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Monday, November 26, 2018

Left attacks Ruth Ginsburg

The long knives on the left are out for Justice Ruth Ginsburg. She failed to retire when Democrats could replace her. They worry that she is not long for the court.

"What the Cult of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Got Wrong," Mother Jones said in a headline this weekend.

The story was brutal.

Stephanie Mencimer wrote, "It’s not considered polite to point this out, but Ginsburg has been falling asleep on the bench during oral arguments for years. Back in 2006, she dozed off during a redistricting argument for a good 15 minutes — long enough for the courtroom artist to sketch her in repose. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote, 'It’s lucky for Ginsburg that the Supreme Court has so far refused to allow television in the courtroom, for her visit to the land of nod would have found its way onto late-night shows.'

"It’s not just oral arguments that are a problem. Ginsburg fell asleep during two of Obama’s State of the Union addresses, and during Pope Francis’s 2015 speech to Congress — Justice Sonia Sotomayor had to give her a nudge to wake her up. If Ginsburg can’t put herself to bed at a reasonable hour to avoid falling asleep in public — a basic function of her job — what makes anyone so sure that her judgment about retirement was any more realistic?"

Not to mention her judgment on court cases.

And there was this gem, "When a Supreme Court session adjourns, the public isn’t allowed to depart until all the justices have left the bench. After the arbitration arguments were gaveled to a close, I got up to leave with the rest of the onlookers. But then everyone stopped. All of the justices had left except for Ginsburg, who was having trouble getting out of her chair. There was an embarrassed silence as members of the press, the bar, and the public tried not to gape as Ginsburg mustered the courage to descend a single step off the bench and finally disappeared behind the red curtain. The contrast between the real-world Ginsburg and the comic-book superheroine of social media was striking."

What a change from three years ago, when the same magazine offered the story, "5 Reasons You’ll Love This New Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. Notorious RBG."

MSNBC reporter Irin Carmon and law student Shana Knizhnik just happened to get a book advance to pen the biography, and the pair just happened to get access to Justice Ginsburg.

This was all part of the marketing of Ginsburg as a tough nut to crack. She has been canonized in that Church of What's Happening Now we call the Democrat Party.

But deification of a politician is bad because you place them above criticism. When you deify them because of their race, sex, or nationality, you double down because not only are you criticizing them but everyone in their particular class.

This leaves the Church of What's Happening Now stuck with Ginsburg (85), Pelosi (78), and Hillary (71).

And they have not learned, for Mencimer wrote, "There are many historic firsts still awaiting the Supreme Court: first black woman, first Asian justice, first openly gay justice, etc. Ginsburg was a trailblazer, but she is not the only one."

All those trailblazers come with a price. The first black justice, Thurgood Marshall, stayed on the bench until he was 83.

Clarence Thomas took his seat.

Amy Barrett is in the bullpen warming up.

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43 comments:

  1. No idol is sacred to the worshipper of Karl Marx. Getting people to die for the cause (except you of course) is ancient stuff. Bin laden was laughing on camera when he said "Some of the brothers did not understand the mission". I give RBG credit though, she doesn't care what people think of her after she is gone, least of all Mother Jones. In a way she is like Trump: likes her job, won't resign, and takes her own counsel.

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  2. What's the big deal? She doesn't do any "judging" or any work at all, for that matter.

    She takes the liberal side of any decision and has her clerks do any writing that needs to be done.

    The idea that she's actually considering arguments is preposterous.

    And that's how it will stay until she passes away.

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    1. Dead on.
      (This is why I allow anonymous comments)

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    2. Great points. She has had a contingent of handlers. Now that she is standing with one foot on a banana peel and the other in the grave, the liberals are worried. Maybe they can get the court to allow her to telecommute, then no one will know if she is alive or dead.

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    3. It's already been said she's working from home.

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    4. From a Slate article published in April of this year:

      "It was also groundbreaking for another, less obvious reason: It marked the first time Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg [was] assigned a majority opinion in her nearly 25 years on the high court."

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    5. This zombie doesn't need to hear the case, she made up her mind how she was going to vote ahead of time and had her staff research to confirm her opinion.

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  3. RBG, along with Sotomayor and Kagan hasn't written an opinion worth reading in many a year. All three are reliably against any conservative question that is raised at SCOTUS.

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    1. Change conservative to constitutional. They don’t care what the constitution and amendments say.

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  4. speaking of Sotomayor- she isn't in the best of health either... Two? maybe three seats before 2020?

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    1. Very likely. Notorious is supposedly leaving in January as a result of the fall she took.

      The Wise Latina is a Type 1 diabetic and doesn't look as if she's very compliant, as they say.

      Breyer at 80 also looks like he's fighting something.

      Threefer?

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    2. Four seats if you consider impeaching Roberts for idiocy with respect to FISA Courts and Obamacare. Gotta wait until RBG is replaced though.

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    3. I hadn’t heard anything about Ginsburg leaving - do you have a source?

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    4. The LibCommies would stoop so low as to pull a Weekend At Ruthie’s. I’m serious.

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    5. When I was a young lawyer, I always heard that Marshall used to tell his clerks that in the event of his death, they should prop him and keep on writing.

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  5. > What a change from three years ago...


