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.