No other president in American history has faced such a relentless barrage of blind attacks and vitriol from Republicans and their supporters quite like President Obama has. Call it Obama Derangement Syndrome, but the fact remains that he never stood a chance – as shown by Sen. Mitch McConnell when he expressed his desire to make Obama a “one-term President.” Luckily, President Obama stopped caring what the opposition thought of him years ago and he hasn’t looked back.
Case in point, President Obama has just made history after nominating the first Muslim to become a federal judge. He selected Abid Riaz Qureshi to fill the federal judgeship for the U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
This is a big moment in our nation’s commitment to inclusion and tolerance for all. So let’s see how the fine trolls of Twitter took a massive sh*t on it.
Sadly, as President Obama has been unable to get Senate Republicans to confirm even Judge Merrick Garand, a pretty boring and uncontroversial white guy, to the Supreme Court, nobody expects Republicans to approve the nomination of Mr. Qureshi. Instead, this will end up being a symbolic move on the part of a president who excels at making the opposition look like a bunch of whiny bigots.
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