You Want Tradition? Try Republican Hypocrisy

Antonin Scalia dies while Obama has over eleven months remaining in his second term as president.

Somewhat surprising despite Scalia being 79.

Even an originalist like Scalia would have to agree that the constitution confers upon the president the power to appoint Supreme Court justices subject only to the advice and consent of the Senate but without limitation as to the president’s proximity to the end of his time in office.

Barely an hour after the news broke Saturday of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made it clear that he has no intention of letting President Barack Obama replace the conservative icon.

Obviously, today’s right wing Republicans want Scalia-style originalists on the court – but they also apparently want a McConnellist interpretation of the constitution to control the process to replace Scalia.


If there is but one constant in the universe, it is right wing Republican hypocrisy:

If McConnell plans to spend the next year blocking every potential Supreme Court nominee that Obama puts forward, it would be a major break from tradition — since 1975, the average number of days from the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to a final Senate vote is 67, per a Congressional Research Service report.

It would also represent a break with McConnell’s personal history: In 1988, he voted to confirm a Supreme Court nominee when it was a Republican president’s final year in office.

Sorry, Yertle…

“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice,” McConnell said in a statement. “Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”

But according to principles of Dick Cheneyism – invoked by Darth whenever, after November 2, 2004, there was any suggestion that the people should have a say as to whether The War of Halliburton Profiteering should continue – the people had a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.

On November 6, 2012.

This is Your Economy Under Republicanism

Greedy Obnoxious Pustules in action:

To Have Thought Otherwise About the True Meaning of the Dogwhistle You’d Have to Have Had Arkham Asylum Values, But Thanks for the Clarification Nevertheless

From the New Republic:

Ted Cruz confirms that “New York values” is code for “Jewish.”

[N]ow Cruz has clarified what New York means in his mind. Again, talking about Trump at recent New Hampshire event, Cruz said, “For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it’s the height of chutzpah.” Chutzpah is a Yiddish word, so a “New York term” means one inflected by a dialect associated with Jewish immigrants and their descendants. And that can also only mean that Jewish values—sorry, New York values—are inimical to the good conservatives of the American heartland.

Am I the Only One…

…finding it interesting how MSNBC went wall-to-wall for six months ‘making’ Donald Trump and now it is going wall-to-wall tearing him down (by being MSNBCruz) and ignoring what is possibly the only substantively accurate thing Trump has said since he announced his candidacy, namely that Sen. Rafael “Ted” Cruz (R-Calgary) committed fraud to steal Iowa?

Fictional Fiscal Conservatives

That’s the term from this Addicting Info piece that should be made to stick to, well, you know…

A Tennessee Republican has quit his job after he flipped out on a reporter who wanted to know why he was spending taxpayer money on lavish treats for himself.

[T]he reporter asked about a large picture frame that was bought with the county credit card:

“Can you explain the picture frame that was $614?”

This is when the Republican got really pissed off and responded by calling her a vulgar name:

“That’s it. That’s exactly the b*tch I thought you would be.”


‘Smaller government’ always means: ‘bigger government controlled by conservatives that screws real people even more than they thought possible’


‘Fiscal conservatism’ always means: ‘conservatives spending taxpayers’ money on themselves and their families while letting real people starve’

For Those Who Placed Bets that the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Campaign Could Not Get Any Weirder…


John Kasich Promises To Reunite Pink Floyd ‘Once And For All’ If He Becomes President

Syd Barrett and Richard Wright could not be reached for comment.

I would be interested to hear what Roger Waters might have to say if he is reached for comment.