The Republican Party has a lot of nasty issues facing it at the beginning of 2016, most brought upon itself. The issue I wish to address is an apparent conundrum which now allows President Obama to recommend a “Supreme Court” justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The Republican leadership obviously wants their specific choice for oligarch boot licker to be sitting in that court and not one appointed by a Democrat. For the more intelligent but rather small Republican strategists it might occur that if they thwart Obama from making his choice a lot of Democrats and independents might drift toward voting for a Democrat president, in the next presidential election, in the hopes of thwart the “Supreme Court”, the US Senate, and the House of Representatives from obtaining a Republican majority. This nation really needs a balance of power and not a dictatorship. The problem for the Republican strategists is which is more important to them and their oligarch masters? Do they allow President Obama to make his appointment so as to pacify voters on the fence or do they stop any Democrat appointments to the Supreme Court in the hopes that a Republican president gets in office and then they can pick the next “Supreme Court justice? My bet is that they will try to put a toady into the “Supreme Court” as soon as possible because if they are successful that results in a longer term trajectory of pleasing the oligarch class. What is interesting is if the Republicans miscalculate and attempt to put in their lickspittle and fail in this attempt and the American public witness this charade then they might piss off the American public and loose the presidential election. Then, the next president might very well slide in much more progressive Supreme Court candidate because he or she will have four years to accomplish this appointment and not just nine months for President Obama. The progressives, who have been amazingly asleep about the importance of a balanced “Supreme Court” hopefully will now take strong measures to appoint one of their choices and less likely try to accommodate the Republicans.