FLASHBACK: Obama Says Invoking "Nuclear Option" Isn't what “the Patriots Who Founded this Democracy Had in Mind”

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 2:35 PM

A must-watch follow-up to Guy’s item from this afternoon. Now that Democrats have finally invoked the “nuclear option” after securing behind-closed-doors approval from the president last May because of “unprecedented Republican obstructionism” in Congress, or whatever, it’s worth reminding the public that Democrats have done a complete about-face on this issue. Amazingly, when the president himself was a U.S. Senator, he explicitly said (when Republicans were the majority party, natch) that this sort of a power grab was in direct violation of the wishes of the Founding Fathers:

Oh, how the times have changed in just a few short years.

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