I haven’t thought much of Mitch McConnell in a long time, but I am happy he is stepping up now and acknowledging the war over the Supreme Court that began with Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death “of natural causes.” Reuters reports that McConnell has wasted no time asserting that the next president should pick Scalia’s successor, saying, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.”
I suppose there will be debate back and forth about whether the Constitution envisions the Senate refusing to consider Barack Obama’s attempt to put a Left-wing zealot in Justice Antonin Scalia’s place. Unless someone can show that the Constitution explicitly commands the Senate to rubber-stamp the President’s nominee, they should refuse anyone whom Barack Obama names. Let the war over the Supreme Court begin!
It is time for Republicans to remember the debt we owe the Democrats for what they did to Robert Bork and now pay them back with generous interest.
In fact, if the Democrats win, the Senate should delay as long as it takes to get the next Republican President. Remember, Hillary Clinton has already said she loves the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, as reported at The Week. We cannot let this happen.
It was gratifying that Barack Obama was forced to eulogize a man whom he opposed in almost every respect.
You do well to believe Obama is sincere when he says that Justice Scalia was “consequential.” And, thus, replacing him with a liberal will be consequential as well.
When Obama invokes Constitutional “duty” to obligate the Senate to confirming his Leftist pick in a “timely manner,” do not be manipulated. The only time that man or his gang has any time for the Constitution is when they think they can use it against Republicans. The Senate should tell the President that if he “refuses to act” by appointing a judge like Scalia, then they must act “on their own” just like he did whenever Congress refused to bow to his imperial will. The Senate should tell the President that they have pens and phones too.
Ted Cruz said in the debate Saturday, “we are one Justice away from a Supreme Court that will strike down every restriction on abortion that is adopted by the states.” This is a power struggle and conflict that cannot be evaded in the name of a fictional respect for the Constitution. The Democrats have a chance to essentially nullify the Constitution and they mean to exploit it. We must be just as zealous to stop them, and as confident that we are right to stop them.
We must wage war over the Supreme Court and win.