If you thought they went crazy four years ago wait until you see this one. A padded cell and straitjacket would be the minimum infrastructure needed to keep this woman safe from herself. She’s driving a car and I doubt she can see the road through her rage and panic.
Where do these people come from? How do they get through their lives without growing out of the two-year-old tantrum phase? November is going to be a meltdown regardless of how it works out. Even if President Trump wins by two hundred electoral votes these people are going to go ballistic. Watch yourself. A lot of them are unhinged.
I was just enjoying a sampling of left-wing panic articles about the prospect of a pre-election selection of RBG’s replacement on the Supreme Court. You know it seems like only yesterday that the press and the Democrats were employing libel and slander on an industrial scale against Brett Kavanaugh without any concern for how it poisoned any possibility of civility or bipartisanship in the Senate. And now they are hurling around terms like hypocrisy and unconscionable when talking about the Republican senate voting on a replacement for RBG. They’re saying it’s inappropriate and uncivil and cruel. Well, isn’t that special.
You know above and beyond how good it would be to decrease the number of lefties on the Supreme Court I am just overjoyed to see the Left shrieking and howling about this situation. These are horrible people and anything that makes them angry and/or afraid is a gift from heaven and “a consummation devoutly to be wish’d.” It is wonderful to see a milquetoast fellow like Lindsey Graham feeling his oats and maybe even displaying a little schadenfreude toward the colleagues that put him and the rest of the senate Republicans through hell during the Kavanaugh hearings. Seeing him get up on his hind legs and sound like a man just shows what the Democrats have stirred up with their scorched earth approach to hard ball politics. They’ve made lots of enemies and when they need friends there aren’t any colleagues on the other side of the aisle willing to reach across to lend a hand. And after having their hands bitten before who could blame them?
And it is said that McConnell has the votes. Of course, that is horse trading and maybe they’ve paid off Romney to keep him from stabbing us in the back again or maybe that one extra vote from Pence is all that’s needed to put them over the top. But just the fact that President Trump and Mitch McConnell are game enough to go forward speaks volumes about how this presidency differs from the lame Republican administrations of the past. Bush I and Bush II would have acquiesced as soon as the first shriek from the harpies was reported in the press. In fact, even after giving in to them the Democrats and the press would still have taken the opportunity to pillory Bush as a monster for even thinking of such a hate crime.
When President Trump heard that Pelosi was threatening to impeach him again. His answer was that he hoped she did. Now that’s the right answer. Never back down, never apologize for doing what makes sense and hit back at them any way you can. And just as a point of information didn’t Dorothy dropped a house on her back in 1939? Or was it a pail of water?
I expect a concerted effort after the announcement to vilify the candidate any way they can. Of course, since it’s going to be a woman the rape angle is going to be a really hard sell. Maybe they’ll try to find a girl from her high school or grammar school that claims the applicant was mean to her. It’s a little weaker than the Kavanaugh treatment but they’ll have to go with what they can make up on the fly. If necessary, they’ll have a séance and have the ghost of RBG denounce the nominee as not a real woman for lacking abortion enthusiasm.
Feeling this happy about the suffering of some of my fellow human beings might be taken to mean that I’m a terrible person but I believe that if Mother Theresa were alive today, she’d be on my side. These are awful people and them getting their comeuppance is poetic justice.
Anyway, another good week for the President. Onward and upward and make the Lefties squeal like stuck pigs.
Over the last month the media has been filled with reports of the enormous cash advantage that the Biden campaign is taking over the Trump campaign. It’s not that the President’s donations have been meager but rather because lefty billionaires are funding super PACs with a fire hose in a desperate attempt to carry Biden over the finish line by any and all means.
And like a deus ex machina (a god from the machine, manna from heaven, a set-up too good to be true) President Trump is handed a situation that allows him to cancel that advantage. The rage and panic engendered by the opportunity to fill the vacancy is sure to dominate the press for weeks. The President will tease the selection until Friday. The hearings will be a three-ring circus. Every tweet by the President will be a mini-event. And meanwhile Joe “hidin’” Biden will be standing on the side crying, “doesn’t anyone want to know what I think about this?”
There is an old saying that God helps those who help themselves. It’s true. President Trump is an energetic advocate of his interests and when you are paying attention to the situation every once in a while, opportunity knocks. The flip side of opportunity is the uncertainty and disruption that comes with riding a tiger. But looking at our opponents and their haplessness in the face of managing the crises they have embraced I’ve got to like our odds of ending up on the winning side of these events.
I remember how even a minor calamity like Hurricane Katrina unraveled the Bush presidency while the true disaster of the COVID crisis is being politically weathered and the BLM insurrection is actually a net positive for the Trump campaign. To me this is the proof that leadership is much more than just following an MBA slide show template on how a CEO leads an organization. You truly need to know something about what people are. And that’s why the Bushes and the Romneys can’t do it. They’ve never met any actual humans in the wild. They’ve heard of them at cocktail parties and at management retreats and even seen a few caged ones in their mansions where they keep a zoo of cooks, maids and body guards. But they’ve never gone out into the forest and studied them. Somebody like Bill Clinton loved going out in the brush and rub elbows with the common man. That’s how he got re-elected even after the world knew that he was a lecherous old goat. When the people looked at him, they knew he was a sinner but they also recognized that he was an actual human being. No one will ever confuse Mitt Romney with a living man.
