(Reader Supported News) -- he mantra from the DNC for weeks, since Antonin Scalia died, has been “Fight for President Obama’s Supreme Court pick!” What they should have said is “Ratify Orin Hatch’s Supreme Court pick that Obama will announce.”
Who cares about Barack Obama or his right, duty, to choose a Supreme Court nominee? Longtime conservative power-broker Senator Orin Hatch of Utah picked Merrick Garland and Obama obeyed. End of story.
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“[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man ... he probably won’t do that because this appointment is about the election. So I’m pretty sure he’ll name someone the [liberal Democratic base] wants.”