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RUSH: Nah, Obama doesn’t even expect this judge to get a hearing. He’s too old, folks. If Obama was serious about the pick, he’d have nominated somebody much younger that’s gonna be on the court, I mean, decades. Merrick Garland is 63. He sounds like a nice guy. And you know the fix is in when we’ve got people telling us, “Hey, you know what? This guy could really satisfy a bunch of conservatives.”

Come on, folks, could we get real? You know, this is where it all starts to break down. I’ve been watching conservatives on TV, some of them, not a lot, but some saying, “You know what? Obama’s made a genuine compromise pick here. This is gonna be really problematic for the Republicans ’cause this is a guy that they could get behind. This guy is closer to Scalia than he is farther from Scalia.” I’m watching this with my mouth open. (laughing) I don’t know how to react to this. Who are we talking about here?


Mitch McConnell’s already gone out there and said they’re gonna invoke the “Biden Rules,” which means, sorry, nothing happening this year because it’s a presidential year, and they are the Biden Rules ’cause Biden set them. No presidential confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominees during the last year of a president’s second term. Isn’t happening. And that’s what they’re gonna rely on. Now, we have to trust that they will not cave somewhere down the line. And what are the odds of that? Now, come on, intelligence guided by experience, you think the odds are better than normal that they will not cave in the Republican Senate? Okay. We’ll see.

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RUSH: I’ve got an idea on the Supreme Court nomination. I’ve got an idea, Snerdley. I think Mitch McConnell maybe offer a deal to Obama. “I’ll give you your nominee if you’ll have the DOJ indict Hillary.” (laughing)

You’re thinking, “Hmm, they might do that, and we don’t want the guy on the court.” Would Obama throw Hillary overboard to get his Supreme Court pick for life? Except this is not the guy he wants. The guy’s too old. Whatever else about this guy, he’s 63. Obama’s gonna put somebody, if this were something other than a sacrificial pick, if this were a legacy pick, he’d find somebody in his fifties, late forties, maybe, somebody that would be there forever.

This poor guy has to know. I think he probably had to agree going in, “Look, you know you’re not gonna get a hearing so we’re gonna do the greatest ceremony in the world for you. And we’re gonna tell the world what a great jurist you are. And we’re gonna get your family up there, gonna have the White House moment everybody dreams of, but that’s it, nothing more. You understand that, Merrick?”

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