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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:57 AM

36. Don't hold your breath waiting for one

There is NOTHING "principled" about the Republican's stance on this. If this was 2008 and Harry Reid pulled a stunt like this to prevent George W. Bush from nominating a replacement for, say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we all know that Republicans, Fox News, et. al would be screeching and howling about it and demanding a hearing and vote for a nominee. They WERE, as you remember, up in arms and threatening to "go nuclear" about Democrats filibustering some of George W. Bush's judicial nominations back in 2005 and calling for "up-or-down votes" on them (which they promptly reversed themselves on the microsecond Barack Obama became POTUS). The bottom line for them is that nobody but them gets to replace Scalia (though they won't be able to hold out for 4 years if they don't win in November).

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