Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Quote of the day: Words to describe the Republican reaction to Merrick Garland's nomination - illogical, circular, extremism, cowardice.

The Quote: "What the Republican senators seem to be asserting, or deferring to, is not the power of the Presidency or of the legislature but of a body that is not one of the three branches at all: the Republican Party." From Who’s Afraid of Merrick Garland? by Amy Davidson in the New Yorker.

A close second from the same source: "The G.O.P.’s Garland game plan ... illustrates a truth about the G.O.P. today: it is increasingly hard to tell the difference between usurpation and abdication—between extremism and cowardice."

In a related post, AZBlueMeanie reveals the extent of the Republicans' judicial activism.

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