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Justice Antonin Scalia dead of apparent natural causes

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    Schmidt Wrote: Yes, I'm inclined to agree that Sandra Day O'Conner is less likely the more I read what's going on in the news. President Obama has to walk a fine line. Finding someone not too liberal that there is a reasonable chance of approval but not too moderate that it catches the ire of the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party.

    That's a good point, but I think Senator Warren is smart enough to know that blocking a nominee because they aren't liberal enough could have serious repercussions for the party. She's an extremely smart person and I just don't see her leading a revolt with the current dynamics of the Senate.

    What I'd hope she does is rally the progressive wing and remind them that politics is a game of chess. Democrats balking at a moderately liberal nominee because they aren't liberal enough would play right into the Republicans hands. Whoever President Obama settles on will be one thousand times more liberal than Justice Scalia ever was. And it's important to remind die hard liberals that Republicans control the Senate. They, whether we like it or not, get to have their say too.

    Now is not the time to shoot ourselves in the foot in an attempt to find an ideologically pure liberal.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote: Yes, I'm inclined to agree that Sandra Day O'Conner is less likely the more I read what's going on in the news. President Obama has to walk a fine line. Finding someone not too liberal that there is a reasonable chance of approval but not too moderate that it catches the ire of the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party.

    That's a good point, but I think Senator Warren is smart enough to know that blocking a nominee because they aren't liberal enough could have serious repercussions for the party. She's an extremely smart person and I just don't see her leading a revolt with the current dynamics of the Senate.

    What I'd hope she does is rally the progressive wing and remind them that politics is a game of chess. Democrats balking at a moderately liberal nominee because they aren't liberal enough would play right into the Republicans hands. Whoever President Obama settles on will be one thousand times more liberal than Justice Scalia ever was. And it's important to remind die hard liberals that Republicans control the Senate. They, whether we like it or not, get to have their say too.

    Now is not the time to shoot ourselves in the foot in an attempt to find an ideologically pure liberal.

    I just saw that Scalia's son is a "priest", wow; it will be difficult to find someone who's that "holy" with a son like that. How can you become a judge without present day reality. It will be just about impossible to get a liberal Democrat with a son who is priest. I'm just kidding, but regardless, this whole happening is again a self inflicted wound caused by sticking to our form and rules of government via old documents. As was said before on this site, how is it possible to still sit there as an 90 year old sleeping in your chair; sure a 90 year old should determine law in this country. Nuts