Peak CNN: Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Face of Trump Resistance’
A CNN editor-at large published a hilarious op-ed Friday claiming that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85-years young, is the “face of the Trump resistance.”
“With the Democratic Party largely leaderless and the 2020 presidential primary race still a long way off, one person has served as a rallying point for dispirited Democrats: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Chris Cillizza.
At least Cillizza is self-aware. The Democrats are in fact leaderless as they continue to trip over themselves, trying to decide whether they want to embrace their hard-leftist youth like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or whether they want to be the party of dying globalists, a la House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
But Cillizza also tacitly admitted that Ginsburg is not an impartial justice, but rather a Democrat activist in a robe. Unsurprisingly, Democrats are happy to co-opt sacred institutions for their political furtherance.
Of course, America already knew that. Ginsburg’s first act of resistance was her public denunciation of President Donald J. Trump’s candidacy.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” Ginsburg told the New York Times in a July 2016 interview. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”
Cillizza pointed to Ginsburg’s absence from Trump’s 2018 State of the Union speech as a second example of Ginsburg’s valiant fight against Trump on behalf of the Democrats.
“When Ginsburg skipped Trump’s 2018 State of the Union speech, Democrats celebrated — touting it as a sign of her unwillingness to bend to the domineering President,” Cillizza said.
But Ginsburg did not skip the speech in defiance of Trump as CNN suggested. Rather, she had a previous commitment to speak at the Roger Williams School of Law in Rhode Island.
Those two acts of Trump “resistance” combined with the fact that Ginsburg publicly stated that she wants to serve on the Court for another five year (still not long enough to last through a second Trump term) were enough to make Ginsburg the face of the resistance.
That is all it took.
“Though she has yet to return to her overt and public criticism of Trump, Democrats take moments like her skipping of the State of the Union or her insistence that she will serve on the court until she is 90 (and, theoretically, someone other than Trump is President) as acts of defiance,” Cillizza said. “At a time when so few people, in Democrats’ minds, will stand up to Trump’s bullying style of leadership, a tiny octogenarian woman has stepped into the void and seemed to say: I’m not afraid of him at all.”
The level of Trump derangement is indescribable. In the face of such “resistance” it is no wonder he keeps winning.
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