I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination. This White House continues to stymie efforts on the part of the Senate to do its job. I hope with the next nominee who comes up for the Supreme Court that the White House recognizes that in fact it is its duty not just to the Senate but to the American people to make sure we can thoroughly and adequately evaluate the record of every single nominee who comes before us.
Who said that?
But that was so 2005!
feigned high principles: the false claim to or pretense of having admirable principles, beliefs, or feelings
It’s now 2010, and Democrat[ic Socialist]s are in control. Forget that Obama complained “the White House … failed to provide critical documents”. Forget that the Democrats, when in the minority, successfully filibustered Miguel Estrada when the Bush administration refused to release internal solicitor general memoranda that the administration claimed were privileged.
No independent party has reviewed the withheld documents to examine the validity of the privileges being asserted by the Clinton Library. So we are just supposed to trust that they are being withheld based on a real privilege and not because they are embarrassing to Kagan or reveal something that could jeopardize her confirmation.
The Audacity of False Hope.
The Audacity of Hypocrisy.
And one of the interesting things that’s happened over the last 18 months as president is for some reason, people keep on being surprised when I do what I said I was going to do. So I say I’m going to reform our health care system and people think, well, gosh, that’s not smart politics, maybe we should hold off. Or I say, we’re going to move forward on don’t ask, don’t tell, and somehow people say, well, why are you doing that, I’m not sure that’s good politics.
I’m doing it because I said I was going to do it. And I think it’s the right thing to do. And people should learn that lesson about me, because next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up, because I’m calling their bluff. And we’ll see how much of that — how much of the political arguments they’re making right now are real, and how much of it was just politics.
We’re calling your bluff, Barry, Mr. Usurper-in-Chief.
Say, speaking of “failed to provide critical documents as part of the record”… where’s that long form birth certificate? If it doesn’t exist, then the Obama “birth narrative” is fraudulent.
Not only has the Obama administration “during this confirmation process… failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination”, it appears that the Obama administration actively interfered with a journalists attempt to gather information that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination!