It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
I’m sorry for running late with today’s Who Won the Week post, but I am still reeling after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thus, I’m feeling hard pressed to come up with someone or something to select.I would hope that RBG’s passing could serve to energize Democrats and liberals by making it painfully clear what having a 6 to 3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court would do to the future of our nation. Her death makes very real the choice American voters have in November as perhaps no other issue can.
For those on the left, the Notorious RBG’s death is potentially disastrous, opening up the possibility that her seat on the Supreme Court could be filled by someone who would cement a far right conservative majority for years.
For those on the right, the vacancy presents the opportunity to fulfill a decades-long drive to change the nature of the court for a generation, including putting judges who oppose abortion at the top of their list.
Ginsburg’s death also changes the dynamic for the campaign between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The Supreme Court has long been the voting issue for some conservatives, particularly evangelical Christians. Trump will undoubtedly be counting on the prospect of expanding a conservative majority on the court to further energize that part of his base.
But that same possibility of a potentially decades long conservative majority on the high court is just as likely to have an impact on Trump’s opponents. The history of the abortion debate suggests that when the right to an abortion is seriously threatened, as it would likely be with a 6 to 3 conservative majority, pro-choice proponents become activated. Because of the role Ginsburg played in empowering women and in fighting for women’s rights, her loss could galvanize those on the left to show up big time for this year’s election.
So sorry folks, but no Who Won The Week pick from me this week. What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?