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The question facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Stay or go?
WP (Washington Post Sunday Magazine) ^ | 10/4/13 | Robert Barnes

Posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: ginsburg; rbg; scotus; supremes
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1 posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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2 posted on 10/07/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Haiku Guy

Important decision.

She should sleep on it...


3 posted on 10/07/2013 8:09:40 AM PDT by dead and gone (dead and gone dead and gone)
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To: Haiku Guy

Link to a long Style Section thumbsucker about Ruth Bader Ginsberg and whether or not she should retire and enjoy life or stay on the bench.

I would suggest that even Ruth Bader Ginsberg, stupid as she is, realizes that all of the honorary luncheons, special guest opera tickets and fancy soirees would end the instant she stepped down from the high court. So quitting her job to enjoy being Queen Bee full time is not really an option.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 8:10:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s always tease, tease, tease

You’ll have be when I’m on my knees.

(Scratch that....bad mental images!)


5 posted on 10/07/2013 8:10:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Haiku Guy

I’m depending on Ginsburg’s ego to outweigh her commitment to “the Cause”.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Haiku Guy

Please, Please wait till early 2017.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 8:13:22 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No reason for her to go, she is old but healthy.

I have no reason to state this either way, other than the employment and continuing professional engagement of this fine Supreme Court justice.

Oh, and by the way, I’m sure that our next POTUS, should he be faced with it, President Cruz will pick someone just as competent, if not a little bit more so...


8 posted on 10/07/2013 8:13:23 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Haiku Guy

I suspect she will sit it out and let God decide when it is time to go.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 8:14:01 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Haiku Guy

"Let me sleep on it."

10 posted on 10/07/2013 8:16:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Haiku Guy

I say stay...only because if she went now Osama Obama would replace her with someone *at least* as bad (if not worse) and someone much,much younger.If it wasn’t for that I’d be asking if “rot in hell” was an option.


11 posted on 10/07/2013 8:16:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: C210N

I suspect that the reason the WashPo is running this article is to plant the idea that she should leave now, so Obama gets to name her replacement.

Better a 40-year-old liberal idiot, who can stay on the bench for another 50 years, than a 80-year-old liberal idiot, who has another ten years, at best.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 8:16:38 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy

1. Obama needs to appoint someone even worse.

2. She’s entitled.

Now, which of these two is more likely to appeal to her?


13 posted on 10/07/2013 8:18:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
I suspect she will sit it out and let God decide when it is time to go.

Assuming she's an atheist (a very safe assumption,I'd say) does that mean that God won't have any say in the matter?

14 posted on 10/07/2013 8:18:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Please please stay at least 3 years and 3 months.


15 posted on 10/07/2013 8:19:37 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: dead and gone

she should stay until we get the white house back, for if she does go then bozo the clown will only get a young loon in there and sit on the bunch for about 40 years


16 posted on 10/07/2013 8:23:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Haiku Guy

Makes no difference one way or another. She would be replaced with another liberal moonbat, so it’s a zero sum.

Better she stay than to let Obozo pick a forty-something that would possibly be there another forty years.....................


17 posted on 10/07/2013 8:29:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Haiku Guy
Haiku for you:

I ne'er thought I'd say
to the wrinkled Ruth, "Please stay" -
for worse will follow

18 posted on 10/07/2013 8:34:09 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I hear that assisted suicide is popular in some nations.... wait, what was the question?


19 posted on 10/07/2013 8:36:19 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: dfwgator
Notable resemblence to Peppermint Patty.
20 posted on 10/07/2013 8:37:07 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Haiku Guy

+1.

And it’s not about a Dem getting to appoint a replacement, it’s about OBAMA getting to appoint one.

The last President to get three appointments to the Court was Reagan. There’s no doubt int mind that this story was pushed by the Obama crowd to pressure Ginsburg into giving Obama another seat to fill.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 8:42:20 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Haiku Guy

Put her on life support until January 2017.


