Reid: matters of deference

Laer describes words that Reid Will Regret using the Washington Post as a source.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) made a remarkable statement: “The president is not entitled to very much deference in staffing the third branch of government, the judiciary.”

if the presidential election means anything in this arena, it must mean that the president’s choice has a heavy presumption of confirmation. That is the way the system works.

The system is the US Constitution. It clearly provides the President with significant “deference” in the nominations of judges requiring only “advice and consent” of the Senate.

Reid has taken the politics of nominee confirmation to a whole new low. The Demoncrats in general have lately superceded anything the Republicans did in the 90’s with techniques such as the fillibuster. Claiming supremacy in the nomination process while loosing the vote and simultaneously complaining the the President isn’t meeting his promise of being a uniter and not a divider sets on the table an amazing set of behaviors. It should make one wonder just how far it will go before it becomes as ridiculed as innapropriate as it really is.

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