It’s kinda funny to see the overnight transformation of President Obama, Harry Reid, and other Democrats into strict constructionists of the Constitution. This is the gang, mind you, that has had 13 legal positions rejected unanimously by the Supreme Court in the last four years; that has used executive orders to ram through any policies the president favors without so much as a tip of the cap to Congress; and that has gerrymandered the rules to keep the Senate from voting on legislation passed by the House.
And now they want the Republicans to play nice and give Mr. Obama his latest mediocre left-wing appointment? I don’t think so. The Democrats usually get their way because they know the Republicans will “play by the rules” and the party of Jackson will not–and thus the nation drifts ever leftward. It’s time for the Republicans to play by the same set of rules the Democrats have been using.
Mr. Obama has had enough appointments. The future of the Republic hangs in the balance. It’s time for the Senate to exercise its constitutional authority and let the people decide who should sit on the high court–next year, after the election.