The media is pulling out all the stops. They are running a bogus poll, claiming that the majority of Americans – and majority of Republicans, for that matter – support Obama filling Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat.
Now, we’re getting word that the GOP establishment types who promised to hold the line are starting to buckle once again.
We are getting closer and closer to Obama announcing who he is nominating. And we have never been closer to the GOP surrendering.
And do you know what? It honestly doesn’t matter who he nominates. Congress CANNOT allow him to pack the Supreme Court with any more liberal activist judges!
The Democrats are literally pushing as hard as possible. They are calling the Republicans hypocrites and claiming – incorrectly – that the Constitution requires that they hold hearings on whoever Obama nominates.
The want to talk hypocrisy?
In 1987, the New York Times Editorial Board came out and encouraged the Democrats to block any of Ronald Reagan’s Supreme Court nominations in the last year of his Presidency because the “people had spoken” and given the Democrats control of the Senate.
In 1992, without a vacancy and completely unprovoked, then-Senator Joe Biden declared that it should be the policy of the Democrat party to reject any of George H.W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominations until a new President was elected.
In 2007, almost a year and a half before George W Bush’s Presidency was up, Senator Chuck Schumer declared that he would filibuster any Supreme Court nomination made by the President to fill a vacancy.
Democrat Senators actually did filibuster George W. Bush’s final Supreme Court nomination. There were 25 Democrats on the filibuster, but they included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, and Harry Reid.
So the Democrats are completely full of it when they say the GOP’s current actions are unprecedented. They advocated the same exact thing during the final years of the past three Republican Presidents.
But honestly, the history isn’t what’s important. What is important is that the next President will have the ability to appoint up to FIVE Supreme Court Justices.
The next President, if they serve 8 years, could have the ability to create a 7-2 split on the Court in their favor.
The only reason that Republicans would give in to allowing Obama to appoint a Justice is if they were giving up on winning the Presidency…
What happens now will determine the future of the country.
This isn’t a joke. This election will decide whether we see a Conservative Supreme Court victory ever again in our lifetime. For the GOP to even consider surrendering a seat on the bench is SHAMEFUL.
First, Mitch McConnell said there would be no vote on an Obama nominee and that was the end of story. Then, the Senate Judiciary committee sent a letter to the White house saying that the discussion is closed.
Just this week, Mitch McConnell traveled to the White House to tell Obama this in person. Allegedly.
I don’t trust him one bit and neither should you!