"I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. These are responsibilities that I take seriously, as should everyone. They're bigger than any one party. They are about our democracy."—President Obama, responding to the Republicans' outpouring of garbage words about how he should not nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia, but leave it for the next president, and that, if he doesn't, they will endeavor to obstruct and delay the confirmation hearing for his nominee.
It's not just President Obama's right as the elected and sitting president to nominate someone to the court; it's his responsibility.
So of course President Obama is going to nominate someone to the Supreme Court. Because he knows how to do his fucking job. Unlike Republicans.
At the Republican debate last night, all of the candidates suggested either or both that Obama shouldn't nominate someone in an election year or should nominate someone conservative. They all went on about how Obama should nominate a "consensus candidate," even as they promised to nominate conservatives if elected.
Hillary Clinton had a few thoughts about that bullshit. Namely: That President Obama is still president, and Republicans can go fuck themselves.