Sunday, February 28, 2016

Could Obama be serious about a third term run? - Lou Dobbs' Commentary

Remember, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Planet X Arrives March/April 2016?

Word around the campfire says yes. More fear porn or time to prepare?

Here is a report posted nearly a year before the late January announcement from astronomers of a newly-discovered Neptune-sized planet that lurks beyond Pluto. The "Leading Planet X / Nibiru expert" expert being interviewed posits that the approach of Planet X is the reason elites have been building underground cities.

Supposed Navy intel map as it relates to Planet X, or as one of the hosts points out, possibly disinfo to discredit people.

Alex Jones recently gave a good balanced report.

Alex Jones: Planet X Resurges To Wreck Your... by debunkerbuster
An interesting scientific and religious take on things in this video warns to not be in the USA if ever you are told that it will definitely be safe there.

Planet X - The 2017 Arrival: 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lethal Lawn Mowers MiniMyth | MythBusters

Woman killed by rock thrown from DOT mower - "Cook said a similar incident occurred in Troup County a few years ago, when a prisoner on a work detail was hit in the jugular by a rock thrown from a mower. The prisoner, who Cook said was scheduled to be released the next day, died."

Running a lawnmower without the grass catching bag or covering the discharge chute can be very dangerous! Rocks, sticks, and other debris can be shot or thrown at the person operating the mower or even other people and children nearby.

Victim: Bill Clinton is a Perverted Psychopath

Energy Boost 5 Minute Walk

Energy Boost 5 Minute Walk by debunkerbuster

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bill & Hillary Clinton TOTALLY EXPOSED - The New Clinton Chronicles - FULL Extended Version

Bill & Hillary Clinton TOTALLY EXPOSED - The... by debunkerbuster
Bill & Hillary Clinton TOTALLY EXPOSED - The... by debunkerbuster

It is illogical to suggest that all the people being interviewed in the early '90s for this film were simply partisan liars. Furthermore, the following list of links provides support for many of the claims  made.

"***Used under Fair Use*** This is the extended version that has about 30 minutes of extra footage. What state and local police in Arkansas say about Bill Clinton when he was governor of that state is just jaw dropping, from cocaine trafficking to underage prostitution rings. Hillary is NO better and she is just as corrupted as her husband ever was."

Some of the cases at this link draw a long bow, whereas others look very much like covered up murder:


NEW! Updated for Hillary's 2016 run!

My thanks to everyone who took the time to write and suggest corrections. Many changes have been made to this list based on the info sent in and more will be added in the very near future.

"In compiling this list I have tried to find as much photographic evidence as I can, but surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) these people in many cases seem to have been erased from the internet!

The following is a partial list of a large number of persons who have recently met their demise in suspicious circumstances who appear to have some connection to the Clintons. I stress partial because new additions are coming in faster than closets can be found to hide the bodies in!"

Hillary Clinton is a Crook - This is Why People Won't Vote for Her (A Letter to ABC's 7:30 Program):

The Clintons' War on Women by Roger Stone & Robert Morrow:

"Shameless liars. Committed globalists. Inveterate womanizers. Unrepentant drug runners. Unconvicted money launderers. Fake humanitarians. And two of the most popular politicians in America. Meet the Clintons."

The Activities at Mena - MENA is no myth!:

The Death of Vincent Foster - Evidence Of A Cover-up:

The Clinton Chronicles - Transcript From the Video Tape:

Video sourced from YouTube channel American Mysteries & Conspiracies.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Interview with Rich Martini afterlife research, life between lives, and channeling edgar cayce"

Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini has written and/or directed 9 indie films. A former free lance journalist for Variety, Inc.Com, Premiere and other magazines, a graduate of the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC, FlipSide: A Tourist's Guide to the Afterlife is his debut non-fiction book on a topic that's been haunting him since the death of a soul mate.

After a dream vision of visiting his friend in the Great Beyond, Martini went on a literary quest to find out what the prevailing science and philosophical opinions on the Afterlife are. He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton ("Journey of Souls").


