Skip to comments.Much depends on Ginsburg
Posted on 03/16/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer can she ensure that a Democratic president will be able to choose a successor who shares her views and values. --SNIP--
Indeed, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who will turn 76 this summer, should also carefully consider the possibility of stepping down this year.
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Who do they think they're fooling with that canard?
I guess the LA Times is agitating for a long-term guaranteed four person liberal wing of the court right now, with the hope that one of the other five will pass on during Obama’s term. That combination would cement a generation and a half of a liberal, activist SJC.
Even with all the other destructive, unAmerican, anti-Constitutional crap that we’ve been handed by Zero and 0bamunists, appointments to the Supreme Court will be a legacy lasting well beyond his tenure in office.
I’m praying for good health for Ginsburg, and Breyer, and all the rest.
We will not be better off if Zero loads the Court.
A left wing court at this stage in our history will cement the Republic’s tomb.
I’m thinking we will see justice holder or justice sunstien, either one will fly through the senate.
Historically, these geezers hold on until they feel so badly they can’t sit at the bench. It’s about power and prestige. Yet the court is handling fewer cases than it did in the past.
Frankly, I hope these two hold on into the next president’s term. Please, please, please...
From the hold on to the last goes for just about everybody in politics. A Democratic governor had been elected and the GOP begged Senator Strom Thurmond who was in his nineties to retire so the outgoing Republican could appoint a Republican replacement. He refused, despite the numerous photos of him asleep and drooling on the Senate floor. He died shortly after the Democrat took control and he, of course, appointed a Democrat. (Power and control. Being a Senator or a Supreme Justice is who they are. To give it up is to die.)
This thread appeared yesterday on an article from American Thinker:
These sorts of things come from the White House. They are written by the twentysomething foot soldiers in the Obama Crime Family and then handed off to the media who turn around and publish it, usually with very few changes. This is how journalism works these days.
The White House sees the handwriting on the wall. They are going to lose the Senate, so they have a very short window to confirm a nomination to the Supreme Court. Too short, I believe. Democrat Senators standing for election this year in Red states are unlikely to vote to confirm an Obama liberal nominee in the run up to the election and there won’t be enough time in the lame duck session to get it done.
I’m personally hoping that she stays true-to-form for a Democrat Politician. Staying there with the notoriety, attention, money and power, butt kissing and dogmatic ideology as long as she possibly can.
They don’t ever go away unless it looks like they’ll be voted out of office (not possible for her), convicted of a crime and imprisoned (again, not possible for her), or they are Gramercy Parked by another Democrat.
Looks like Ginsberg and Breyer better watch their backs. The far left wants then outta there.
In that picture, she is just tying her tennis shoes.
Gotta get younger commies on SCOTUS before losing the Senate.
If Hillary becomes president, I think we will see Justice Obama. He is, after all, a Constitutional scholar. It wouldn’t be the first time (Howard Taft).
If Hillary becomes president, the make up of SCOTUS will mean nothing to me. I'll be living in a different country.
“A left wing court at this stage in our history will cement the Republics tomb.”
Hate to tell ya but Bush’s appointment of Roberts did
just that. In other words we already have a liberal
LA Times editors are whores to the left wing marxist ideology.It’s always what’s good for the lefists and damn the needs of the country.
Are you kidding me?
Do you know how many Republicans voted against Ginsburg? Three is the answer.
You have a point, but both parties behave differently during elections. For example, our “great” Senator Roberts behaves like a conservative and claims to remember where Kansas is.