I’m talking about nominating a Supreme Court justice, not butt stuff. Fucking over Obama is actually Congress’ favorite pastime. Yesterday, President Obama nominated D.C. Court of Appeals’ chief judge Merrick Garland (which, ironically, is also his drag name) to replace Antonin Scalia, who died after an unfortunate pillow fight. Republicans argued that Obama not only shouldn’t but couldn’t nominate a replacement, because apparently they didn’t consult their trusty pocket Constitution that says yes, he totally could and definitely should. So anyway, he did. The U.S. Senate’s head hussy, Senator Mitch McConnell, says the Senate will confirm him in the year 20-NEVER BITCH! From CNN:
“The American people may well elect a president who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration. The next president may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice in the filling of this vacancy.”
As we all know thanks to Jon Stewart, Senator McConnell is the world’s most politically savvy tortoise.
Far be it from me to question the judgment of a creature so wise, but the people did have a voice. They voted for our president. They voted for all the fuckwits currently calling themselves senators, to include McConnell. So how, exactly, are we depriving the American people of a voice on this issue? Fucking don’t confirm him for all I care. Based on his previous opinions, I’d actually say they shouldn’t confirm him, at least if they care about Fourth Amendment protections. Be honest though Congress, this is just an excuse to have one less thing to do at work. Come to think of it, I might have to give McConnell props on that one.