Obama is a bully, and he is attempting to bully, (once again) The Republicans into confirming his nomination to the Supreme Court. He is calling the GOP out for threatening to filibuster his appointee; However A reporter recently reminded Obama of his attempt to filibuster Judge Alito in 2006.
Obama said as much at a press conference Tuesday on the issue: “I am amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there.”
But a reporter asked Obama to comment on similar actions he took as a U.S. senator: “How do you respond to Republican criticism that your position is undercut by the fact that you and other members of your administration who were in the Senate at the time tried to filibuster Judge [Samuel] Alito in 2006?”
Obama seemed momentarily taken aback by the question — and took a politically softer tone with his response.
“You know the a, look, I think what’s fair to say is that how judicial nominations have evolved over time is not historically the fault of any single party,” Obama replied. “This has become just one more extension of politics. And there are times where folks are in the Senate, and they’re thinking as I just described primarily about, ‘Is this gonna cause me problems in a primary? Is gonna cause me problems with supporters of mine?’ So people take strategic positions, and I understand that.”
Watch the video below, doesn’t seem to me that he answered the question real well. All I can say is I hope that the Republicans stand their ground, cause if we lose this battle America is done for.