I like the sound of this. It appears as if the White House intends to ignore the Republicans on the SCOTUS nomination. Christina Bellantoni has the inside scoop:
"It doesn't matter who he chooses, there is going to be a big 'ol fight over it. So he doesn't have to get sidetracked by those sorts of concerns," the official told me. The GOP has attempted to obstruct "anything of consequence" put forth by the Obama administration since he took office, the official said. "The president is making this decision with a pretty clear view that whoever he chooses is going to provoke a strong reaction on the right," the official added.
Right. Exactly. So why not choose someone who's in line with President Obama's vision for the Bench and screw the wingnuts. Go!