For weeks now, sensible people who believe in the Constitution, as opposed to Trumpism, have been chanting “Hang On Ruthie, Ruthie Hang On!” to the tune of “Hang On, Sloopy,” the 1965 hit single by The McCoys, who burst on the pop music scene from Union City, Indiana.
The hope was, of course, that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died today at the age of 87 after a superbrave struggle against cancer, would live until January 21, 2021, when Joe Biden will be our President.
Didn’t turn out that way.
Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — the highly endangered Senate Majority Leader, who will lose his seat on November 3 to fighter pilot Amy McGrath — wants his Legacy to be making the Supreme Court of the United States an impregnable bastion of judicial conservatism.
He might even tell his close personal friend, Donald Trump, to nominate Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) to succeed the Late, Great RBG. If he were to be confirmed, we’ll really be sunk.
As our Chief Congressional Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, is fond of saying, Cruz — the least popular member of what used to be the world’s greatest deliberative body — doesn’t even speak Spanish, though Beto O’Rourke, from El Paso, who almost took Cruz out in 2018 — Beto’s pretty darn good at that.
McConnell — who, when hyperconservative Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016 — infamously wouldn’t even allow a hearing for President Obama’s nominee to succeed Scalia, Judge Merrick Garland, well known as a judicial moderate — because it was a presidential election year.
But now MMMcC’s gonna rush through the confirmation of whatever hyperconservative, pro-life, pro-Federalist Society Judge, before Trump will be defeated on November 3, which is only forty-five days away.
When ASR Smith told Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that Justice Ginsburg had died, he immediately told his staff to prepare legislation requiring McConnell to provide an emergency room right there on the floor of the Senate, because blood will be spilled there.
Lots of it.