Friday, 18 September 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

quote [ Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." ]

I don't think anybody's really surprised at this point. Somehow I suspect the Senate is about to feel very industrious...
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cb361 said @ 6:02pm GMT on 19th September
But I'm not talking about about the conservative establishment, just about Trump.

I doubt that Trump holds any ethical position, conservative or any other, except what's good for Trump. He's in a political symbiotic relationship with the far right - they vote for him and adore him, and he'll pander to them. But does he actually feel loyalty to the cause of conservatism? I find it difficult to believe that he is capable of loyalty to something greater than himself.

So I can't imagine that Trump cares who is High Court Justice, except how it effects him personally. His ego, his business or his re-election chances. Which is why it sounds like a threat to hang over wavering conservative voters who might be disillusioned with him but still want a conservative Judge.

If he pushes through a new conservative Judge but loses the election, how does that benefit him personally?

PS: All I know about the US government is what I've picked up on SE, so there may be rules that make what I say invalid.


cb361 said @ 10:38pm GMT on 19th September
But I'm not talking about about the conservative establishment, just about Trump.

I doubt that Trump holds any ethical position, conservative or any other, except what's good for Trump. He's in a political symbiotic relationship with the far right - they vote for him and adore him, and he'll pander to them. But does he actually feel loyalty to the cause of conservatism? I find it difficult to believe that he is capable of loyalty to something greater than himself.

So I can't imagine Trump cares who is High Court Justice, except how it effects him personally. His ego, his business, his re-election chances. Which is why it could be a threat to hang over wavering conservative voters who might be disillusioned with him but still want a conservative Judge.

If he pushes through a new conservative Judge but loses the election, it wouldn't benefit him personally?

PS: All I know about the US government is what I've picked up on SE, so there may be rules that make what I say invalid.



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cb361 said @ 6:02pm GMT on 19th September
But I'm not talking about about the conservative establishment, just about Trump.

I doubt that Trump holds any ethical position, conservative or any other, except what's good for Trump. He's in a political symbiotic relationship with the far right - they vote for him and adore him, and he'll pander to them. But does he actually feel loyalty to the cause of conservatism? I find it difficult to believe that he is capable of loyalty to something greater than himself.

So I can't imagine Trump cares who is High Court Justice, except how it effects him personally. His ego, his business, his re-election chances. Which is why it could be a threat to hang over wavering conservative voters who might be disillusioned with him but still want a conservative Judge.

If he pushes through a new conservative Judge but loses the election, it wouldn't benefit him personally?

PS: All I know about the US government is what I've picked up on SE, so there may be rules that make what I say invalid.




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