Ruth Bader Ginsberg, one of the most stalwart and brave defenders of human rights in American history, has died at the age of 87 after a heroic battle against cancer.
Unfortunately, that sets up a Constitutional crisis that will spell the final hope of the Republican Party repudiating fascism once and for all. Place your bets. Place your bets. Unfortunately, I’m betting on fascism.
To propose and confirm a new justice six weeks before an election only four years after not giving a hearing to a justice to replace one who died in March will be an act of legislative fascism so obvious as to not be denied by anyone which a shred of intelligence, fairness, decency, fair play or honor.
To be sure, if Biden wins and the Democrats can re-take the Senate, the only possible response would be to nominate and confirm at least two new justices to bring the Supreme Court to 11.
This is why we’re moving. I don’t want to have to stay here any longer and pray that a political party that has turned into a personality cult will ever do the right thing when they scarcely haven’t in the last five decades.
It at least would also confirm what most of us already knew — if Donald Trump manages to cheat his way to this election — the United States of America is well and truly fucked.