A reader writes about the passing of one of the Supreme Court’s nine Archons – who get to decree what is and isn’t “constitutional,” often in plain defiance of what is actually written and what is just as clearly not written:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away today, she was 89 and suffering from a variety of illnesses, my condolences to the family. She had a good life and while I disagree with some of her decisions, I never wished her ill. The problem now is that it throws a big wrench into the election of the president. Some I know are chomping at the bit. Ram through a new justice “one of ours.”
The problem with that is that the election is a month and a half away. It would be more distraction from the election. The circus attendant to any Supreme Court nomination is absolutely ridiculous this one would be in the twilight zone. Ruth deserves a state funeral, inter her with nice remembrances and appoint another judge after the election in November. It really does not matter, it is all a sideshow to distract the easily distracted. Another Red Herring, hopefully Trump does not bite. He has better chance of winning by not focusing on a supreme court judge appointment now. He should take the high road. A year ago it would have been different. Timing is everything. Way to go Ruth everything for the cause. Even in death.
She managed to remain alive just long enough, eh? I shed no tears over the passing of someone whose life was devoted to decreeing what I and others are obliged to do and forbidden to do – when our actions are properly none of her or any other person’s business (e.g., the edict that it is “constitutional” to force me and others to buy health insurance).
I am of the same mind with regard to Ginsberg – and the rest of them – as Hunter Thompson was with regard to the passing of Nixon. State funeral? Perhaps via a storm sewer.
That said, I agree the timing couldn’t be worse. The old bag’s death gives the opposition to Orange Man a real issue – one that will rally its base. Trump could only win this one by nominating someone the left can’t object to – which is not possible. So maybe he ought to go ahead an nominate someone the left will really object to. To galvanize his base.
It’s going to be an interesting month and a half, at any rate!