Did Science Just Prove Reincarnation? A Look At The Soul’s Journey After “Death”

Sunday, February 21, 2016


by James Hufferd, Ph.D. Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

     Nothing seems to change. The people clamor for big change –new pleasing atmospherics at a minimum, new substance, reform, hope for prosperity and safety – and yet, the real levers of power remain invisible and are kept far too high for the people to ever reach.
     After 9/11, the narrative put out didn’t make any sense to anyone who thought about it, didn’t add up, didn’t compute, and the evidence available all in fact pointed back at the personages and institutions making the initial allegations and claims themselves. Anyone who questioned the holy writ was called out as delusional and, at minimum, disrespectful.
     Same thing time after time after time, regarding by now dozens of major and minor shock events since. (In fact, an extreme, though perhaps not implausible emerging view speculates that we are watching and all caught up in a totally-produced live global play, day by day by day by day.) But if you question anything, you’re a “conspiracy theorist” and your questioning of any of the evidence doesn’t deserve a substantive response – and doesn’t get one. And no one who doesn’t want to be considered daft or fanatical will hear a word you say about it.
     Time after time after time, it’s the same response – i.e. no response from the powers-that-be or, generally, anyone else. Indeed, the public refuses to question anything. But don’t tell me they don’t ever suspect anything is wrong. Indeed, the level of trust of controlling institutions is abysmal. But when it comes to specifics and substance, people won’t take the risk, face the opprobrium that occasions questioning the received version, the given narrative – of considering evidence or arguments that run counter – any more than they will touch an electric line.
     And certainly, they don’t want to find out what they might uncover if they did, or what might become of them. So, they almost literally pull up the covers – you and I have both seen it. They already have plenty to contend with in their own lives without that – even though finding out the true bent and nature of their overlords could actually elucidate some other problems plaguing them as well.
     Perhaps the most important and lasting lesson following 9/11 is this: “If you’re not on the train, you’re not going anywhere.” Or, as G.W. Bush more tactlessly put it, “If you’re not with us, you’re with the terrorists.” (True, if the negative were removed from the first half of the sentence.) Because, “’We / us’ (G.W. & Associates) are plotting the narrative”.
     Most recent case in point: Alex Jones, among at least a limited number of others, questions the reported narrative explaining the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Alex Jones: DID OBAMA HAVE SCALIA KILLED? It was, as you certainly know by now, initially reported that Mr. Scalia was discovered, still in bed late in the morning in a west Texas hunting lodge, dead with a pillow covering his head.
     The county coroner, who never showed up personally at the scene, declared the cause of death to have been cardiac arrest – a heart attack (when people certainly die in bed from that, but sometimes due to other causes as well). And he didn’t perform or order an autopsy reportedly because there was no allegation of foul play. But no forensic investigation was ordered, either – same as with 9/11.
     Some (including, by implication, Alex Jones) alleged that Justice Scalia was murdered, a murder ordered by the Executive Branch, said to possess ample motive, because Scalia, the Court’s right-wing bulwark, personally prevented a slew (or slough?) of rulings favored, indeed required by liberal partisans. Meaning that successfully replacing him on the Supreme Court could shift the balance and release the log jam.
     A day or two after the initial allegations by “conspiracy theorists” of things being not as they were reported, if was suggested in articles (a small victory in itself, because opposing views seldom get any recognition), that the original news brief should have said that the pillow was lodged between the bed and the wall, and that that change (correction?) in the story should silence the critics.
     The crimes of Jones and the others seem to have been a “thought crimes” – that they thought at all. How Orwellian! The remedy? Keep on pitching!
JH: 2/21/2016

Another Nurse Comes Forward: 'Antonin Scalia Death Investigation Not Handled Properly'

Responses to 'The truth is rushing out there: why conspiracy theories spread faster than ever'

Pedophile Billionaires: Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton & Sex Slave Island Cover-Up

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his relationship with Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, Prince Andrew and other famous names, and their connection to a high-level sex scandal is exposed by Conchita and Cristina Sarnoff. We also look at slavery and human sex trafficking in the modern world, and more, in this uncensored Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2016.]


Hillary Clinton is a Crook - This is Why People Won't Vote for Her (A Letter to ABC's 7:30 Program)

Ghost Adventures S12E04 Return to the Riviera


Check out this debate clip.

