|President Barack Obama meets with members of the Supreme Court. Conservatives are outraged over the president skipping the funeral of conservative justice Antonin Scalia.|
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will head to the Supreme Court to pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. His body will be in a casket in the rotunda of the Court.
But what got the conservatives screaming bloody murder is the fact that the president won't attend the funeral of Scalia. The White House confirms that Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will be there in attendance.
So of course, we hear from the right complaining that the president doesn't give two fucks about Scalia and conspiracy theories about him secretly trying to kill him.
Conservatives think that the president has no class since he won't show up to pay his respects to the late Justice. It doesn't matter what the president does, conservatives will bitch about it.
Obama is going to nominate a person to fill the Court. Republicans are signalling a fight. This is going to be a tough road ahead for the Republicans. The Republicans are in a no win situation.
They know that they have the right to delay or block a nominee. But given the Court's major cases, if the decisions sway 4-4, then the Court can kick it back down to the lower courts therefore holding decisions.
The junk food media confronted Obama on his threats of filibustering Samuel Alito. Then a senator, Obama was supporting then senator John Kerry's filibuster on Alito because they believe that his policies could impact the country. Alito, was nominated by George W. Bush in 2005 was confirmed by the senate in a party line vote 52-48. He took office in January 2006 is a justice for 10 years now.
Obama regrets his actions and noted that his politics did get in the way. To this day, Alito and Obama do share some bad blood. When the decision on Citizens United came in favor of the conservatives, Obama blasted the Court. Alito was filmed shaking his head and muttering "no way".
Alito, Scalia and Clarence Thomas have skipped the State of the Union since 2010.