by William Skink
It’s only Tuesday and I’m already tired of hearing about Scalia’s timely death in West Texas of all places. Reactions vary. No autopsy is red meat for conspiracy theorists, with the right-wing variant geared toward imagining Obama planned the hit himself, probably in the oval office. Conservatives should have faith, though, in the obstructionists they have elected to Congress. They will do anything to keep Obama from getting a win in his last 300 hundred days.
For Democrats, after Hillary dispenses with Bernie (along with the notion that America is a democracy) with her Super Delegates!, the Supreme Court argument will be a compelling one for lesser-evilism support of Hillary. It was a handy argument in 2012 and at least one person who put forth that argument is gleefully claiming vindication.
It might be better to wait and see who Obama actually picks before claiming that America “will soon have another reasonable progressive on the SCOTUS“.
A lot could happen in the next 300+ days. James Conner speculates what could happen if the Notorious RBG were to croak. I think that happening is about as probable as Obama getting a reasonable progressive through the obstructionist gauntlet before his term ends.