I’m sure you’ve seen this by now… Justice Ginsburg has come out guns blazing on Donald Trump as president. In a recent interview, she opined “He is a faker…He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.” This was after an earlier interview where she quoted that her passed husband would’ve have reacted to the idea of moving to New Zealand.
I like RBG like any liberal. Her stuff about the really good wine that caused her to nod off during a State of the Union, and her blistering dissents, all charm me. But I remember how annoyed I was when John Roberts was shaking his head when Obama called out the Supreme Court during a State of the Union address, and this is leagues beyond that. Look, we all know how Ginsburg is gonna vote in a case, and it’s pretty much as predictable as Clarence Thomas. No surprise she is thinking this, as when O’Connor was quoted at bemoaning the apparent Gore victory in 2000…but, speaking of which, if we had another 2000 Florida issue, Ginsburg would be in really tough shape. I love that she’s so strongly on the right side of history, but I don’t think this is the way to implement her beliefs — any jomolke can say nice liberal things, but she is in a much better position, one she is tarnishing with comments like these.