I’ll preface by saying: bear in mind, I’ve set out on a course as a Republican to not vote for Trump.
Anyway… RBG goes a little nutso about Trump. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/11/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-no-fan-of-donald-trump-critiques-latest-term.html?_r=0 In there, she expels this trope partisan rhetorical boast / pledge thing where ya say you’ll move if the candidate of the other party wins the presidency. And she’s says New Zealand is the place to go when Trump takes the country down the tubes.
Slate writer properly explains why this is improperly intemperate for a SCOTUS judge… http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/07/ruth_bader_ginsburg_risks_her_legacy_to_insult_donald_trump.html
Trump has come and said she’s in leave of her faculties and should resign.
Now, no one’s gonna make her resign. But Trump is right, RBG’s mind has gone.
The wisdom of a first class legal mind in its prime would have probably said , when asked, that this country’s institutions are formidable and can withstand an aberration like Trump. That things will go on, and the future is bright. With this being a desirable response. RBG doesn’t do that. The right presumption is she would have were her brain not diminished by being octogenarian.
Other thing is… ya know, Republicans do that thing where they claim they’ll leave too, and where they always say they’ll go is…. New Zealand. This cuz it’s got in some quarters this perception of being unspoiled by big government and thus ripe for Ayn Rand-ianism.
So, ya know…. why would RBG want to go there (liberals always say they’ll move to Canada…). Her mind is definitely gone.