Partisan politics are breeding a new strain of original intent strict constructionists of late. Apparently “advise and consent” means obstruction against the appointment of a liberal Justice. And apparently somewhere in the Constitution the President is prohibited from appointing a Justice in an election year.
And then I came across an anonymously attributed tweet: “Apparently the GOP believes that a black President only gets 3/5ths of a term”
Yeah, I just played the race card. I hope the President – he is actually the President – just nominates people straight through the campaign and makes the election a referendum on Republican obstructionism. It’s truly unconscionable, and a complete breach of the public trust.
And given the pathetic display by the GOP top four front-runners last night, I really hope enough voters will wake up to it.