An Unusual Comment For Unusual Times

I am politically an Independent.  In the 1980s I voted for Ronald Reagan.  I also voted for George H. W.  Bush.  At the time I thought they were both wonderful!

Over three separate interviews this past week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has voiced her views regarding the presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States.  In an interview with the New York Times the Justice said, “I can’t imagine what the country would be-with Donald Trump as our President.”  In an interview with the Associated Press Justice Ginsburg stated when asked about a possible Trump victory, “I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.”  In an interview with CNN on Monday she said, Trump was, “A faker who has no consistency about him.”

Justice Ginsburg has been almost universally condemned for what is considered an inappropriate comment coming from a sitting member of the highest court in the land.  Condemnations range from, how can she be viewed as impartial when and if a case comes before the Supreme Court regarding a Trump Presidency to her casting a cloud over the entire Court.

Presumptive Republican Nominee Donald Trump responded by tweet on Twitter, “Justice Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court has embarrassed us all by making very dumb political statements about me.  Her mind is shot-resign!”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the daughter of Russian/Jewish immigrants.

I watched the CNN Town hall with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  On more than one occasion during the hour event Speaker Ryan was asked how he could support Donald Trump who has demonstrated extremely candid misogynistic, racist, xenophobic statements and opinions?  The Speaker replied that it was a binary decision and thus he could accept Trump rather than Clinton.  That is probably the appropriate stand for the Republican Speaker of the House to take as he is the Chairman of the Republican National Convention that begins on Monday…but what about the excluding of the entire Muslim faith and people from the United States?  What about  referring to Mexicans as rapist?  Is it apparently more political expedient to disregard fifty-one percent of the residents of the United States and to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to the most egregious demeaning comments about women…so we can win an election?  Is it now acceptable to make fun of disabled people?  What about being slow to disavow and nonplus about the Ku Klux Klan?

Republican questioners in the Town Hall audience looked like “deer caught in the headlights” when the Speaker of the House of Representatives basically informed them that he was able to look over all of their concerns…just to place a Republican in the White House.

What comes after the election?  What shall we be willing to accept?

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12 responses

  1. The Justice is entitled to her opinion. Now, if she made her statement in court, in an official court opinion on a case, I might have an issue…but just because she’s a justice doesn’t mean she should have to keep quiet.

  2. I’m registered as an Independent. I’ve voted in every election since I was 18. I have voted for candidates in both parties. I’ve always said, “the best person for the job.”
    I’d like to politely disagree with your comments. It appears that there is as much wrong in HC’s candidacy as there is in DTs. It is a scary time, but I do know our Government is broken. We have been going down the slippery slope for a long time, starting with taking God out of the schools. I will admit I was never on the Trump train. But it’s now either her or him. I’d like to look at his record and say he does know how to get a job done. I could pull up all kinds of dirt on DT, as well as HC, but look at their accomplishments and compare them. Sort of what we did with our President and Mitt Romney. Sadly, Mitt was so much more politically successful than our President was at the time. Sadly, Mitt lost and all I can say is, America has continued down the slippery slope. I honestly believe DT is a concerned citizen who could fund his own campaign. I want to give him a chance. Ginsburg’s comments just show me how political things really are!
    There is so much more I could say, but I really want to keep my political views out of my “internet” ministry. The only REAL hope for America is to return to the Lord, to repent from taking Him out of our schools and out of Christmas, to seek His face and to ask Him to heal our land. I have a glimmer of hope when Dr. James Dobson said DT accepted Jesus recently as his Lord and Savior and for us to pray for him. Please read his interview and let’s focus on praying for our leaders!

    1. I appreciate your comments.

  3. American voters would be well advised to look at the cautionary tale of Brexit. in other words, be careful what you wish for! You may very well get it.

  4. I believe a lot of politicians in Washington, (and that includes the justice), are very nervous about having a non-politician in office – he just may stop all the hi-jinks they’ve been up to all these years.

    1. I am sure that is the hope of some.

  5. Good question for y’all. Seems like a case of being between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  6. Trump -probably the most controversial candidate till date

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