On the Presidential Primary debate stage and in general, Democrats and their liberal base have gone so far left that they are regularly getting called out by liberal-icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is because, while Justice Ginsburg is still very liberal and no friend of moderates or conservatives, she is looking at least rational and realistic. Let’s run through a few issues and items.
The Democrats led by such liberal thought-leaders as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling for an end to the Electoral College. Justice Ginsburg opined:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said this week that efforts to scrap the Electoral College are “more theoretical than real," according to a report.
“It’s largely a dream because our Constitution is … hard to amend,” Ginsburg said while speaking at the University of Chicago on Monday, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. “I know that from experience.”
Some liberals say the Equal Rights Amendment is still alive pending a 38th state ratifying it, despite the 1982 deadline being long passed. Again Justice Ginsburg is a voice of realty (emphasis added):
I was a proponent of the equal rights amendment. I hope someday it will be put back in the political hopper and we’ll be starting over again collecting the necessary states to ratify it.
Then, of course, there was Ginsburg on the liberal plan for court packing to counter President Trump's appointment of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh:
Ginsburg, who got herself in trouble criticizing candidate Donald Trump in 2016, this time was critical not of any particular Democratic contender, but of their proposals to offset President Trump's two conservative appointments to the court.
"Nine seems to be a good number. It's been that way for a long time," she said, adding, "I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court."
Supreme Court justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday praised newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh for appointing an entirely female staff. Ginsburg spoke about her own history in the fight for gender equality to a packed auditorium at Georgetown Law School.
Ginsburg praised Kavanaugh — whose controversial confirmation was marked by allegations of sexual assault — and remarked that the court's upcoming fall term will be the first time in history that more women will be clerking than men.
"There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term and it's thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh," Ginsburg said.
Justice Ginsburg is sounding reasonable. This is not because Ginsburg is getting soft or any less liberal. She is still arguably the Court's most liberal member. It is just that she has something current Democrat elected officials and far-left liberals seemingly lack: a grounding in reality and manners.