22 posted on 10/07/2013 8:48:20 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: tanknetter

I think the Liberals are beginning to see it all slip away. That is why they are so desperate to get Obamacare fully implemented as soon as possible and why they want to solidify their control on institutions like the Supreme Court, academia, and the bureaucracy.

They know that a long long time in the electoral wilderness awaits them. After the chickens come home to roost from the policies of the last five years, a Democrat is going to have a hard time getting elected dog-catcher, much less President.

Want to know what the long-term forecasts say for 2014 and 2016? Your best indicator is stories like this one.


23 posted on 10/07/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: C210N

She has had two bouts with cancer—colon in 1999 and pancreatic in 2009. I wouldn’t describe her as being healthy. She is 80 years old.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 8:53:18 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
If she would step down, it would give Mr. Obama an opportunity to appoint the First Muslim Supreme Court Justice.
TWB
25 posted on 10/07/2013 8:59:57 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: TWhiteBear

She is going to step down sometime. I suspect she is waiting for Hillary to enter the WH. Hillary is a virtual lock to be the next President.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Red in Blue PA
You’ll have be when I’m on my knees.

Huh?

It's always tease, tease, tease.
You're happy when I'm on my knees.

27 posted on 10/07/2013 9:25:44 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

If she goes there will be trouble.
And if she stays it will be double.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 9:26:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

“Please, Please wait till early 2017.”

YES!! Even if she has to be zombied, hooked up to a respirator, strapped to her chair, and have “life” support tubes sticking out of all of her natural and unnatural bodily orifices. After that, pull the plug.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 9:29:46 AM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Haiku Guy

Stay. Stay until you can be replaced by someone who loves the Constitution.


30 posted on 10/07/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kabar
She has had two bouts with cancer...

Surely, someone of her huge stature should not be encouraged to leave just for a little tinge of cancer. We have modern medicine, she has modern medicine... we have modern government-run health insurance... she has modern government-run health insurance. Couldn't be better if she was on the SCOTUS equivalent in South Africa. Long live (3+ years) Ruth Ginsburg!

31 posted on 10/07/2013 9:46:38 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: libstripper
YES!! Even if she has to be zombied, hooked up to a respirator, strapped to her chair, and have “life” support tubes sticking out of all of her natural and unnatural bodily orifices

Ruth Bader Ginsborg?


32 posted on 10/07/2013 9:51:24 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; All

BRILLIANT!! I conceived it, your incomparable artistic talent executed it.


33 posted on 10/07/2013 9:58:38 AM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Haiku Guy

So at the same time the msm is insisting that shrillery is a lock in 2016, they’re also so deathly afraid that a President Cruz might appoint Ginsberg’s successor that they’re trying to kick her to the curb now.
What gives?


34 posted on 10/07/2013 10:06:00 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: rhinohunter
This article tells you everything you need to know about what they really think about 2016.

If Hillary! was a mortal lock for the Presidency, as everybody insists that she is, they would not care when Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires.

But they think it is important that Ginsburg retire right now.

I think they know, full well, that Hillary! does not have a snowball's chance in 2016, so they are getting as many things as they can set in stone now, before the deluge. They will try to talk the Democrats up for the next few years, either because they think they might have a chance of being effective or out of force of habit. But at the end of the day, they see gravity taking hold.

Hillary! got her butt kicked by a two-year Senator of marginal abilities and non-existent accomplishments back in 2008. What makes anybody think she would do better in 2016?

35 posted on 10/07/2013 10:25:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: rhinohunter

Furthermore, I think they are worried about the Democrat Senate in 2014. If the Republicans swing the Senate, another Justice Kagan might actually be subject to some scrutiny.

They want Ginsburg gone now so her successor can be in place well before the 2014 elections.


36 posted on 10/07/2013 10:56:07 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy

Does not matter. Der Obama ignores them: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075984/posts


37 posted on 10/09/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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