At least somebody’s working in Washington

“A sterling record.  A deep respect for the judiciary’s role.  An understanding of the way the world really works.”

That’s what President Barack Obama is looking for in the Supreme Court nominee he intends to name soon, per his post on SCOTUSblog this morning.

Despite protestations by Senate Republicans who announced yesterday that they would not hold any hearings on an Obama nominee, the president made clear that he at least will be doing the job millions of Americans elected him to do.

Here’s more from his post (in full here):

The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.  It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.

It’s also one of the most important decisions that a President will make.  Rulings handed down by the Supreme Court directly affect our economy, our security, our rights, and our daily lives.

Needless to say, this isn’t something I take lightly.  It’s a decision to which I devote considerable time, deep reflection, careful deliberation, and serious consultation with legal experts, members of both political parties, and people across the political spectrum.



  1. Notadem

    February 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Don’t forget to include his unwritten criteria too. Solid Marxist/Socialist ideology, must be committed to destroying freedom in favor of totalitarian leftist ideals, must support racism and favoring small groups over the common needs.

  2. Alan

    February 24, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Well “NOTADEM”, looks like you have morphed the moniker but the comments remain unchanged. It sounds to me like you simply haven’t got a clue what you are talking about, all bar spouting the same old tired crazy talk of the right wing extremists and their hate based media. A “solid marxist/socialist ideology”, that’s simply absurd, as is the reminder of your comments. Additionally, it STILL appears you don’t understand the concept of refection, do you? “Must support racism” doesn’t deflect attention from the patently racist current GOP, or are you going to try and tell us all there’s no racism in the GOP?

  3. David Esmay

    February 25, 2016 at 8:02 am

    By Notaderp’s definition, Eisenhower and Raygun were Marxist/socialist. I like the last comment best, “favoring small groups over the common needs.” That smacks of marxist/socialist ideology if you ask me.

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