The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exposes the frauds within the GOP

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The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will reshape the political landscape heading into November, but it will also expose the frauds within the GOP — as if they needed any help in that department.

One of the more notable GOP frauds is Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, Graham — an early enshrinee in the Gutless On Principles Hall of Shame — has built a reputation as one willing to play a “little loose” with his commitment to conservative values.

On important issues like smaller government, immigration reform, global warming, gun control, and taxes, Graham has been a poster child of the faux-conservative Republican. Now, with his 2020 reelection looking less-than-certain, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg allows Graham to show us just how the GOP is full of frauds.

Following the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, the Mitch McConnell-led GOP prevented former President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a vote, saying the vacancy should not be filled in an election year because “the American people must have a voice … on filling the Supreme Court vacancies.”

In a Senate hearing held at the time, Graham said he too was against picking a justice right before a presidential election, stating that if then-candidate Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became president and a Supreme Court vacancy occurred at the end of the their first term, the choice for nominations should be left to the winner of the 2020 election.

Lindsey Graham was so emphatic on the matter that he invited those present at the hearing to “hold my words against me” if he did anything contrary if such a vacancy were to occur.

“I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.”

Back in May, Lindsey Graham’s fraudulent conservative credentials were on full display for all to see when he said in an interview on “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren” that the Merrick Garland situation was different than the current, so he wouldn’t be held to his previous position on the issue of Supreme Court openings.

“Well, Merrick Garland was a different situation. You had the president of one party nominating, and you had the Senate in the hands of the other party. A situation where you’ve got them both would be different. I don’t want to speculate, but I think appointing judges is a high priority for me in 2020.”

Graham was dealing with a hypothetical situation — or should I say hypocritical — when he said those words, but with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he’s leaving no question about his intentions.

Of course, this is irrelevant to the GOP position in 2016, but when Republicans are faced with defending their lies, you can always count on them playing the #DemocratsAreWorse card.

As mentioned earlier, Mitch McConnell is the one mostly responsible for creating what became known as the “Garland Rule” when he prevented Obama’s nominee to be considered. But like Graham and other Republicans like Ted Cruz who opposed Garland in 2016, McConnell is also showing himself to be a fraud.

Back in May 2019, Mickey sent out an fundraising email bragging about his part in creating the Garland Rule and how he would ignore it now because, apparently, the people don’t deserve a voice when it’s Donald Trump making the nomination.

I’m proud to have stopped President Obama from filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2016. A Senate chamber controlled by the opposite party of a President is not obligated to confirm their Supreme Court pick during a presidential election. Period.
And as the leader of the Republican Majority of the U.S. Senate, it’s my job to stop left-wing policies from becoming laws and activist judges from joining the bench.
But if there’s a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2020, I will proudly confirm President Trump’s nominee.
Sure, the Left and their allies in the media will go crazy. The Democrats will raise MILLIONS to defeat me. That won’t stop us from putting another conservative Justice on the Supreme Court.
But I will need your help to fight back. Which is why I’m counting on your support. Can you chip-in right now?
Thank you for your support.
Mitch McConnell

Of course, this is another lame attempt to use the Supreme Court as a campaign issue, just like we get from the recycled campaign promises of the GOP every election season in their desperate attempt to save their jobs.

About an hour after the announcement of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mickey showed America how the GOP is full of frauds when he released a statement guaranteeing immediate action on her replacement.


McConnell’s claim to “keep our promise” is classic GOP political doublespeak. It’s easy to keep a promise when you make one in favor of an issue and one against.

I’ve referenced an article by Daniel Horowitz in the past about how the Founding Fathers never intended for the Supreme Court to have the power it’s been given. And as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg situation reminds us, that’s not likely to change as long as the Democrat/Republican duopoly benefits under the current broken system.

There’s a case to be made on both sides of the discussion as to whether or not Trump and the GOP should proceed with their attempt to replace Ginsberg before the election, but that’s not the point of this article. My intention is to show how the Republican Party is devoid of conservative values.

The Republican Party doesn’t care about “saving” the courts; they only care about saving their jobs.

The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completely changed the landscape of the 2020 election, and it has exposed the fraud that is the GOP.

Meanwhile, the Constitution and the rule of law are fading into history.


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.

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