Just in case you were wondering what the over-under was on a number of moments after Justice Scalia passed away before Baracknophobic Republicans threatened to block President Obama’s appointment, it was but a few seconds. A whole few seconds? Maybe they’re becoming more bipartisan after all.
Indeed, moments after Scalia’s death was confirmed this afternoon by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, weasly Republicans were all ready to begin their obstruction de jour. Sigh. Seeing as we live in a political system in which one party (Democrats) are adults and the other party (Republicans) are playing with their own poop, we can surely expect an insanely politically charged bloodbath to ensue before we can replace him. For example, Conn Carroll, a key staffer for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), promised Republicans would block anyone that Obama nominated.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also swore he’d try to stop Obama from being able to nominate Scalia’s replacement.
The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.
Which isn’t how the Constitution works.
Worst remembrance ever!
The fact remains that President Obama has only 361 days left in office, and 125 days is the longest it has ever taken to nominate a Supreme Court Justice. This is why presidential elections matter. Can you imagine who Lord Trump would nominate if he were president right now? Hell, he would probably nominate himself.
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