Last Friday, it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s liver cancer had returned and she was undergoing chemo treatment for it. Earlier in the week, Ginsburg had been in the hospital for an unspecified infection that had been treated.
Along with the news about the return of her cancer, it was said that Ginsburg would be returning to work at the Supreme Court. The cancer and the treatments would not affect her ability to work.
This is all total propaganda. Nothing more.
We have all seen photos of Ginsburg falling asleep at the State of the Union address. Additional reports have her falling asleep while hearing Supreme Court arguments. Now she has been hospitalized for an infection.
Typically, chemo drugs have numerous side effects. Two of the major side effects are caused by low white blood cell counts. They are:
As most readers know, I have been fighting cancer for almost 4 years now. (Good news is that it is under control.) I take chemo drugs regularly, both in a hospital setting and nightly at home. I can tell you this. Evening being 21 years younger and with a less aggressive form of cancer, I could not work like Ginsburg is claimed to be capable of working.
Upon starting my own journey, I no longer had the stamina to work once I started with the drugs. I found myself unable to stay awake for long periods of time. The need for naps at least twice per day was overwhelming. Physical fatigue was ever present. If I tried to work in the yard, at most one hour of work would tire me greatly.
Mental fatigue was always present from the drugs. A “brain fog” comes over the patient that affects short term memory. One might decide to do something, head to the room where it needs to be done, and then by the time he has gotten to the room, forgotten what he was there for. (I experience that daily.)
Reading becomes much more difficult. Subjects or novels that a person is interested in are more difficult to read. Within minutes, tiredness and the need for sleep steps in.
Writing is even more difficult. It is extremely easy to lose a train of thought or forget something entirely that was important to point out. Articles that would take a couple of hours to write now take a full day or more.
Work for me has changed. I had to retire from most of what I did, which was foreclosure consulting cases. When I do take a case now, it has to be one where I can have 3 to 4 weeks to write up a report and provide to the attorney. No more doing a comprehensive report in a day or two.
I also no longer trust myself testifying in court except in the simplest of cases. That is because of the brain fog I experience from the drugs.
Today, I remain retired, taking on only an occasional case or two per year. Even then, I have templates built so I can follow what needs to be done.
Based upon my own experiences, Justice Ginsburg has no ability to perform in her current position on the Supreme. She does not have the stamina, the strength or the memory to do the work required of a Supreme Court Justice.
Ginsburg is fortunate that she has all the “junior clerks” working for her. They are doing all of the work and pulling the strings on this critically ill woman.
SCOTUS is not in session again until the First Monday in October. At that time, there are 4 weeks until the Presidential election is held. That night, the next President will be known, either Biden or President Trump.
It is abundantly clear that the only reason Justice Ginsburg is staying on the Court and not resigning due to her health is the hope that Biden wins and the Democrats take control of the Senate. Doing so clears the way for her to retire at the beginning of January whereby President Biden could appoint a Liberal Justice to the Court.
Justice Ginsburg, for your own honor and the sake of America, you should retire immediately. Enough of this nonsense and pretense. You are unable to perform your duties on SCOTUS and do a disservice to America.
Justice Ginsburg – Retire NOW!
As always, thank you to Mark and all the others for allowing me to participate here at SpartaReport. It is such a pleasure to provide commentary and opinion for people to read. Now remember:
LIFE IS GOOD! (No matter what struggles it throws at you.)