I guess it should come as no surprise that Erick Erickson of Red State is leading the crusade urging Senate Republicans to filibuster David Hamilton’s nomination:
Senator Jeff Sessions is calling on his colleagues to filibuster Judge David Hamilton. Go here and call your Senator. Tell your Senator to oppose cloture on David Hamilton and filibuster his nomination to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
At this point, seemingly everyone on the Right who, just a few years ago, was railing against the “unconstitutional” filibuster of judicial nominees has suddenly changed their tune now that President Obama is in office.
But it is especially interesting to note that Erickson is on board, considering that back in 2005 or so, Erickson’s Red State spun off a website dedicated entirely to defending President Bush’s judicial nominees.
Its name? Confirm Them.
Not surprisingly, the site is now dead … just like their principled opposition to the use of the filibuster.