When responding to Senate Republicans last week regarding their recommendation that the SCOTUS vacancy be put off until the next president assumes office, Obama, the Constitutional-Scholar-In-Chief, was sure to let us know last week that:
“Historically, this has not been viewed as a question,” Mr. Obama said last week. “There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years — that’s not in the constitutional text.”
Of course, we all know that there is precedent for this; and while not specifically addressed in the Constitution as to not allowing it, it also doesn’t say it has to happen, either. [Read more…]
USA TODAY’s editorial “Fill Supreme Court void left by brilliant Scalia: Our view” was well founded. Unfortunately, it failed to single out Republicans for their overreaching refusal to perform their obligations with respect to Supreme Court nominations.
Hillary Clinton is at it again. In the wake of the death of Antonin Scalia and the Senate Republicans’ recommendation to follow precedent and allow the next President to nominate a justice to the vacany, Clinton is calling this “racial language.”
This is the problem with politicians, particularly Democrats. They prey on the uninformed by telling you there is a problem when there is none, and convincing you that they alone can solve the problem (even though the problem does not exist). [Read more…]
Obama loves to quote the Constitution – when it suits him.
Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama was quick to point out that it is part of the process for him to appoint a successor to the bench and that it would be unconscionable for the Senate to block the nominee from a vote.
That’s interesting, considering that Obama was a member of a Senate filibuster of Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court. It made him the first President in history to have filibustered a SCOTUS nominee. [Read more…]