While the Senator is correct that Democrats did invoke the filibuster against a handful of Bush nominees after losing control of the Senate in 2003, he conveniently fails to mention that his party provoked a constitutional crisis over this, threatening to explode the Senate by detonating a procedural stratagem that members of Senator Cornyn’s party dubbed the “nuclear option,” which would have ended filibusters of judicial nominees.
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Including the 17th Amendment, Americans have amended the Constitution six times in order to expand and protect the right to vote and make our government more democratic
Why is it that nominees of President Obama are being held to a different, new standard than applied to the nominees of President Bush? Why have we departed from the longstanding tradition of respect for the views of home State Senators who know the nominees best and who best understand their home districts?
McComish's week tells you all you need to know what is wrong with both the campaign finance system in this country and the rulings of the Supreme Court in cases such as, Citizens United.