Breaking News – President Obama to Announce SCOTUS Nominee

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Courtesy of TPM:

Obama will announce his Supreme Court nominee in the Rose Garden at 11 a.m. ET

And now the sh*t is gonna hit the fan!

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20 Responses to Breaking News – President Obama to Announce SCOTUS Nominee

  1. lindak1961 says:

    Gee, Drumpf is well on the way to being the gop nominee, and the very next day, President Obama announces his choice to replace Scalia on the SC. Does Obama have perfect timing or what?

  2. 40Watt says:

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the longest serving Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, offered his own thoughts on who President Obama should nominate to fill the seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last week. “[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man,” Hatch told the conservative news site Newsmax, before adding that “he probably won’t do that because this appointment is about the election. So I’m pretty sure he’ll name someone the [liberal Democratic base] wants.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/03/16/3760727/who-is-merrick-garland/

    So, the nominee is Merrick Garland.

  3. 40Watt says:

    Moments after a humbled and visibly emotional Judge Merrick Garland introduced himself to the American public from the Rose Garden, the outrage over Republican obstruction began.

    “We are 32 days past the death of Justice Scalia and President Obama has 311 days left in office,” Common Cause President Miles Rapoport said in a statement introducing the senatedoyourjob.org Garland-Kennedy Countdown Clock . “In a similar situation, but with the parties reversed, a Democratic majority in the Senate confirmed Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1988, 84 days after his nomination by President Reagan. The vote was 97-0.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/16/clock-ticking-senate-republicans.html

  4. irishgirl999 says:

    Mitch is citing the *Biden Rule.*

    • titlewave says:

      “Some will criticize such a decision and say that it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it, but that would not be our intention,” Mr. Biden said at the time. “It would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/us/politics/joe-biden-argued-for-delaying-supreme-court-picks-in-1992.html?_r=0

      Biden gave this advice in a speech in June 1992, far closer to the election than we are now. I’m sure some of it was political games, but honestly, I don’t see why these numbskulls can’t manage to fit a SCOTUS vote into their oh-so-busy schedule.

      • irishgirl999 says:

        I love Joe but he has a bad case of foot in mouth.

      • titlewave says:

        I love him, too. What I see is a man who loves his country, playing the games politicians must play at times, but always with the best interests of this country at the front of his mind. Very successfully too, in spite of his uh, handicap 🙂

  5. ProfessorCanine says:

    After pondering ’bout this for a while…
    These GOP dipshits are gonna rue the day they blocked this gentleman.
    Are they not thinking about who Hillary(especially) or Trump would nominate?
    I’m not clear where Merrick stands on abortion(I believe it’s a woman’s choice),but he appears otherwise “ok” to me.
    They should get while the gettin’ is good.

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