Obama wants to put a liberal judge in the court. If he can do it he will tip the balance of the court in the liberals favor 5-4. This will allow the democrats to pass anything they want and this will have a serious effect for decades. They already passed gay marriage. Whats next polygamous marriage? Human and animal marriage? If we dont stop them now their progressivism will destroy this country!
Republicans have every right to block this decision. Congress keeps some power from the president as a checks and balance system. They are not against a democratic nominees but do not trust Obama's judgement as he has been a terrible president and at a time where gun rights are being slowly taken away, and the pentagon is preparing for militant interaction in mass civil unrest, we need to have good judges to guide us forward.
I think all politicians Democrat or Republican should be fair. While I do see this is all partisan politics and there are plenty of hypocrites who stood with Joe Biden in blocking Samuel Alito until Obama was seated who are freaking out about Republicans blocking him. But in all realness, while I do agree with Republicans on many issues, Obama was fair and nominated a qualified centrist judge. We should stop looking back at history and precedent some fairness for once.
Republicans should not block Supreme Court nominees simply because they are nominated by President Obama. Instead, they should base their decision to block or not block a nominee based on the qualifications and acceptability of nominees. To block the nominee of a current president simply because they want to wait and see who is elected in November is unfair to everyone.
Republicans should continue to block the Supreme Court nominee path, f for no other reason if it was good enough for Joe Biden and Charles Schumer in the past, then it is good enough to apply to President Obama's pick today. This type of action is not without president, and while rare, it is a useful tactic that is available and has been used.
No, I do not think that Republicans should continue to block the Supreme Court Nominees path even though history suggests otherwise because Merrick Garland is well qualified and very capable at serving in the highest court in America. I believe that if the Republicans don't approve Garland, the next nominee will be even more liberal than Garland because it seems highly likely that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States.
Republicans do not have a legal leg to stand on in blocking a Supreme Court nominee. The president has the right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, no matter when the vacancy occurs in his term. The Senate has a Constitutional obligation to provide advise and consent. This sets a bad precedent.