64 thoughts on “Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg has died.”

  1. I do not think that the Repubs will have 51 votes to confirm Joseph Goebbels (or whomever these assholes pick for justice).  Romney may cave, Susan Collins will cave.  Now let’s see if the Dems have the balls to stand up and say that the Repubs have set the precedent on how to handle in 2016.

    All in all, not that good of a situation.

     

  2. I echo the sentiments above
    ok let’s all look up the Moscow Mitch on why Merrit Garland couldn’t even have a hearing

  3. I have no doubts that the greedy old perverts will confirm and swear in before the election some cretin so they can get a vote when SFB sues after the election.

    They probably heard she was going down hill and that is why SFB produced his list of hate.

  4. Never forget that 8 months before 2016 election Mitch McConnell said “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” The 2020 election is in 46 days.

  5. When Joe IS POTUS and  we flip the Senate, can Joe just try to pack the court in some way, like FDR wanted to do?

  6. I will put this quite simply – you cannot imagine the fear that is shooting through the Transgender community right now.  The guy declared war on us years ago, but has been held back by the courts and especially the Supremes.  There may be only four months left in his term, but there is a lot of damage to do to us.  I was not joking about asylum in another country, or claiming my right to citizenship in another country.  I did not expect RGB to die, but her passing makes life worse. 
     
    Best lines from The Birdcage, I do not drink.  Now is a good time to start.

  7. Romney  will do the right thing, but why in the hell does anyone think Collins would do anything on the up-and-up?
     

  8. @blueindallas, depends. He might not acknowledge her aside from this being his opportunity moving forward. I wouldn’t be shocked. We certainly knows about how he feels about women. Especially women who disagree loudly with him. 

  9. Merrick Garland  237 days before Election Day, no public hearing.
    46 days before Election Day….
     
    If the REPUGZ try to replace RGB now, I say POTUS JOE needs to try to PACK THE SCOTUS!
     
     
     

  10. Zora Neale Hurston said, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” This year is profound in that it is asking AND answering.

  11. You know, this may bring more GET-OUT-THE-VOTE energy for young folks who weren’t gonna vote at all.   
     
     

  12. VB – He won’t be able to keep his mouth shut.  He might not even be able to hold back a smile. 
    And today, of all days. 
    2020, we are done with you.

  13. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
    We know that asshole McConnell will move quickly to fill that seat. Screw the old let’s wait and see what the voters say. I say the Democrats need desperately to take back the Senate and expand the court  by four seats.

  14. BiD, i”m afraid it will also get out the more rabid of the right wingers and the anti-abortion folk who might otherwise have sat out the election due to D’ump’s covid killing agenda.

    BB, yes, i think they knew she was failing and that’s why the list all of a sudden (no coincidence that on that list is moscow mitch’s former staff atty cameron).

  15. Trump will dispute the election results if he looses and take it to the court. The new Supreme Court, now eight justices but possibly nine, will decide the election.

  16. The key are the vulnerable Republican senators   of course not the ridiculous Susan Collins  she has used up her time to be concerned.
     

  17. may 2019 CNN story:

    In reversal from 2016, McConnell says he would fill a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during next year’s presidential election, he would work to confirm a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump.

    That’s a move that is in sharp contrast to his decision to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to the high court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.
    […]
    Speaking at a Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, McConnell was asked by an attendee, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?”
    The leader took a long sip of what appeared to be iced tea before announcing with a smile, “Oh, we’d fill it,” triggering loud laughter from the audience.
  18. now’s the time for D’ump to sell some new tee shirts to his supporters.  or maybe they’ll take a sharpie to their old ones, marking through the deplorable and write “disgusting people” to honor what he called them (according to ms. troye).     remember this from sept. 2016:

    mashable

    If Donald Trump understands anything, it’s branding. 

    The Republican presidential nominee, who has plastered his last name in giant shiny letters on hotels and casinos across the country, is now selling “deplorable” t-shirts on his campaign’s website

    […]

    Many Twitter users changed their names to reference “deplorables.” T-shirts and mugs and other merchandise celebrating the moniker popped up on Etsy and other websites. 

    And now, Trump is fundraising off the remark. 

    The t-shirts, of which there are two types, each cost $35. 

  19. he and they will truly earn both the deplorable and the disgusting people labels if they push for a SCOTUS nomination prior to jan 20th inauguration of new presidential term

  20. trumpity is trying to buy off Puerto Rico with money, of course! Needs those PR votes from NY and FL.  Wadda slimer.  He wanted to sell PR and threw paper towels at them for hurricane relief..

  21. The White Horse is riding this year

    Fire, floods, and pestilence. The death of John Lewis, Ruth Ginsberg and 200,000 Americans because of Trump’s utter failure. I grieve for my country, and for the world.

  22. The goal here is to get this asshole out of the White House – period.  I know that the Supreme Court is vital, but given only one choice of A.  Trump is defeated, or, B.  We stall the Supreme post – which one would you choose?  Could it be that if Trumps lets the Dems win this – and waits on the nomination – everyone who wants to stop the baby killers and keep their guns – who was intending on voting for Biden – is now back in the Trump court.
    This is how he possibly wins – he changes the issue from him to the Supreme Court.  Support Trump and the repubs pack the court with right wing freaks.  This is his leverage on the American people.

  23. According to Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah, which began tonight, is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness.

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

     

  24. Well, for now I’m raising a glass to the memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I’ll do wound licking tomorrow. (Or a little later tonight…)

  25. McConnell forcing this vote before Nov 3 guarantees he loses the Senate. Forcing this vote lame duck probably loses them more seats in 2022. (Portman,Toomey,Rubio,etc).

  26. According to Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah, which began tonight, is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness.
    Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

    Good Jamie!
     
    If I were anywhere near D.C., I’d be at the Supreme Court right now!

  27. LINDSEY GRAHAM on March 10, 2016:

    “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.” https://t.co/DYXou0KEI8

  28. Sahil Kapur

    @sahilkapur

    In 2012, there were five votes to uphold Obamacare. One of them just died. Obamacare is headed back to the Supreme Court one week after Election Day.

  29. but won’t a a tie allow the lower court opinion to stand? 

    i can’t imagine the SCOTUS holding hearings anytime soon (month perhaps) out of respect for RPG

  30. mcgrath for senate email to supporters:

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a legend and a fierce advocate for justice throughout a towering life. She should be admired, remembered, and mourned tonight.

    It would be nice if our politics would let even a day pass before pouncing on the death of a patriot for partisan gain. But my opponent has already done so—showing the world once again exactly who he is.

    I’m going to save politics for another day. But tonight, I want you to know: If the McConnell Rule was good enough in 2016, it should be good enough in 2020, and I will fight him every step of the way on this.

    Amy

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