To The Daily Sun,
Some of the oddest reasoning found in the letters section comes from self-appointed experts on the Constitution dwelling in the right-wing camp. The latest round seen in the last couple of weeks had several claims that I found entertaining. There are the usual harebrained ones about Obama attacking the Constitution, but since the death of Justice Scalia, the rhetoric has reached new depths of half-baked reasoning and to be honest, utter vacuity.
One writer in particular, echoing the petulant cacophonies of the Tea Bag echo chamber, seems to think the voters in the 2016 election should have a say in who gets to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017. When I voted for Obama in 2012, I voted with the expectation that the next president's legal responsibilities were for four years, not three. That is the law.
Try to grasp this, campers: The voters did have their say in 2012 and that duly elected president's duties and responsibilities, according the United States Constitution, are expected to be carried out for the entire term of office. It is in the job description. "He shall."
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