When will Donald Trump nominate an inevitable QAnon rapist for RGB’s seat?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, after years of battling multiple health issues. RBG was not the first “liberal lion” of the Supreme Court, and my sincere hope is that she will not be the last. CB eulogized RBG here – I’m honestly so upset, I can barely focus on anything other than my rage and despair, but it’s completely worth it to remember all of the amazing things RBG did in her life.

Obviously, the conversation turned immediately to whether or not Donald Trump will nominate someone to fill the SCOTUS seat. If this happened two seconds before the election, the feeling would be more clear-cut on both sides – a definitive NO and “whoever wins the election gets to nominate RBG’s successor.” But we’re six weeks from the election. And even if the Biden-Harris ticket wins (not necessarily a sure thing), that still leaves two months and some change with Trump as the lamest of lame ducks. Does anyone really think that Trump and Mitch McConnell will NOT try to jam someone through? They’ll probably do it BEFORE the election. That sounds like Moscow Mitch’s plan:

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell vowed that the Senate will vote on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at her home on Friday due to complications of metastatic cancer, just hours after the news was publicly announced.

“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term,” said McConnell, 78, in a statement on the passing of the 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice. “We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.”

“By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary,” the statement continued. “Once again, we will keep our promise. President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

[From People]

That’s how Mitch McConnell defends not voting on Merrick Garland (Obama’s pick for Scalia’s seat) for ten months in 2016, and why he’s twisting himself in knots to defend pushing through a nominee six weeks before an election during Trump’s reign of terror. Joe Biden has other ideas:

“Let me be clear: the voters should pick the President and the President should pick the Justice for the Senate to consider,” Biden said. “This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016, when there were almost ten months to go before the election. That’s the position the United States Senate must take today.”

[From People]

Which is all fine and good, but… you know, Moscow Mitch and Moscow Bigly are still going to push someone through. Barack Obama echoed Biden’s thoughts and backed up the Ginsburg family’s wishes and RBG’s wishes, that her replacement be nominated by whoever won the election. Obama also said: “A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment. The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental workings of our democracy all depend on that basic principle.” Except Moscow Mitch doesn’t care about that and neither does Donald Trump or any other Republican.

So, yeah, I thought… of course Trump’s nominee will be some QAnon rapist anti-masker. But now he’s vowing to nominate a woman. He told a crowd in Fayetteville yesterday that he nominate “a very talented, very brave woman” in the “next week.” My guess is that he’ll nominate a completely terrible woman and even the Republicans will reject her (within a matter of days) and then he’ll get to nominate whatever rapist conspiracist dude he actually wants.

Senate GOP leadership Q & A following the GOP luncheon.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    I have seen two headlines this AM in regards to filling the void left by TH Ruth: one is to leave open until the election is over and two, is that he will appoint a female. I agree with the first one but know he will NEVER let that happen or should I say his ego will never allow that and as for the nominating a female – I hope he knows Ivanka cannot be nominated.

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      The president can technically nominate any individual. So he actually could choose Ivanka. I’d also remind you that Tiffany did just graduate from Georgetown Law School a few months ago. But if Trump barely remembers she exists you can’t be expected to either.

      • Seraphina says:

        One would think he would nominate someone who has a law degree and has the resume to add validity to his nomination. But he was voted in, so who knows what he thinks he can do.

        He can do a great deal many things, but the only concern he has is promoting his own interests and nothing more.

      • Larelyn says:

        Does anyone think he’d nominate his sister?

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        His sister is too old. They want someone YOUNG in there, that can make horrible laws for decades.

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        Trump will stick to his trusty list of acceptable judges that the Federalist Society provided him in exchange for their support during the ‘16 campaign. Supreme Court nominations are one of the biggest issues for voters across the board. I’ll be truly shocked (which is saying something four years into his presidency) if he veers from their pre-approved choices.

        His promise to only choose from that list was a big factor in his win and may prove to be again. He’s… savvy… cunning… I don’t know the right word, but he’s enough to know this is one issue he really shouldn’t rock the Conservative boat on.

