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    Quote Originally Posted by Grajonca View Post
    Really?
    Yeah - really.

    If you guys REALLY think she's only "thinking of herself" with that...what can you possibly think of the narcissism that Trump spews out every single day?

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    I feel like I'm in a bizarro world or something.

    The GOP is putting on an absolute clinic in hypocrisy right now. In a city of hypocrites that has an epic history of hypocrisy, this is the apex. This is as pure & perfect as hypocrisy gets.

    It is absolutely shameless. And people are calling out RBG for having a friggin' dying wish. Just a wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    I feel like I'm in a bizarro world or something.

    The GOP is putting on an absolute clinic in hypocrisy right now. In a city of hypocrites that has an epic history of hypocrisy, this is the apex. This is as pure & perfect as hypocrisy gets.

    It is absolutely shameless. And people are calling out RBG for having a friggin' dying wish. Just a wish.
    Oh get over yourself!!



    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...tion-year.html
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    80,000 Americans died and 900,000 were hospitalised just two years ago from flu including the most virulent Type A version of H3N2, so why didn't you arseholes call for the total destruction of the world's economic system then? I hope you have plenty of time to ponder over that when you all lose your houses, jobs and relationships!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    It's been noted that her failure to retire midway through the Obama Administration was a result of selfishness and stupidity that ultimately was hubris for the cause of judicial illiberalism.
    It was self evident to all but the most wilfully ignorant that she was incapable of performing her duties, that was not selflessness. It was supreme arrogance hoping to delay the appointment process until after the election to preserve her legacy.
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    80,000 Americans died and 900,000 were hospitalised just two years ago from flu including the most virulent Type A version of H3N2, so why didn't you arseholes call for the total destruction of the world's economic system then? I hope you have plenty of time to ponder over that when you all lose your houses, jobs and relationships!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grajonca View Post
    It was self evident to all but the most wilfully ignorant that she was incapable of performing her duties, that was not selflessness. It was supreme arrogance hoping to delay the appointment process until after the election to preserve her legacy.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an egomaniac who should have retired years ago.



    A DODDERING OLD FOOL IN LOVE WITH HER OWN MYTH





    Fans defended her choice not to retire under President Obama. Now it's too late.


    On the Basis of Sex, a feature film on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rolled out in theaters nationwide last Christmas Day.

    With Felicity Jones’ portrayal of Ginsburg as a hot, young ACLU lawyer, the canonization of “Notorious RGB” was officially complete.

    The 85-year-old justice’s celebrity status as a badass feminist was never higher.

    CNN, which earlier this year produced a Ginsburg documentary titled RBG, has declared her the “face of the resistance” against President Donald Trump, and a new Ginsburg biography was published in October to coincide with the 25th anniversary of her confirmation.

    A retail store opened recently in Washington, DC, stocked almost exclusively with RBG merch: yoga mats, water bottles, T-shirts, action figures, magnets, and pins designed to look like Ginsburg’s lace “dissent collar.”

    But no amount of swag or hagiography can obscure the fact that her legacy was sorely tarnished by refusing to retire when President Barack Obama could have named her replacement.

    Irin Carmon, a co-author of Ginsburg fan-book The Notorious RBG who is as responsible as anyone else for the Cult of Ginsburg, encouraged devotees: Their heroine is resilient, indestructible even, Carmon insisted. Ginsburg survived cancer—twice! “I am not RBG’s doctor, but I am one of her biographers, here to testify to her resilience,” Carmon wrote.

    To reinforce her point, Carmon interviewed Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg’s longtime personal trainer, who said, “To all the stressed-out people in America, remember that the justice is TAN. Now, I always use that acronym: TAN. She’s tough as nails".

    But Carmon and others who’ve helped turn Ginsburg into a pop-culture icon deluded themselves. Ginsburg was a mere mortal.

    The actuarial table was not in her favor.

    Ginsburg did not outlast the Trump administration or live long enough for a DEMOCRAT to replace her. The situation today is one many feared years ago and worked hard to avert. But the justice rebuffed them all, a decision that makes all the hero worship hard to stomach.

    The calls for Ginsburg to step down began in 2011 when Randall Kennedy, a Harvard law professor and former clerk to the late Thurgood Marshall, wrote a piece in The New Republic gently urging Ginsburg, then 78, to retire while Obama was in office. (He had suggested the same of Justice Stephen Breyer.)

    Kennedy was publicly airing private concerns among DEMOCRATS that it could be Ginsburg’s last chance to be replaced by a DEMOCRAT.

    He wrote, “Service comes in many forms, including making way for others.”

    Ginsburg declined the advice.

