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.