    • LittlePenguin says:

      I just said to the husband, “Trump is totally going to nominate Ivanka for the Supreme Court!”

  2. Sierra says:

    Dems needs to stop asking and instead tell the Republicans. If Trump and Mitch pushes through another justice, the Dems will increase the court to 13. No ifs and buts anyone.

    This is war and Dems have to fight hard.

    • Lanie says:

      Except we have to get the Presidency and control of the Senate first.

      And what better way for Trump to stop that by voter intimidation (“I’ll send law enforcement to the polls!”), contesting the election, and having his newly cemented 6-3 SCOTUS hand him the win.

      The Dems have no power to stop this. In part because a bunch of crybabies who didn’t get Sanders as the candidate in 2016 helped put Trump in the presidency out of spite. Also because more people than we are willing to admit (and not just on the right) are perfectly fine with racism and sexism.

      It’s past time for these blanket “The Dems better fight” statements to die. It’s the people who need to get off their complacent asses for once and start fighting. A fight that needs to take place in the streets. A fight that will never come as I watch people handwringing over the incivility of protests, peaceful and non-peaceful.

      • Darla says:

        You’re right Lanie. That’s what Trump is planning, throwing the election to his hand picked, lunatic courts.

        But man plans and God laughs, and Trump is but a man.

        It’s not over yet.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        For what it’s worth
        Susan Collins is polling to lose her senate seat. Our other senator is a liberal independent. And most other races are tracking to turn or hold blue.
        Still nervous, but we have a chance here!

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Did you see the pics yesterday, of all of the MAGAts, waving Dump and confederate flags and signs, blocking polling places in VA? Police did NOTHING to move them away from the entrance to the polling place. PURE VOTER INTIMIDATION…AND NOTHING WAS DONE TO STOP IT!

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Thank you. The Dems as usual always know how to be right, but never how to *win*. The republicans will clearly jam someone through, so it should be a case of how to address their inconsistencies and outright cheating. Either increase the court to 13, or the (hopefully) Democratic led Senate votes to remove either their latest nominee or the initially stolen seat. They can’t both stay.

      They need to find their balls, somehow. Its sooooooo frustrating to watch and I’m not even American.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Laine

      We were wrong! There ARE things the Democrats can do to delay the nomination. Please people watch this and see a few ideas from The Young Turks.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MaTJ4nBZIec

      Personally, I like the impeachment option.

      • Lanie says:

        TYT is a full on hack shop. Take anything that comes from There with the tiniest grain of salt.

        FYI, they were some of the biggest peddlers if anti-Hillary smears and downplaying Russian interference in the 2016 election.

        So again, the people, who very much put Trump in office through complacency, poor knowledge of how our government operates, or just plain fear of a nation that doesn’t cater 100% to white supremacy (99% is white genocide, apparently), need to get off their asses and do something. Waiting around for the opposition party that they foolishly crippled to do it isn’t gonna cut it anymore.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Well, yes, TYT can sometimes be annoyingly leftist when it comes to the choice of candidates and a little idealist as well. Still, they seem to be the only faction of the democratic party that has any kind of fight in them at all. Letting that Merrick Garland seat go was just the most gutless, spineless bit of cowardice and weakness I’ve ever seen in politics and the only dems I can find who try to fight fire with fire are there (at tyt).

        Having said that, put your dislike of Cenk aside and analyse his suggestions. I don’t know enough about American governance to say for certain, but his suggestions seem perfectly plausible to me, the dems just need to have the balls and the courage to follow through.

        Specifically, could the dems use a series of impeachments to procedurally hold up the nomination as Cenk suggested?

