Ginsburg’s True Legacy Is A Rightist Supermajority On The Supreme Court
The left worships the very woman who put Barrett on the bench. Oh, the irony!
I have a profound distaste for partisan judges. Ginsburg was a partisan judge, a woman whose thoughts and opinions were always utterly predictable. Such a partisan posture and judicial outlook is precisely what you don’t want when you walk into a court of law. You want a judge who might land on either side of the issue, who has an open mind to the arguments before him/her. That is called getting a fair shake. In a very real and palpable sense, America’s hyperpolarized politics are at odds with sound judgeship.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 82 in 2015. She had spent over 20 years on the highest court in the land. She had written numerous opinions of note by then. If she had departed the court then, she would have served 6 years longer than what is the average Supreme Court tenure. But she stayed, principally to marinate in her own musty farts it appears.
Her predecessor, a much more capable and wise judge than RBG ever was, Byron White, retired during Bill Clinton’s first term to ensure he was replaced by a fellow Democrat. White did what Ruth was incapable of doing, putting what he perceived to be the interests of the country before his own personal interests and aspirations. Still in his mid-70s, White was significantly younger in 1993 than Ginsburg was in 2015. If RBG had retired around 2015, Barack Obama could easily have replaced her. But alas, RBG was a narcissist until the end. That same narcissism has compelled her to comment time after time on political matters and political figures, statements that greatly undermine the standing and impartiality of the high court.
As it often is with radicals and activists, at the core of Ginsburg’s personality was a self-serving egotism. The zealotry of activists and ideologues is largely a function of excessive trust in their own judgment, the fruit of egotism. RBG fit the mold perfectly. She always believed her own bull puckey absolutely and with a near religious fervor. In the end, she was more interested in padding her legacy than doing what any even semi-rational leftist would have concluded was the right and sensible thing. The fame and the idolatry clearly got to her head. She just couldn’t let go of it all and fade away quietly and with dignity. She clung bitterly to her office and notoriety, at the cost of her principles, and her own side’s interests.
By 2015, Ginsburg’s mind was already shot. For my part, I do not think Justices should ever serve past 80 or so. The Constitution should probably be amended to reflect that. Ginsburg could easily have retired, and should have retired, since her use and intellect had long since expired, and her opinions had really devolved in substance and sense, but she did not. Thus, if the left wants to blame anyone for the political right now dominating the Supreme Court, with 6 of 9 seats now in the hands of conservatives, blame RBG. The “Notorious” moniker seems more apropos now than ever before.
It is just deliciously ironic that the left has no one to blame but their great “icon” and “idol”, the “fierce”, the “notorious”, the wicked witch of DC for their current powerlessness on the high court. All “Notorious RBG” t-shirt sales should come with a complimentary “Notorious ACB” t-shirt. All leftists should understand well that this was the price of putting someone like RBG on the bench, someone far more zealot than sage. Let us hope all of the left’s future “heroes” are as petty, self-absorbed, and self-serving as her. But who needs hope for that? Moreover, with Roe v Wade now seriously on the chopping block for perhaps the first time ever, the right has all the hope it can handle.