Routine Hypocrisy

Bill Scher

When the McClatchy Newspapers reported that the conservative minority in the Senate may triple the number of filibusters, Republicans tried to spread the blame. McClatchy reported:

Republicans also say that Democrats are forgetting how routinely they threatened filibusters only a few years ago when they were the minority, especially to block many of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

Routinely, eh? Well, the Institute for America’s Future crunched the numbers.

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