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Laine

        I do agree with you about tyt that they sometimes do more harm than good by constantly running down certain democratic candidates at the worst possible times. What they did to Hilary Clinton was criminal and their obsession with Bernie is just plain weird. Other than that though, I like their fighting spirit. It beats the ‘roll over and play dead’ mentality of most typical democrats. Demographically, they should be running the show by a wide margin, but somehow……sigh.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        the impeachment option will just push even more young white (college age) men to Trump. The things that shocked me most coming from some friends who teach undergrad courses is that a lot of the young men taking their classes that seem to espouse views very different from Trump and who thought Trump was guilty as sin are mad at Democrats for impeaching him instead of trying to work with Republicans (yeah, THAT bowled me over) and many won’t vote for democrats because of it, Based on the stuff they told me, I think impeachment right now would push those guys to affirmatively vote for Trump & down ticket republicans

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ pottymouth pup

        I’m inclined to think that those guys will vote for trump regardless. They are merely waiting for the vaguest excuse they can find to admit it to you. Eventually, they will vote for him because Kamala Harris coughed the wrong way, or Biden sat down too quickly, or they don’t like masks etc. And now that there’s the supreme Court fight, that’ll be the convenient reason.

        Should the democrats find a way to lose that fight, its sayonara America, most likely for our lifetimes.

        However, my question is, *CAN* democrats block the nomination in this way? (Regardless of the effect on voting, either way).

    • Larelyn says:

      So, sorry if this is a dumb question, but…

      I see everywhere suggestions for Dems to increase the Supreme Court to 13 to match the number of circuit courts if they win the Senate and Presidency. What’s to stop McConnell from doing this if Trump wins and the Reps still hold the Senate?

  3. Cate says:

    Amy Coney Barrett, I’m guessing. Probably one of the last people RBG would want to replace her.

    Call your senators, folks.

    • Jerusha says:

      Like when abysmal mediocrity clarence thomas replaced the giant Thurgood Marshall.

    • Kelly says:

      She was rumored to be on the shortlist to replace Anthony Kennedy, but at the time one of the things that weren’t in her favor was that her law degree was from Notre Dame. Apparently, Trump and his advisors have a thing for choosing people with degrees from Ivy League schools. Notre Dame’s law school is ranked in the top 25 nationally by US News & World Report, but there 4 other Midwestern law schools ranked above, 2 of them public.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        the Trumpers are already sharing memes of Christine Blasey Ford accusing Amy Coney Barret of sexual assault but I’m also seeing some complaints about adding “another Catholic” to SCOTUS

  4. Juls says:

    Will the people of Ketucky please do the nation a favor and PLEASE vote McConnell out. PLEASE? He is the most vile, evil, disgusting thing on this planet. Stop voting for him. Just……STOP!

  5. Nina Simone says:

    Kaiser same. This has led me to so much despair and very little hope 😔

    I can’t help but think that a lot of republicans who were winter undecided or were voting for Biden will now switch to Frump based on this. So worried for us.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Yup. First thought when I heard she’d died was this.

      Second thought is that it wouldn’t surprise me if they gave her something to hurry things along. After all, America is being led by the Russian master poisoner with a huge stable of very experienced, regularly used assassins.

      • cer says:

        “Yup. First thought when I heard she’d died was this.

        Second thought is that it wouldn’t surprise me if they gave her something to hurry things along. After all, America is being led by the Russian master poisoner with a huge stable of very experienced, regularly used assassins.”

        No.
        She was an 87 year old woman who had a long battle with cancer. Also she’s American, not a Russian whom Putin would think betrayed Russia. I may blame Putin for many things, but he’s not actually arranging for the assassination of already dying SC judges.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ cer

        And you don’t find the convenience of her death puzzling? It seems the desperation of this administration has escaped your notice. Just like putin’s machinations and tactics have as well.

        Do I know for sure that she was poisoned? Of course I don’t. But I find it entirely plausible in the time of Khashoggis and bounties being put on American soldiers heads.

        To cut to it, I believe Russia has a firm hold on American affairs at the moment, via a heavily compromised President. Once you can see that, it makes the absolute horror show the country is going through make sense.

