Mitch — Be Careful What You Wish For

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died today. The political jousting has begun. The president says he’ll appoint a new justice. Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, says not so fast.

The president should listen to McConnell.

Mitch, be careful what you wish for.

The Supreme Court has already decided a number of cases, but hasn’t published (or revealed) its decisions. Justice Scalia’s vote now gets removed. It is my understanding this is how the court has always operated when a justice passes away.

The court has lost its conservative majority. This will continue as long as this seat sits vacant.

All of a sudden the next appointee becomes a presidential election issue. This is a problem for conservatives. Though their base demands very stringent positions from the Republican candidates, the general populace feels otherwise.

Will an open seat be a problem for Trump, Cruz and Rubio? Imagine what they have to say today to get a nomination versus what they’ll need to say in a general election.

Very interesting stuff.

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