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PBC News & Comment: Scramble for Scalia’s Seat Reveals GOP Anti-Constitutionalists

Within minutes of the news of Justice Scalia’s death, Republican leaders and candidates exposed and disqualified themselves en masse…..Your humble host planned to take the holiday off, but the death of Justice Scalia produced an outpouring of Republican self-righteousness and entitlement, as if they own Scalia’s seat and can dictate how he is replaced.

In this short commentary, I note that the 7 years of GOP obstruction include elements of racism that are “baked in the cake” and lead to outlandish proposals to block any nominee Obama puts forward.  This will force him to nominate a centrist, pro-state and pro-corporate cipher–a person with a limited judicial record who can dodge all the questions in a confirmation hearing.

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