Attention, GOP: Voters have had enough of your obstructionism. The majority of people in the United States are fed up with your refusal to listen to their wishes and would like you to consider and even possibly confirm a qualified nominee from the president we elected.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the GOP representative from Kentucky, announced that he and the rest of the Republican-dominated Senate would not, in any way, even consider or vote on a SCOTUS nominee to fill the vacant seat left by the extremely conservative Justice Scalia’s unexpected death. No matter how qualified, no matter how unimpeachable, no nominee of President Obama’s will even be considered, even if some in the Senate would like to hold a vote.
Now, it seems, even if the people of the United States who voted for these clowns say that they WANT a SCOTUS nominee to be considered and a vote to be held, that will be ignored by the politicians who depend upon those people for their jobs.
Of course, the people that the Senate Republicans depend on for their jobs are Republican voters, and those voters lean heavily to the side of not considering or voting on a SCOTUS judge until the president is out of office. Their hopes are that a conservative Republican candidate will end up being the next president, who will, in turn, nominate a SCOTUS justice who is also a conservative Republican.
Except, here’s the real rub: Do our elected leaders only act out of self-interest in order to keep their jobs and serve the people who will vote for them, or do they truly try to represent the people of the US, regardless of their party affiliation, and consider our best interests?
It certainly seems as if the former is more true than the latter. 56% of the entire electorate, which makes a majority, are calling for the vacant seat to be filled by a nominee from the president who was elected in 2012. Saying that voters should have a voice is truly a moot point, since voters chose the current president. Regardless, a vast majority of the GOP say that they will refuse to consider anyone Obama nominates.
Haven’t you had enough of self-serving politicians? Isn’t it time we elect leaders who will represent our interests regardless of who we might vote for? Wasn’t that the original intention of holding elections to form a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?