President Obama is already scolding Republicans on his Supreme Court nominee even though he hasn’t named one yet. He’ll get to that, though, and you can just rest assured that Obama is going to pick the best nominee EVAH. Yeah, sure. Whatever.
Until then, though, the Lecturer-in-Chief made this statement yesterday, as reported by The Hill:
[…] “The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to be happen now,” he said in remarks at a press conference following an international summit in California.
“When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination and either they disapprove of that nominee or that nominee is elevated to the Supreme Court,” the president said. “Historically, this has not been viewed as a question, there is no unwritten law that says it can only be done on off years.
“I intend to do my job between now and Jan. 20, 2017,” Obama said. “I expect them to do their job as well.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Uh huh. Apparently, Obama is suffering from amnesia, along with Senator Schumer and other hypocritical as hell Democrats, about how he acted when HE was a US Senator.
Now I realize this was SO 2006, but Obama has his own very clear record on not just one, but TWO Supreme Court nominees. From Front Page Mag:
Obama admitted that Roberts was eminently qualified. He praised him highly.
“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind Judge Roberts is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land. Moreover, he seems to have the comportment and the temperament that makes for a good judge. He is humble, he is personally decent, and he appears to be respectful of different points of view. It is absolutely clear to me that Judge Roberts truly loves the law. He couldn’t have achieved his excellent record as an advocate before the Supreme Court without that passion for the law…”
But, no he wasn’t going to vote for him anyway.
“I ultimately have to give more weight to his deeds and the overarching political philosophy that he appears to have shared with those in power than to the assuring words that he provided me in our meeting. The bottom line is this: I will be voting against John Roberts’ nomination.”
In short, Obama chose to vote against Roberts because of his perceived conservative politics. Nothing else.
Because that is how Obama rolls when it comes to ACTION. But that was just on John Roberts. Check out what he did with Samuel Alito:
Obama joined a filibuster when he was a U.S. senator to delay the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito, one of President Bush’s nominees to the Supreme Court.
“I will be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values,” Obama said in January 2006.
Obama has no idea what American values are. His only values are leftist values. Here’s what he said about Justice Alito.
“While I certainly believe that Judge Samuel Alito has the training and the qualifications necessary to serve as a Supreme Court Justice,after a careful review of his record, I simply cannot vote for his nomination.”
Obama claimed that, “Judge Alito simply does not inspire confidence that he will serve as an independent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Yes, once again, our Dear Leader is chastising and exhorting Republicans to “do as I say, not as I do.” That seems to be a theme not just for him, but a number of the Democrats.
When asked how the Democrats get away with this on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, Newt Gingrich responded, “Democrats lie better than Republicans tell the truth.” Sadly that seems to be the case far too often.
But there is one Republican candidate who is most definitely lying about who he is. That would be Ohio Governor, John Kasich. I have mentioned before that I am not a fan of his, though I had a hard time putting my finger on why. As I have continued to watch him in the debates and in interviews, though, it is becoming increasingly clear. He is sanctimonious and passive aggressive, pretending that he is the, “Ah, Shucks, I’m just a nice guy from Ohio” after he has made some derogatory comment about someone else on the stage with him. He then gets on his high horse claiming he won’t run a negative campaign like all the other losers on the stage (in essence).
But I am not the only one who thinks this about John Kasich. Bre Payton of The Federalist had a great piece on Kasich today, “John Kasich Os Just Pretending To Run A Nice Guy Campaign.” Here is a bit from Payton’s piece:
Kasich has been trying to convince voters that he is Mr. Nice Guy, and he’s been pushing this narrative pretty hard, too. In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, Kasich referred to himself as “the prince of light and hope” while likening his opponents to Satan. “I don’t spend all my time getting people riled up about how bad everything is,” he told Hewitt. “I acknowledge the challenges, but then I say, ‘Look, come together, as Americans first; we can solve these problems.’”
When thanking a crowd of voters in New Hampshire after he placed a distant second behind Donald Trump in the primary, he claimed that his campaign has never gone negative. “We have had tens and tens of millions of dollars spent against us with negative advertising,” he said. “See that’s the old politics. We never went negative because we have more good to sell than to spend our time being critical of someone else.”
In the most emblematic moment of his campaign so far, Kasich criticized Jeb! last week for being too negative. While at a pancake diner in South Carolina, Kasich smilingly chastised his opponent for not being nice enough, while telltale veins were protruding from his forehead and neck. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
There are more examples in this piece, and I recommend reading it in its entirety, but you get the idea. Kasich isn’t as nice as he would like voters to believe.
I don’t really think Kasich stands a chance. And while I disagree with Obama on a LOT, make that MOST, things, I hope he is right when he says this:
I know Obama is thinking Hillary or The Bern, but I am hoping it is Rubio or Cruz myself.
Bottom line, though, when it comes to the Supremes, it is imperative that the Senate takes its time and gets it right. Same with the election, I have to say.
That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.