Politics and the Supreme Court

So catching up on everything I missed the last few days that I have been busy and I come across the story at Hot Air that Ginsburg doesn’t believe that Obama can replace her in today’s political climate.

Because of this she has decided to keep her job and fulfill that lifelong appointment. To be completely clear, she

is already 81 and has no intention of slowing down or stepping down anytime soon. So if she doesn’t step away before our Dear Incompetent Leader is retired completely, that puts her at what 83 maybe 84? If the GOP manages to win the White House in 2016 and holds it for both terms that puts her at what 92, 93?

Can she still be mentally sharp enough at that age to stay on the bench? Nothing against those who have made it to that age and stayed senile, but it is not always the case. So knowing she will never go peacefully if the GOP holds the White House what exactly happens?

That though is not really the question. Here is what bothers me. She feels that there is no way Obama could get someone like her on the bench right now. I realize that in today’s climate that is a valid concern on both sides, but seriously, wasn’t the entire purpose of the Judiciary to remain apolitical and follow that pesky document called the Constitution?

I know that is a naïve thought but why is it not a requirement by all of us? Think about it the Constitution isn’t Obamacare long. Hell it’s only a few thousand words. Seriously anyone think it an undue burden to think they should not only know the document but able to recite it from memory.

“Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have?” Ginsberg asked rhetorically. “If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court.”

Well in defense of all that is insane in this country right now, Obama did manage to get Keagan on the Court. Hell it’s not like the GOP has the spine to stand up to him or Reid.

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