    Liberal principles:

    1. There are no principles, only preferences.
    2. That was then; this is now.
    3. Anything is okay when we do it; everything is wrong when they do it.

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  6. Chief Justice Roberts had his panties in a wad over President Trump's comment about there being Obama judges. Now the Libs have their collective panties in a wad because RBG did not step down to be replaced by an Obama judge.

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    1. You forgot to add BWAHAHAHAHA.

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    2. John Roberts is an obama judge

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    3. Roberts is a lefty plant to be activated as needed.

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  7. How was Ruthie a trailblazer? Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed the first female justice.
    Maybe she was already legally dead when worthless Willie nominated her? Certainly didn't look life like, even back then.
    Wait, I know, first female to meet in private with Worthless Willie and not be sexually assaulted.

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    1. The obvious difference is that O'Connor was more conservative, and RBG is liberal. O'Connor, just like Thomas, get no credit.

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  8. Even better, a Ouija board! Eleanor Roosevelt would highly approve.

    On a lighter note, whatever happened to C. Ballsy Ford? Not even one sympathy piece? So many people kicked to the curb. Every damn one of them thought it wouldn’t happen. Always does.

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    1. She is making sure no one hears her real voice because it will reveal her act at the hearings.

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  9. She made a 1,000,000 or so on go fund and has been elevated to saint hood at her collage. I'm sure she has all the goodies and benefits that being a liberal elite have to offer. Not a bad days work for a low quality human.

    My guess in the long run she will die a miserable person.

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  10. Word has it she's a halogram and has been safely dead for many years waiting for President Hillary before they announced her retirement in order to give Madame POTUS the honor of replacing a distaff justice with her first justice nominee.

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  11. Could easily have been Hil and Obama who told her to wait so Hil could appoint another woman. They were the ones so sure of themselves winning.

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  12. When the constitution was written and judges given lifetime tenure, a man's life expectancy was no more than 40, I believe. Now that the life expectancy of both men and women is about 78, there is every reason to revisit the lifetime tenure provision of the federal constitution.

    I'd be curious to know if there are any states who grant their judges lifetime tenure. I suspect not. That is a good thing as Ginsburg and others demonstrate.

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    1. I know I am commenting on my own comment but here goes. In NY, where I live, the state constitution requires those on the NYS Court of Appeals, our highest state court, to retire in the year that he or she turns 70. There was an effort to raise the age to 80, but it was a transparent effort to keep the unqualified Jon Lippman on the Court. The citizens of the state, in their wisdom, voted down the change. I suspect that there would be a lot of support for amending the federal constitution to eliminate lifetime tenure.

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    2. It's been quite a few years since even tenured profs were expected to retire at 70/75. Of course, as most things lefty, there are always exceptions.

      I totally agree 70 is reasonable. At 70, I felt completely myself, now at 84, it's a totally different ballgame and I wouldn't trust myself to make decisions on important matters affecting others.

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    3. In NY, judges who reach the age of 70 can get "certificated' to serve another six years, in two year increments. What was so striking about the attempt to raise the age was that, unlike the lower court judges, it would not have required certification of the Court of Appeals judges for ability to serve after 70. So, a judge on that court could be gaga and no one would be in a position to check. Hmm. . . much like lifetime tenure.

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    4. Here are the first six justices, six filled the court, their birth-death years and how long they served on the SCOTUS, please note that all were well past 50 when confirmed, oldest lived to be 84 years of age:

      John Jay (1745–1829) 5 years, 253 days, resigned 1795

      John Rutledge (1739–1800) 1 year, 17 days, resigned 1791

      William Cushing (1732–1810) 20 years, 223 days, died

      James Wilson (1742–1798) 8 years, 320 days, died

      John Blair (1732–1800) 5 years, 265 days, resigned 1795

      James Iredell (1751–1799) 9 years, 161 days, died

      For a complete running list of justices with links to their names try this:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justices_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

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  13. Thurgood Marshall stayed much too long in The Black Chair on the SC. Everyone knew that at the time. In old age he turned into a lazy jurist, left all of the crafting of his opinions to his clerks, and probably was senile at the end. Ditto for William O. Douglas, who suffered a stroke while on the bench and refused to resign. Double ditto for Justice Hugo Black.

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  14. Blatant Fraud? Her payoff was done via an online donation. She's got another million out of a book deal, and is being investigated by the FBI for a variety of crimes.

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  15. The greatest President ever is 72, I couldn't keep up with him when I was 40. People are different, went skiing this morning and saw a buddy of mine who is 86. He was on first tram like always.

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    1. Good on him. May he continue to do so for many more years.

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    2. So far 2 guys have skied until 92 on our mountain. Me and my buds are mid 60s, we were the young bucks when the joint opened in the early 70s.

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  16. Why, she was their champion. How the not-so mighty are fallen.

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  17. I do hope that Amy is the next nominee, and that RBG retires soon, still with dignity.

    I hope she's ready for the Dem mud to be thrown.

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  18. One of her nod offs during a State of the Union Address by Obama was due to her being drunk, by her own admission.

    Justice Kennedy brought wine to dinner and she stated she could not resist.

    And people were worried about Kavanaugh's youthful drinking.

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    1. I hope she wasn't the designated driver. :-)

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  19. Whoever wrote that fictitious RBG workout article should be ashamed of themselves.

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