Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!
I must say, I thought the nuclear option was a good idea...at the time.Which brings me to the nuclear option that the Bush administration had threatened to use. The Republican mantra just a few years ago was that judges deserved "an up or down vote", and that mantra was wrong on so many levels. I do NOT believe that the president has the right to an up or down vote on judges. I thought it wrong when Bush was in power, and I believe it to be wrong now. With use of the filibuster, judges who bend and warp the Constitution, along with American values, are prevented from being sworn in.
So my question to Republicans is this - Do you believe in the nuclear option now? I sincerely hope you have changed your mind on this. The shoe is certainly on the other foot now, and I believe that John McCain had the vision and foresight to see what using the nuclear option could eventually lead to. While some may think McCain a traitor for forging a compromise that prevented the nuclear option from being used, I believe that McCain is an American hero for that very reason.
But that was because, at the time, I myself had too little foresight to see the consequences. I guess, this is one of the few times on this board that I will plainly say, my opinion was flat-out wrong, no bones about it.
And all I can say now is, Thank GOD for McCain and the gang of 14.
Since Democrats have a majority and Republicans only 40 seats, why would there be a need for a nuclear option?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)