Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sen. Ron Johnson, genius, admits there wouldn't be a SCOTUS blockade for a Republican president

Count on Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI) to be the guy who says out loud exactly what his leadership is trying to keep quiet: they wouldn't have any problem approving a Republican president's nominee to the Supreme Court.

"It’s a different situation," Johnson said. "Generally, and this is the way it works out politically, if you’re replacing—if a conservative president’s replacing a conservative justice, there’s a little more accommodation to it."

"But when you’re talking about a conservative justice now being replaced by a liberal president who would literally flip the court—you know, let’s face it, I don’t think anybody’s under any illusion—President Obama’s nominee would flip the court from a 5-4 conservative to a 5-4 liberal controlled court," the senator continued. "And that’s the concern, is that our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, our First Amendment rights to free speech and religious liberty, will be threatened. And so it’s an incredibly serious moment in terms of what’s the composition of the court going to be."

Maybe he was just smart enough to realize he was digging a hole there as he got deeper into making shit up—like there might be some kind tradition that only conservatives could fill a conservative seat—so he tried to cover it up with guns and freedom. When all else failed, he finally remembered the talking points Mitch McConnell gave him, and lamely concluded "let the American people decide. It’s very reasonable, I think probably the fairest thing to do."

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