Or so the Rethugs would have you believe.
Obama hasn’t even compiled a list of nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Souter yet, let alone chosen someone to replace him.
Doesn’t matter, though. On Wingnut Island, the die has been cast.
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UPDATE: Here’s what Orrin Hatch had to say on This Week:
Well, it’s a matter of great concern. If he’s saying that he wants to pick people who will take sides, he has also said a judge has to be a person of empathy? What does that mean? Usually that’s a code word for an activist judge. But he also said that he’s going to select judges on the basis of their personal politics, their personal feelings, their personal preferences. Now, you know, those are all code words for an activist judge who is going to, you know, be partisan on the bench.
A typical Satan ploy, arguing for one thing like empathy and intending its exact opposite.