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Response to tritsofme (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 04:29 PM

48. Yep. A good time might have been when the colon cancer returned. Or when it became metastatic.

Those would both have been times where it would have been prudent to hang up one's gavel. Especially because RBG was by all accounts one of the giants of feminism. RBG knew, or ought to have known, that the far-right (which is now most of the right) does not act or legislate in good faith, and arguably has not since the days of Newt Gingrich, 30 years ago. She certainly knew the kind of candidates they had in mind to replace her.

I think everyone at DU has great respect for RBG. I certainly do, and mean no disrespect to her legacy (first Jewish woman on the Court, etc.). But a timely exit might have made it possible for Obama to fight for a replacement candidate that wasn't a "Neanderthal", to use the terminology Ted Kennedy used.

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