      • cer says:

        “And you don’t find the convenience of her death puzzling? It seems the desperation of this administration has escaped your notice. Just like putin’s machinations and tactics have as well. ”
        She was terminally ill, so no, it’s not puzzling. I’m well aware of Russian/USSR history, but not everything is a conspiracy. To continue down that road gets you into QANON territory.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Most people don’t survive ONE bout with pancreatic cancer, let alone two (I know two people personally, my uncle and my best friend’s mother, who died w/in months of (first) diagnosis). RBG was lucky to have survived (after battling FIVE bouts of different cancers). Do I wish she could’ve “held out” six more months? Of course! But did I wish for her to suffer? Hell no!

    • sa says:

      But even most republicans don’t want Roe overturned, it’s the loud ones that do. I’m *hoping* that the scariness of it finally being in reach for the anti-choice conservatives, will inspire those Republicans who support Roe but didn’t want to vote for Biden to suck it up and vote for him.

    • Lanie says:

      If it makes you feel any better (it probably won’t), I suspect many of those claims of Trump voters switching to Biden were fictional. We heard the same thing back in 2016, about how they weren’t going to vote Trump.

      They did. They were just waiting around for a bullshit reason to do so (But her emails).

      Same with undecided voters, aka, The Stunt Queens of Presidential Election Season. They know who they are voting for (often Republican). They are just being attention seekers and love camera time during town halls.

      • Chris says:

        I know people who voted for Trump but will be voting for Biden. They’re the mysterious Obama to trump to Biden people. My guess is that they voted for Trump because he was the Republican nominee, no more no less but don’t like him. Now, the economy is doing poorly and Biden is a known comfortable entity. I’m not saying I find any of this “logic” understandable or even acceptable. I really really don’t, but it is what it is.

        I expect the worst of Republicans in government at this point and the only ones who argue against nominating a SC justice before the election are probably only worried about dems packing the court. The dems absolutely should in the future. It’s not even against any rules and how repubs got the other two trump nominees on the court is shady af.

        Republicans haven’t been operating by any type of norms or rules for a long time. They aren’t going back and dems need to stop hoping Republicans will ever do the right thing again if they just lead by example, they won’t. McCain Republicans died with him.

    • Gaah says:

      Her last words was to hold off replacing her until the new President. If she were poisoned, I think she would have spoke about that. This timing is not “convenient” She has been sick for a long time and in and out of hospitals for the last few years. Pretty sure 87 year old pancreatic metastic cancer patient died on her own. Conspiracy theories are silly on this.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    The President of the United States is busy tweeting #fartingsounds right now. Later today and tomorrow, Nagini will finish making calls and will tell Daddy what freedom hating zealot he has chosen and they will announce on Tuesday. McConnell will put it up for a floor vote, no hearings, no chance for Kamala Harris to interrogate the monster, and the GOP scum will fall in line. Collins will be allowed to vote NO in a last ditch effort to save her seat. Others will be committing political suicide because all that matters is having justices willing to condone lawlessness while controlling women. MoscowMitch knows this is his last chance unless they throw the election. He knows Trump doesn’t have the votes.

  7. Honora says:

    Really? I didn’t know trump did this kind of thing himself. Would he know any female judges other than his sister? I thought Mitch is picking the person right off the bat. And she must be a pro lifer . Maybe not as old as the other judges since she’s a woman and they don’t like old women.

    • Lightpurple says:

      They have a list compiled by an extreme conservative group and he will pick off the list. Whoever it is will be young because they want to control the Court and our lives for decades.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        When the Dems get to pick, they should have an age limit of 45, get some of the older judges to retire and replace them with fresher, younger judges. The war is very real indeed.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        The Federalists are the ones putting out the names for all of the judgeships that have been rammed through. They are a far right conservative group aiming at packing the courts with far right conservative judges. A LOT of the ones that got in were rated as “bad” by the ABA, and a LOT of them had never tried a case!! NOTHING matter to them..except getting their political/religious agendas packing the benches.

    • sa says:

      “And she must be a pro lifer”

      They are anti-choice. Conservatives are not, by any definition of life, pro-life.

