Supreme Court Justice…Barack Obama?
According to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama would be a fine choice for a Supreme Court Justice. Speaking at a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday, Clinton was asked if she would consider appointing Obama to the nation’s highest court.
“Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow,” Clinton said. “He may have a few other things to do but I tell you that’s a great idea.”
After describing the importance of that aspect of electing the next president, Clinton circled back to the idea of nominating Obama to the panel. “I would certainly take that under advisement,” she said. “I mean he’s brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.”
Can you just imagine? This president has flaunted constitutional law from the moment he arrived in the White House, and this moron wants to put him on the Supreme Court? This is a man that doesn’t require that authority be granted him; he simply makes up the law as he goes along. Now Clinton wants to give him the power to actually interpret the Constitution that he so obviously despises?
No, no. Once Obama is out of office, we need to make sure he never shows up in Washington again. This has been the true bottom of American politics, perhaps only rivaled by the actual Confederate secession. It will take years to remove the stain of President Obama’s legacy, even under the best possible circumstances. Obviously, electing Hillary Clinton to replace him would not be among those circumstances.
Obama would not be disqualified from taking the position. In fact, he wouldn’t even be the first president to follow his tenure with one on the Supreme Court; William Howard Taft did it in 1921. There are few constitutional restrictions to nominating a Justice, though it would take a monumental shift in Washington politics to allow for it.
Obama himself has addressed the subject a time or two, and he doesn’t seem to be interested. Still, anything can happen. Once he’s out of the Washington bubble for a few years, he might decide that he misses the action. With the right president in the White House and the right configuration of Democrats in the Senate, he could very well follow Taft into history.
The prospect is grim, indeed. But when it comes down to it, anyone Clinton picks for the Supreme Court will likely be a raging liberal. It’s not just important to keep Obama off the Court – it’s important to make sure we get some constitutionalists to replace the liberals currently dominating the panel.