Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just announced a devastating development. Her cancer has returned and it’s spread through her liver this time. On Friday she issued a formal statement emphasizing the positive. The good news is that the chemotherapy is working.
Ginsburg ‘fully able’ to keep working
Liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going to let a little thing like cancer keep her out of the courtroom. She assures radical progressives that she’ll continue to hold down the far-left side of the bench for quite a while. The chemotherapy is yielding “positive results,” her statement declares and the 87-year-old Notorious RBG insists she remains “fully able” to continue in her post.
Liberal Democrats are terrified at the thought that Donald Trump may get the almost unheard of opportunity to pick a third conservative justice to the high court during his administration. The current 5-4 conservative edge would grow to a rather comfortable 6-3 majority if liberals lost Ginsburg now. You can bet it will become a hot topic before the election. If Creepy Joe Biden were to demoniacally steal the election, he can maintain the fourth liberal seat a while longer.
The cancer diagnosis is separate from the infection Justice Ginsburg was hospitalized for earlier this week. An episode of fever and chills prompted a visit to Johns Hopkins so she could be pumped full of IV antibiotics. She’s known about the cancer flare-up for a while but kept it under wraps until she got the report that the chemotherapy is working. “I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that.”
Cancer in her liver but not liver cancer
The official statement that Ginsberg released through her staff makes it clear that the “pancreatic cancer Ginsburg was treated for in 2009 has returned again, this time in her liver.” The statement specifies, “it is not liver cancer.” Without telling the public a single word about it, “she tried one of the new immunotherapies for cancer but it failed to shrink the tumors.”
After the Immunotherapy didn’t work, she switched to Gemcitabine which is “a standard chemotherapy treatment” and particularly effective “for pancreatic cancer that has spread.” It worked, so she could finally tell her fans. “Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information.” If it didn’t work, she would have covered it up. Cancer is an old friend of Ruth Ginsburg. The last time she tangled with the pancreatic cancer was in 2019. Before that, she had some tumors removed from her lung in 2018 and colon cancer in 1999.
As she wrote in the press release, “On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.” Funny, but none of the press reports this week said a word about gall stones. What else is Ginsburg hiding?