All errors should be reported to DonSurber@gmail.com

Friday, September 18, 2020

Murkowski joins Democrats on Ginsburg's replacement

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today of cancer at 87. Kane at Citizen Free Press reported RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will join Democrats in blocking President Donald John Trump from replacing her.

Murkowski said today before the death, "I would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. We are 50 some days away from an election."

In other words, Murkowski will do to Donald Trump what Republicans did to Obama. The difference is, Democrats did not help Mitch McConnell place a moratorium on judicial confirmations. That's hardball, but constitutional.

I fully expect RINO Mitt Romney -- the winner of National Review's John McCain Award -- to join her. OK, I made up that award.

Republicans need to purge their party of these enemies from within, and in his second term, President Trump must make this a top priority.

I have no favorite for the replacement of Ginsburg, preferring to leave that to the president who delegated that to the Heritage Foundation, which has the time, energy, and motivation to screen lawyers to be judges and judges to be justices.

Sure, Ted Cruz would be a nice replacement but I believe there may be someone better whom I have never heard of.

Murkowski is punishing her party for nominating President Trump -- and she hates that her daddy was dethroned by the likes of Sarah Palin.

For decades, Republican presidents were stuck with appointing moderate judges and justices because Democrat Senates played hardball.

Now the Republican team controls the Senate, and Murkowski has flipped sides. Hers is a cynical position aimed at being in the good graces of a future Democrat Senate and White House. She has no principles. Her dad was a crook and she is a schnook.

How can you be a conservative and allow Democrats to get this appointment?

As for Justice Ginsburg, I refuse to speak ill of the dead. They are dead and unable to defend themselves.

Chief Justice John Roberts said, "Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Fine.

The problem with the court is twofold: 1. these are lifetime appointments, and 2. the court is too powerful. All of the federal government is too powerful and two branches -- Congress and the courts -- have devolved into lifetime appointments. McConnell is seeking his seventh term.

I trust President Trump will nominate a replacement and the Senate will confirm 50-50 with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. That is what how our Constitution works.

My belief is this will rally voters behind him by being another Alpha Move. Biden is beta. Donald Trump should exploit that weakness.

35 comments:

  1. It may well motivate conservatives to keep the Senate Republican too.
    I agree that no Constitutional law classes will ever be quoting Ginsburg decisions in the coming years.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I took that part out because it is too early, but yes, you are right. She was not as a justice on the level of John Marshall Harlan.

      Delete
    2. --- In a century, when the idea of depriving Americans in vitro of their civil rights to life will be seen as barbaric, Ginsburg will be cast to History's dustbin, as the Supreme Court upholding slave laws before the U.S. Civil War. ZB

      Delete
  2. Biden beta?

    Aldous Huxley would’ve said an Epsilon-Minus Semi-Moron.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I hate that she passed away in harness, this close to the century's defining election. She should have retired last year when she announced that the cancer had returned.
    Like our host, I cannot celebrate her death. Any death is tragic, and the timing of this one raises even more peril for the Republic. This will galvanize the enemy to even greater agitation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The death of evil is never "tragic".
      It's a blessing.

      Delete
  4. Murkowski is punishing her party for what?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops. I had a Biden moment.

      Murkowski is punishing her party for nominating President Trump -- and she hates that her daddy was dethroned by the likes of Sarah Palin.

      Delete
  5. Rains coming. Finally. I remember at the inauguration when it was raining Franklin Graham said it was a sign of Biblical blessings.I believe that.
    Hang in there. Ruth Ginsburg has to stand before throne. and account. I mourn for all the possibilities that were lost because of Roe V. Wade.
    I am sorry she died. It is now up to God...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. " It is now up to God..."

      As it has been since before the foundations of the earth were established.

      Delete
  6. If you make a deal with the devil for power, you have to expect failures at the most ironic or inopportune time. **Cough joe's eye pops a capillary on camera coughcough**

    ReplyDelete
  7. Editorial writer John Fund is calling for the Senate to confirm a Justice.

    Because if the upcoming election leads to a massive "Bush v Gore" style lawsuit, we need to have an odd number of judges.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Someone over at Ace's place pointed out that a legal challenge to November's election is likely. What if that challenge reaches SCOTUS with a 4-4 ideological tie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I understand in the event of a SCOTUS tie, the lower court’s ruling stands. Perhaps someone here has a more informed answer.

      Delete
    2. That is correct. Where it would really cause problems would be a scenario where multiple districts come to opposing rulings on similar cases regarding the election and the SCOTUS dreadlocks.

      Delete
    3. Dreadlocks? Makes an amusing visual.

      Delete
  9. I would rather see an all out brawl to fill her seat before the election then trust that we can get a conservative in after the election (no matter how optimistic I am).

    Murkowski and Romney will be speed bumps along the way, but they will not prevail.

    ReplyDelete
  10. "the winner if National Review's John McCain Award"

    Of Don, not if.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Citizen Fee press AND FOX BRIT HUME SAY COLLINS WON"T SUPPORT A NEW nominee either before election.Trump will do it later in first term of 4 more years.

    ReplyDelete
  12. IMHO ......The Turtle should declare the Senate out of session on Nov 3 and Trump should make a Recess Appointment on Nov 4 to make sure the Court can make a well thought out decision if the election is riggged because of Mail in Voting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In a ruling by the SC, the Senate has to be out for 3 full days for recess appointments.

      Delete
    2. Didn't the dems pull a stunt like that during one Christmas recess? Like opened/closed session everyday for weeks so Obama could pull a expensive stupidass trick?

      Delete
  13. Never trust the democrats or the rinos. GO for it!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ms. Ginsburg' entry through the Pearly Gates will be delayed, as she is last in line behind all the millions of aborted souls she presided over, in her lifetime of legal opinions. ZB

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have made 96,760 Buck just last month by working online from my home. I am a full time college student and just doing this in my free time for few hours per week by using my laptop.Everyone can check this out and start making cash online in a very easy way by just following instructions……. 
    HERE══════►►►  xurl.es/richfly2 

    ReplyDelete
  16. I blame Marburg vs Madison. This decision took justices and made them oracles. The executive needs to put the justices back to their rightful constitutional place. This country is ready to go to war with itself over an appointment of a single person. It’s not worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Meant to be Marbury. F..in auto correct.

    ReplyDelete
  18. To the surprise of absolutely no one.

    I believe the replacement will be Barrett. A good Catholic (as opposed to cafeteria types like Gropin' Joe), so bye-byes to Roe and maybe Lawrence.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The President should nominate a woman. When the left goes scorched earth to destroy her, and they will, we destroy Sen. Harris with the same tactics.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The President should nominate a woman. When the left goes scorched earth to destroy her, and they will, we destroy Sen. Harris with the same tactics.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The President should nominate a woman. When the left goes scorched earth to destroy her, and they will, we destroy Sen. Harris with the same tactics.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Editorial correction: "zeta" not beta male. :)

    ReplyDelete