DonRocks Posted April 2, 2017 Share Posted April 2, 2017 This is not a partisan post, and I'd be writing the *exact* same thing if the parties were reversed - of that, you have my word of honor. Justice Scalia passed away in early Feb, 2016, and President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy, only to have the majority party refuse to vote on him, because 'the country should wait-and-see if there will be a change in party in the Presidency.' I'm sorry, but this is the biggest pile of partisan BS I've seen in a long time. How long is a President's second term, 3 years and 1 month? Suppose all other Presidential functions were locked down for the final *11 months* of a term? How well would that go over? Forgetting parties - because this (at least, in theory) has nothing to do with either party, is it fair that the President can't nominate a Supreme Court Justice to fill a vacant seat because he has "only" 11 months left in his term? If either party did this, I'd be crying foul, and I think it's the biggest boatload of partisanship I've seen since the election. It's wrong on every single level that I can think of. Dissenting opinions are welcome. I groused about it when it was happening, and I'm still grousing about it. And if it makes my position any more credible, I'm still grousing about Robert Bork, who fully deserved to be voted onto the Supreme Court, and was rejected entirely because of partisan politics. One day, sometime in the distant future, two things will happen: 1) One party will do something because it's the correct thing to do, even though it hurts their party. (and here's the important part) 2) The other party will take note of this, and *also* do something because it's the correct thing to do, even though it hurts their party. That is the moment when you will know there's a chance that our partisan, grab-what-you-can, when-you-can, political system might work - but not before this happens. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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