Teh Filibuster IZ TEH UNCONSITUTIONALZ!!!!11!!
May 1, 2009, 9:48 am
Filed under: Ian | Tags: ,

Media Matters has compiled an outstanding list of lengthy quotes from sitting conservative senators who were vehemently opposed to the filibuster when they were in the majority.  I’m guessing that 100% of them will try to filibuster Justice Souter’s replacement now that the shoe is on the other foot.

Probably the most amusing of the lot is Senator Inhofe, who offers this gem:

But the Democrats, who cannot muster a majority to oppose him, are seeking, in effect, to change the Constitutional majority-vote requirement. By sustaining this filibuster, they are asserting that 60 votes, not 50, will be required to approve Mr. Estrada. If successful, their effort will amount to a de facto amendment to the Constitution. This outrageous grab for power by the Senate minority is wrong and contrary to our oath to support and defend the Constitution.

Inhofe, of course, recently announced that he would filibuster President Obama’s nomination of Judge David Hamilton to sit on the Seventh Circuit, because Inhofe is apparently afraid that Judge Hamilton is a secret Muslim.  No word yet on whether Hamilton pals around with terrorists.


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