Pharmaceutical companies have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Guess which presidential candidate accepted far more campaign cash than any other from Big Pharma? The money went to…drum roll please...Hillary Clinton. What’s more, Clinton says she’s proud to have drug companies as her enemies.
Those who think you can’t buy position in America are sorely mistaken. If there was truly any democracy left in this country, then I’d like for someone to show me.
If we are supposed to be a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives, how does Cargill, Ely Lilly, or Turing Pharmaceutical get to determine who runs the country?
Clinton has been acting as though she has a tough stance on the industry, especially after news of Turing Pharmaceutical’s CEO Martin Shkreli increasing the price of an HIV drug called Daraprim by nearly 5,000%. But the money trail tells a different story.
Clinton accepted $164,315 in the first six months of her campaign for President from drug companies, according to an analysis by Stat News.
Clinton unveiled a plan to combat rising drug prices by clamping down on the rules for pharmaceuticals, and in a recent Democratic debate, she listed off drug companies among the enemies she is most proud to have made in politics. Really?
See Clinton at 0:31 in the democratic debate from October, 2015:

These big, bad companies continue to be big spenders, donating $951,018 to presidential candidates in the 2016 presidential election, 
according tothe Center for Responsive Politics and the Federal Election Commission – including to her campaign.
Clinton collected $336,416 in donations from the pharma/health industry, over a third of the total contributions during the 2016 presidential campaign. The next biggest recipient was Republican candidate Jeb Bush,who collected less than half the amount of Clinton. Trump received a whopping $1001 – enough to buy one Daraprim pill.
These donations don’t include the big money corporations spend on lobbying Congress as well. For example, Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, spent more than $10 million in lobbying efforts last year.
Big Pharma bets on established candidates that they think they can influence once they are in office. Scott Swenson, vice president for communications for Common Cause, a nonprofit political watchdog group, says:
“Established industries and lobbies give primarily to establishment candidates that they perceive will be leaders and eventual nominees.”
The health industry overall — combining health professionals, hospitals, HMOs and pharmaceutical companies — donated over $9.5 million to the 2016 presidential candidates, making it the third largest donating industry. Clinton is still the top beneficiary from this group, receiving more than $3.5 million in donations.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society

Tell Hillary to give back the $325,000 she received from Monsanto's top GMO lobby group

Hillary Clinton is a Crook - This is Why People Won't Vote for Her (A Letter to ABC's 7:30 Program)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Another Nurse Comes Forward: 'Antonin Scalia Death Investigation Not Handled Properly'

My wife Angela Talboo is an ER RN and former paramedic with 15 years of combined experience. She has stated that she is in agreement with a nurse recently featured on the Alex Jones Show radio program in regards to the improper handling of Antonin Scalia's death investigation. She vehemently disagreed with a reader comment at alleging nurses are not experts in such matters. Angela is not saying the way things were handled necessarily means he was murdered, although the nurse featured on the radio program, Mary from New Jersey, voiced her strong opinion that she thought this was indeed the case.


Former Homicide Commander: 'I Am Stunned That No Autopsy Was Ordered for Justice Scalia'

Historical Precedent Favors Letting Our Next President Appoint Justice Scalia’s Replacement


Wonders Never Cease & Beyond Words from Babylon

“I saw deep and unconditional love.” “I saw things, too,” Scully replies.

“I witnessed unqualified hate that appears to have no end.” “How to reconcile the two? The extremes of our nature?” Mulder asks.

“That’s the question,” Scully replies. “Maybe the question of our times.”


THE X-FILES | Preview: "My Struggle II"

Friday, February 19, 2016

Media Turns Trump's 2002 'I Guess So' Statement Into Declaration of War Against Iraq

": Trump expressed concerns months after the Iraq War began, while 60% of Americans still supported the war. "

According to the NY Times:

In Fact | Donald Trump Opposed Iraq War — but After It Started

Donald J. Trump took a moment to separate himself from his rivals by declaring that he had gone on the record with his opposition of the Iraq war some 11 years ago — in July 2004.
The claim, however, left out the reality that his opposition came well after the war was already underway. The war began in March 2003.
It was that next year that Mr. Trump spoke against the war, in interviews with Esquire and Larry King.

In fact, around seven weeks before the invasion of Iraq Trump stated that President Bush "perhaps shouldn’t be doing it yet and perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations." Going on to state that "the economy is a much bigger problem."

Of course, that statement is being downplayed by Trump haters and the following statement, stupid pun intended, is being used to promote a trumped up narrative.

Six months before the Iraq War began, Donald Trump was asked about his support for the war, which at that point was still in the debate stage, “Yeah, I guess so,” Trump replied. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

He guesses so? What a warhawk!

