Republicans love to call out Reagan as reason to support a particular idea or stance. Why do they not do so with the current Supreme Court situation. http://www.dailynewsbin.com/opinion...upreme-court-vacancy-in-his-final-year/23826/ Republican leaders across the board are demanding that President Obama leave the sudden vacancy on the Supreme Court empty and instead wait a year to allow the next President to pick a nominee instead. Republican candidate Marco Rubio went so far as to make the claim that it’s been eighty years since a President picked a Supreme Court justice on his way out the door. But history instead tells us that Rubio’s hero Ronald Reagan nominated Anthony Kennedy with just over a year left in office, and he faced none of this backlash. Reagan picked Anthony Kennedy at the end of 1987, right around a year before his Presidency was set to end. No democrats in the Senate suggested that Reagan should leave the seat open for the next President to fill. In fact, after the customary two month-plus confirmation hearing, Kennedy was unanimously approved by 97-0 vote. In other words, not a single democrat in the Senate tried to block Reagan’s nominee. So the current republican scrutiny aimed at Obama is hypocritical and goes against precedent. However there is one caveat Obama should note.