President Barack Obama famously decried that unless Congress did as he demanded that he would take matters into his own hands with a pen and a cell phone. He rammed Obamacare through with parliamentary tricks and not one single Republican vote. Now he is crying foul that Senate Republicans are saying no chance on voting for any nominee he puts forward to fill the seat left empty by the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia.

The GOP position however is supported by numerous historical comments and actions by Democrats themselves.

In fact a video circulating of then Senator of Joe Biden of Delaware shows the Vice President making clear in 1992 that President Bush should not be allowed to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in an election year.

You can hear the entire speech here courtesy of C-SPAN.

I am hopeful the Republican Senators will heed the Vice Presidents advice.