Me to My Wife: Hey, honey do you wan't spaghetti for dinner?

Her Reply: I guess so.

My Reply: You don't sound too excited about it, we can have something else if you want..

Her: Yeah OK, let's order pizza then.

Just days after the actual Iraq invasion began, Trump was on record calling the war “
a mess.”

If Trump is guilty of exaggerating his opposition to the war, his detractors are just as guilty of blowing his statements out of proportion to make him look as if he is a liar on par with the likes of Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. Give me a break!


Trump is Right: They Lied About the Iraq War


One reason the Founders crafted the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was to stop government from depriving citizens of their life, liberty, or property without due process of law. 

In fact, when discussing these rights in 1772, Samuel Adams wrote, "Now what liberty can there be where property is taken away without consent?" 

But today, government policing for profit operations are set to ramp up around the country. 

I'm afraid they're going to follow the lead of our Attorney General Loretta Lynch who confiscated nearly a BILLION DOLLARS worth of civil assets as a U.S. prosecutor

This is bad, bad news. 

According to the Department of Justice's statistics, it seized over $4.4 BILLION from American citizens in 2012 alone. 

It's just ONE of 12 federal agencies throwing "innocent until proven guilty" out the window to make seizures! 

And these figures don't even include the tens of BILLIONS local governments seize from innocent law-abiding Americans every year

This can of worms was originally opened to give law enforcement more power to fight their Drug War. 

Now it's spiraling out of control as government increasingly looks for any excuse to confiscate anyone's property to pad their own coffers. 

Many times, it's the poor who are targeted -- because government officials know they often can't afford high-priced attorneys or the court fees it takes to fight back. 

How long until these rogue police powers are used to target citizens whose growing gun collections government believes are "suspicious?" 

Or carry cash on family vacations instead of credit cards to help keep track of spending? 

With money-hungry government goons becoming even more brazen with the backing of President Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch -- I'm counting on your IMMEDIATE action to help me stop this madness

As you'll see, I've created petitions to your U.S. Representatives and Senators insisting they cosponsor and vote for the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 255/H.R. 540. 

If passed, the FAIR Act, introduced by my son, Senator Rand Paul, would finally END the policing for profit operations around the United States that are bleeding innocent Americans dry. 

That's why I'm counting on your action in support of the FAIR Act today

With a tidal wave of grassroots pressure, I believe you and I can FORCE Congress to act to restore the Fifth Amendment. 

But even if you and I can just force a vote, it's a win/win situation. 

Let members of Congress try and defend their votes to allow rogue government agencies outright theft of innocent -- and often poor -- Americans' property. 

They'll pay a steep price at the polls in 2016! 

So please, take a moment to sign your petitions in support of the FAIR Act today

As former Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen once said, "When I feel the heat, I see the light." 

After you've signed, I hope you'll make your most generous contribution to Campaign for Liberty today to help them turn up the heat and end the practice of "civil asset theft!" 

For Liberty,

Ron Paul 

P.S. Legalized government theft under the official-sounding euphemism "Civil Asset Forfeiture" is a racket that would make the mafia proud. 

With government agencies around the country set to follow Attorney General Loretta Lynch's lead and ramp up their stealing of innocent Americans' wealth, I'm counting on your IMMEDIATE action. 

Please sign your petitions in support of the FAIR Act and make your most generous contribution to Campaign for Liberty today. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

