Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Eyes Have It

There's no way to know how stonewalled Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland would have voted, of course; nor can we say he would he have been seated by now had his nomination been addressed in a timely manner. Still, there's a certain delicious irony that today's default decision in favor of unions, by virtue of a 4-4 tie absent a full house, is a giant poke in the eye to anti-union Republicans (i.e., all of them, with the possible exception of (not) Joe the (not) Plumber.)

[Image source]


Paul Wartenberg said...


I doubt the Republican Senate will be moved by the specter of this loss. They still think it's advantageous to deny Obama any closing victory his last year of office: they still want the history books to view Obama a failure. Little caring the history books are going to know exactly who's at fault (hi, obstructionist Republicans who mock the Constitution), because after all they don't read history, THEY MAKE THEIR OWN REALITY...

Sidney Schwab said...

It's a reason to live long enough to be around when "history" chimes in. But I think there's little doubt how he'll be viewed: very successful, if imperfect, in the face of very great challenges from within and without. Of course, there will always be "historians" like David Barton, perfectly happy to write it without regard to fact.

Popular posts