I’m just so fucking tired of this shit. No, she doesn’t “owe anyone anything.” But that is just a stupid way to look at things. You don’t do things because you owe people, and you don’t get upset at people because they owed you something.
People will be upset, because, if Trump can appoint another judge, it would basically give the anti-abortion, anti-civil right crowd a majority on the court, completely undermining everything. This is not about any one person, and framing it that way is absolute fucking bullshit.
I definitely am pissed at Kennedy for stepping down when he did. There was no reason he couldn’t stay on. If it was becoming hard, he can delegate pretty much everything except the actual vote.
Ginsburg has shown that she gets it, as she was going to retire but stopped. She knows it’s not about her. I hope she continues. If she has to have others doing all the work, fine. There is no way the House will impeach her, so she can stay until she says otherwise. Hell, as long as she doesn’t resign, it doesn’t matter if she’s unconscious. The House can just say that she’s still there, and refuse to allow her to be removed.
And, regardless of some artificial fairness, this is perfectly acceptable until we can get a Democrat back in office and actually fix the issue with them shutting out Garland. This is our fucking country and the bodily autonomy of women, the rights of LGBT Americans. The rights of voting so they won’t be permanently GOPed.
I’m not doing this bullshit “She doesn’t owe you anything” crap. No, no one owes anyone to do the right thing. But it is the right thing.