Remember when the GOP said that Obama shouldn’t get to choose a Justice because the American people had the right to decide in the next election which party would be able to nominate a new Justice? We said it was bullshit at the time (since the American people DID elect Obama) and they’re going to keep pulling this shit for the time to come. If you think things are bad with this election, wait until HRC is elected President. It’s only going to get worse:
In a stunning political move, conservatives are already strategizing on how to block any future Supreme Court nominee from moving forward during Hillary Clinton’s presidency before the election even happens.
“I don’t think there is precedent for it. It really does reveal just how politically charged and polarized our judicial politics have become,” said Charles Gardner Geyh, a professor of law at Indiana University who advised then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) during the 1991 confirmation hearing of Justice Clarence Thomas. “We are at risk of losing legitimacy as a nation in terms of being able to govern effectively.”
A number of Republican lawmakers and scholars have already begun openly rationalizing why Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to appoint Supreme Court justices. (These are many of the same people who argued President Obama shouldn’t get a nominee in the last year of his term because it should be up to the person who wins the November election.)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporters that the Senate would have a “debate” about whether to accept Clinton’s nominees and that there was nothing wrong with having just eight justices.
I think I preferred it when I wasn’t checking the internet last week:
A Donald Trump supporter decided to get in the media’s face tonight by screaming at them during the mogul’s rally.
As Trump was pumping up the crowd, one of his rallygoers decided to turn around and hurl abuse at reporters in the press pen. As he called the media “the enemy” and said they were “working for the devil,” he decided to go start chanting “Jew-S-A” while the rest of the crowd broke into cheers of U-S-A:
Had an amazing time. We started in Venice and stayed there for four days before taking the train to Rome. Venice was one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. Rome was chaotic and there were a lot of scams going on. Saw several people complaining to the front desks about cab drivers charging 150 Euro to get from the airport (there is a flat fee of $48 coming from Fiumicino Airport) and quite a few other tourists complaining about being pickpocketed at the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Next time I return to Italy I’ll steer clear of Rome and head to Florence.
A bit jet lagged at the moment but will start reintroducing myself to the news and internet in small doses. So if I post stuff that’s old news, please forgive me. (I avoided the news completely except for paying attention to the earthquake in central Italy. We were in Rome the day of it and felt the second quake/aftershock.)
I’m in Venice for a few days. I’ll be posting pics to Instagram (should show up on the sidebar) but won’t be updating here for a few days. And I am going to ignore the election for the next week. Unless the polls shift or Hillary has a coughing attack at which point I’ll just stay here before walls get built.