Thursday, February 25, 2016

Audacity and Arrogance - Delay a Nomination to Supreme Court???

Several years ago President Obama authored a book titled “The Audacity of Hope”.  Several Republican Senators should now ban together to author a book titled “Audacity and Arrogance”.   After the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia, several Republican leaders made outrageous comments that President Obama should allow the next President to nominate a replacement to fill Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court.

These Senators who call themselves leaders want to have the American people wait 11 months before a key judicial position is filled.  Rather than have a full bench on the Supreme Court deciding issues over the next year, these Senators truly believe that partisan politics is more important.  There answer is delay, delay, delay.  When does delay help bring closure to major judicial issues?  Voters in those states who have Senators advocating delay should simply call those Senators’ office and request that they resign and come home.  We’re not paying Senators a salary to simply delay addressing issues.  That’s part of what’s wrong with the current level of politicians.  They are not managing the chaos in the government.  Instead they are contributing to it.

The American people re elected President Obama to carry out all the duties of the Presidency.  That includes making nominations to fill vacant spots on the Supreme Court.  It’s an important nomination and the full Senate will have the opportunity to review and vote on a final candidate.  That is the process.  Action not delay.  Senators and Presidential candidates advocating delay need to rethink whether they are fit for public service.

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