We are not the same
I don’t recall the same level of media “remembrance” when Scalia died.
Washington Post headlines on Scalia's passing and Ginsburg's passing pic.twitter.com/VQlWwphlXa
— Joe Bishop-Henchman (@jbhenchman) September 19, 2020
WaPo is a lefty rag that should be tossed in the trash bin of history. Even after Democrats saw the polling on the riots and finally started to denounce the bloodshed, WaPo was still pretending like the violence didn’t exist. Here’s the headline WaPo ran on the riots earlier this month: “After 100 days of demonstrations, more radical protest tactics are likely here to stay.”
With liberals, politics always comes first.
In a mad dash to frame the media narrative following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted out a demand for the Supreme Court vacancy to be filled by a “new president.” Only later did Schumer finally get around to acknowledging the fact that Ginsburg had died.
It has not been even six hours since news broke of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, and ostensibly left-wing activists, politicos, pundits, and journalists are already calling for court-packing and riots.
Later, after the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement saying that “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” Aslan added in a note that is almost certainly all talk: “Over our dead bodies. Literally.”
Sure, Aslan. You go first.
“If you can’t shut it down, burn it down,” said podcast host Scot Ross.
University of Waterloo political science professor (!) Emmett Macfarlane added elsewhere, “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg chided the Senate in 2016 for failing to fill Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat until after Election Day — in contrast to her own deathbed plea that it now wait until after the 2020 vote to replace her.
Ginsburg, 87, who died from pancreatic cancer on Friday, reportedly told her granddaughter Clara Spera that her “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Four years earlier, Fox News noted, she had a different take.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 21, 2020