Sort of a long clip here but in short: Democrats have been acting all high and mighty about honoring the constitution and not “playing politics” with the vacant Supreme Court seat and looming nomination. Senate Democrats argue that Republicans are forgoing a constitutional duty (which they are), but it is definitely not unprecedented and something Democrats have proposed as recently as 2007.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) March 10, 2016
The truth is both sides have played this political game during lame duck sessions. For Senate Democrats to be spitting this type of bullshit makes it clear they can be just as scummy as their Republican peers.
It is sort of like watching sports when a ref makes a “bad” call. If the call is in your team’s favor, your response is “penalties are a part of the game and you can’t leave it up to the refs”. If the call is against your team it’s “that was the worst call I have ever seen and the ref needs to be fired.”
In sports that will happen on one or two plays a game (unless you are a true blowhard). In politics, it seems like that happens every play. And people wonder why Congress has a abysmal approval rating and we are about to nominate Donald Trump as president. God help us all.