The Republican National Committee has doubled down on its commitment to being a real headache by employing the conservative group America Rising Squared as a kind of attack squad. POTUS is almost out but let’s keep the contention going, shall we?

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Since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, a battle has grown between the Democrats and the Republicans, with the latter making it clear that they will block any attempts at nominating a replacement justice while Obama remains in office. It’s obviously within the president’s job description to do exactly that, so watching the right’s opposition play out is like trying to understand a Trump speech—it just doesn’t make sense.

Still, the RNC and the Sen. John McCain-run America Rising Squared, according to the Associated Press, have laid out a killer plan to annoy Americans over the next year or so by targeting whomever President Obama nominates for the SCOTUS with whatever dirt they can find, Doug Stamper and House of Cards-style, and trumpeting it through attack ads, petitions, and negative media.

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GOP chairman Reince Priebus said he wants to “make sure Democrats have to answer to the American people for why they don’t want voters to have a say in this process.”

President Obama is expected to share his possible SCOTUS choice as soon as this week. Let the fight begin!


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