The author of this piece from Talking Points Memo, and the liberals who love that site are up in arms about Senator Ron Johnson’s admission that the Senate GOP would be taking a different stance on replacing the late Justice Scalia if Mitt Romney were president
“It’s a different situation,” Johnson said. “Generally, and this is the way it works out politically, if you’re replacing — if a conservative president’s replacing a conservative justice, there’s a little more accommodation to it.”
“But when you’re talking about a conservative justice now being replaced by a liberal president who would literally flip the court — you know, let’s face it, I don’t think anybody’s under any illusion — President Obama’s nominee would flip the court from a 5-4 conservative to a 5-4 liberal controlled court,” the senator continued. “And that’s the concern, is that our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, our First Amendment rights to free speech and religious liberty, will be threatened. And so it’s an incredibly serious moment in terms of what’s the composition of the court going to be.”
Johnson said that confirmation for a Supreme Court justice should wait until after the election.
“Let the American people decide. It’s a very reasonable, I think probably the fairest thing to do,” he said.
Part of me wonders if it was politically wise to be so openly partisan about this now, especially given I think the GOP should make it an election year issue.
Then again, SO WHAT if the GOP senate would give deference to a Republican president? Of course they would. Of course THEY SHOULD! The left would do the very same thing, and the media wouldn’t even report it, that’s how much of a non-story it would’ve been for them.
Liberals are angry about this (based on the comments at the TPM article) because they view the constitution as an impediment to every unAmerican thing the want to do to the country. Because it’s going to take a while for Common Core to kick in, the only hope they have isn’t in the ballot box, it’s in 5 un-elected leftist judicial prevaricators of the Constitution who push the canard that the Constitution is a living document during oral arguments of a case, where original intent should take a back seat in their mind.
The constitution IS a living document. It’s life is in the amendment process, a process the left has circumvented for nearly a century now. This is a partisan fight over the constitution, but it’s not Republican vs. Democrat, it’s American vs. whatever circle of socialist hell America’s leftist want to take us to.
Hey liberals, “come and take it” isn’t just about guns.
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