      • Lightpurple says:

        They are pro-birth. And then they work to starve the kid and deny it housing, education, and healthcare

      • sa says:

        I disagree. Anyone that can deny healthcare to pregnant women is not pro-birth. They don’t care if the zygote, fetus, woman make it to birth. It’s about controlling women’s choices and their bodies, nothing deeper than that.

    • Noodle says:

      One of the suggested nominees, Coney Barrett, is part of the fringe religious sect that “The Handmaid’s Tale” is literally based on. Women in this sect are assigned Handmaids to confess sin and financial information to, and those women report this information to male leadership.

    • Elizabeth says:

      The Federalist Society. John Roberts, Mitch McConnell, and the other creepy old white men who run our country have been planning the takeover of the Supreme Court by extreme conservative ideologues for decades.

      What’s more, it’s not that people aren’t voting or don’t want to vote. It’s that they’re being actively suppressed, disenfranchised, gerrymandered out of their right to vote and have a representative government. That’s the Republican strategy because they know they don’t have the will of the people behind them.

      Democrats are a minority in the Senate yet represent fifteen million more Americans than the “majority” Republicans. As we all know, Trump lost the popular vote by three million.

    • Gaah says:

      Guess his sister won’t be on that list since the released tapes.

      • jenellesTiktok says:

        Also too old and just retired. They want to appoint them as young as possible, though probably not much younger than 40. When Clarence Thomas was appointed, it shocked a lot of people because he didn’t have the length of experience on courts yet that was expected at that level of responsibility. Now they are putting up much less qualified people for the courts.

  8. KellyRyan says:

    I haven’t commented on RBG on Cele. I’ve spent the last two days crying and screaming because of our loss. Day by day to see how this will playout. Trump continues to worsen in his speeches becoming less and less coherent. Last nights rally was one more example. I’ll keep hoping his paranoia and drug abuse will escalate to a point he’s hospitalized.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      You have a very kind and gentle heart. I can’t describe exactly the things I want to happen to him for fear of getting banned.

      • KellyRyan says:

        Thank you for your kind words. I don’t want him dead. I want him alive, in a hospital and suffering. I do understand how you feel. One thing I continue to say and ask for on Twitter, If your voting for Biden/Harris and are a Republican please change your party affiliation. Changing parties sends a strong message to the GOP.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Oh, you misunderstood me. I dont want him dead either…..I just can’t describe what I want for him as it would probably be too graphic. 😈

        Sadly, I am not American and can’t vote. But I have family and friends who are, so I’ll pass that message on to them. In the meantime, please try not to worry too much and know that the world is rooting for you. 😉

      • KellyRyan says:

        Thank you for your support. Most of us want good will toward our global neighbors. We understand it’s not America that is the problem, it’s the despot.

  9. Truthiness says:

    One of the best things to come out of all of this is the energized focus to flip the senate blue. There are roughly 12 -13 close races where we absolutely can make a difference. Democrats raised more than $70Million since RBGs death from more than 150,000 of us. If you can afford even a small contribution it will help flip the senate like we have done in the house. Let RBGs death become the tipping point for something great.
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Came to say, too, unfortunately, Amy McGrath is trailing by double digits. Idiots voting for Moscow Mitch can’t seem to get it that he will take away their medical ins. (AMA for a lot of low income) AND WANTS TO GUT THEIR SOC. SEC. BENEFITS W/IN TWO YEARS. WAKE. THE. HELL. UP. PEOPLE!

      Sadly, I say, donate to the other closer races (like Jamie Harrison and Sarah Gideon). THIS is where we cut Moscow Mitch off at the knees. If we can’t remove him personally, WE TAKE THE MAJORITY *AWAY* FROM HIM! Make the Senate a SOLIDLY BLUE MAJORITY.

      • Truthiness says:

        Nobody thinks Mitch will lose his seat, he brings home a ton of pork and bacon for his state, far beyond what KY ought to get. The “Get Mitch” fund is not for the KY race, It is for the close races that could flip,so that Mitch is a MINORITY leader.

