Surprise! Okay, so it’s probably not that surprising to any observer with at least an ounce of intellectual honesty. If you hadn’t already heard, let me be the one who breaks the news to you.
On Friday, the media began reporting that the Obama administration had narrowed their list of Supreme Court nominees to five federal judges. That the President was planning on pushing forward with his plan to nominate a Justice to replace the recently passed Antonin Scalia was no surprise; what was surprising was the fact that the Obama team would be so nakedly corrupt. Where is the corruption you ask?
Well, apparently, 4 out of the 5 judges being considered are… Obama donors!
The five federal judges who will be interviewed by the White House for the nomination are federal judges Sri Srinivasan (who has donated $4,250 to Obama), Jane Kelly ($1,500 to Obama), Paul Watford ($1,000 to Obama), Ketanji Brown Jackson ($450 to Obama), and Merrick Garland, who has not donated to Obama.
None of the judges are major political donors and the contributions made to Obama account for the majority of each judge’s political giving. The donation from Jackson is the only federal political contribution she made that was large enough to be included in election filings.
Jackson’s contribution could be explained by the fact that she worked as a lawyer for Obama’s 2008 campaign. On her official questionnaire filed with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee she disclosed that she “was an election poll monitor for both the primary and general elections on behalf of Lawyers for Change, Obama for America Presidential Campaign.”
Imagine, if you will, that President Obama was a Republican seeking to ram a Supreme Court Justice through in the final months of his presidency. Would the media sit idly by and allow him to only vet possible nominees who were so blatantly biased towards his own political philosophy? No, if Obama were a Republican, the media would be howling at the injustice of it all. However, since Obama is not a Republican but the most liberal Democrat to ever serve as President, the media has chosen to be silent on this travesty of justice (literally).
As disappointed as I am, I’m not at all surprised as liberal corruption and media silence have become par for the course in America these days.
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