Watching our government operate these days is like watching a slow-motion train wreck.
Ever since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away the Republicans and Democrats have been dragging up old videos of each other saying they would not have hearings or take a vote on any Supreme Court nominee until after the next election. One side hopes their party will gain control of the White House and they can fill the vacancy with one of "their own", and the party in power wants to confirm one of "their own" to the court in case they lose the White House in the next election. What a bunch of CRAP!
Did you ever see a statue of Lady Justice? She is supposed to personify the moral force in our judicial system. Her attributes are a blindfold, a balance, and a sword.
Why can't our political parties understand that Supreme Court Justices are NOT supposed to be Left or Right leaning? There should be no "litmus tests" to see if they are pro or anti anything. Justice should be blind, hence Lady Justice's blindfold. She/they should make a decision based solely on the facts presented, without bias. No exceptions.
I know nothing about the candidate President Obama has nominated to replace Justice Scalia, but from what I've heard and read he seems to be a widely respected judicial scholar....until now. Now the Republicans are saying they want to wait until their man (Big Donnie Trump?) is elected so they can put another conservative on the High Court. They don't want "blind" justice, or "fair" justice, they want "their" justice.
Our Congress betrayed us years ago, the office of the President is about to be perverted, and now the Supreme Court is slowly but surely becoming hopelessly partisan, too. Thanks Founding Fathers....we've had a nice run, but I'm afraid I hear the Fat Lady singing.