http://m.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/13/1484831/-Sen-Mitch-McConnell-in-2005-The-President-and-the-President-alone-nominates-judges

“”The Constitution of the United States is at stake. Article II, Section 2 clearly provides that the President, and the President alone, nominates judges. The Senate is empowered to give advice and consent. (…) For the first time in 214 years, they have changed the Senate’s ‘advise and consent’ responsibilities to ‘advise and obstruct.'”

Take it from Sen. Mitch McConnell: for the Senate to block a sitting president from nominating a Supreme Court nominee—not just a specific nominee, mind you, but any nominee at all, would put the Constitution of the United States itself at stake. And he’s a patriot, so he would never even consider such a thing.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, in 2005, defending the absolute right of a sitting president to nominate judges. “The Consti…

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  1. Cephalus -more fun food for thought for James…

    I wonder how Scott Shimamoto feels about this whole ‘nominating judges’ thing, eh, Paul ?

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