The news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation treatment for a tumor on her pancreas has scared the living daylights out of leftists, many of whom fear that President Trump may get a third judicial pick before the 2020 election.
Chief among the doomsday sayers is left-wing filmmaker/propagandist Michael Moore, who went ballistic on Twitter in response to the news, challenging everyone to “work nonstop” until the 2020 election to avoid the prospect of Trump securing Ginsburg’s seat for a conservative justice.
“First thought: She was seen at the Yiddish version of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in NYC last week. She’s gonna be fine,” Moore began.
Moore’s “first thought” of Ginsburg being “fine” was just a ruse to lead into the hysterics of his second thought.
“Second thought: HOLYMOTHEROFRBG!!EVERYBODY, RIGHT THIS SECOND, JOIN A MOVEMENT, CAMPAIGN, GRASS ROOTS GROUP — WHATEVER — AND WORK NONSTOP BTWN RIGHT NOW & NOV 2020!” he concluded.
Moore’s worship of the “Notorious RBG” previously tipped over into borderline idolatry this past Christmas when he topped his tree with a Ruth Bader Ginsburg doll upon news she had undergone surgery for lung cancer, which he described as being “better than an angel or the star over Bethlehem.”
“My Christmas Tree Topper this year. Better than an angel or the star over Bethlehem. A nation of millions stand with you,” Moore tweeted at the time.
What is most truly sick about Moore’s sentiment (which he is not alone in sharing) is that all of it centers on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s well-being strictly for political reasons. Here, she is simply a placeholder whose humanity can be dismissed depending on the political outcomes. All of this sentiment flows from what has aptly been dubbed “The Cult of RBG,” which has spurred reactions in her supporters that range from creepy to idolatrous. Earlier this year, when the justice underwent surgery for lung cancer, columnist Roger Simon of Politico said that he would actually sacrifice precious days of his own life to prolong Ginsburg’s.
“If it were possible, would you subtract one day off your life and add it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life for one extra day of good health? If just 10,000 people did this, it would add 27 productive years to her life,” he said on Twitter.
Previously, Ginsburg said she would retire from her position in the event she were unable to continue “full-steam.”
“As long as I can do the job full steam, and that, at my age, is not predictable,” Ginsburg told The New York Times in 2013.
However, her statement to the Times was prior to the GOP taking control of the Senate during the Obama years. Had she retired then, the Democrats would have easily secured for themselves another reliable liberal on the court. Ginsburg later echoed her “full steam” declaration to NPR a full three years later when she said that she would “retire when it’s time. And when is it time? When I can’t do the job full steam.”