Mitch McConnell is the devil

IMG_0096And he has minions, as well.

Cull through that link for some of  the Republicans who refuse to even meet with an Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, now that Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has gone on to his reward.

McConnell and others have vowed not to allow a so-called “election year” nominee because I believe they are reading from a different Constitution, a secret one, maybe one written in code.

This will most likely drag out and McConnell and his Minions may ultimately be successful in now allowing Pres. Obama to nominate a new Justice — which just means the rest of us will need to go out and vote for a presidential candidate who will name a Justice we believe will bring this country into the world of beauty and light.

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10 responses to “Mitch McConnell is the devil

  1. Some Republican Senators have broken ranks, but probably not enough to affect McConnell’s obstructionism. The silver lining in all this might be Democrats taking back some swing states in November.

    But be careful who you call the devil.
    The Hill:

    “It is my view that if a Supreme Court Justice resigns tomorrow or within the next several weeks or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not, and not name a nominee until after the November election is completed,” [then Senate Judiciary Chairman Joe] Biden said at the time [1992].

    “I sadly predict, Mr. President that this is going to be one of the bitterest, dirtiest presidential campaigns we will have seen in modern times,” he said. “I’m sure Mr. President, after having uttered these words some, some will criticize such a decisions and say it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it.”

    Biden went onto say that delaying a Supreme Court nomination until after the election is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process.

    The Vice President says this is no BFD…now…because he was such a swell Committee Chair then. And because he’s Not Them we can just pat him on the back and say, “Don’t worry Joe, nobody really cared what you thought then any more than we care what you think now. Grab a cookie. They’re swell.”

    • Make it a Samoa. No, I don’t think Biden spoke wisely then. To be honest, until I started seeing this in the press, I didn’t remember he’d said this. He was wrong then and he’s still wrong now.

      • What I find strange about it is the Republicans are not even considering the possibility they would lose to Clinton. It’s like they know The Fix is in or something.
        Kinda creepy.

        • That’s my point, too! Why are you willing to risk looking like assholes and losing an election and having what you’re trying to prevent happening, happen anyway? Assholes.

    • According to his words, he at least asked the President to consider waiting. Now, there is a complete disrespect for the President in what they have said in refusing to consider anyone suggested by the President. The intensity of obstruction during this President’s terms is disgusting. I can’t help but wonder if racial biogtry is a contributor to the intensity, even among some of our elected officials. I am becoming aware just how many Minions are out there among the voters, too, which is scary. Trump enables the intolerant to speak up, without shame. Have you seen this? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/upshot/measuring-donald-trumps-supporters-for-intolerance.html?_r=0

  2. The President needs to nominate someone very soon. The republican’s arguments, as lame as they are, will start to stick in a vacuum. An actual, qualified nominee who is willing to stand up to all of this will make a huge difference. They may never get appointed or even get a hearing but better to focus on the person rather than the process. Nominating someone who’s previously been approved unanimously would put McConnell in an especially tough spot.

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