ABOVE: There are only so many '70s/'80s men who could truly be responsible for our gay-sexual awakenings, but Randolph Mantooth deserves a slot, no?
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Via NPR, Ginsburg — who has died of cancer at 87 — dictated a statement days ago, as she knew she was dying:
My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.
Her impending death must have reached Trump's ears; this is why he randomly put forth his list of SCOTUS potentials, one of whom baldly proclaimed Roe v Wade would be eliminated, and the other of whom was first-class asshole Ted Cruz.
Look, her spot can be filled, full-stop, and will, possibly post-Election Day, pre-Inauguration Day. She could've retired under Obama, but probably assumed a woman, Hillary, would replace her, and liked that idea. Who knew?
We have to band together, get Biden in and expand the Court to nullify whatever goon the Trumpublicans ram through.
2020 fucking sucks.
Please, Joe Biden, keep breathing.
In a weirdly lackadaisical presser, Trump unveiled his thoughts on who he would appoint to SCOTUS should an opening occur — and it should be so terrifying to liberals and even moderates, I can't help but think this whole gambit came off as a ready-made #BidenHarris2020 ad.
First, Ted Cruz is utterly reviled, so when his name was mentioned, the planet cringed. I guess this is what you get for continuing to kiss Trump's ample tush long after he calls your wife ugly.
Then there's Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who boldly tweeted that Roe v. Wade must go once Trump mentioned him as a SCOTUS appointee. Great, so a vote for Trump is a vote against reproductive rights — and liberals don't have to make this charge as some abstract concept. It's right there. It's. A. Tweet.
Let me sum up this presser for those of you who are not Trump cultists: he is terrified— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 7, 2020
Now, as helpfully scary as these names are for our side, the reality is — if Ginsburg or anyone else were to die or retire suddenly between now and the moment Biden is (hopefully sworn in), then Cruz and Cotton and others are ready to go. Trump and some senators have already said they would have NO problem rushing a confirmation of a SCOTUS judge, even if it were to occur after a possible Trump presidential loss.
Imagine that. Paging Merrick Garland! (But enough about Merrick, because if Biden gets into office, and if he does it with enough Democrats in the Senate, we will be wanting wildly liberal judges, not decent compromise picks.)
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