Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bashes Donald Trump, Crossing a Line

The Notorious RBG just got a little more notorious.

And it's not pretty.

She's a partisan hack, frankly.

At WaPo, "In bashing Donald Trump, some say Ruth Bader Ginsburg just crossed a very important line":

It's a political cliche at this point to joke about moving to another country if a certain presidential candidate doesn't win. Gobs of Americans were headed to Canada if George W. Bush was reelected in 2004. A similar contingent threatened to flood across our northern border when Barack Obama was elected and reelected.

Generally, though, you don't hear a Supreme Court justice talking like this. In fact, you generally don't hear a Supreme Court justice talking at all — much less about the big political issues of the day.

Most justices aren't Ruth Bader Ginsburg, though. And in a new New York Times interview, Ginsburg doesn't hold a thing back when it comes to the 2016 election.

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” Ginsburg told the Times' Adam Liptak. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Ginsburg also recalled something her late husband said about such matters: "Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand."

This appears to be a joke, but Ginsburg's sentiment here is crystal clear: She thinks Donald Trump would be a dangerous president. And in saying it, she goes to a place justices almost never do — and perhaps never have — for some very good reasons.

Also from Ms. EBL:

They are not even trying to hide their bias anymore, that is how cocky they have become. If you think the damage Obama has caused to the country is bad, imagine the Supreme Court shifting three or four justices to the left. Because that is what will happen if Crooked Hillary wins.