With this sort of political tripe published in
I am prepared to never to donate to them again!
And I have been one of their longest and most faithful financial supporters.
Please be advised that there have been TWENTY NINE prior vacancies of a Supreme Court justice in an election year.
EVERY TIME, the sitting president has nominated a successor.
Why? Because it is his / her obligation to do so under the constitution.
A president is voted in by the electorate for FOUR years, not three or three and a half. Until the next Inauguration Day, he/ she has the full constitutional right to exercise his / her powers.
When the president and the senate are of the same party, the nomination has been successfully completed, as in seventeen of nineteen such prior times. When Obama nominated Merrick Garland in an election year, the senate was a Republican one — they had every right to refuse the nomination as has happened in eight of ten prior times when the senate and president were in differing parties in an election year.
We have a firm footing here with all the historical precedents—-—-so why the whining and hand wringing??
And we all know what stance Senator Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would take if the shoe were on the other foot! So this is sheer hypocrisy.
ELECTIONS have consequences. If Obama / Biden had not had such a failed eight year term, Trump would never have been elected, and as a sitting president be able to nominate SUPREME COURT justices when vacancies occurred.
And Jason , Trump’s election has been a triumph for the black community
The highest employment numbers IN HISTORY for the black minority.
Dozens of OPPORTUNITY ZONES to upgrade black ghetttos —— the Democrats have allowed the inner city slums to fester for decades under their political control.
Huge permanent funding for black colleges and universities —- which Obama ignored in all his eight years.
And prison reform which helped many black inmates — THE FIRST STEP ACT.
Trump’s closure of the southern border has prevented a huge influx of illegals all willing to work for less, to undercut black wages.
But Trump’s stellar action for blacks is his advocacy of SCHOOL CHOICE, which he will implement when re elected.
The Democratically controlled teachers union and schools in Democratically controlled cities are huge failures. Nearly every school child in Baltimore public schools is practically illiterate — despite $13,000 annual expenditures PER PUPIL — the highest on the planet !
Black high school graduates in these cities cannot do simple math and have no job skills. The only option for these illiterate young black men is to become drug dealers or pimps!
So we do root for a great economy, a stelllar,stock market ( which benefits anyone with a 401 K or pension plan ) and super employment opportunities for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and women as were the case before the Chinese plague hit us — and school choice to give parents better options than the failing public schools !
FOUR MORE YEARS !!!