Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Obama: Senate should follow Constitution, allow vote on Supreme Court nominee

       I think they should too and frankly Senator Schumer's 2007 comments were just as wrong. Respect for the Court is at an all time low as its just an alternative legislature where everything is viewed in terms of justices on one side of the aisle or the other.

      Maybe we should amend the Constitution to allow for elected justices. Then it could be fought out the way some want.

Obama: Senate should follow Constitution, allow vote on Supreme Court nominee

12 comments:

dajeep said...

Sure, just like the judges are elected in NYS, what a joke.

Anonymous said...

he has his eye on Mary Rain.

Anonymous said...

The Constitutions clearly says the president is supposed to get advice and consent from the Senate. How did we get to the point where the president feels he can appoint anyone he wants without getting advice on who to appoint? And if that person meets the bare qualifications then the Senate is "obstructionist" for rejecting them? Bull shit! It is supposed to be a collaborative effort. In fact, the size of the court is also supposed to be a collaborative agreement. If either branch disagrees with an appointment...it ain't supposed to happen. If both branches don't agree that we need nine members at this time...it ain't supposed to happen.

Anonymous said...

Sure, vote on it. Give it all the consideration and respect it deserves.

Anonymous said...

Or we could start calling out these partisan "justices" who think there are things in the constitution such as:
A right to have your neighbors pay for your education
An exclusion for all religion from public places
A right to stop random drivers and search them for no reason.
A right for the feds to choose the states drinking age
A right for the feds to mandate a minimum wage
A right for the feds to force states to lower dwi rates
A right for the feds to choose the speed limit
A right for the feds to force people to buy medical insurance

Anonymous said...

Obama has given us two picks that should have been rejected already. There is no one in his pool of candidates that believes in the original meaning of the Constitution and that is the only qualification that matters to the GOP base. Rejection is the only option.

Anonymous said...

Excellent point the Supreme Court is basically a super legislator in a manner that the framers of our fare country could never have imagined.

Anonymous said...

11:35, Make no mistake there are only two kinds on the supreme court. Left and further left.
But the Court did not give the feds those rights, they just said the fed has the right to confiscate our money and then use it to extort the states into giving up their state rights. That practice should have been ruled as unconstitutional, for many reasons. But since they can take your car and give it to the cops, without a trial, for finding a joint in it, the above is the least of your problemss

Anonymous said...

Senator McConnell made an error in saying the Senate would not consider an appointment. The statement just provided the Democrats and their MSM cronies an opportunity to bash Republicans. Instead, he should have just said, "of course the Senate will consider anyone the President nominates. There should not be a rush to confirm the nominee and t he confirmation hearing will be widely viewed. It would provide Republican's with a national platform to focus on the President's far-left positions as relating to Executive Action, environment rules, state rights, religious freedom and second amendment rights during the confirmation hearing. The Senate could then keep defeat the nomination in committee or if made to the Senate floor defeat the nominee. It will take 60 votes to confirm there.

Anonymous said...

Dig in your heels GOP. Bammster's famous line 'elections have consequences, I won you lost'

How is his executive overreach and his pen and his phone and circumventing Congress going to help the fraud now?

Oh, we can't forget Chuckie's 2007 utterance 'the court is overwhelming unbalanced and we will not nominate any of Bush's
nominees'

Words come back to bite you ehh?

Anonymous said...

Sandra Day Oconnor, on the notion that the next president should be able to pick the next justice after the election:
"I don't agree, I think we need somebody there now to do the job and let's get on with it"
She should give that clown McConnell a phone call....
(She was picked by Reagan)
Ahh, the good ol days of people with common sense

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

10:33 - Schumer's nasty words vs. nasty deeds are not the same as in this case of McConnell blowing hot air - but, if he takes no action, well that's a totally different matter and that is the issue: positive action vs. nasty words. The senate has a duty - they should follow their oath of office and stop the 24/7 politicking ...