It’s been months since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court and as you probably know, the Senate Republicans have refused to give his nomination a vote. This is unprecedented in the history of our country and it’s having a serious effect. It’s not as if SCOTUS stops hearing cases. No, they just hear them anyway and if they are tied, the lower court ruling stands. Just today, two big rulings came down, on immigration and on affirmative action. Serious issues, obviously. They deserve to have a full SCOTUS to rule on them. We deserve it.
How anyone can be a republican anymore is beyond me. If we don’t do something soon, we’re going to self destruct as a country. Maybe we need term limits for Congress. Maybe we need to outlaw gerrymandering to do away with extreme candidates.
Each session of Congress is worse than the last one. They agree on nothing and achieve nothing. They can’t even agree on the common sense gun reforms that 90% of the country agree with. The House Dems have to resort to a sit-in? Where’s John & Yoko when we need them? Maybe they could all stay in bed for a week next time to make their point.
Maybe if congressional Republicans don’t believe we have a gun problem, we should just take away the metal detectors at the Capitol. I’m sure they’ll be fine!
And for a slightly more psychedelic take on this great song: