RBG hanging on ...

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... by a thread.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Sunday, two days after she was admitted for chills and fever. “She is home and doing well,” a court spokeswoman said.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Friday night after experiencing chills and fever. After she was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, the 86-year-old justice was transferred to Johns Hopkins for evaluation and treatment. Ginsburg’s health improved after she was treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids, and she will be released as early as Sunday morning, according to a statement by a Supreme Court spokeswoman.
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Sure, she's fine.

But every time, we hold our breath.


Great concept for a political cartoon, too bad I can't draw: RBG hanging from the proverbial thread, over the ledge of a cliff, America is shown below, with reasonable, honest Americans looking up in horror, hands clasped in hope, RBG is frail, but alive, reaching her hand out, a gap in the air, then on the other side desperately reaching out are the front running Dem candidates with "2020" emblazened across their chests. Looking over the whole thing with an evil scowl across their faces are Trump, Barr, Stephen Miller, and some other shadowy evil figures behind them.
 
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In other words, you don’t give a sh!t about her or her health as a person, just as a SC Justice. Disgusting.
 

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She is desperate to retire. But she knows that she is honor-bound not to fail the nation by retiring with Trump as president.

That's what I, and she, care about.
 

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Your side is rooting for her death. Spare us your righteous indignation.
Well, retirement at least. But I really believe she would rather die than retire, with Trump as president. So defacto, you're correct.
 

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OK, imagine this scenario - the ultimate sh*t storm.

RBG dies. and you have the spectacle of McConnell and the Senate trying to confirm a Trump appointee to the Supreme Court - during an election year - at the same time that Trump is going on trial in the Senate for impeachment.

I think some people's heads would actually explode. I mean it. You could turn on MSNBC and make bets on what night Rachel Maddow's head explodes. (d*mn, I had February 4th in the office pool and her head exploded on January 31st....)

The thing is, I bet Trump and McConnell have the balls to go ahead and try to confirm a Trump appointee - even in the wake of the 'election year precedent' that McConnell gave for not holding confirmation hearings on Garland.

It would be a glorious spectacle. You could put it on pay-per-view.
 

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McConnell already clarified that precedent only applies when the Senate is controlled by the opposite party from the outgoing president.

You can’t possibly believe that they wouldn’t ram it through. The SC is more important than the presidency and congress, long term.


All the more reason to add as many new SC justices to the court as there were unfair nominations by Trump.
 

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There could be a vacancy on September 1st and McConnell would cram it through. He'd certainly do it before then. He has zero shame.
 

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There could be a vacancy on September 1st and McConnell would cram it through. He'd certainly do it before then. He has zero shame.
Yeah, it’s almost like trying to impeach a president and then trying to find a way of doing so.
 

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There could be a vacancy on September 1st and McConnell would cram it through. He'd certainly do it before then. He has zero shame.
He'd try to do it on December 1st 2020, if she died on November 30, 2020.
 

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Yeah, it’s almost like trying to impeach a president and then trying to find a way of doing so.
Your yeahbuts don't even make sense anymore. Trump is being impeached for his conduct, as would any other POTUS who did what he has done.
 

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Everything will be ok. They have the solution here:

 

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McConnell already clarified that precedent only applies when the Senate is controlled by the opposite party from the outgoing president.

You can’t possibly believe that they wouldn’t ram it through. The SC is more important than the presidency and congress, long term.


All the more reason to add as many new SC justices to the court as there were unfair nominations by Trump.
This plan by the left is absolutely the worst possible outcome for the U.S. -- making the SC a political arm of the party in power would lead to a complete tearing apart of the separation of powers that have helped keep political winds from breaking up a country. Every time in history that packing the court with political appointees has happened, it has led to complete disasters. This is how Hitler became Chancellor as well as how Maduro came to power in Venezuela.
 

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The rules are the rules. Just like the Electoral College is the rule.

The rules were never meant to be perfect. They were always a compromise designed to get 13 independent states to sign-up to fight together against England.
 

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The rules are the rules. Just like the Electoral College is the rule.

The rules were never meant to be perfect. They were always a compromise designed to get 13 independent states to sign-up to fight together against England.
It's a terrible idea. Do you want some people's marriages to only be valid every 4 years? Women to go to jail for getting an abortion this year, but next year it's OK?

What McConnell has done is awful. But packing the court is not the answer. I would like to see a scheduled 18-year term that leaves every President picking two justices per term.
 

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It's a terrible idea. Do you want some people's marriages to only be valid every 4 years? Women to go to jail for getting an abortion this year, but next year it's OK?

What McConnell has done is awful. But packing the court is not the answer. I would like to see a scheduled 18-year term that leaves every President picking two justices per term.
Oh sure, there are lots of great, *reasonable* ideas, such as you suggest here, that could be done.

If only it were politically feasible to change the rules.
But you know that ain’t happening.

While we’re at it, we’ll abolish the Electoral Colkege.
 

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Lefties caught transfixed on the shiny object(impeachment, Supreme Court). Meanwhile Drumpf and Cocaine Mitch have appointed 140 judges to district and circuit courts, where almost all cases are heard. Maybe if your leftie ideas and legislation sucked less you could get them through the legislative process and you wouldn’t have to rely on legislating from the bench.
 
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