      • Gaah says:

        And yet Moscow Mitch has a 39% approval rating. Don’t believe the polls.

  10. Angel says:

    My sympathies are with American people, I feel so sorry for you guys and I’m so glad to be living in a country where my rights are protected. I took few classes of American history back in university years ago and if my memories are right the SCOTUS cannot make laws right ? even if they ban abortion if will up to the states right ?

    • Truthiness says:

      Angel, I am sorry to report that the Supreme Court can undo the earlier Roe v Wade decision that allowed abortion.

    • cer says:

      Correct, if they overturn Roe v. Wade it would be a state by state decision, as before. But if the Dems take back the Senate and the presidency then they can work on legalization.

      • Truthiness says:

        Before Roe v Wade abortion was “allowed under certain circumstances” in 20 states, it was super rare. Like incest, rape, health issues. There were a few states that eventually allowed it, but not until 1970-ish and just a few. Republicans do not want choice at all so we could see the day where the court views life beginning at conception, therefore any abortion is murder,

      • jenellesTiktok says:

        When Trump won, they feared this would happen (once Trump appointed two judges, since the first one just replaced Scalia who was very antichoice) so states started to encode the right to choose formally in their laws. Rather than be consistent with their “State rights” motto, the GOP then distorted this and claimed they were passing laws making it illegal to kill newborns.

  11. Becks1 says:

    Remember a week or so ago when Trump released that list of SCOTUS nominees? I think he had been told how bad RBG was and so released that list – which is just awful behavior. I also think that she knew about it and that was why she told her niece that she didn’t want this president replacing her.

    • KellyRyan says:

      I agree and caught the same announcement. I don’t believe Trump makes the choice. He uses drugs continually and can be and is easily manipulated. He’s not only Putin’s puppet but McConnell’s puppet.

      • jenellesTiktok says:

        Also too lazy to research issues himself. He only gets “informed” with half baked sound bites and outright lies from browing Twitter and watching Fox for hours a day. Which he wouldn’t do except that he’s obsessed with how the media covers him and having a “whatabout” to every criticism of him.

  12. Catherine says:

    RBG clearly followed her ethical duty and told POTUS over the last few weeks that her health was failing. So, he marched his fat ass to the podium as she lay dying, and declared his next picks for SCOTUS would be Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton. AS SHE LAY DYING. The two most disgusting men on earth. AS SHE LAY DYING.

    At the time I thought it was random that he was saying this garbage, but he knew she was dying. He’s a disgusting pig with no dignity, no self respect, no class, no respect. A sick joke of a man.

    Now he’s saying he’s picking a woman, he can get F@CKED

    • Nic919 says:

      I thought it was random as well, but clearly it wasn’t. He’s a monster though so this is expected. He will do the worst thing always.

    • KellyRyan says:

      And where has he today? Golfing.

    • jenellesTiktok says:

      The other one was Josh Hawley. Less wellknown but you can see how creepy and Republic of Gilead he is if you look up some of his Senate hearings on judges on Youtube.

  13. Salmonpuff says:

    I have gone all Arya Stark on these ghouls and am cursing them each night before bed. I am willing to take the karmic hit for wishing evil on people. I may even step it up today and burn their names in a candle while cursing them. And I’m telling my daughter to apply to colleges in Canada.

  14. Nic919 says:

    He’s going to put forth Amy Handmaid’s tale, who holds despicable views but will be harder to critique as compared to kavanaugh, who was just a political shill and likely had his debts paid by sketchy sources. I think it’s unlikely they will stop this from happening, so the best thing to do is to flip the senate and get Biden in. That said the Dems should totally fight the process and the hypocrisy, but it probably won’t matter much until Mitch is out of power.

    FYI Clarence Thomas won’t be around forever.

