Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a Philadelphia radio station that the Republican intransigence against anything a Democratic president does, including nominations to the Supreme Court, will continue if Hillary Clinton is elected.
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” McCain said on WPHT Philadelphia radio in an interview first flagged by CNN. “I promise you. This is where we need the majority.”
It didn’t take too long for Sen. McCain’s office to come out with “Well, he didn’t really mean that,” but there’s every reason to believe that he did. Obstreperous obstruction has been the way of the GOP since January 20, 2009 and as far as they’re concerned, it’s worked just great: they managed to not only frustrate President Obama’s agenda as best they could, they blocked his judicial appointments, tried to repeal Obamacare nearly sixty times, and then turned to their base and blamed him for nothing getting done in Washington.
By the way, if things had worked out differently in 2008, we’d be looking at the last few weeks of the 2016 election pitting Hillary Clinton against Vice President Sarah Palin and her running mate, Ted Cruz.