Age 87. Pancreatic cancer.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier. The October surprise has arrived two weeks early.
- The answer is 53. That’s how many Republican Senators there are right now. I know everyone is wondering if Trump will name a nominee for the vacated seat, and if McConnell will bring it to a vote. He has just released a statement saying, yes, he will be bringing the nominee to a vote:
- McConnell is 100% right. The Scalia vacancy in 2016 is different from this because there was a Democratic President and a Republican Senate. This time Republicans have the White House and the Senate.
- Does McConnell have the votes, though? Traitorous Alaska “Republican” Lisa Murkowski has already said she will not vote to replace Ginsburg until after election day. She says “fair is fair.” Except, no, as we just went over, it’s not the same situation. Democrats didn’t have the votes in 2016 and they don’t have the votes now. Lisa Murkowski is just looking for an excuse to sell out her party.
- On top of that, we also have to worry about Mitt Romney, who is more loyal to the media than the GOP. And Susan Collins of Maine is another weak link.
- That brings us down to 50 votes, which works because we’d still have Pence to cast the tie-breaker.
- There’s a long time, however, between now and the vote. If you thought Kavanaugh was bad, this is going to be 100x worse. I am legitimately concerned for the safety of whomever the nominee is. The Democrats literally have nothing left but the threat of violence. It’s how they do things nowadays. They just riot and burn and destroy. Biden has already issued thinly a thinly-veiled threat that if he doesn’t win the election there will be more violence. This is where the Democrats are now. They are fully third-world. They have fully embraced Gangsterism.
- Short of violence, how can the Democrats possibly oppose this next SCOTUS nominee more than they opposed Kavanaugh? They literally tried to frame him for rape. Are they going to frame this next one for murder? It can’t get much worse than Kavanaugh. That’s why I’m worried they’re about to get really violent.
- People are saying Trump should nominate a woman because Ginsburg was a woman. I despise this line of thinking. We’re the party that claims to be against identity politics, and yet here we are playing by the Democrats’ rules. We are under no obligations to nominate a woman. The Republicans should nominate someone who is going to be a strong, America First nationalist for decades to come. That’s the only qualification that matters. In fact I think Trump should nominate a white male just because it will piss off the Democrats that much more.
- My initial thought on hearing the news was that this would boost Democratic turnout. It would ramp their desperation up to another level. But the more I thought about it, the less I actually believe this will be a major factor in the election. Ginsburg’s death and the Supreme Court in general is not an issue that motivates everyday voters–especially “low information” voters. This is a massive deal in the Beltway. It’s a massive deal to highly-engaged white liberals, but they already had their hair on fire over this election. They are already highly motivated by their extreme hatred of Trump.
- On top of this, these people generally live in deep blue states/cities anyway. New York, California, Chicago, Seattle, etc. This is not going to make a difference for swing voters in the midwest. This does not really move the needle with the working class. Most voters are not motivated by the Supreme Court. They care about more immediate issues like their wallets, crime, jobs, etc. They don’t have time to worry about the Supreme Court. Only political junkies and journalists care about the Supreme Court, so they’ll inevitably make this a massive story because it’s a massive story to them.
This just had to happen now, huh? Awfully interesting timing.
At any rate, Republicans need to get this nominee confirmed ASAP. The Democrats are going to go bananas no matter what. That shouldn’t impact the Republicans’ actions at all. You cannot let the bratty children throwing a temper tantrum control the government.
The Democrats don’t have the votes, so they have to resort to lies, slander, bullying, intimidation and even outright violence in order to try to scare the Republicans into doing their bidding.
Apparently, in a statement released by Ginsburg’s family, she said “my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” A rotten partisan Democrat til the very end.
It was a mistake of her to say that. A more diplomatic way to go about it would’ve been “Until after the election.” That would have been dignified and responsible. But no. Her last words were a swipe at Trump. And why did she use the word “installed” instead of “elected”? That’s an odd choice of words.
Any sympathy or goodwill that Republicans may have been willing to offer in the wake of her death is now gone in an instant. Republicans are under no obligation to grant her dying wish. She should have retired years ago, when Obama was in office. Instead she got greedy and arrogant, assuming Hillary would win, and stuck around. The fact that she will be replaced by Trump is her fault and her fault alone.
No sympathy at all. She made her death about Trump–or at least her family did. We are under no obligations to defer to her wishes. Her dying wish is basically summarized as, “You better vote the bastard out.”
If that’s how it’s going to be, then screw it. No sympathy.
This is going to make Kavanaugh look like high school drama. Get ready for the rioting and chaos to start up again. It’s going to get extremely ugly. The media is going to kick the fake news and lies into overdrive. Prepare to hunker down. This is going to be bad. I don’t know what’s about to happen in this country. But it’s going to be very bad.
No more bending over for Democrats. Democrats have set the standard for the nuclear option. They have made nominations during an election year. And, unlike Republicans, three times they have turned Supreme Court nominations into circus shows (Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh). Now, they threaten to get rid of the filibuster.No more concessions to these low-lifes. None.
So you think the answer is 53? I think it is infinity.
I was going to start with (435 House members + 100 Senators) x (328.2 million less U.S. population less those who cannot or will not vote) x the unlimited degree of excitement this throws on the flames since the Democrats pulled what they did in the Kavanaugh hearings and the various soft coup attempts.
Reduce the last step in that whole equation to what it is: infinity.