USA TODAY US Edition
Senators, do your jobs
USA TODAY’s editorial calls the Republican stance with regard to a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia a new low. You have got to be kidding (“Senate Republicans go from opposition to obstructionism,” Our view, The Supreme Court debate, Thursday).
Is memory so short that there is no recollection of the Robert Bork hearings and the media storm that came before? That was the work of Sens. Edward Kennedy, Joe Biden and others.
This obstructionism is the state of politics since the late 1980s.
It’s an admission of absurdity to complain about what the other side has said or done in the past and use it as a justification for what is being said or done now. An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
If we focus only on equal retribution for actions we recognize as bad in the first place, then all we do is support the status quo.