So Antonin Scalia is gone.
Am I sorry. No. He was an obnoxious man who should have lived and died in the thirteenth century. He was narrow-minded, bigoted, hateful, and out of step with the world we live in.
Watching the Republicans spew their hatred of President Obama during their debate, using Scalia’s death as a platform, was not surprising. But it does show the kind of men that are running for the highest office in this country. These small-mind, misogynistic, hypocrites are asking you to vote for their hateful agenda so we can all join Scalia’s thirteen century mindset. Crusades and all.
The President continues to try to do his job, and Congress continues to have the single goal of not doing theirs. Republicans do not want Barack Obama to replace Scalia because they know whomever he chooses is going to be someone who probably has a liberal tilt.
Well, hell, it’s about time. I, for one, have no desire to live in a thirteen century world. I want to live in a world where women have equal rights and can make choices about their own bodies, where religion is a private affair, and where the rich don’t make decisions on how to run our country.
Here’s what Senator Elizabeth Warren had to say:
“The sudden death of Justice Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the most important court in the United States.
Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can’t find a clause that says ‘…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic President.’
Senate Republicans took an oath just like Senate Democrats did. Abandoning the duties they swore to uphold would threaten both the Constitution and our democracy itself. It would also prove that all the Republican talk about loving the Constitution is just that — empty talk.
Elizabeth Warren said it all. What a woman.
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Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.
If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.
What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.
The deadline: Seven days.
Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?
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Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.
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