Hours after we found out that Associate US Supreme Court Justice Antoinn Scalia was gone…..The Majority Leader of the US Senate was out with the pronouncement that the President of the United States should not even think about replacing the judge….
While the issue has been low in the media in terms of overall politics….
It HAS had a profound affect on Blacks who have paid attention to the issue…..
They are keely aware that in having President Obama, the nations first Black (mixed) race President could make a appointment that could be essential in helping Blacks and Browns , for that matter in making headway in helping them achieve equal treatment from America….
That so even more with the prospect of a Donald Trump led Republican effort to get the Presidency…..
Blacks and Browns, at least the older ones, have stuck with Hillary Clinton as their choice to carry the fight for more support for minorities from the White House and Clinton has made no bones that SHE will continuethe efforts Barack Obama …..
By seeking to block Obama?
McConnell and the Republicans are playing into the Clinton campaign’s support of President Obama….
While Bernie Sanders is trying to sell the idea that HE would be better for Blacks and Browns by his economic and social wants?
Black OVERWHELMINGLY seem to be sticking with the Clinton’s according to polling and Republicans seem to be helping Hillary Clinton with their court play…
When Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said after Mr. Scalia’s death on Saturday that the next president, rather than Mr. Obama, should select a successor, the senator’s words struck a familiar and painful chord with many black voters.
After years of watching political opponents question the president’s birthplace and his faith, and hearing a member of Congress shout “You lie!” at him from the House floor, some African-Americans saw the move by Senate Republicans as another attempt to deny the legitimacy of the country’s first black president. And they call it increasingly infuriating after Mr. Obama has spent seven years in the White House and won two resounding election victories.
“Our president, the president of the United States, has been disrespected from Day 1,” Carol Richardson, 61, said on Wednesday as she colored a customer’s hair at Ultra Beauty Salon in Hollywood, S.C., a mostly black town near Charleston. “The words that have been said, the things the Republicans have done they’d have never have done to another president. Let’s talk like it is, it’s because of his skin color.”….
For Hillary Clinton, who is increasingly relying on nonwhite voters to ensure her success against Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the court issue could be especially crucial. Should she defeat Mr. Sanders, who has electrified many liberals, she will need a motivating issue to bring Mr. Obama’s loyalists to the polls. She moved swiftly Tuesday to tap into the anger of blacks over the opposition of Senate Republicans to Mr. Obama’s naming a replacement for Justice Scalia.
“Now the Republicans say they’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates no matter how qualified,” Mrs. Clinton said in remarks before a predominantly black audience in Harlem. “Some are even saying he doesn’t have the right to nominate anyone! As if somehow he’s not the real president.”….
Chris Cillizza @ The Fix…..
Put simply: Don’t expect McConnell or the rest of Senate Republicans to move off their current “no vote” posture. There’s absolutely no political reason for them to……