Barack Obama is once again assuming the role of race-baiter-in-chief to try and browbeat Republicans into accepting the final piece of his radical agenda to fundamentally transform America into a Socialist “paradise.”

When Justice Antonin Scalia tragically passed away, the balance of the Supreme Court was thrown into question.

Barack Obama was presented with an opportunity to complete his fundamental transformation of America by installing a radical leftist judge on the court and cement liberal dominance for a generation.

And an explosive new report claims Obama intends to smear Republicans as “racists” if they oppose his nominee.

Abortion, gun rights, religious liberty, and illegal executive amnesty are all issues where decisions could swing in either direction.

And nothing less than the fate our constitutional freedoms hangs in the balance.

In the wake of Justice Scalia’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a statement strongly opposing Barack Obama remaking the court in his lame duck year.

Politico reports:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

The Constitution affords the president the power to nominate Justices, but the Senate holds the responsibility to advise and confirm.

There is no constitutional guarantee the Senate will confirm the nominee or even take the issue up in hearings or hold a floor vote.

When Obama found out the Republicans wouldn’t immediately roll over for his nominee, he exploded.

The Daily Caller reports on Obama’s intention to call Republicans “racists” for opposing him:

CNN chief national correspondent John King says that if Senate Republicans block President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, the president will argue they did so because they are “racists.”

“[H]e understands legacy value in this pick so he will fight for it,” King said in an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night. “If he doesn’t get it, then he will go around the country trying to turn out votes, trying to turn out the Obama coalition in November to help the Democrats win the White House to make sure at least a Democrat gets that pick next.”

“And if he does that, he will make the case — and you can bet on it — that Republicans blocked him because he’s the first African-American president and they didn’t give it to him because of his race,” King went on.

But rather than understanding the American people elected the Republicans to a majority in the Senate, Obama intends to stick by the old “never let a crisis go to waste” playbook.

So the regime will pull out all the stops to entrench a radical left-wing majority on the Supreme Court that will tear away at all the constitutionally protected freedoms Americans cherish.

And when in doubt during the Obama years, the go-to move is smearing Republicans as racists.

Republicans would just be adopting the standard set by incoming Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Back in 2007, when George W. Bush was entering his final year as president, Schumer gave a speech in which he declared the Democrat majority should “reverse the presumption of confirmation” of judicial nominees put forth by President Bush.

Democrats are trapped in a corner by their own previous obstruction of Bush judicial nominees, as well as the plainly written words of the Constitution.

So they will lash out with smears and insults to bully Republicans into caving to their demands.

Will Republicans stand strong — or will they fold?

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