There were 23 Dems and 10 Reps up in ‘12 and we lost seats. Why would ‘14 be different?
He’d better be prepared to last another 4 years. I wouldn’t count on a Republican senate to block any Obama SCOTUS nominee.
I don't think that there is any kind of stipulation that he has to be functional.....he just has to be alive.
Two years? If he can’t hold on for four, the republic is lost. Meanwhile, Obama will replace the old liberals with young leftists.
Rush is wrong on two counts. One, any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here--the object of their crime--will destroy this country whether they become citizens or not.
The Heritage Foundation concluded that the cost of amnesty would be $2.6 trillion just for increased entitlement program costs. And the number of additional LEGAL immigrants who would join those who were the recipients of amnesty through chain migration, i.e., family reunification, would approach 70 million over a 20-year period, assuming there are only 12 million illegal aliens. We cannot assimilate such numbers. An amnesty would destroy the United States of America with the stroke of a pen.
Two, there is no way the courts would uphold such second class citizenship. Once you legalize their status and allow them to stay here permanently, you won't be able to treat them any differently than any other immigrant.
We do not have any chance whatsoever.
Here’s the thing, there’s absolutely no assurance - none - that a GOP Senate would refuse to confirm an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court.
The GOP has been saying for a couple decades now that the President should be given as much leeway as possible in his appointments. Including to the Court. The next SCOTUS justice to retire (should it happen within Obama’s remaining term) will be replaced by either Hillary! or Holder. The retiring Justice aft that will be replaced by the other one.
The GOP Senate will be deferential. Especially to a former colleague like Hillary!.
I have zero faith that a GOP controlled senate would block the next Kagan.
Poor old Scalia isn’t going save what is already lost. It is very possible we will never see another Republican in the White House, and after 2014, we may never see another Republican controlled Congress. The days of hanging our hopes on conservative judges are over.
“Can Scalia Hold Out for Two Years?”
I have a three word answer for that - Ruth Bader Ginsberg