Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy President's Day--Republicans!

photo by mehlem / flickr
""He (the President) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court..."
  --Article II, Section 2, Constitution of the United States

After Judge Scalia's untimely death things got embarrassing. Even before the man's funeral the power forces were at play. Whatever happened to manners? Mitch McConnell, then Senate Minority Leader made a promise promise the night President Obama was first elected. He said:  "We will make sure that Obama is a first-term President."  He vowed to lead the fight to make sure that none of the new President's plans would pass. Now seven years later he is consistent in his mean-spiritedness. He has joined the ranks of those that say that the New Supreme Court Justice should be nominated by the newly elected President. 

McConnell and his minions fail to remember that the President was elected twice by the people of this country. He has one more year left in his eight-year term. Whatever one feels about this President it would be a serious mistake to try to thwart the will of the people who spoke loudly in two separate elections. Opponents of the President are saying that we should let the people have a voice in this matter. The people already have a voice--his name is Barack Obama. And he is still the President of this great country.

--Roger Lovette / rogerlovette.blogspot.com

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