So, fate has spun the wheel again for President Trump and as ever he answers the call and puts the machine in gear. Will he win the game? It’s absolutely impossible to know for sure. But I tell ya, I like our odds.
I thought she would retire in April but she decided to die in office.
This will be an interesting situation for President Trump and especially some senators. Susan Collins is supposedly in a tight race in Maine and she is always a potential weak link whenever a Supreme Court seat is in question. Will the senate wait until after election day? We’ll know pretty soon how they will play this. From what I’ve heard Trump will pick a conservative woman to replace her.
Well more drama. Sure, why not?
A number of important cases are on the docket at the Supreme court this fall.
This year the Supreme Court will have the chance to rule on:
- The constitutionality of Louisiana’s Abortion Law mandating an abortionist have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
- Whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the commerce clause and the constitutional right to travel.
- Whether the temporary DACA program can be allowed to expire.
- Whether Kansas is allowed to identify illegal aliens by their obvious documentation and act on this.
- Whether homosexuality is a protected class under employment discrimination laws.
- Whether transgender status is a protected class under the employment discrimination laws.
Putting aside for a moment the health status of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, we will have the chance to see whether John Roberts is an honest man or a stooge. Something like the DACA program is a clear-cut case of a temporary law that has expired. To extend it would be an obvious act of judicial trespass onto the prerogatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of government. If Roberts uses his vote to legislate from the bench then we know he is a Deep State creature either voluntarily or due to some kind of blackmail. Likewise, with the NYC gun transport ban this is a clear violation of the Second Amendment and upholding the ban would make Roberts’ status clear.
As for the homosexual and transgender cases, those will be even more transparent markers of where he stands. Supposedly only Justice Kennedy was responsible for the outrage that was the gay marriage decision. If somehow Roberts comes out in favor of either of these protections then it will be obvious that he was a plant all along.
If it turns out that Roberts is indeed a creature of the Left then it becomes even that much more urgent that President Trump appoint one or more conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
So, returning to the question of Ginsberg’s health I stated during her last cancer eruption that I would be shocked if she didn’t retire before April. To be blunt, she is currently experiencing the results of metastatic cancer from one of her previous tumors. Whether the cells are originally pancreas, colon or lung cancer they have obviously migrated out of the original site and are now showing up in new organs. The question of whether these cells have already migrated to the liver is probably what will determine how long she has. And also, to slow down the spread of the metastases, chemotherapy will be needed and this is a woman in her late eighties. How is she supposed to support the side effects that include neurological damage and still sit on the Supreme Court and decide the legal fate of the nation?
Hopefully she will elect to spend her last few months with her loved ones as anyone would in that position. At that point President Trump will appoint a reliable conservative justice and put an end to Roberts’ veto on conservative judicial decisions. But while these are important legal battles, even more urgent is a Supreme Court decision to end all forms of affirmative action, whether sex or race based. The glaring anti-constitutional nature of these programs has been long recognized by the court but has always been spared as being a necessary temporary measure to correct past inequities. Any honest observer would admit that the cure is now worse than the disease and it’s time to save the patient from his treatment. Whether this will come up for review next year or the year after, sooner than later the Supreme court will need to address this most egregious civil rights atrocity.
News sites on both sides of the political divide had articles today acknowledging that Justice Bader-Ginsberg may not necessarily still be around in five years as she plans. What that tells me is that both sides are preparing their members for the eventuality of another extremely heated, partisan battle over the nominee to replace her on the bench.
When news of her cancer surgery made the news, I stated the opinion that she would not stay on the bench past President Trump’s first term. I guess that I’m not alone in that opinion. One of the articles made a point of the fact that on multiple occasions Justice Bader-Ginsberg stated that she wouldn’t continue serving past the point where she can’t “do the job full steam.” The implication being since right now she is at least partially incapacitated her retirement may be imminent. In my opinion her retirement in the next few weeks is highly unlikely. I’m sure the Justice will hold on as long as she has any hope of recovering from this episode. And I fully expect she will recover from it. She has shown resiliency through her two previous bouts with cancer. But the fact that she will not be receiving chemotherapy makes me think that the metastatic nature of her cancer is assumed and that unfortunately she will soon be diagnosed with at least one other new tumor. If she has a life outside of the Law, I would hope at that point that she would resign to enjoy her remaining time with her loved ones. If she does not then perhaps, she intends to cling to the job to till the bitter end. But honestly, I don’t imagine she will last two years. That is a long time.
If I am correct, then President Trump will be able to appoint at least one more Supreme Court Justice. Even assuming Chief Justice Robert’s lapses into left-leaning decisions it would seem that a solid 6-3 conservative majority will begin to make some significant changes in the way Americans live. Another shot at the LGBTQ penchant for persecuting Christian business people may be the first significant loss for the Social Justice Warriors in their war against normalcy. Another useful front would be slapping down some of the overreach that liberal states have been legislating against gun ownership. One of my friends was complaining how Massachusetts can basically call anything they want an assault rifle and then retroactively make it illegal to own. Another was saying that one state has made liability insurance mandatory for gun owners and the insurance is very expensive. That definitely should be checked for constitutionality.
Both because of the strength of a 6-3 ratio and the emotional response of Justice Bader-Ginsberg’s replacement I assume we can expect that the nomination approval process will be even worse than Kavanaugh’s was. They’ll pull out all the stops and attack with every trick and scream from every media megaphone at their disposal. Good. With the enhanced Senate majority, it should be easier this time to get the approval than it was with Kavanaugh. Well, here we go again.