#rsrh The American Prospect is whining about the lack of judges…

…and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind them about two dates that should loom large in their extended temper tantrum towards the President in that regard.

  • July 7, 2009.  That was the day that the future one-term Senator Al Franken (D, MN) was finally seated in the Senate.
  • February 4, 2010.  That was the day that Senator Scott Brown (R, MA) was seated in the Senate.

In between that period of time the Democrats had a 60 vote majority in the Senate*.  That means that they could have passed any blessed thing that they wanted, and the Republican party couldn’t have done anything about it at all.  In fact, the Democrats did pass Obamacare, despite our best efforts.  How many new lobbyists out there kind of wish that they had been working on judicial appointments during that period instead, I wonder?

But that’s not really the point.  The point is that the Online Left must genuinely enjoy, on some level, the sensation of being smacked around by their own party leadership.  I mean, they keep volunteering to have it happen to them…

Moe Lane

*The time between August 25th and September 24th doesn’t really count; Ted Kennedy, consummate party loyalist that he was, did the Democratic party the courtesy of scheduling his final illness and passing for the August vacancy.  They lost ten working days from that, max.

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  • Lexington says:

    I’ve always thought the idea that the Obama Administration just didn’t get that the Republican Party was actually serious about its “if we can’t govern, no one can” strategy was suspicious, but it really does seem, from the evidence, that it’s true. I guess on judicial nominations, they probably thought the 2005 era Republican mania for “up or down” votes on federal judges would box them in, but it’s pretty amazing how the GOP’s managed to feign total amnesia about the eight years or so before Obama came around.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Lexington: don’t take this the wrong way, but if I felt like reading DNC agitprop I’d subscribe to their RSS feed. Bad DNC agitprop, at that.

      Ach, well, easily fixed.

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