Showdown: Scramble for The Supreme Court and Future of the GOP

“I think these guys see the demise of the republican party and we are watching it right before our eyes.”

Marcus Dell’Artino, a Republican strategist from the firm First Strategic in Phoenix, Arizona says this is the most politically bizarre string of events he’s ever seen.

“If Rubio loses Florida, if Kasich loses Ohio and Michigan, katy bar the door, Trumps on a run and it’s over.”

Republicans are going after one another in a way that shocks even veteran political operatives.  

“I’ve never heard a candidate’s genitalia discussed.  It was disappointing to say the least,” Dell’Artino remarks about the shocking developments on stage at a recent Republican debate.

As the GOP candidates continue hit below the belt, remarking about the size of one another’s ears, hands, and propensity to sweat excessively, there is growing concern over the future of the Supreme Court.

Barry Dill, a Democrat from the firm First Strategic says he thinks the real political move underway right now is happening behind the scenes with the Obama administration.  Dill believes they are quietly trying to figure out how best to send up “the right person who sends the right message to the Democratic base… so that the Republicans have to be the ones, once again, blocking progress, blocking the government.”

Dill goes on to say, “The Republican play is very obvious, this is no different than what we’ve seen with ObamaCare, what we’ve seen with foreign policy intervention and everything else.  The Republicans are playing the blockers of anything that Barack Obama wants to do. They are going to wait this out and hope on a wing and a prayer that some Republican gets elected President of the United States, which is, in my opinion, not looking very good right now.”

“These Republican debates and the whole Republican campaign has devolved into unbelievable stuff,” says Grant Woods, the Republican-leaning former Attorney General of Arizona.

Still, Woods says he understands the appeal of Donald Trump but lingering questions remain.

“Not to say he couldn’t be a really good President,” Woods says, “but I question a couple of things with him.  I would have thought he would have done a couple of things once he achieved some early success.  I thought he would tone it down just a little bit.  And then secondly, I really thought he would learn the issues and be well versed.  That’s baffling to me why he hasn’t learned the issues — and he’s chosen not to.”