And it begins. I've been putting a lot of thought into the different scenarios that can play out as GOP Senators do their best to obstruct filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court. I won't get close to unwinding the myriad scenarios; every theory my mind hits on, backfires big time, especially in the cases of big corporations suing, which want and need matters to be settled.
In all likelihood, this vacancy just impacted the turnout of the 2016 elections in North Carolina. That's a pretty big impact for folks in that state, and the selling out of the promise of American democracy. Mind-boggling to think the GOP wants to maintain a vacancy for nearly a year. Trying to win that battle, will lose them the war.
This could very well be the demise of the GOP. I'm praying for a scenario where the Dems will rush in to fill that space, creating a wonderful opportunity for a truly oppositional left leaning party. A party cleansed of corporate corruption and greed, could take and hold that political ground, until a proportional system of representation transforms the remaining shreds of our democracy.