By Dave Andrusko
Every once in a while the timing is just exquisite. You state something and a member of your benighted opposition shouts something to the high heavens, proving what you’ve predicted is prophetic.
That conjunction took place last Friday.
There was National Right to Life, the leading right to life organization in the nation, in the midst of its three-day annual convention, laying out chapter and verse what will happen if Planned Parenthood’s favorite candidate–Hillary Clinton– becomes the next President. It’s awful from stem to stern, but nowhere worse than the knowledge that she would appoint nothing but hard-core pro-abortionists to all levels of the federal judiciary, up to and including the Supreme Court.
And, lo and behold, last Friday pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives an interview to the New York Times (published today) in which she crunches Clinton’s opponent–billionaire Donald Trump–and tells us exactly what will happen if Clinton appoints Antonin Scalia’s replacement.
After she thumped Trump, there was one good piece of news (although offered in jest). Should Trump become president, Ginsburg told Adam Liptak (quoting her late husband), “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.’”
So much for the above-politics posture. Ginsburg clobbered the Senate for not holding a hearing on Judge Merrick B. Garland, although there is ample precedent for Scalia’s replacement to be chosen by the next President.
She lobbied for Garland the way Obama lobbied last week for Clinton (saying that “there has never ever been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton”). She said of Judge Garland, “I think he is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court.”
Speaking of future Supreme Court nominees, Ginsburg mentioned Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer. “Kennedy is about to turn 80,” she said. “Breyer is going to turn 78.”
Ginsburg said of Kennedy, who voted to gut portions of the pro-life 2013 Texas law, “I think he comes out as the great hero of this term.”
What else about the High Court? Here’s how Liptak story ends:
Should Judge Garland or another Democratic appointee join the court, Justice Ginsburg will find herself in a new position, and the thought seemed to please her.
“It means that I’ll be among five more often than among four,” she said.