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14 February 2016

Lindsey Graham and Margaret Thatcher on Consensus...


Sen. Graham: Obama's Supreme Court pick needs to be a 'consensus' choice

Before the GOP debate in Greenville, S.C. Saturday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham said the only way President Obama could get a Supreme Court nominee approved by the Senate would be to put forward a consensus choice.

“No one will be appointed who isn’t a consensus choice," Graham said. "Now can the president find someone who 90 percent of us will agree upon? Maybe someone like Orrin Hatch."

Graham, who threw his support behind Jeb Bush days after ending his own presidential bid, framed the question of Scalia's replacement around the issue of electability, asserting that the anti-establishment candidates who have had the most success early on in the GOP nomination fight aren't likely to yield a justice in the mold of Scalia.

“Donald Trump’s not a conservative, so I don’t trust him to pick a judge," Graham said. "Everybody else on stage would pick somebody in the same mold, I think. Everybody other than Donald Trump I would have confidence would pick a Supreme Court justice nominee that I would vote for. Here’s the problem: I don’t think Ted Cruz or Donald Trump can win an election. I don’t think Ted Cruz has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting 270 electoral votes.

Read the rest here.

"Consensus: The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: 'I stand for consensus?'"

"There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors...I mean it."

-- Margaret Thatcher


Your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

Maggie described graham to a T.

Blue said...

Quisling? Yes, exactly.

Anonymous said...

Ms Lindsey is a little weasel and of course voted for both of ubbama's previous radical appointments.

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Blue said...

I suspect that obama will put forth a nomination. Hopefully the person is a true Constitutionalist. Oh, wait... I'm awake now. ;)

Anonymous said...

The repubic response should be........

"Elections have conseqences"

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Blue said...

Those are the exact words I used when explaining the increase in their health care premiums and deductibles to my employees a couple of years ago. "Elections have consequences." ;)

I see that the author of SCOTUSBLOG is saying that Loretta Lynch is the most likely name to be put forth.

The answer will be an unequivocal "no".

That will be followed by the "arrogant one" issuing an executive order to make it so.

Which will result in a crisis that even he couldn't have imagined.

Crazy times.