She’s old, she’s very frail, and in increasingly poor health. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been in decline for years but the far left in America paid it little mind when Barack Obama was in the White House. Now, they realize what a mistake that was. Ginsburg could have been nudged to retire thus allowing Obama to choose her replacement. Obama is long gone and in his place is President Trump and the left is panicked by the prospect of Trump now being the one to replace her with a justice that could aggressively push the scales of the Court toward an America First direction.
Rumors abound about how Justice Ginsburg has been propped up both literally and figuratively by her sworn-to-secrecy staff. She is said to be unable to focus on anything, including cases before the Court, for more than an hour at a time. Allegedly most, perhaps even all, of her written decisions are largely the product of that staff and not Justice Ginsburg. Another story mentions how she has become so frail getting up from her Court seat has become a long, drawn out excercise of near-futility.
Read the following report from Don Surber:
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.