Iron Joe wrote:"All those deadbeats in the Supreme Court and HE's the one who dies?" - My dad
Anyway, you definitely don't seem to be fond of the guy. I'm not very knowledgeable about him myself, but I really don't like how Republicans are responding to this. The Founding Fathers intended for the Supreme Court to be above politics. It's exactly why judges are appointed for life and chosen by the President: so that they don't have to worry about votes.
In that sense, whether a Supreme Court justice is Democrat or Republican shouldn't matter, since their job is just to decide whether or not this or that is constitutional. Unfortunately, this doesn't really seem to be the case as of now.
Unfortunately, it hasn't been the case for a long time. What I find funny is that the GOP seems to be acting on the assumption that somebody they like will actually be the next president elected. What if Clinton, Sanders or even (god forbid) Trump wins? They're going to look even more foolish. I've not always been a conservative and don't consider myself one now, and I've never really been a liberal or a fan of the Democrats, but especially this time around the GOP really is not looking like anything of a viable option to even be a party in opposition, and I don't care how much you love one party or the other, a one-party state is never a good option. The GOP really just needs to kick their extremist wing to the curb in order to prevent the entire party going down with the ship, or at least losing an entire generation. One look at my facebook wall shows me that they already have a LONG way to go to make my generation anything more than a Democratic foregone conclusion.
On a more on-topic note, I have been hearing that Obama is considering conservatives for the post. We'll see what happens if he actually nominates one, whether the GOP will be stupid enough to stonewall that nomination or find some excuse to actually do the smart thing and confirm them.