If All You See…

…is a wonderful bit of nature that should have wind turbines, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Weasel Zippers, with a post on Obama wanting a “clean process” for Scalia’s replacement.

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9 Responses to “If All You See…”

  1. Jeffery says:

    He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he 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, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.

    Here’s what the Constitution says. Even a sometimes originalist like Scalia would appreciate the Constitutionality of Obama nominating a judge. There is no good argument against it. On the other hand, Senate Republicans are also within their Constitutional rights to refuse to confirm the nominee. Perhaps the Republicans would like to propose an Amendment to limit the ability of Presidents to make nominations to the first 3 years of a term.

  2. Dana says:

    Voting against cloture on the Democrats’ filibuster of the confirmation vote on Samuel Alito were:

    Senator Barack Hussein Obama (D-IL)
    Senator Joe Biden (D-DE)
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

    Senator Schumer said, in July of 2007, that the Senate should not confirm any more of President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees.

    Senator Leahy has already said that it would be a “dereliction of duty” for the Senate to deny a confirmation vote on whatever liberal whacko learned jurist President Obama chooses to nominate.

    When the Democrats start whining about Senator McConnell’s promise that whomever President Obama nominates will not be given a confirmation vote, you’ll know just how hypocritical they are.

  3. You were doing good right up to that last sentence. Because, don’t forget, Democrats have worked very hard to block Republican nominees for many positions, especially under Bush.

    Obama is welcome to nominate someone. The GOP Senate is welcome to tear that person and their sure to be hardcore leftist background apart, and vote against that person.

    But, I’m not confident that the GOP will actually stand strong. There’s always a few squishes who are part of the Surrender Caucus.

  4. Jeffery says:

    Again, anyone arguing that Obama shouldn’t nominate someone to fill the opening doesn’t understand the Constitution.

    The majority Republicans do not have to confirm the nominee. The Republicans would PREFER that Obama not nominate anyone, since that would save them from the political fallout of leaving an opening in the Court for over a year. That’s why they are pre-emptively attacking Obama.

  5. John says:

    we are talking about nomination here Dana NOT a vote to confirm
    Somehow the Goo has come yo believe that Articke 2 section 2 does not apply in the last 11 months of his term
    Obama will only be asking to confirm
    The GOP is demanding that he not even ask
    If the GOP wants to filibuster, let them. But at their own political peril and on the record
    2016 already is looking rather bleak with Trump as your nominee

  6. Jeffery says:

    Alex Jones suggested that Obama had Scalia killed, and that Justice Thomas is next.

  7. drowningpuppies says:

    Now the little guy is referencing Alex Jones.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Alex may have insider info that Dick Cheney was also on the hunt.

  9. john says:

    Scalia died from rough sex and an overdose of Viagra
    Drowning puppies is being soooo butch lately calling people “little guy” Do you do that to your boyfriends? Who exactly was that “unnamed friend” he was traveling with? Why no autopsy ? Why is it that they are only now saying he was found with a pillow covering his face?

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