  15. Rapunzel says:

    If Trump rams through a SCOTUS nom, and Roe v Wade is overturned, then all Blue states should secede from the union instead of being held hostage to the whims of racist, misogynist, science denying, fact resistant fools. Red states need to be put on check: the “left coast liberal elites” are tired of our taxpayer money going to idiots that want to set society back decades.

    How quickly would an all red state union self destruct? Let the idiots find out just how much they need Dems to actually keep society functioning.

    • KellyRyan says:

      I agree with the monetary support in taxes we provide to the unhinged Trumpians states. CA is the sixth largest global economy. We are highly prized as a travel destination, strong in agriculture, tech, new home construction, distribution, shipping, receiving through several ports. Count Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona as well.

  16. Sayrah says:

    Watch him nominate Candace Owens.

  17. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    Headline typo: RBG not RGB.

  18. Jerusha says:

    trump looks like death warmed over in that top pic. He could keel over at any time. Keep hope alive.

  19. Hollah says:

    If the Republicans are going bulldoze through a nominee, it is to the Dems advantage that it happen before the election. A lot of folks held their noses and voted for Trump because there was an open Supreme Court seat dangling in the future. If there is going to be a Trump-nominated replacement during this term, it is best it happens now before the election and not during the lame duck session. It gives Republicans one less reason to vote for Trump in November if that issue is already sewn up.

    Of course, I’d much prefer the next president choose, but since our government is full of spineless bastards and unethical buttholes, this options seems like a longshot.

  20. Liz version 700 says:

    I would say Amy Barrett will be nominated by lunchtime tomorrow. She is scary. She belongs to a religious group where each member has an adviser call a head for men and handmaiden for women. So good times

  21. Jay says:

    I wonder if his vanity and need for everything to be a reality competition will push Trump to draw out the process, getting photographed at lunch with Rudy Giuliani or Tom Cotton etc, or if they will try to push someone through. He might want to keep his base motivated by claiming that his nominee is/would be blocked (facts not being important).

    I guess the risk of actually choosing someone rather than floating a list is the person might have a polarizing record for the vulnerable senators, and it puts attention on the senate (and Kamala, as part of the judiciary). Who knows? It’s a losing game trying to guess what goes on under that thatch of hair.

  22. Liz version 700 says:

    It has been less than 48 hours after RBG died and Actblue has reported that 100 MILLION DOLLARS has been raised for democratic candidates and packs helping register voters. Most of this was from people donating in Ginsberg’s honor or, lets be honest in fear. 100 MILLION dollars shatters the previous records (48 million in 48 hours after Harris’s VP candidate announcement). As devastating as this has been I am taking heart at what great women leaders can accomplish. Money is one measure not anywhere touching the greatness of the women, but there is a fight coming and we need to honor RBG by fighting like she fought for us. Funding battle ground candidates is a good start. Harrison is tied with noted liar and hypocrite Judiciary committee member Lindsey Graham. I sent Harrison $$. I am going to be eating cheep for a few weeks but I gave the max I could to several candidates. If you can’t give money give time or give both. I could not be more proud of what people did this weekend to put their grief into action!

  23. Natasha says:

    We’re so screwed

  24. Rise and Shine says:

    No denying it, we are living in hellish times right now. We CAN NOT allow another right-wing conservative into the Supreme Court right now. It will be the end of women’s rights, gay marriage, healthcare and rights for immigrants. Hold on, stay strong. ActBlue and other organizations have raised over a staggering and wonderful 100 MILLION dollars in record time since the sad passing of Justice Ginsberg. And the amount is going up by the minute. we are bringing more in. Yay. All towards getting Trump Kushners out, Biden/Harris in, fair election, getting out the vote, and taking back the Senate. If you have an hour or a buck to give, PLEASE do it now. This is urgent. May times get better for us all soon.

  25. kimberlu says:

    when the last Supreme Court Judge died in feb 2016 during Obama’s last year in his term. he was not allowed a nomination. I don’t see how trumpnis allowed a nomination when the election is mere weeks away? Trump isn’t guaranteed a 2nd term and this is the last year of his current term…is it wrong to use the same logic for both parties?