How long do you think it will be before the GOP caves on the selection of a Justice? A month or two? If they do, and they already sound like they are weakening, we will lose it all. The First and Second Amendments are in immediate danger but it won’t stop there. We’ve seen what the hard left wants in terms of power and control and Obama is the hard left.
Barack Obama has begun his assault with deception and hypocrisy. In 2006, he rejected Justice Alito’s appointment for the very reasons he know says the Senate has no right to pose. He says, or rather his spokesperson Josh Earnest says, he “regrets” his stance on Alito. The convenience of that statement should escape no one.
He will say and do anything over the course of this next year.
At a news conference yesterday afternoon in Rancho Mirage, California, where he has been attending the ASEAN Summit, Barack Obama addressed the appointment of a successor to Justice Scalia. Sneering, he called on the Senate to rise above “the venom and rancor in Washington” that “prevents us from getting basic work done”.
As usual, Obama put the blame on partisan politics. “We’ve almost gotten accustomed to how obstructionist the Senate’s become when it comes to nominations.”
Barack Obama was saying something quite different in 2006 when Justice Alito was the candidate.
“There are some who believe that the president, having won the election, should have complete authority to appoint his nominee and the Senate should only examine whether or not the justice is intellectually capable, and an all-around good guy. That once you get beyond intellect, and personal character, there should be no further question as to whether the judge should be confirmed.”
“I disagree with this view. I believe firmly that the Constitution calls for the Senate to advise AND consent. I believe that it calls for meaningful advice and consent that includes an examination of a judge’s philosophy, ideology, and record. And when I examine the philosophy, ideology, and record of Samuel Alito, I am deeply troubled.”
“…But at this juncture, based on a careful review of his record, I do not have that confidence, and for that reason I will vote no and would urge my colleagues to vote no on this confirmation.”
How obstructionist of him.
Obama was asked about his 2006 position on Justice Alito during the news conference Tuesday and he responded with this weak response.
“I think what’s fair say is that how judicial nominations have evolved over time is not historically the fault of any single party …. What is also true is Justice Alito is on the bench right now.”
Watch the 2006 Obama: