In this brave new world, where everything is archived, it sure is nice that the good folks at MRC managed to produce this dandy quote. And, because of Justice Scalia's untimely death, (leaving a far left president salavitating over the prospect of appointing a Supreme Court justice that will certainly jeopardize the balance of the court), statements like this one comes in handy.
Mr. Obama's short tenure in the Senate, (when the Democrats were in the majority), left us, (conservatives), in a rare case where we agree with the President's "disagreement". And, it's nice to know Mr. Obama had some "company" sharing his brilliant opinion.
Straight from the then Majority Leader's mouth, Mr. Harry-rubber-stamp Reid also supports our President's view, along with several other Democrats who insisted it just wasn't a priority to appoint a justice in the final year of George W. Bush's term. Not to leave anyone, (important), out of the conversation, let's not forget this gem from our current Vice President:
“If the president goes the way of Fillmore and Johnson and presses an election year nomination the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over,” ~ Joe BidenAnd, of course, it wouldn't be fair to leave out our dear Mr. Schumer's opinion on this subject:
"We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances," Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in prepared remarks to the American Constitution Society, a liberal legal organization.
Schumer cited ideological reasons for the delay.
"They must prove by actions, not words, that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not," Schumer said at the time.Now how could anyone argue against this thinking from such great minds?