35 thoughts on “RIP RBG

  1. slmret September 18, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    Oh, dear — she was so wanting to stay alive until the election! This will create a real scramble!

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    • Fandango September 18, 2020 / 5:33 pm

      I wonder if Mitch McConnell will follow his own rule of holding up the confirmation of a new SCOTUS justice in an election year until after the new president is sworn in, as he did with Merrick Garland in 2016. I doubt it.

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      • slmret September 18, 2020 / 5:56 pm

        I expect he’ll scramble to have the hearing and confirm a new justice within the next 6 weeks — he doesn’t know who will be the new President, or even if he’ll be there after Nov. 3! I believe Trump already has a list of 4 or 5 possibilities!

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      • amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 9:30 pm

        Of course not! That is why he is worse than Trump. He understands perfectly what he’s doing but has no shame of his hypocrisy. Still, there are Republican senators who may not go along with him this time. Lisa Murkowski has already pledged not to vote on a nominee until after the election (although I don’t know if she’ll hold on through the lame duck session). Susan Collins better do the same if she wants to hold onto her Senate seat. And there are a few Republicans with scruples, though not many.

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        • Fandango September 19, 2020 / 10:58 pm

          “And there are a few Republicans with scruples, though not many.” Not enough, probably.

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  2. Marleen September 18, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    She was such a principled person.

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    • amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 9:31 pm

      Me too, although when I heard she had pancreatic cancer, I became worried. Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate.

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    • Fandango September 19, 2020 / 10:09 am

      I had hoped she would have lived long enough, anyway, to see the horror of Trump behind her and to have retired in peace.

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  3. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing September 19, 2020 / 10:29 am

    This is a great loss for everybody. I too am taking it pretty bad. I haven’t heard one sound of remorse from captain bone spurs. The only thing he mentions is getting replacement rushed through. He should be honoring this wonderful woman who championed so many. 😡

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  4. Mister Bump UK September 19, 2020 / 10:45 am

    I note when she was elected it was with bipartisan agreement. That wouldn’t happen now.

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    • Marleen September 19, 2020 / 11:26 am

      I meant to connect my comment, posted below, to yours.

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  5. Marleen September 19, 2020 / 11:23 am

    Your point is so true, while Republicans have (in subsequent time) made her into an icon of things that are bad (for the ears of those who listen to them with awe). Few know (or want others to know) that she fought against a woman being pressured to have an abortion or quit her job. Women used to be told — very often… even if not a hundred percent of the time — they had to quit or be fired after becoming pregnant or starting a family. I am in favor of women who decide to be stay-at-home moms. I am not in favor of the ultimatum. Circling back to the largely unknown fact of the overwhelming acceptance of RBG, when she was selected by Bill Clinton and confirmed by the Senate, the cult of the right would not now want to acknowledge any good (or anything they value at least) to do with Democracts. One wonders if they have any actual morals; I am such a one, that is. I don’t, for instance, find it to be a “moral” to say an employee should die with the company truck. I’ve gotten a bit obscure, I suppose (I’ve actually held myself back). Anyway, I appreciated your observation.

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      • amoralegria September 19, 2020 / 9:38 pm

        Right – I was just thinking about this today. People talk about how both parties have become “extreme” and the Republicans are calling centrist Democrats like Biden “socialists.” In fact, it is the Republican party that has moved so far to the right. The Democrats really haven’t changed much; they’ve long had a centrist following as well as a liberal/progressive following. This has been happening since Reagan, at least. As the GOP moved in lockstep to the right, the center was pulled to the right as well, leaving true middle-of-the-road voters as “left of center.” I call BS!

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        • Fandango September 19, 2020 / 11:02 pm

          I used to be a moderate, slightly left of center kind of a guy, but I have been pushed a lot farther to the left due to the lunacy of the far right, which has taken over the Republican Party.

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          • Marleen September 20, 2020 / 12:39 pm

            Lunacy! The leaders know what they’re doing and just don’t have any scruples. The lemmings (largely “evangelicals” who don’t know the difference between principles and politics) don’t “get it” and put ridiculous arguments or talking points out there that indicate they don’t have reasoning skills. They push sensible people further and further away from themselves.

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        • Mister Bump UK September 19, 2020 / 11:05 pm

          I’m going to develop this theme a little more when I do my Who Won the Week post later. I’m just writing it now.

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