    After Obama’s 2012 reelection, the Ginsburg retirement calls came with a new urgency.

    In December 2013, the National Journal ran a piece titled, Justice Ginsburg: Resign Already!, in which writer James Oliphant observed that the passage of Obamacare would likely hand Senate control to the Republicans in 2014, thus preventing Obama from naming a Ginsburg successor.

    His concerns were echoed by prominent left-wing legal scholars, notably Erwin Chemerinsky, now dean of the University of California-Berkeley law school, who wrote in early 2014 in the Los Angeles Times, “I do not minimize how hard it will be for Justice Ginsburg to step down from a job that she loves. But the best way for her to advance all the things she has spent her life working for is to ensure that a DEMOCRAT president picks her successor.”

    In response to the retirement calls, Ginsburg gave an interview to the New York Times’ Adam Liptak laying out the reasons she planned to ignore them.

    “There will be a president after this one,” she said. Ginsburg added that she planned to keep working. The only evidence she could see that she’d slowed down by her age, she said, was that she’d given up water-skiing and horseback riding.

    In retrospect, it doesn’t seem like a coincidence that the making of Notorious RBG happened at a time when many were begging her to step down.

    The canonization began in 2013, after Ginsburg issued a dissent in Shelby County v. Holder.

    Inspired, New York University law student Shana Knizhnik launched a “Notorious R.B.G” Tumblr. The meme took off and ultimately led to a 2015 book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which Knizhnik co-authored with fellow fangirl Carmon, then an MSNBC reporter.

    Ginsburg has since been tattooed on women’s bodies, immortalized in song and a children’s book, and featured on SNL.

    She had her face plastered on everything from tote bags to water bottles.

    This merchandising could not have happened without the justice’s blessing; the law gave her a fair amount of control over the use of her image, as she well knew.






    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/what-cult-ruth-bader-ginsburg-rbg-got-wrong-obama-trump/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    It's been noted that her failure to retire midway through the Obama Administration was a result of selfishness and stupidity that ultimately was hubris for the cause of judicial illiberalism.
    here we go. I dont think its brought up enough that this is happening because Ginsburg was a selfish cunt. Now God in his infinite wisdom has given Trump the pick.

    Its hilarious they didnt just weekend at bernies here though. It was only a couple of months.
    is on twitter @realtsuke

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    You realize that there is nothing contradictory or dishonest about those 2 statements, correct?
    You're joking, right.
    Which is it?
    a) she wants to us to wait until AFTER the prez is elected
    OR
    b) a prez in office during the election year should continue with his obligations......and because that is his job
    ???????
    Abortion rights dogma can obscure human reason & harden the human heart so much that the same person who feels
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    pain in abortion.

    Unborn animals are protected in their nesting places, humans are not. To abort something is to end something
    which has begun. To abort life is to end it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    I feel like I'm in a bizarro world or something.

    The GOP is putting on an absolute clinic in hypocrisy right now. In a city of hypocrites that has an epic history of hypocrisy, this is the apex. This is as pure & perfect as hypocrisy gets.

    It is absolutely shameless. And people are calling out RBG for having a friggin' dying wish. Just a wish.
    So, she changed her mind since 2016?
    Abortion rights dogma can obscure human reason & harden the human heart so much that the same person who feels
    empathy for animal suffering can lack compassion for unborn children who experience lethal violence and excruciating
    pain in abortion.

    Unborn animals are protected in their nesting places, humans are not. To abort something is to end something
    which has begun. To abort life is to end it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    You're joking, right.
    Which is it?
    a) she wants to us to wait until AFTER the prez is elected
    OR
    b) a prez in office during the election year should continue with his obligations......and because that is his job
    ???????
    It was a dying WISH.

    What is it about the word "wish" that seems to have everyone on the right so confused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    So, she changed her mind since 2016?
    No. She expressed a WISH.

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    Why are we still arguing about this? There is no evidence she ever uttered those words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” RGB


    new president ??

    So if Trump wins America is suppose to wait 4 years to replace her?

    Just shows how selfish and self centered the bitch was!
    This isn't new, Ruth was already on record saying she was staying on the Court for political reasons.
    Why Trump? Because Fuck You that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    This isn't new, Ruth was already on record saying she was staying on the Court for political reasons.
    yep. she made no bones about it..she politicized her seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    This isn't new, Ruth was already on record saying she was staying on the Court for political reasons.
    No she is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    Yeah - really.

    If you guys REALLY think she's only "thinking of herself" with that...what can you possibly think of the narcissism that Trump spews out every single day?
    If you REALLY think she wasn't, it's just another reason the ideology you support doesn't need to be anywhere in the government.

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