President Obama loves to pretend that Republicans play partisan politics while he remains too noble for such endeavors.
During the government shutdown, Obama shuttered the White House to visitors and paid government workers to blockade open-air monuments to manufacture the supposed effects of alleged Republican obstructionism.
Obama has issued executive orders to grant amnesty and clamp-down on Second Amendment rights in response to Republican failures to rubberstamp his agenda in Congress.
He has repeatedly called for civility in politics while remaining the most-petty and uncivil president to ever disgrace the Oval Office.
In his latest fight, the president has also engaged in ruthless partisanship while painting his political opponents as the perpetrators of such partisanship.
Though in instances where a president is riding-out his last year in office it has been common for lawmakers to hold-off on selecting a new Supreme Court justice, Obama and the rest of the radicalized Democrat Party continually postures as if such a position held by Republicans is outrageous and unheard-of.
In reality, Obama, himself, as a senator, filibustered to try and obstruct this process. Now, he maintains that Republicans following his example are unreasonable, even though the Constitution does not force the Senate to hold a vote.
To fill the vacancy left by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia, Obama is reportedly considering several jurists for the slot that he demands be filled during his time in office. With a staunch liberal on the court, the balance shifts and Obama can sleep more-easily at night knowing that his disastrous agenda would not merely be confined to eight years in office, but will linger on for potentially decades in the Supreme Court.
Even in this process, however, Obama appears incapable of playing it straight as four out of the five contenders he’s considering 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.
If President Obama wishes to make a point about the noble duty of rising above partisan politics to fill the vacancy in the Court, stacking his selections with 80% Obama donors sends a conflicting message.
Of course, the message is only conflicted if the mainstream media reports on the cronyism- an ethical responsibility that the mainstream media seemingly only reserves for right-leaning politicians.