As it turns out, 710 and I happened to be in DC on Friday when we got the word about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death.
Now, I loved my parents, but I was far more devastated by RBG's death than theirs. The fate of this country did not rest on the fate of my parents being dead or alive.
Of course, with three (?) bouts of cancer, there was am expiration date for Ruth, but I was hoping - nay - needing - her to survive until January 21, 2021.
This was more important than the 2020 election.
I'd say 'prove me wrong', but you can't.
BLOTUS might actually lose the election (though I am FAR from convinced of this). But he'll contest it all the way to the Supreme Court. I don't know what that looks like with eight justices.
However, I DO know what it looks like with a full court - three of them being BLOTUS apointees: any decision going to BLOTUS, regardless of the actual law.
Make no mistake, the GOP plan is to have a replacement before the election - that third apointee.
This has made me manic in the last 48 hours.
The republican led Senate is going to push through someone worse than Kavanaugh and in record time. Unless.........those three heroes appear.
By all accounts, if three republican senators join ALL democratic ones, they can possibly delay the nomination. If that's before the election or before BLOTUS is out of office is uncertain. BLOTUS cannot appoint someone before leaving office.
This is not hyperbole.........it will be the end of this country. Not as we know it - as that has long since passed, but as in forever.
I fear for all the things that would pass in front of that court and the judgements that they render. Besides the fact any post-presidential case that hits their courts - no one is siding against BLOTUS. At least not the majority.
I feel way lost and anxious over all of this.
And truth be told - a little drunk.
710 and I were in DC - coincidentally - when we got the news. We stayed a bit longer to go down to the Supreme Court yesterday. It was crowded and solemn. We felt a little better being there, but not exactly hopeful.
I hate that the Dems are turning this into a 'donate' option. That's not the focus now. Holding off a nominee is. Giving them money cannot - and will not- change any of that.
I'm going to bed.
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