Did you ever think there were so many hacks and quacks among us from still-breathing Republican politicians to, say, Plain Dealer columnist Kevin O'Brien, who want to prevent President Obama from replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia?
Claiming constitutional insights that escape many of us, they insist that a lame-duck president should not do what the U.S. Constitution requires him to do. It's their tiresome assault on Obama from the first day he stepped into office 7.5 years ago.
Never mind. It's a big leap from lame-duck Obama to the lame-brains on the right. But a democracy guarantees rightists safe, if silly, passage for it.