The SCOTUS circus
Of course, everyone with the IQ of an onion knows it’s coming. Harry Reid and Barack Obama, who last filibustered a SCOTUS nominee, insist that the GOP forget all of that and dance to their tune – i.e. do it and do it now.
But, as Charles Lipson points out, even onion heads know that the following is reality:
No. 1: No nominee for the high court can get through the Senate before the election. No one.
No. 2: President Obama and the Democratic candidates for president know that. So do Republicans. All God’s children know it.
No. 3: Since the nominee will not be approved, Obama will use the opportunity to advance other goals. He will propose someone who burnishes his own progressive credentials and shows why control of the court depends on the November election. Putting Senate Republicans in an awkward position would be a nice bonus. But the target is November.
Exactly. It is all about political theater now and that is going to be what we are going see from now until November. Lipson has a couple of other points, but it is point 7 that sums it up:
No. 7: All the rest is political theater, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
This is now all about political gain in November and Bollywood will have nothing on the actors in this little play when it is finally time to cast those votes.
I should put a caveat when speaking of people with the IQ of an onion understanding all of this. That doesn’t apply to the GOP Senate which is already fraying at the edges. Apparently such a lofty IQ is not a prerequisite of duty as a Republican in the Senate and because of that, it wouldn’t at all surprise me if they don’t cave and play the Democrat’s game.
Because, you know, if they do this time, maybe the media will like them.