Monday, February 15, 2016

Name Donald Trump to the Supreme Court

Well, that isn't going to go over too well with the nutjobs:

The sudden death of Justice Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the most important court in the United States.

Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.

Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can't find a clause that says "...except when there's a year left in the term of a Democratic President."

Senate Republicans took an oath just like Senate Democrats did. Abandoning the duties they swore to uphold would threaten both the Constitution and our democracy itself. It would also prove that all the Republican talk about loving the Constitution is just that — empty talk.

To the Republican Party, the election of a Democrat means that all legitimacy in the office must be burned to the ground. They cannot handle the idea that a president should actually be president. They live in a fantasy world where every defeat means a doubling down of their convictions, not reflection. They expect President Obama to sit on his hands and do nothing for another year. There is no such thing as  "lame duck" president with regards to the Supreme Court. 

The President should name Donald Trump to the Supreme Court. My, wouldn't that change things.


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