God Gave Me Everything / Mick Jagger feat Lenny Kravitz - Lyrics

Donald Trumps Conspiracy Theory Truth's

Sleep Hypnosis 528 Hz & Whispered Subliminal Positive Affirmations

Homemade Crockpot Yogurt Recipe

My homemade crockpot yogurt recipe:
½ gallon whole milk
6 ounces of  plain unsweetened yogurt with active culture (you only need this the first time you make the yogurt as you will be saving a starter for future recipes)
Slow cooker
Food or candy thermometer
Large towel or small blanket
1.        Pour milk into crockpot turned to high and heat to 180 degrees (This was the temperature given in the original recipe but I forgot to check temperatures one day and let it go to 200 and the yogurt was more to my liking with a thicker consistency) – approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours
2.       Once the yogurt has reached the right temperature turn off the slow cooker and allow the milk to cool to 120 degrees.  (I take my removal pot out of the crockpot main base and set it on the counter)
3.       Once the yogurt has cooled to 120 degrees stir in the 6 ounces of live active culture yogurt, using a whisk and stir thoroughly.
4.       Cover the pot with a lid and place a blanket or towels around the crock and put it in an out of the way spot to ferment for 6-8 hours or overnight. (I put mine in the microwave overnight.)
5.       Unwrap the blanket/towel from the crockpot and place it in the refrigerator to let the yogurt cool completely.  No stirring is necessary as it will set better if you leave it undisturbed.
6.       After it is completely cooled I transfer mine into individual serving size bowls.  You can leave it in the crock or transfer it to one large container if that is what you choose.  If it is a little runny or watery you can either pour off the excess water or strain it through a cheese cloth.
7.       I sweeten mine to taste with various sweeteners and use a variety of fresh fruits and other ingredients, depending on my mood.
Some of my favorite additives are listed below but you can measure to taste, experiment and have fun.  Just wing it!  
Stevia or Truvia
Maple syrup
Chocolate bits or syrup

My Home Made Wen Recipe Using Essential Oils

As many of you know I love making home made products and I’m all about frugality, however, living a frugal life doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate good quality. 

I have been using Wen hair care products for several years now and swear by them.  I have dry coarse hair that requires the daily use of an extra oil product and using regular shampoo was just too caustic for my hair type.  However, Wen is very expensive and so I went looking for an alternative.  I finally came up with a simple and very cost effective recipe. 

1 ½ cups of conditioner (I use Tresemme usually but most any kind will do)
30 drops of Essential oils

Ohhhh easy and cheap.  Nice. 

My favorite so far is Rosemary Oil but you can also mix it up and experiment with any of the following few:  

· orange
·  lemon
·  peppermint
·  tea tree (melaleuca)
·  peppermint for an extra kick and for oily hair
·  eucalyptus
·  lavender
·  Roman chamomile   
·  lemongrass

*as with any hair care product use precautions to not get it in your eyes

If you are looking for a way to purchase your essential oils at wholesale prices take a look at what Young Living has to offer.  Although I have purchased essential oils for many years I was never certain about the purity of what I was buying.  With Young Living there is no question.  They have a Seed to Seal quality guarantee and I know that my oils are the purest of the pure.

Lupe Fiasco - Put You On Game [Lyrics]

"Put You On Game"

[The Game: Laughing, smoking]

Lemme put you on game [gunshot]
Lemme put you on game

Don't you know that I run this place,
And I've begun this race,
Must I rerun this pace?
I'm the reason its become this way
And their love for it is the reason I have become this praised
(lemme put you on game)
They love my darkness,
I make them heartless,
And in return, the have become my martyrs,
I've been in the poem of many a poet,
And I reside in the art of many a artist
(lemme put you on game)
Some of your smartest have tried to artictulate
My whole part in this
But they're fruitless in their harvestin'
The drow grows from my footsteps
I'm the one that they follow,
I am the one that they march with
(lemme put you on game)
Through the back alleys
And the black markets,
The Oval Offices,
Crackhouses and apartments
Through the mazes of the queens,
The pages of the sages
And the Chambers of The Kings
(lemme put you on game)
Through the veins-es of the fiends,
A paper chaser's pager,
Yo, I'm famous on the scene
One of the oldest, most ancient-est of things
Speak every single language on the planet, y'all mean?
(lemme put you on game)
I am the American dream,
The rape of Africa
The undying machine,
The overpriced medicine,
The murderous regime,
The tough guy's front,
And the one behind the scenes
(lemme put you on game)
I am the blood of this city,
It's gas, water, and electricity,
I'm it's gym, and it's math, and it's history,
The gunshots in the class
And you can't pass if you're missin, G.
I taught them better than that
I taught them aim for the head
And hope they never come back
I'm glad your daddy's gone, baby,
Hope he never comes back,
I hope he's with your mother,
With my hustlers high in my trap
(lemme put you on game)
I hope you die in his trash,
I can't help it all I hear when you're crying is laughs
I'm sure somebody find you tied up in this bag,
Behind the hospital little baby,
Crack addicts had
(lemme put you on game)
Then maybe you can grow up to be a stripper,
A welfare-receiving prostitute
And gold digger,
You can watch on TV,
How they should properly depict you,
The rivers should flow with liqour,
Quench your thirst on my elixers,
(lemme put you on game)
I am the safe haven for the rebel runaway and the resistor
The trusted misleader,
The number one defender,
And from a throne of their bones I rule,
These fools are my fuel
So I make them Cool
(lemme put you on game)
Baptize them in the water out of Scarface pool,
And feed 'em from the table that held Corleone's food,
If you die, tell them that you played my game
I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name,
'Cause I'm the... [gunshot]


