Friday, April 09, 2010

Supreme Court Nomination Rattles GOP

In a surprise move that has Republicans scrambling, President Obama has nominated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to become the next justice on the US Supreme Court. The GOP is still formulating a response, "Mitch would be great on the court, but we'd lose him in the Senate, and if he accepts, he's in the odd position of filibustering his own nomination."

In addition to confounding GOP plans to filibuster the nomination under any circumstances, the move creates confusion regarding the confirmation hearings, where McConnell would be both committee member and nominee, "It is unclear whether committee member McConnell can ask nominee McConnell a question, relocate to the nominee’s chair, and answer himself."

"If his own questions and answers become a conversation, it would be very awkward."

Armageddonization Angst

The nomination also perplexes GOP policy to "Armageddonize" any idea, bill, initiative, or concept proposed by the Obama administration. Applying this policy to a key Republican leader is inherently problematic, "Saying that letting poor kids get medicine is the end of the world is one thing, but we could really look like hypocrites if we demonize Mitch just because Obama now supports him. It's disturbing." One strategy under consideration is to fabricate a new discovery about McConnell, something previously unknown, but a Supreme court nomination is different from an election, "We can't do the Rove thing and just say he has an illegitimate N***** kid."

The GOP must come up with something because they cannot be seen as the least bit cooperative with the Obama administration. Doing so would put them on the slippery slope towards working with Obama and permitting the US government to address important issues and accomplish something, which would be disastrous for the GOP in upcoming elections.

Rumors are already circulating that McConnell, 68, was not born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, "His official website doesn’t say where he was born, and that sloppy handwritten 1942 birth certificate could easily have been forged."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his own questions and answers become a conversation, it would be very awkward.


4/09/2010 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Hilarious, and it points to a lot of truth.

By the way, I have no idea how in the world you come up with stuff like this. Seriously.

4/09/2010 2:04 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

What will really cook your noodle, Thomas, and it's cooking mine right now, is that x4mr's post was at 12:15 AM (in other words, late last night) on the EXACT day before Stevens formally announced his retirement.

The announcement didn't hit the media until this afternoon.

Okay, x4mr, what the F?!!!

4/09/2010 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Observer said...

Almost all of x4mr's blog posts are at 12:15 AM, exactly 12:15 AM, which frankly is kinda weird. That takes effort.

I have to think x4mr's timing is coincidence, although it is pretty incredible. According to the media, not even Obama knew it would be today until late this morning or early afternoon, which is 12 hours or so AFTER this post.

x4mr tends to ignore my questions, so I doubt he'll answer these, but how did he know LAST NIGHT Stevens would announce his resignation today?

What's the deal with 12:15 AM?

4/09/2010 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Obama learned of the resignation letter at 10:45 AM this morning on a plane.

4/09/2010 6:13 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

You obviously don't have your own blog. My blogging at 12:15 AM more often than not is intentional and by design, but it is not a big deal to do. Bloggers can schedule a blog post at any future time they wish.

Usually a post is published the evening after it is written, but not necessarily. I can promise you I am not up at night waiting until 12:15 in the morning to press the "go" button.

With respect to answering your questions, no, I am not Jewish.

4/11/2010 4:16 PM  

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