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Politics The Democrats' response to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death should terrify Trump (opinion)

04:15  21 september  2020
04:15  21 september  2020 Source:   cnn.com

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

  McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S.

The Democrats ' response to RBG' s death should terrify Trump . Opinion by Dean Obeidallah. Updated 0643 GMT (1443 HKT) September 21, 2020. One, how much Trump is utterly despised by Democrats . Two, how much that same base loves Ginsburg , a global icon affectionately referred to

Trump doubts Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s dying wish, claiming Democrats wrote it. The effort, which shares donations among Democratic Senate contenders, reported that within hours of Ginsburg ’ s death it more than doubled what it had previously raised.

The full political impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday and Donald Trump's rush to fill her Supreme Court seat has yet to emerge. But if you don't think these events have the potential to energize Democrats to possibly record election turnouts in November, you probably haven't seen what's going in the Democratic base.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing glasses: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on September 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg spoke to over 300 attendees about the Supreme Court's previous term. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images) © Tom Brenner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on September 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg spoke to over 300 attendees about the Supreme Court's previous term. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

Here are two facts every discussion on this topic must include -- as I've heard firsthand from listeners who call my nightly SiriusXM radio show. One, how much Trump is utterly despised by Democrats. Two, how much that same base loves Ginsburg, a global icon affectionately referred to as RBG.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived an extraordinary American life and leaves it with glowing admiration from even those who disagreed with her. On the other hand, Justice Ginsburg herself fanned the political flames. In her last days, she dictated a statement, made public after her death , expressing

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg raises the immediate question of whether or not President Trump will be able to successfully install a new supreme More of Trump ’ s supporters have this as a “very important” factor in the way they’ll vote. This is a classic issue of asymmetric polarisation – it pleases

The Democratic response so far should terrify Trump and GOP Senate candidates up for election this year. Democrats have already begun channeling their pain at losing RBG into action, pouring a record-breaking number of donations to Democratic candidates and causes via the online fundraising platform ActBlue. The New York Times reported that from about 9 p.m. ET Friday -- about 90 minutes after RBG's death was announced -- ActBlue reported receiving $6.2 million in donations, the most ever in just one hour in the platform's 16-year history. That record was broken the following hour when $6.3 million was donated, more than $100,000 per minute.

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  Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the second time in four years that a justice has died during an election year, though that eight-justice court was not asked to referee any election disputes in 2016. Today, both sides have armies of lawyers ready to take the outcome to court.

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a new element of volatility into the presidential race, with questions about what it will mean for Democrats who successfully won suburban House seats in swing districts in 2018 mostly emphasised that a woman should have the right to control her own body.

A replacement for the liberal justice could reshape the court for a generation, marking Trump ’ s most lasting legacy.

Saturday, after Trump announced he would be nominating a candidate for RBG's seat this week, ActBlue raised another $70.6 million dollars from 1.2 million contributors. All told in the 28 hours after RBG's death, ActBlue reported receiving $100 million in donations for Democrats. (I can't find any reports of an upsurge in GOP fundraising since Friday.) For perspective, Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $210 million in the full month of August. Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised $364.5 million in the same period.

These donations might come as a surprise to Republican leaders since it's typically their base that is more motivated by the issue of filling seats on the nation's highest court. A July 2016 Pew poll found 70% of Trump supporters said Supreme Court appointments were "very important" to them compared to 62% of Hillary Clinton supporters.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent shock waves through the country Friday night, igniting debate about the future of the high President Trump reacted to Ginsburg ’ s death after leaving the stage at a campaign rally in Bemidji, Minn. “She led an amazing life,” he said.

Donald Trump cast doubt on Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s dying wish to have the next president replace her on the Supreme Court. He alleged it was actually written by a Democrat , sugggesting it was Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or Adam Schiff. That allegation that has no proof nor did Trump offer any.

On a personal note, when I campaigned for Clinton at several events in 2016, I can't tell you how often eyes glazed over when I spoke of the need to win in 2016 so a Democratic president could fill the Supreme Court seat left open by the February death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. This issue simply didn't seem to energize Democrats.

That changed with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court in July 2018, when Republicans confirmed him despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against women. (Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.) A little over four months later, Democrats won control of the House with the biggest-ever margin of victory in total votes cast in a midterm election.

While it's difficult to quantify precisely how much the Kavanaugh controversy played a role in this result, there are signs that it pushed some voters away from Republicans. A CBS/YouGov poll ahead of the midterms found that Democratic candidates for Senate were doing better among new voters who reported being energized by Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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Maybe the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won’t be the triggering event. But the fact of minority rule — and the fiction of one person Massive fundraising since the announcement of Ginsburg ' s death suggests it might be the wakeup call Democrats need — yet it comes too late.

Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks presidential race as Trump says he will pick a woman and Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg , McConnell shows power trumps principle | Robert Biden said: “As a nation, we should heed her final call.” The right to healthcare, clean air, clean water, equal

If those were the numbers generated by voters signaling to the GOP they were unhappy with Kavanaugh's confirmation, how do you think they will respond to Trump rushing to replace the beloved RBG with likely a hard-line right-wing justice? Adding to the outrage for Democrats is the hypocrisy of GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell vowing to vote on Trump's expected nominee while not allowing President Barack Obama to fill Scalia's seat in 2016 because, in a presidential election year, said McConnell, "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice."

RBG's dying words to her granddaughter were that "my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

Instead, her seat now seems set to be filled by Trump, a man whom RBG uncharacteristically publicly criticized during the 2016 campaign as an inconsistent "faker" who had "gotten away with not turning over his tax returns." In response, Trump slammed her on Twitter, writing her comments were "very dumb" and an embarrassment the court, adding, "Her mind is shot - resign!" (RBG later apologized for her remarks; Trump, of course, has not.)

And while I can't speak for others, my blood was boiling watching Trump at his rally Saturday already using RBG's death as the source for a new campaign chant, with his supporters screaming out in unison, "Fill that seat!"

Fact check: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed in 42 days. But it wasn't an election year.

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The polls between Trump and Joe Biden might not move right away to reflect Trump and the Senate GOP's hypocritical push to fill RBG's seat before a possible Biden administration takes office next year. But the impact will likely be felt in terms of the intensity of the supporters on each side. So far, the evidence shows that voters want to honor RBG's legacy by supporting Democrats to defeat Trump and his GOP enablers. For now, those donors seem to be winning the day -- big time.

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Video: Will fight over Ginsburg seat hurt GOP senators' re-election? (CNN)

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