RIP Philo

Merrick Garland

We didn’t attack Merrick Garland’s background and try to destroy him,” McConnell said. “We simply followed the tradition of America.”

“You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time a vacancy created in a presidential election year on the Supreme Court was confirmed by a Senate of a different party than the president,” he added.
Permalink Boredbot 
October 7th, 2018 12:45pm
They didn't need to attack Merrick Garland because they had the votes.  They just had to do nothing.

Also, their plan was:

Hillary wins - confirm Garland before she can renominate someone younger and more liberal (Garland was a compromise nomination)

Trump wins - never vote on Garland, let Trump nominate a conservative

"Trump wins" was considered to be a ridiculous scenario, but I guess they were hedging their bets anyway.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 12:58pm
Obama gave a compromise nomination.
Country before party.
Shame that McConnell preferred partisan power to compromise
Permalink Obama's Nose Mole 
October 7th, 2018 1:03pm
You had Scalia, who was without a doubt the most hard right justice on the court, dying, and Obama seeking to unbalance the court by replacing him with a center left guy.

Democrats love that!

But when Trump replaces a center-right justice Anthony Kennedy with a center-right justice Brett Kavanaugh, people lose their fucking minds and claim Trump is unbalancing the court.

It's utter horseshit.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 1:43pm
> center-right

Fuck you
Lying sack of shit.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
October 7th, 2018 1:51pm

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