Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Derangement Will Continue

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.

3 barks and woofs on “The Derangement Will Continue

  1. If (when) the (D)’s take the Senate, first order should be to change judicial nominees to 51 votes to get approval. No more supermajority, since the (R)’s clearly don’t want government to work while a (D) is at the helm. I’d welcome the response, since it could be clearly stated that SotUS opening was being held for the next President, and per McCain, they meant the next (R) President – whenever that happens.

    I still want President Clinton to tap President Obama for a Supreme Court slot, just to see the tantrum the (R)’s and their Tea Party supporters would throw.

  2. No – don’t wish the Supreme Court on a young, activist Obama. He plans to work with Eric Holder to reform the districting mess we have in all 50 states. That’s about as big a bite as anyone could chew.

    • After all the insults, stonewalling, and disrespect he has endured, President Obama has shown what a intelligent, decent, and thoughtful person he is. Having him as part of the Supreme Court would be a Good Thing™. The districting mess will have to be dealt with on a state-by-state basis, and done by the individual states, not imposed (except to conform with the Voting Rights Act – which still needs to be fixed by Congress) at the Federal level.

      Just to hear the howls and rending of garments by those on the right, should he be nominated, would (IMHO) make up for a large amount of what the right has subjected the Presidency to over his term. He would have the rest of his life to help judge the laws and make president which would affect many generations to come – a nice conclusion to his remarkable career.