To replace Scalia, the Republicans choose ideology over duty

 

"We must wait till the people have spoken.

In the meantime the system stays broken.

If Obama would  promise

Another like Thomas,

Expeditiously we'd vote the bloke in."

 

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  • Interesting. Mitch McConnell and the other Republican Senate leaders are looking to the words of Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer to fathom their duty under Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution, not the original intent of the drafters as Antonin Scalia would counsel.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    You channel my own thoughts precisely. Thanks, jnorto.

  • The system of checks and balances is tilted toward doing nothing.

    Notwithstanding that, this hits me as similar to the College of DuPage situation, where the 3 trustees boycotted the meetings, including to appoint a successor to the resigned trustee, so some state functionary appointed the trustee, to which one of the boycotters complained that it was a Rauner Tea Partier.

    I mentioned here before whether they would prefer that Hillary or Bern appoint the next Justice, as I can't see any of the remaining Republican candidates winning a general election.

  • Based on this story the current Pres. is going to stick it to McConnell and his lackeys one way or the other (as Blondie would put it).

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