In his remarks earlier in the day, President Obama had called for the Senate to put politics aside and confirm Garland. Obama praised Garland’s collegiality and ability to build consensus, saying “he’s shown a rare ability to bring together odd couples.”
A Supreme Court nomination, Obama said, is “supposed to be above politics, it has to be, and should stay that way.”
McConnell’s comments came after a pledge he made last month that the Senate would take no action on the nomination, setting the stage for a political fight. McConnell said Wednesday that the “the decision the Senate made weeks ago remains about a principle, not a person.”
I don’t really know any other language than English. “the decision the Senate made weeks ago remains about a principle, not a person.” English words, grammar, syntax and meaning combine to produce clarity of what the message is, so that you can hear and understand what great and little men and women are saying to us in this wonderful life of struggle and hope. No matter how many times I read the sentence it is hard to find another meaning other than a President should not, especially according to principle and Republican principle in particular, propose a new candidate for the Supreme Court close to an Election. Hmmmm.
This woman may be as honourable as the Virgin Mary in reality but the turnaround in expression by this man since 1917 is akin to the puking feeling we all have experienced from the playground at school, through our adult lives of disappointment in aberrant politicians to these last few years of lies and hypocrisy. In life you develop a smell detector and I hope yours like mine is ‘on’.