Liberals on a dose of lunacy to protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

Liberals on a dose of lunacy to protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, by Miranda Devine.

The mouth-frothing rage of Democrats over the possible filling of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court before Inauguration Day is shocking, but predictable, after the “Summer of Love” we’ve endured.

Now they’re threatening to “burn it all down” if Republicans fill the vacancy soon. Hysterical RBG cultists holding vigil in Washington on Saturday night warned of a “civil war.”

Threats to kill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flooded Twitter, and dozens of police had to guard his Kentucky home as protesters descended on it. …

High-profile liberals issued dire threats on Twitter.

“You dare try and replace her right now and there will be a war,” tweeted Hollywood actor Russ Tamblyn.

“F–k no. Burn it all down,” wrote parenting guide author Aaron Gouveia.

“If you can’t shut it down, burn it down,” wrote Scott Ross, a member of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. …

Domestic terrorism:

“If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots,” warned Washington Post freelancer Laura Bassett, “more, bigger riots.”

Yes, because there already are riots, arson, looting, assaults, intimidation and even murder from degenerate leftists using violence to get their own way.

But, as they have done all summer, instead of calling for calm, Democratic leaders encouraged the histrionics.

“Let this moment radicalize you,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a social-media video, claiming democracy and the climate were at stake. “I need you to be ready . . . We can and must fight.”

Barack Obama hubristically declared that RBG had left “instructions” on her deathbed that Donald Trump not fill her Supreme Court slot.

Hillary Clinton urged a “fierce” response if he tried.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to rule out impeachment to stop Trump getting his third Supreme Court justice. …

Trump:

“Fill that seat” was the enthusiastic chant at Trump’s Saturday night rally in North Carolina and the president is hardly one to shirk a fight.

Ann Althouse:

The boil-down is easy: Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a completely political event, where there are constitutionally defined powers that will be exercised to their utmost. Nothing more is needed, and nothing can be done about it, and each party will do what the other party would do if the roles were reversed. And that’s the same thing they did in 2016 after Justice Scalia died.

The Democrats keep opting for double or nothing. They have no fall back if they lose. They know that due to open borders they will win eventually, permanently, so there will be no payback for their current bad behavior.