There are some incredibly admirable qualities about the late Supreme Court Justice. But the volatile left pays them no notice.
The left focuses so much of their praise of RGB in a narrow band of their own self-interest. They like her for what she did to advance causes they personally care about.
We cross swords with her ideas, priorities, and decisions. But we respect her humanity.
More and more these days, this is what separates the Left and the Right.
Don’t take our word for it, these scumbags are putting their pettiness on rank display.
No concern for the woman’s death. No condolences for her family. Just full-on rage for how RBG’s death would inconvenience her.
Another “sane” reaction to RBG’s death ? pic.twitter.com/GGt3fq6Mx8
— Amy (@MaybeAmes) September 19, 2020
AOC, predictably, is seeing this through the lens of power while couching her play in ‘compassion’ for her dying wishes.
“If Mitch McConnell isn’t going to honor RBG’s final wish, we will. We will. And we have to.” Thank you, @AOC. For your voice. For your fight. Tonight. And always. pic.twitter.com/2P5ttuvJsx
— Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) September 19, 2020
Obama is making the same push, despite words directly to the contrary when he was pushing his own pick to replace the Scalia vacancy.
Just dug up this clip of Obama in 2016:
"When there is a vacancy on the SCOTUS, the President is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination… There's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That's not in the Constitution text." pic.twitter.com/vrOi3DrkJN
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 19, 2020
And there are any number of other posts cursing her out for not stepping down during Obama, or for having the audacity to die before Trump could be well and duly thrown out of office. For example:
fuck you Ruth Bader Ginsburg
fuck you for not retiring under Obama
fuck you for dying under Trump
— nicole ? (@BadBunnyTwitch) September 18, 2020
What do all of these reactions have in common? They elevate the political above the personal.
Justice Ginsburg was better than that.
Any differences we have with this woman and her political agenda are merely that — political differences.
We recognize that she was a remarkable woman. Someone who was more than a worthy opponent, but who was — on a personal level — a decent human being.
This is evidenced in the wonderful and warm relationship she and Anton Scalia had, despite the enormously deep differences in how they viewed jurisprudence.
In stark contrast to the bile-spewing activists we have seen on the rise from the activist hard left, she held herself to a higher standard. Here are a few of her relevant quotes:
- “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.”
“I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”
“Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.”
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”
And perhaps the most famous and relevant of her quotes for the situation we find ourselves in during the 2020 political cycle?
(2/2) Her famous quote, "You can disagree without being disagreeable," was realized in her well-known friendship with the late Justice Scalia, and serves as an example for public discourse that we can all follow. RIP #RBG pic.twitter.com/HF8HoXjQuB
— Chad Lupinacci (@ChadLupinacci) September 19, 2020
Short and sweet. Simple yet profound.
And it stands in stark contrast to the angry leftist firebombing cop cars, doesn’t it?
There is much to admire about the littlest Justice.
But the Leftists have been so narrowly partisan they’ve been entirely blind to it.