Vox’s Ian Millhiser always has the hottest takes, so when he says that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “the greatest lawyer of her generation,” keep in mind that he was also confused that Joe Biden isn’t widely perceived as one of the country’s great political talents.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol so that the public could pass through and pay their respects. Apparently, though, Millhiser seems to think that because President Trump rushed Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination that the nation wasn’t given time to properly mourn the death of Ginsburg.
I hate Trump for many reasons, but one is we never got to properly mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She was the greatest lawyer of her generation. She achieved revolutionary change through the sheer force of reason. And the pain of her loss was overwhelmed by fear of the future.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) December 5, 2020
“The pain of her loss was overwhelmed by fear of the future.”
Cry harder libs pic.twitter.com/XTZGvjyl1Y
— Socially Distant Richard (@theNorthVision) December 5, 2020
You know who we were never given time to mourn? Merrick Garland, may he rest in peace.
She literally got a state funeral with the highest honors and you're whining about not getting a chance to mourn her?
— jolly fun guy (@MittCommie) December 5, 2020
She was laid in state on the capital rotunda and had multiple funeral services nationally televised during a pandemic that has had most funerals and memorial services shut down. https://t.co/0i5XwW4rzr
— Jimmy AreYouMcSerious? (@Jimmy_McJohn) December 5, 2020
I don't care. She received plenty of accolades and recognition while thousands died alone and families were restricted to small groups to mourn them.
Expletives and cacti, jackass. https://t.co/xx54sbTuT9
— Big Papa King (@bnlking) December 5, 2020
She literally had more memorials than most of the "common folk" but do go on.
— Sgt. K. Onyx (@SgtKOnyx) December 5, 2020
Get a grip.
— …is Lulu Lapin (@EntitledDFW) December 5, 2020
not a cult.
— Lowell George Washington (@deanriehm) December 5, 2020
If you need to "properly mourn" the death of a person you didn't even know, then you're definitely not getting the therapy you so desperately need. https://t.co/PSdhon2svx
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) December 5, 2020
I didn’t know her.
— knowthetruth (@9212Kingsmith) December 5, 2020
She was a successful person who made history and left a remarkable legacy.
She wasn't our grandmother.
Pretending President Clinton wouldn't have done the exact same thing within the same time frame is silly.
The timing of her passing is the variable. Not the president. https://t.co/EsHskmahin
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 5, 2020
You can just cry at home without involving everyone else in your weird, authority worshiping nonsense.
Write a shitty poem and have it notarized, if it's so important for government to validate your grief. https://t.co/O55HSqCqMT
— Biggie Foots Saves Chrimbus ????♂️? (@bigolfoot) December 5, 2020
Seek professional help
— AnonAmish (@MrAmishMan) December 5, 2020
— Koufax (@powder_blues) December 5, 2020
— Butch Deadlift! (@PininFor) December 5, 2020
This editor lives in an area so blue people had yard signs featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg next to their Biden/Harris signs.
I was a huge admirer of hers but it’s nonsensical to suggest that we “never got to properly mourn her.” There was a tsunami of eulogies in the nation’s most prominent publications, not to mention on Twitter and in private.
— Noah Baron (@noahbbaron) December 5, 2020
No one can argue she led and amazing life and her loss was recognized by all.
By “mourn” he meant “kept seat open until after the election.”
— Not Fleeting Chance (@tweeting_chance) December 5, 2020
So which opinion of hers was her most groundbreaking?
— SP4h (@sp4h) December 5, 2020
Speaking of opinions, a lot of people in the comments are hoping that a Biden administration rights this injustice and properly recognizes Ginsburg, maybe by making her birthday a national holiday or something. We’re not sure what they want.
New hotel with female empowerment theme features massive portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg made out of tampons https://t.co/D098akCy1A
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 10, 2020