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The Constitutional procedure for filling a vacancy in the Supreme Court is quite simple: The President has the right to pick a nominee. He doesn’t have to, and he can pick anyone that he wants. The nominee may not serve unless confirmed by the Senate (with a recess appointment exception, I think, not applicable here). There is nothing in the Constitution that says that the Senate has to confirm, or even that the Senate has to vote.
As such, the President has unfettered discretion to nominate a prospective Justice, and the Senate has unfettered discretion to approve, or not.
But if we listen to the Democrats, the rules are different.
According to the Democrats, if a Democratic President nominates a prospective Justice during an election year, the Senate must vote. On the other hand, if a Republican President nominates a prospective Justice during an election year, the Senate must not vote.
There is an unstated implication, perhaps, that these odd rules only apply when Republicans control the Senate.
This might explain their attachment to the strange idea of a living Constitution. Apparently, to a Democrat, the Constitution means just whatever they want it to mean at the moment. Because if they don’t get their way, it’s unfair and unjust and just plain terrible. And that must be unconstitutional, mustn’t it?
Would I be out of line to point out that I’ve seen this type of behavior before? I’ve had a 4-year-old — four times in fact, and I know what a tantrum looks like.
It might seem strange that voters would fail to see through such transparently childish arguments. But then, as I posted last week, only 36% of Americans can pass the citizenship test, and among young voters (under 45), who tend to favor the Democrats, only 19% can pass the citizenship test.
Oh, did I mention that according to the Democrats, we’re the hypocrites?
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