Before you judge me based on “speaking ill of the dead,” Ruth Bader Ginsberg was no trailblazer as far as the unborn are concerned. She is indirectly through her beliefs on abortion, indirectly responsible for the murder of untold masses of the unborn babies/fetuses at the hands of (un)Planned Parenthood. The lion’s share of these black lives (didn’t) matter. Old “buzzy” had so much blood on her hands, Reverend’s Al and Jessie were jealous!
Senate Democrats and the media, promptly after her expiration, began speaking about a dying wish to “not have her replacement named by this current President.” This is a half-truth at best, a fabrication at worst. Her exact words were “I wanted to be replaced by a women President.” Now this is an OK take, since wisdom at the time pointed to a Hillary blowout on election night. Problem is Donald Trump won and as Barack Obama said, “elections have consequences.” Well….it’s true they do. Now Trump gets to pick the replacement, and with Mitt Romney agreeing to support a floor vote, Democrat Senators have no way of stopping the nominee. Predictably Schumer, Pelosi, and the rest of the intellectually challenged, decided the nomination should be left up to the next president…because of Merrick Garland.
Let me explain the difference between RBG and when Scalia died. Scalia’s passing had a GOP controlled Senate and the possibility existed that the make-up of the court would be changing. As a result, they stalled and blocked the nominee. RBG is far different, while the make-up of the court will change; the President and the Senate are under control by the same party! My thoughts are put up a nominee and let’s see the process play out. History says the nominee will either; not get enough votes (weak kneed Republicans) or their judicial career will be a failure (Stevens, Souter). I say this because history says the Democrats bat about 100% on the court and the GOP is around 50% (looking squarely at you Roberts).
Moreover, here is a bigger difference between both Supreme Court deaths. Scalia died suddenly; RBG was in failing health for about a decade. She could have easily been replaced during the Obama years and the replacement would have garnered most bi-partisan support. Instead she wanted to go out on her terms and almost did! Sadly, she couldn’t hold out any longer and now she will be replaced; however, she will be replaced by a women!
In addition, Democrats screwed up big time between the nomination of Merrick Garland, and crying about Merrick Garland not getting a hearing. I say this because read the damn room! You put up an older, white male, now I’m assuming gender here, but your party had made it clear white men were an enemy of the nation! Why not do what Trump is going to do, put up a woman, or better yet, possibly a non-white woman? Imagine the headlines if the GOP pulled their tactics on a nominee like that?
In closing, the Democrats own tactics have come back to haunt them. Back in the Obama era, Dirty Harry Reid weakened the filibuster for judge confirmations, Schumer and his ilk figured they would be in power for ever…wrong! Also look at how that bunch of clowns treated Brett Kavanaugh? Understand again, he was replacing a center right judge (Kennedy). Since then the Senate GOP has become enraged and determined to stick it to the Democrats. Whomever Trump puts up is getting confirmed, and I for one plan on getting the popcorn ready! Imagine if the Democrats try to do to the nominee what they did to Kavanaugh. Remember the press release from the Democrats that read, “Insert name here?” Imagine attacking Amy Barrett for being Catholic, or Barbara Lagoa who is of Cuban descent…this is going to be great!
In short, the media is lying, and the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves, Obama, and RBG. Elections have consequences.
PS a cousin of mine who went through SERE training in the military once told me of this story. “They locked us in plywood boxes the size of a single door refrigerator, small enough so you could not sit or stand. For 24 hours straight we heard the sounds of screaming and crying babies.” It was hell on wheels…… Is it wrong that I wish for that kind of hell for Ruth B Murderer? Except maybe that the box is see through so she can witness exactly what she fought for during her years on this earth?