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HEY, DEMS: Isn’t Merrick Garland Too White and Too ‘Straight’ to Serve on the Supreme Court?

With all the discussion of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, the most obvious objection has yet to surface.

With the “Biden rule” dominating the Republican caucus in the senate, claiming the most compelling argument for not even introducing Garland to the body are the words of Vice President Biden in 1992, it’s stunning that the most obvious problem hasn’t been addressed.

Diversification is the first and foremost objective for every Democrat in America. The Oscars, the military, schools, the workplace, there’s no place that’s not diverse enough and no place that has enough non-white people.

There’s one glaring exception. The United States Supreme Court.

If Republicans were smart, they’d know that the most honest and clear choice is to reject Merrick Garland on the grounds that he’s too white.

How can the GOP allow Democrats to ignore their most important cause?

While “judging one on the color of their skin and not the content of their character” has dominated popular culture and the Democrat party, the opposite seems to have slipped by unnoticed and unreported in Washington D.C. For the first time in many years.

Now is the time to help our friends on the other side of the aisle, to assist them in their journey to create classes of people based on skin color, and to further their case for skin color to dominate every single conversation in America.

With Republicans being seen as anti-diversity, this could be their breakaway moment. Republicans could test, just this one time, the theory that a non-white person should be considered first and foremost on the nation’s highest court.

Appearances on the liberal talk shows, MSNBC, maybe even a partnership with Oprah could be in store for the senator willing to stand up for the liberal cause and call for “anyone but Merrick” and launch a search for the most diverse candidate to step forward.

In fact, why not take it to the next level with a gay nominee?

Certainly there’s a single transgender lawyer that could fit the bill. The question needs to be asked – before it’s too late – why is Obama so anti-gay to fail to see the overwhelming need for an openly gay Supreme Court justice.

So I call on members of the United States Senate and local Democrat party operatives to call on Obama to pull back his nominee, in the interest of fairness, diversity, judging someone based on the shade of skin or what private parts they have, and to do the right thing and nominate the right candidate to serve on the court.


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Ian Bayne

Ian Bayne is a former radio talk show host and political consultant. He is currently a small business owner living in central Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @ ianbayneisright