Patriot Act, I think he owes Justice Alito and President Bush an apology.
In fact, the entire media-Hollywood-Dem Cong chorus that cried â€œshredding the Constitutionâ€ for six long years owes the nation an apology.