Why should Republicans block Obama’s nomination(s) to the Supreme Court. Simple math really. The country is literally only one vote away from losing the 2nd Amendment. Barack Obama is hostile to the 2nd Amendment; and adamant about imposing gun control one way or another. It stands to reason that his nomination will be hostile to the 2nd Amendment. Obama and his part are also opponents of the First, Fourth, and Tenth Amendments to the degree that they are obstacles to their goal of one-party government centralized in Washington DC, where the states are mere administrators of the executive branch’s will. (“Pen and Phone.”)
And, as the ONT points out, the Democrats really don’t have a leg to stand on in whining about “Republican Obstruction.”
Marcus is surely right that tables can turn. What she leaves out is the simple, glaring, fact that the tables are turning on Democrats who’ve been playing outrageous games with the appointment process for a quarter century. When Robert Bork was defenestrated by Joe Biden, despite Biden’s having said he would have no choice but to vote for someone so well-qualified, he was setting the table for payback. When Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the nuclear option (on lower court appointments) he was warned that this would come back to haunt him. When Democrats disgustingly blocked Miguel Estrada from the bench solely because he was a Hispanic, they set the table to be turned. When Barack Obama voted to filibuster Alito, he set the table to be turned.
Cry me no tears now that Republicans are finally putting their shoulders to the table.
— Jonah Goldberg
Exit question: Have you ever in your entire life seen the Mainstream Media editorialize and demand that Democrats put partisanship aside and compromise with Republicans? Ever?