April 7, 2009

Are rethuglicans blackmailing Obama?

Does a bear shit in the woods?

Scott Horton: "If the president releases the Bush torture memos, republicans are promising to 'go nuclear' and filibuster his legal appointments."

A Republican Senate source confirms the strategy. It now appears that Republicans are seeking an Obama commitment to safeguard the Bush administration’s darkest secrets in exchange for letting these nominations go forward.

Not a single Republican indicated an intention to vote for Dawn Johnsen, while Senator John Cornyn of Texas was described as “gunning for her,” specifically noting publication of the torture memos.

But -- we don't torture! So what's the problem?! If you guys didn't do anything wrong, you shouldn't have anything to be afraid of, right?