Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Articles


TRUMP’S SPEECHLESS The fight over control of the Supreme Court
could be on the verge of going nuclear. It will make the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s
confirmation look like a game of patty-cake. That’s because one Supreme Court Justice
left Trump speechless with shocking news about their retirement. Radical liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsburg upended Washington when she announced doctors had removed cancerous tumors
from her lungs. This surgery caused Ginsburg to miss two weeks-worth
of oral arguments on the Supreme Court. Doctors declared she was cancer free, but
that did not stop a hurricane of speculation flying around Washington about her possible
retirement. Last October, Ginsburg dropped a hint about
when she would step down from the court. The far-left Justice claimed she would retire
when she felt she could no longer perform her duties at a high level. “My answer is as long as I can do the job
full steam, I will do it,” Ginsburg declared at a conference for liberal activists. “I used to have an answer, it worked for
a lot of years. It was Justice [Louis] Brandeis, when he was
appointed he was the same age as I was, 60. And he stayed for 23 years, so I expect to
stay at least as long. Well, now I’ve passed Brandeis, I’ve passed
[Justice Felix] Frankfurter,” Ginsburg continued. Ginsburg retiring for health reasons would
hand Donald Trump a political gift. But liberal activists are simultaneously demanding
Ginsburg never retire as long as Trump is President— while at the same time bashing
her for not having stepped down when Barack Obama was President so he could’ve appointed
her successor. Liberal journalist Roger Simon wondered if
liberals would be willing to subtract time off their lives in order to extend Ginsburg’s
time on the Supreme Court. “If it were possible, would you subtract
one day off your life and add it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life for one extra day of good
health? If just 10,000 people did this, it would add
27 productive years to her life,” Simon tweeted. Other liberals steamed that Ginsburg possibly
retiring during Trump’s Presidency could allow the Republicans to cement a Supreme
Court majority for generations. Before the 2012 Presidential election, Harvard
University law professor Randall Kennedy penned an essay for The New Republic urging Ginsburg
to retire while Obama was President and the Democrats controlled the Senate. That would have allowed Obama to appoint a
younger liberal justice and keep the seat in the court’s liberal block. “It seems to me that a justice should take
into account the politics surrounding confirmation and not allow (an) opportunity to fall to
a Republican,” Kennedy reiterated to Reuters. But Ginsburg resisted this pressure. “It really has to be, ‘Am I equipped to
do the job?’ … I was so pleased that this year I couldn’t
see that I was slipping in any respect,” Ginsburg told Reuters in an interview. Ginsburg gambled that the Democrats would
win the 2016 election. “I think it’s going to be another Democratic
president,” Ginsburg told the Washington Post in a 2013 profile. “The Democrats do fine in presidential elections;
their problem is they can’t get out the vote in the midterm elections.” Now Ginsburg faces liberals insisting she
stay on the court for as long as Trump is President – or at least until the Democrats
win back the Senate should Trump win re-election. But if Ginsburg decides her health renders
her unable to do her job – she is already missing oral arguments – Trump will get
his third Supreme Court appointment. And that promises to be Armageddon. We will keep you up to date on any new developments
in this ongoing story.


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