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RNC Launches Campaign Against Unknown Supreme Court Nomimee

President Obama still hasn't chosen a nominee to fill Antonin Scalia's vacant seat on the Supreme Court, but the Republican National Committee (RNC) has launched a nationwide campaign against the yet be named nominee.

The RNC has created a "task force" whose mission is to support Senate Republicans and attack Democrats.

A task force housed within the Republican National Committee will orchestrate attack ads, petitions and media outreach to bolster a strategy that Senate Republicans adopted as soon as Justice Antonin Scalia died last month: refusing to consider an Obama nominee out of hopes that the next president will be a Republican. [...]

Priebus said the RNC would "make sure Democrats have to answer to the American people for why they don't want voters to have a say in this process."

Voters already had a say when we reelected President Obama in 2012.

As much as the GOP would like to relegate President Obama to being 3/5ths of a president, he is still the president and will continue to be the president for the remainder of the year. It is the president's duty and responsibility to nominate Supreme Court justices.

If I'm a Senate Republican I have my own doubts about the RNC's new campaign because this isn't necessarily something you would want to run on as a vulnerable incumbent and that's without even accounting for the very real possibility that the GOP ticket will be headlined by Donald Trump.

I will not be surprised if Republicans obstruct their way through the rest of the year and, in that event, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is going to look really fucking stupid if Democrats regain control of the Senate.

  • Victor the Crab

    Priebus said the RNC would “make sure Democrats have to answer to the American people for why they don’t want voters to have a say in this process.”

    Voters already had a say when we reelected President Obama in 2012.

    Ash, Ash, Ash. When are you going to realize that those voters don’t count in Preibus’ tiny little mind, as they had the audacious gall to choose the darkskinned guy for president. Twice! Only “Real Amuricuns” count in Priebus’ world. And Preibus believes that “Real Amuricuns” want a white, God fearin’ Christian male who’ll uphold traditional white, God fearin’ Christian male’s privilege of telling others what to do and puttin’ the less desirables in their places.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Just when you thought republicans couldn’t sink any lower.
    Why do we even pay these traitors a salary?

  • muselet

    As predictable as the sunrise, this news is.

    The Republican Party has spent the entire post-WWII era trying to convince the public that the Democratic Party is in thrall to evil foreign powers which want to destroy America. The GOP has spent eight years trying to convince the public that Barack Obama is the very embodiment of Otherness. Of course the GOP isn’t going to back down and show decorum and respect for precedent.

    And, as Charlie Pierce often says, “the Republican Party ate the monkeybrains 30 years ago and that the prion disease it thereby acquired is now cascading through its higher functions” (I would, as always, argue the index case was fifty-two years ago). The GOP and the GOP faithful have been rendered incapable of compromise.

    If the Ds regain control of the Senate, yes, Reince Priebus will look stupid—and he won’t be the only one—but we can expect the remaining Rs to continue following their obstruct-at-all-costs playbook in the next Congress. To do otherwise would require admitting error, and the Rs are really bad at that.

    Shorter me: what Badgerite said.


  • Badgerite

    Intellectually and morally bankrupt.