The Clearest Indication to Date That a Third Supreme Court Justice Is Right Around the Corner

A tweet from earlier today has my antennas up.

You aren’t spending $1.5 million dollars if Justice RBG is serving on the Supreme Court for another 5 years.

They are also starting to attack the likely replacements in preparation for the inevitable.

From the article linked above:

Young conservatives, be warned: Reasonable ideas written in college—such as the notion that binge drinking can lead to dangerous consequences for young women—can and will be twisted and used against you should you be nominated for high-powered positions two and a half decades later.

That’s what’s happening to Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and who reportedly is on the short list for the Supreme Court.

But we learned from the Kavanaugh hearings that the left won’t stop at anything, so conservatives best come prepared. There’s no telling how low they’ll go.

This WOMAN is who they fear the most!

From the article linked above:

One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

This should sound familiar. In the fall of 2017, Coney Barrett faced similar scrutiny from Democratic senators as a result of her Catholic faith, and some of their questioning centered around her membership in a small group called People of Praise, which has many practicing Catholic members.

“You have a long history of believing your religious beliefs should prevail,” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) told Barrett during the confirmation hearing. “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country.”

In raising a similar fuss over Buescher’s nomination, Democrats have revealed the basis of their strategy for what surely will be an all-out campaign to stop Coney Barrett from being seated on the Supreme Court, should President Trump have the chance to make another nomination and should he choose the Seventh Circuit judge.

The WAPO decided to write the following today. They are trying to put the blame on the Deplorables when it is finally announced.

From the article linked above:

In November, she took time off after a fall. And this month , Ginsburg missed her first oral argument in 25 years while recovering from surgery for lung cancer. The result has been an unusually intense cultural preoccupation with Ginsburg’s mortality. 

For many, the nightmare scenario is that Ginsburg will pass away while Trump is in office.

This ongoing panic reflects Ginsburg’s stature — but it also reveals the limits of our own thinking. The pressure on Ginsburg to stay physically and mentally fit for the maintenance of our democracy illustrates our desperation in this new political landscape: It’s easier to focus on keeping one woman alive than to tackle our broader national dysfunction and division.

Mother Jones’s Stephanie Mencimer touched upon the darker side of Ginsburg fandom, arguing that Ginsburg made an irrevocable mistake in not stepping down while President Barack Obama was still in office and that fans who argued that the push for her retirement was sexist are partially to blame for it.

If Ginsburg were to die, then Trump would have to find her replacement, and that is a terrifying thought. Yet, one woman cannot embody the entirety of our democratic ideals. This is too much for one person to bear, no matter how much they exercise, and no matter how much they have personally accomplished.

I wrote this article on January 7th:

WINTER IS ABSOLUTELY HERE!

2 thoughts on “The Clearest Indication to Date That a Third Supreme Court Justice Is Right Around the Corner

  1. Flep! This was an amazing post!!

    I agreed with Ms. Rao’s college-age comments! I wouldn’t distance myself from them, and, though politically incorrect today, I have first-hand experience of a period when this writing was very workable.

    My mother was a widow from WWII, my father a fighter pilot, killed in action. She suddenly was the household provider and started her own business.

    During that time, the workforce, by necessity, was predominantly male, because homemaking and child rearing were full-time jobs.

    She truly never considered herself discriminated against. The male business leaders in Dallas were her friends and helped her succeed in any way they could.

    And, she did succeed, and won business awards that had hitherto been won only by men.

    As far as the issue Ms. Rao was addressing, my mother was a young, beautiful woman of great faith, and was respected by the men who were her close acquaintances, and was treated with respect.

    This doesn’t excuse anyone, male or female, from acting irresponsibly and not facing the consequences of their actions. But whenever the victims of abuse try to rectify themselves by being as irresponsible and abusive to their abusers, the abuse never ends.

    There are probably not many who would agree with me today, but I grew up with this philosophy lived out before my eyes!!

    Thank you for the great article!!! More power to Ms. Rao, and Ms. Barrett!!!!

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