Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Obama nominates Illinois liberal to replace Scalia on SCOTUS

Chicago-area native Merrick Garland was named as President Obama's choice to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court.

Garland talked a good conservative game about how judges need to follow the law instead of making law as he spoke at a Rose Garden ceremony just now.

Don't believe him. Garland is an activist not a jurist. Why else would have Obama selected him?

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

From NewMax:

Prior to Hatch’s address to a packed luncheon in Washington DC hosted by the Federalist Society, we asked him if he felt the White House would select a nominee who is black or Hispanic to cause election-year difficulty for Republicans who oppose any Obama nomination on the grounds that the next President should fill the court vacancy.
"He could be headed in that direction," replied Hatch who has served as either chairman or ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993-2005, "This [nomination process] is all about the election."

"The President told me several times he’s going to name a moderate [to fill the court vacancy], but I don’t believe him," Hatch told us.

"[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man," he told us, referring to the more centrist chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia who was considered and passed over for the two previous high court vacancies.

This is Hatch telegraphing to Obama that Garland is an acceptable nominee.

Hatch and McConnell will get Garland confirmed because they are convinced that Trump will be the nominee and will lose to Shrillary in Nov, and Garland will be better then any Shrillary nominee. Look for the Roll-Over Party to do what it does best.