Lupe Fiasco - Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey

The Best of Alex Jones

The Best of Alex Jones Part 1 of 2 by debunkerbuster

The Best of Alex Jones Part 2 of 2 by debunkerbuster

Sacred Cow presents a compilation of the best of Alex Jones early cable access show and other public appearances.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Historical Precedent Favors Letting Our Next President Appoint Justice Scalia’s Replacement

By Jay Sekulow

With Justice Scalia’s sudden passing, the Supreme Court and our country has lost one of the most brilliant and ardent supporters of the U.S. Constitution.  And now our nation faces a historic moment.

With the passing of the conservative lion of the Court, the next Supreme Court justice will alter the ideological composition of the Court for decades to come.  Landmark cases about abortion, religious liberty, and Executive overreach will be decided in this term alone.

Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides, “[The President] shall have power… by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint… judges of the Supreme Court.”  The President is free to offer any nominees up at any time.  But the U.S. Senate must provide advice and consent, which means at least 60 U.S. Senators must agree.  Historically, Supreme Court nominees need even greater levels of bipartisan support to become lifetime justices.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley are both committed to letting the American people decide at the ballot box this November, letting our 45th President appoint Justice Scalia’s replacement.  While President Obama remains free to appoint a conservative committed to upholding the Constitution as his replacement, he has given us no reason to believe he would.

So the American people should get to decide.

Historical precedent supports this deference in an election year under a divided government, in which opposing parties control the White House and the Senate.  1880 was the last time a Supreme Court vacancy was filled in a presidential election year with a divided government, when Republican President Rutherford B. Hayes appointed William Burnham Woods, who was confirmed by the Democrat-controlled Senate.  To provide further historical perceptive, less than 50 votes were cast in that vote in the Senate.

It’s been more than 80 years since a Supreme Court justice was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to fill a vacancy that arose in the presidential election year.

When Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes retired from the bench on January 12, 1932, Benjamin Cardozo was appointed by President Hoover on February 15 and confirmed by the Senate on February 24th.  Importantly, even this case is one in which the same party controlled both the Presidency and the Senate.

Since then, for the two vacancies that have arisen during a presidential election year, they were not filled until the next term began after the election.  In June 1968, President Lyndon Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to be the new Chief Justice and Homer Thornberry to fill Fortas’ associate justice seat.  The Fortas nomination was withdrawn in October 1968 after failing to receive cloture and Thornberry’s nomination was withdrawn without a vote needed.  President Nixon filled both seats after taking office.

Some have raised the case of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s appointment in 1987 and confirmation in 1988.  However, this is a precedent that favors a strong Senate vetting of Supreme Court nominees and waiting until the next election.  The vacancy filled by Justice Kennedy opened on June 26, 1987 when Justice Lewis Powell retired.  President Reagan nominated Robert Bork on July 1, 1987.  Senate Democrats strongly signaled opposition to a Bork nomination, but President Reagan nominated him anyway.  After a months-long process, the Democrat-controlled Senate denied Bork’s confirmation on October 23, 1987.

President Reagan announced he would nominate Douglas Ginsburg, but this nomination was later withdrawn.  Finally, Anthony Kennedy was nominated on November 30, 1987 and confirmed on February 3, 1988.

The vacancy was lengthy to allow the constitutional process to play itself out, the original nominee was blocked, and the Senate confirmed Justice Kennedy unanimously on February 3rd.

We are already past that point in this presidential election year, at a historic moment in which the Supreme Court’s ideological composition has never been more consequential.

Historical precedent strongly favors letting the people decide something so vitally important at the ballot box. It has been more than 135 years since a President of one party nominated and a Senate controlled by the other party confirmed a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year.  It has been more than 80 years since a President nominated and a Senate confirmed a Supreme Court justice in a unified government.

This is a prime opportunity for all branches of government to show that we still have a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”