Saturday, February 13, 2016

Original Intent on the March

In memory of the late Antonin Scalia, the great champion of original intent, right?

I turn for the next remark to another authority:

"(The President) shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for..."

What the Constitution does not say is that the President shall nominate Judges of the supreme Court, unless he is a Democrat, and Republicans don't want him to appoint one.  It is the President's duty to do that.  It would be a real example of the Republicans' fantasy-world claims that Obama is trashing the Constitution, if he failed to carry out that task.

Obama: the only guy who can wreck the Constitution by following it.  Get ready for a Republican tantrum to top all tantrums.  They are all going to be competing with Ted Cruz to see who can make the government fall apart over this.


Anonymous said...

And it's the Congresses job to confirm, no time limit set for their conformation, but you don't seem to know that fact.

Anonymous said...

Was just going to say the same thing.
You can bet if it were a President Romney
Picking a conservative judge to replace RB Ginsberg, the dems would never confirm them.

Green Eagle said...

What shred of evidence do you have to support that? We all know that the Democrats were browbeaten into appointing Alito, the racist Rehnquist, Thomas, Roberts and Scalia himself, even though it was perfectly clear to all that they were never going to be fair jurists. If anything, the Democrats fell all over themselves to let Republican Presidents have their choices; the only exception in recent times being the uniquely unqualified Bork. Republicans, on the other hand fight to deny Democratic Presidents the right to appoint judges at all levels of the Federal judiciary, as part of an extremely successful covert war to turn the country into the property of their rich backers, by perverting the legal process.

Once again, you both-siders pop up at every chance. Well, both sides are not the same. The Republican party is a corrupt organization from top to bottom, and until it is forced to straighten itself out and govern fairly, or until its "base" of ignorant, hate filled older white males dies out, and the party disappears into history.

ez said...

pssssst, anonymous, congress doesn't approve confirmation, the Senate does. One of those pesky Constitutional details.

Anonymous said...


Grung_e_Gene said...

You forgot the Original Intent the Republicans bitterly ling to; Obama is only 3/5ths a person ergo his Presidency, which they don't acknowledge anyway, is already over.

Republicans only adhere to the Constitution when it suits them. Under an Imperial Presidency of W(worst POTUS Ever) it didn't matter, under the dotage of Senile Ronnie Raygun it didn't matter. and now that Unforgivable Blackness is President the Constitution doesn't matter to Republicans.