Republicans and the Supreme Court

So let’s get this straight: just hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was announced, Republicans in Congress and those running for president made their own announcement: that they are absolutely, positively, unalterable opposed to President Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

Absolutely, positively, unalterably opposed.

Even though the president hasn’t nominated anyone and at this point they have no idea who that nominee will be.

This Republican reaction is selfish.

It’s dishonest.

It’s irresponsible.

It’s undemocratic and even anti-democratic (and that’s lower-case democratic, not upper-case Democratic).

It’s morally reprehensible and morally bankrupt.

And it’s just plain wrong.





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  • Scott Share  On February 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Agree 100 percent. What a travesty! Clearly these candidates are just pandering to what their supporters want to hear…except, notably, for Trump, whose supporters really don’t even care what spews from his mouth. What a country!

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On February 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Elizabeth Warren asked something to the effect of “Show me where in the constitution it says that presidents in their last year in office don’t get to fill Supreme Court vacancies – but only when those presidents are Democrats.”

  • Peaches Shimmerdeep  On February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Agree, Agree, Agree!!! These strict constructionists have shown their true colors. Partisan hacks. Jeb could have distinguished himself with a different point of view, but he just showed even more that he lacks the moral courage to be president. Vote any who are already in office OUT! Anyone aspiring to win an office, do not vote or them! They care nothing for people or public service. They are slaves to their own agendas and those who bankroll them. I thought I was as disgusted as I could get in this election year, but the stakes went even higher. I’m fearful that we have stopped valuing integrity at all. You are right: This is just plain WRONG. There is so MUCH wrong with this, not the least of which is the disrespect for the deceased Justice Scalia, his colleagues and family, and the President of the United States.

  • foureyedcurmudgeon  On February 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah – what she said.

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