Q: Don't the Republicans ever get tired of being assholes?

A. No.
Senate Republican leaders declined to rule out a filibuster of President Obama's nominee to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, if they think the pick falls outside the judicial mainstream.

While calling each of the most commonly mentioned candidates to succeed Stevens "nominally qualified," Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) would not take the filibuster off the table. But he said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that it is "unlikely" Republicans will use the procedural move to block the nominee except under "extraordinary circumstances."
"Nominally qualified." Christ.

There's a particularly contemptible flavor to that turn of phrase, given that most of the commonly mentioned candidates are women.

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