You people screwed the pooch in November of 2012 when you refused to get out and vote for Mitt Romney, because the media told you that he wasn't conservative enough since he was an "establishment" Republican. You believed the DNC and their paid media pundits who claimed that Romney was a serial flip-flopper (he was less a flip-flopper than you new darling Donald Trump is). You sat on your hands because your views on a single subject on someone's personal decision in which you have no say (abortion) were so strong that you couldn't possibly vote for someone you perceived as "wishy-washy" on the subject.
And if less than 100,000 of you split across three different states had swallowed your stubborn views, taken the time to educate yourselves on the man instead of believing what the DNC said about him, and did the right thing to vote for him, we wouldn't be on the precipice of a looming Constitutional crisis, the likes of which this country has never seen.
Justice Antonin Scalia is dead, and the U.S. Supreme Court might just have their majority altered for the next 20-30 years because YOU allowed Barack Obama to be re-elected.
How are you feeling right about now?
Actions have consequences. So, to, does inaction. You've left the U.S. Senate run by Mitch McConnell to be the barricade to stop Obama from cementing a liberal majority on the Supreme Court, and in case you've missed these past two appointments of his, he doesn't nominate old people. He wants 30 years or more of service from his nominees. Now it would be nice to go to bed tonight, secure in the knowledge that the GOP leadership in the U.S. Senate that you have elected would finally develop a backbone and do the right thing in denying Obama a moderately or severely liberal nominee to replace Antonin Scalia, but given the people you've chosen to serve in that once respected body, I have little hope of that happening. I hope I'm wrong.
Let's face it; Obama has tried to subvert the Constitution at every turn in the past 7 years, whether through the use of executive orders or attempting to have his various departments issue rules without Congressional consent or authority, and the ONLY thing that has stopped him cold has been the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, they've been the only reliable body of government to keep his liberal fantasies in check. So you know he's going to push to have a permanent appointee named and approved before his term of office expires.
I hope this is one time where the majority of Senators remember that their role is to advise and CONSENT, and in this case, withhold that consent until the next President is inaugurated in 2017.
The main thing is that this election just got very serious. For all you folks fed-up with the so-called "establishment" Republicans who are looking at outsiders who don't have a chance to get elected in a general ballot come November, it's time to realize that it was YOU who put us in this very dangerous position by not supporting someone who can be supported by those in the middle. Fringe candidates who appeal to the far right like Trump and Cruz are going to get swamped by whoever the Democrat nominee is in November, because the middle won't vote for people who aren't likable (neither Cruz nor Trump fit that bill), nor will they vote for someone who will be incessantly labeled as "extreme" for the 2 months following the primaries.
You don't have the votes nationwide to elect the extreme. So you'd better find someone you can live with, instead of someone who is so radically different they will never get the votes that truly matter. Otherwise, the Supreme Court will be radically altered for decades to come.
This election just got real, and you'd better take it a LOT more seriously than you already have been, GOP-ers.
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.