Diary

More on Obama's "up or down vote" flip-flop - that was then and this is now

As has been noted, he states that health care reform qualifies for an up or down vote.

In April ’05 he and most Democrats voted to filibuster Stephen Johnson’s nomination to head the EPA.

In June ’05 he and most Democrats voted to filibuster Janice Brown’s nomination to the DC Circuit.

In June ’05 he and most Democrats voted to filibuster William Pryor’s nomination to the 11th Circuit.

In June ’05 he and virtually all Democrats voted to filibuster John Bolton’s nomination to serve as UN Ambassador.

In January ’06 he and a majority of Democrats voted to filibuster Sam Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

In April ’06 he and all the Democrats voted to filibuster Peter Flory’s nomination as Asst Secretary of Defense.

In October ’07 he and a majority of Democrats voted to filibuster Leslie Southwick’s nomination to the 5th Circuit.

Where were his demands for up or down votes back then?

What’s next? Pass a bill to rename a bldg for John Murtha and then “fix it” via reconciliation to become the cap and trade bill that currently cannot get cloture?