First things first. Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a thin slice of badassery. Did we agree with her ideology? No. Was she a champion of conservative values? No. Would we want our nieces and daughters to grow up to be the powerhouse that RGB was? A conservative version, yes! RGB paved the road and smashed through barriers for that to be a possibility. And for that, us girl dads are thankful.
Next, let’s address her dying wish. Justice Ginsberg’s daughter issued a statement claiming that her mother’s last wish was for her SCOTUS seat to be filled once a new POTUS was seated. Let the battle begin!
The Harris campaign and online slactivists jumped all over this. They claimed that a SCOTUS justice can’t be approved in 45 days. Although that has happened several times, they are both missing the point and/or assuming that you skipped civics class.
You see, the real number is 121 days. Even if Kamala Harris (let's face it, she is the one running) wins the election, Donald J Trump will still be the President of the United States until January 20, 2021. We elect presidents for four years. Not 3.75 years. And it is the sitting President’s duty to fill vacated SCOTUS seats. Not the President Elect.
That brings us to our final point. Yes, RBG’s seat will be filled by a Donald Trump appointed justice. But make no mistake, it’s going to be ugly.
Dems, it’s time to put on your big boy pants and big girl panties. Time to face the facts and talk like grown ups. If Hillary Clinton was the President, you would be DEMANDING that she fill the seat with a quickness!
Every MSNBC and CNN legal analyst or constitutional scholar would be bending over backwards to enlighten their followers of the constitutional duty that must be fulfilled by seating a justice before Inauguration Day.
This is how the game is played. Maybe we should amend the old saying, “You never want to see two things made, sausage and the law.” Law should be ok replaced with, “anything based in politics.”
Buckle up, America. This is going to be a wild few months.