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RUSH: Now, the left is also scared to death of next potential nomination. And let’s just say this. They’re scared to death of the future of Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg has been in poor health. Justice Ginsburg is over 80. And you don’t need my word to tell you, to convince you that they’re scared to death.

You know, let’s talk about Obama and Hillary, how brilliant they are. Really? This is how bright they are. This is how strategically bright and formidable they are. If they had known what they were doing, they would have cajoled Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg into retiring while Obama was prexy so that he could name her appointment and have that seat guaranteed for the Democrats for the next 40 years.

But they calculated there was no way Hillary could lose. It didn’t even occur to them that Donald Trump would win. It never occurred to them that a Republican might have a chance to appoint the next couple of justices, or three. They assumed that would be their exclusive right. And so they didn’t make any suggestion to Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg that she retire.

Now where are they? Now a situation in all of their brilliance, in all of their strategic tactician brilliance, they never conceived of this. So I do think we need to redefine “smart” because these people ain’t it. They are said to be the best and brightest and so smart we can’t even keep up with them. But it’s the other way around. They’re so arrogant and self-focused that they have no room for intelligence, and certainly not any intellectual growth ’cause they already know everything.

So now the left realizes this gigantic tactical error. And I have a story — (laughing) — this made me laugh. There is a swirling controversy over this. The story is in Politico magazine. Now, Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg is 83. She’s been in poor health off and on for a number of years, bless her heart. And she’s hung in there because, you know, she doesn’t want Trump naming her replacement. She just doesn’t.

The headline of this story, Politico magazine, it’s by somebody named Ben Schreckinger: “I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout. It Nearly Broke Me. Pumping iron with RBG’s personal trainer is no joke.”

Are you kidding me? We have a 27-year-old strapping young — well, I don’t know how much you can describe a leftist journalist as strapping, but by comparison I guess you could. A 27-year-old, 28-year-old journalist claiming that Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg’s workout nearly destroyed him.

“In the early hours of Nov. 9, as stock markets began to rally on the news of Donald Trump’s upset win, there was another dramatic spike afoot. Interest in the bone density and cholesterol levels of an 83-year-old woman from Flatbush, New York, was also soaring.

“Many people wanted to know whether two-time cancer survivor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest and perhaps the most liberal justice on the Supreme Court, had enough gas in the tank to outlast the Trump presidency, or whether Trump would get a chance to fundamentally alter the balance of the court by replacing her –” Oh, that’s another thing. I should have mentioned this to Vice President Pence.

They better not fall into this balance of the court business. That’s irrelevant. That’s another liberal construct. “Wait a minute. You can’t nominate a conservative to replace Ruth ‘Buzzi’ Ginsburg. That would upset the balance.” There is no balance of the court. The only balance in the law is the scales of justice. That’s what I mean. There’s no political balance on the court. This needs to be nuked and done away with ASAP.

And every conservative out there had better learn real quick, don’t fall for this business of be concerned with the balance of the court. There shouldn’t even be that characterization.

At any rate, many people wanted to know whether two-time cancer survivor Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg had enough gas in the tank to outlast a Trump presidency or whether Trump would get a chance to name her replacement.

“As it turns out, the answer to that question lies largely in the hands of a staffer in the clerk’s office of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Asked earlier this month about the most important person in her life,” Ginsburg said, “My personal trainer.”

She’s a 83. The most important person in her life is her personal trainer. Are we buying this? Hello? Do we buy this? My grandfather was one once 83, didn’t have a personal trainer, so I didn’t have a chance to ask him. (interruption) She’s 85 now? Well, what’s the date of this story? Yeah, this story’s 2017! They tweeted this thing out yesterday. This just goes to show you how scared to death — they’re assuring everybody that this woman’s workout is one that a 27-year-old journalist can’t even keep up with.

Are we buying this? Do we believe this? Here’s the tweet. “Our 27-year-old reporter did Justice Ginsburg’s workout. It nearly broke him.” And apparently the next headline, “Right-Wing Twitter Is Angry Over a Ruth Bader Ginsburg Workout Video.

“Far-right Twitter keeps getting angry over a video of a reporter doing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout — After the news outlet reposted the story on Twitter just hours before President Donald Trump chose the replacement for Kennedy, right-wing Twitter exploded, and was convinced the workout was easy.”

I mean, this just shows you, ladies and gentlemen, the degree of panic, that they’re out there assuring leftist radicals, “Don’t worry about Ruth, don’t worry about Justice Ginsburg. We had a 27-year-old reporter assigned to her and he can’t even keep up with her workout.” So she’s 85 years old. I think they’re worried to death and I think they’re privately cursing Obama and Hillary for not having figured this out.

My Uncle Steve is 91 years old, still practices law, plays tennis every day. Does not have a personal trainer, and if he did, probably wouldn’t tell me that the most important thing in his life is his personal trainer. I’m guessing! I shouldn’t speak for him, but I’ve never heard him talk about his personal trainer. He lives in St. Louis. He plays tennis every day, three or four times a week at least. He does. And I don’t mean, you know, shuffleboard tennis. This is the real thing. He’s a former federal judge, Eastern District of Missouri. His son, Steven Jr., now sits on that bench.

But they’re scared to death. By the way, if you saw my Uncle Steve, you wouldn’t guess anything over 65. I am not kidding you. Grandfather lived to be 108, Steve’s father. And I don’t know anybody — in fact, I don’t know anybody in our family that even has a personal trainer, now that I stop and think about it.

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