Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when all nine justices are female. “So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that,” she said. Ginsburg made the remark at the 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference that was held at the University of Colorado in Boulder in October.
Comments: Be careful what you wish for, Ruth. In today´s 0bama World, you may be replaced for being a "old white woman," by some younger person of color and sexual preference.
The replacement for Ginsburg will most likely be King Hussein´s next supreme court pick. He´s gonna have a hard time finding another as clueless and anti-American as this dried up prune, but I´m sure he´ll come close.
I´m a female, and sadly I know many many females who make decisions based on emotion, while men decide based on logic. Imagine women who are menopausal, or have PMS having to agree on something! Oh for the times when people were chosen based on their ability!
The real scary part is that this "mind" has a key role in what this country will see as constitutional in the future. This comment together with her comments about not using our constitution as a model say so much about her thinking and how her decisions have nothing to do with the constitution and how they have to do with her liberal/socialist philosophy
The premise being that all the females are liberals. The same is true for all blacks, all Hispanics, all homosexuals, all tribes of any nature. Would Ginsburg be happy with eight Margaret Thatchers? The liberals always get away with their sanctimonious BS.
What we need, is for "Just-Us" Ginsberg to be OFF the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately, whoever replaces her will be equally as one-sided and bigoted so long as the Republicans will not effectively fillibuster EVERY nominee that Bronco Bama offers. There would be no effective change in most of the outcomes if only eight Justices were sitting on the Supreme Court bench.
But a hung court is almost as good as a win for those not of the "phony liberal" persuasion.
Her status as a terminal moron alone should have gotten her impeached and removed. Alas....
That she´s an America-hater, is contemptuous of the Constitution [were she honest on that account, she´d have resigned], and sexist [she clearly believes women are superior to men].
OK, Ruthie -- from now on, you´d better: refuse to fly with a male pilot; refuse help from male EMS techs; throw out all male-invented devices you use or own; travel on streets or in vehicles built primarily by men; find some gals to rip out the air conditioning in your home [can´t be honoring Willis Carrier, can we?]; no use of electricity [Franklin; Tesla; Edison; Westinghouse; etc.]; nothing made of steel [Andrew Carnegie]; can´t use paper [that might be awkward]; and so on.
Oh -- ditch your glasses. That evil male Benjamin Franklin, don´cha know.
What, ...filling the United States Supreme Court with lefty/lib/statist dem-activist women lawyers?!! Now, THAT would indeed be one demanding, ´´special interest group,´´ eh? s/
...Somehow, that just doesn´t seem to be what the Founders had in mind regarding Constitutional, ´´equality,´´ for each individual American. (Are the dems drunk with power now or what? They are removing Lady Liberty´s blindfold! mmm mmm mmm)
Just when you thought we were entering an age of egalitarianism, an extreme leftist reveals their true intent, a future of revanchism based on gender, and most likely also race, ethnicity, orientation, etc.
The funny thing is, even if women occupied all of the highest positions in society, they would still expect to find a mate of higher status, which would be an ever-dwindling pool under those circumstances.
Bottom line, she should be impeached over this sexist comment if that is possible.
Ruthie Buzzard needs to get on her alzheimer meds. She is losing her mind. Yeah, after 9 females, why not 9 blacks or 9 hispanics or 9 gays or 9 transgendereds or 9 empty heads!! I mean, nobody thinks it is strange to have 9 whites or 9 heterosexuals or 9 Gentiles, or 9 people with brains!!!
The widest intellectual and competence chasm in American society today is the one separating liberal and conservative women. Even the "book smart" supposedly high IQ liberals tend to be reality-challenged dingbats who destroy every public and private sector institution they infest. Why is that?
Seriously, isn´t this woman way beyond her shelf-life?
I heard a while back her giving either a speech or an interview. Her mind was gone. She was rambling incoherently, slurring her words, and forgetting the issue or question presented. It was embarrassing combination of pathetic and scary.
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