Barack Obama “Ecstatic” Over Emerging Supreme Court Nominee Battle

Nothing sends Barack Obama into a depressive spiral more than does being ignored.

That is why this past week the President’s mood has been greatly improved as the White House, under the guiding hand of Valerie Jarrett, has  quickly drawn battle lines against a non-cooperative Congress over the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death.

Barack Obama finds himself suddenly relevant again – and he’s loving it.

ABOVE: With Justice Scalia’s passing, President Obama feels he’s back in the proverbial driver’s seat and is ecstatic to be there again.

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The Republican Leadership appears to have done its part to ensure they react in exactly the way the Obama-Jarrett public relations program intended. By quickly stepping out to declare they wouldn’t entertain a review of Mr. Obama’s nominee, it lent the Republican-controlled Senate the air of non-cooperation and thus escalated the impasse and elevated Barack Obama’s own importance in the process.

A likely far more tactically effective response would have been to shrug off Mr. Obama’s demand to fill the Supreme Court vacancy by indicating a disinterested willingness to review said nominee while reminding the President that American voters made clear in 2014 the direction they wished to see the country move in, namely away from the far left policies of the Obama administration. So while Barack Obama is free to nominate someone to the Supreme Court, the Senate is just as free to then ignore that choice should it not adequately reflect the current mood of the American people.

That tone would have forced the President on defense and remind him of his own Lame Duck status, a condition that is said to already infuriate him. Where Barack Obama is throwing punches, Republicans like Mitch McConnell are covering up, complaining he’s hitting too hard, and declaring he doesn’t want to fight anymore.

These current Republican leaders just don’t appear to have the spine nor the intellect for true political gamesmanship.

Let Barack Obama spend time choosing a nominee, then point out to the country just how radical that nominee is and simply ignore it, and thus, ignore Barack Obama – the very thing Mr. Obama fears most.

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Barack Obama & Republican Leadership Move Quickly To Pass Obamatrade Following Shooting Tragedy

It is a bill (actually a collection of them) that by some estimates, would encompass nearly 90% of the world’s economic output. Detractors have warned it will inevitably push the United States into a global governance agreement whereby the laws of America become secondary to the laws of a multi-national coalition.

As the country watches the tragic news reports of a young and clearly troubled white man who opened fire upon members of a predominantly black church in South Carolina, the White House and a handful of Republicans move quickly to secure the necessary support for passage of the fast-track trade bill known as Obamatrade.

Never let a tragedy go to waste…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, stand together Feb, 13, 2015, at a ceremony before the signing of the bill authorizing expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Front and center is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker John Boehner whose respective staffs have joined with Obama White House operatives to go from one member of Congress to the next demanding support for the Obamatrade bill.

“They start with perks like committee assignments. Then they move on to campaign donations. If that doesn’t work, then the threats start and they don’t let up. It’s getting very testy up here.”

Yesterday the president was once again making personal calls to members of Congress – namely other Democrats who he is hoping will either continue voting in favor of the bill, or reconsider their previous no vote. While this is taking place, the Republican leadership is coordinating a similar, yet even more aggressive effort. Speaker Boehner’s office is said to be particularly aggressive/abusive in accumulating more votes for passage.

“There’s a lot of us who are stunned at how hard the Speaker is fighting for something with the president and against the wishes of so many of his own caucus. We basically have a Speaker who goes after Republicans who don’t tow his line much more aggressively than he’s ever gone after the destructive and dangerous policies of the Obama  administration.”

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has been among the most vocal opponents of the proposed fast-track trade bill, warning it will tie the United States into an ever larger version of the European Union while also saying there were several Republicans who voted for the bill simply because Boehner’s office demanded they do so. Senator Sessions indicated those Republicans actually had no idea what was in the bill. He also accused Congressman Paul Ryan of misrepresenting the true nature of the bill not only to members of Congress, but the American people.

If John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and Barack Obama get their way, the bill will be up for another vote as soon as late today or early tomorrow.