Everything is so incredibly partisan these days that sometimes, when a contentious topic comes up such as replacing Scalia, I like to turn the tables. How would I feel if the situation were reversed and it was a republican president and a senate led by the democrats? Would I take the opposite stance? Would you?
If the situation were reversed, I’d be really upset that the court might potentially tilt back in the opposite direction. That much is obvious. But, would I want a democratic senate to shirk their responsibilities and not even consider the president’s nomination? No way. This is no different than that idiot, county clerk who would not give out marriage licenses to gay people. You’ve been elected to a position that obligates you to do certain things. If you are unable or unwilling to do those things, get the fuck out. You don’t deserve to be in that position.
I would be very upset if the tables were turned but you know what I would say? I’d say that elections have consequences and too bad if I’m upset about it. Work harder for your next presidential candidate then. Suck it up. Our lives are bigger than whatever political party we might be aligned with. Don’t make up some BS nonsense about the last year of a presidency. Be better than that.