Whether it’s the main campaign events or the presidential debates, living in the now rather than yesterday is a time for mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her exceptionally good caregiving skills. Each passing day serves as a tribute to the vision the 88-year-old Supreme Court justice had and her short stay on the bench remains of cause. Add to that side effect the recent polling numbers indicating a swing to the left, which shows not only the attorney general, attorney general for Donald Trump and assorted Trump legislative representatives on offense, but also the president himself on defense for his violation of federal laws. There’s no surefire way to remember Ruth Ginsburg, but her voice will reach out and comfort us and his as long as she exists.Trump, on the other hand, is in emotional disbelief, seizing the moment to bring this tragedy to attention, addressing the halls of the White House to express his feelings regarding Ginsburg’s death and the injunction that he don’t allow the “most heinous crime of all” to take place, ever. Then, during a meeting with religious leaders at the White House, Trump described this death as “very significant,” noting that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to go out in the middle of the night because of an infection, not on the medication needed by her to fight it off. When journalists subsequently asked Trump about the language used, the president chided them for asking, “How is my presidency going? Are we winning or losing?”
Take that, reporters! Trump is not bad, he is cold and creepy. He must be ruled by a divine supernatural force.
Much of this is taken from a 2017 Fox News report. Here, Hillary Clinton notes, “For me, the question is not if somebody’s going to die, it’s when.” On this night, it could be late.
The circumstances of Ginsburg’s death are still too difficult to rehash here for now, but if you watch ABC News programming tonight, you’ll see that the Kennedy Center Performing Arts Opening Ceremony has come to an abrupt end, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as early as 9:10 pm. The event opens with a tribute to Ginsburg and the song, “Loving You” by Bill Withers and the Washington Jazz Orchestra. The evening climaxes with a performance from the DC Jazz Orchestra. If it’s unusual for an evening to happen live (a small one in in DC), I take it that you’re getting a first-rate orchestra at a civil service event.Before that, ABC News will have: 9:15 pm 9:30 pm 10 pm 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:45 pm
And the webcast starts at 9:30. Hope you’ll tune in. It’s also going to be a must-see event on Christiane Amanpour’s show for a Sunday night, according to this report from the New York Times, so, naturally, you’ll want to watch the winner-take-all coverage.