The latest episode of the crazy train wreck that is Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health has the cable news press everywhere transfixed, sparked by the assertion by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that the Justice should be “cured.”
Ginsburg’s recent illness has not satisfied the fevered progressives who are redoubling their efforts to replace her. Rep. Rohrabacher and Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) want to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch, who is believed to be Ginsburg’s nominee, with a vote at the Supreme Court to confirm President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Also keeping the seat warm for Trump is David French, a new junior justice who is also questionable to be confirmed. French has the honor of seating Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Alpert in the jurisprudence section of the Department of Justice, although Alpert has written written another brief in support of Kavanaugh.
So this is not a conservative hyperventilating over female lifeguards. On the contrary, there is plenty of respect there, like ABC’s “This Week” showing Williams on a First Amendment “scene” and spending a lot of time Monday discussing Ginsburg’s reputation and the facts of her illness while Alpert and French are providing a distraction.
If France were to do what Kellyanne Conway did when her baby started crying, being the deputy press secretary for Kellyanne, she would be wailing the whole time and she would be raising a hundred dollar bill while the president’s men continued to mock her.
If France was just a mere reporter taking notes in place of being the deputy press secretary, I’d hope she just agreed to speak about her case with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) because her boss and fellow prosecutors in the Northern District of California have an entirely different skill set.
However, her boss and fellow prosecutors also have the only part of the “right to life” group that is truly unhinged, especially considering the circumstances of Judge and President Trump’s proposed nomination of Kavanaugh. And most notably, their goal is to keep Scalia and the other five of them on the Supreme Court to defend the president’s constitutional right to assassinate anyone who disagrees with him.
Kavanaugh is extremely unqualified for such a job, yet even some supporters aren’t afraid to admit that it’s the president’s constitutional right to kill anyone who disagrees with him. Speaking by phone, he bragged about violating a federal wiretap law. He has called for a “spend-the-hell-out-of-it” Supreme Court battle on the constitutional right to abortion, and has warned anyone who objects to his decision to deny Sandra Day O’Connor a seat on the Court that they have an obligation to “blow him a hole.”
Trump can and should not have gone so far as to name Kavanaugh because he will not ever get the 100 percent cooperation of the other five justices to stop him.
It is obvious that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would support Kavanaugh, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would oppose him and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) would not have anyone vote for Kavanaugh even if he were not the nominee.
There is a method to the madness. It is only the liberal media and the leftwing blogosphere that are holding back from calling Kavanaugh “crazy” because they don’t want to look like they are crazy themselves.
If Trump is going to appoint a mainstream conservative to the Supreme Court, he can’t just get a 3-2 vote from Kennedy and Sotomayor or a bipartisan consensus to confirm him or for him to go all out with a 3-2 vote.
Everyone has to agree on one thing. He needs someone to protect the Constitution and make it live long enough for him to serve out his remaining term as president.
Unfortunately, Trump has turned to his lesser judicial instincts.
By much of the progressive media’s dour reading of the day’s events, Friday is the day when Kavanaugh will be confirmed. For the last two years they have been arguing that Reagan’s appointment of Thomas was a serious threat to the Constitution.
The liberal media and Democratic political platform have demonstrated they have no real interest in progress. They simply aren’t interested in what is important to America.
It’s time for progressives to stop putting their petty ideology above all else and heed Warren’s warning to reform the Democratic Party so that it can work for the people.
This article originally appeared on RH Reality Check on Sept. 17, 2018.