Most Likely A Woman: Will It Be Amy Coney Barrett?
Most Likely A Woman: Will It Be Amy Coney Barrett?
President Donald Trump, in response to picking a Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg said yesterday that the pick will “most likely be a woman”.
This coming from the “bigoted misogynist” himself. The vacancy gives Trump and Senate Republicans a rare opportunity to solidify conservative control of the court, perhaps for decades to come and the left, is having a conniption:
Women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, religious freedom, health care access: These are all on the chopping block now, in ways that will likely make previous assaults seem like a game of tiddlywinks.
So I forgive you (and myself) if you need to sit in the corner for a little with a bottle of whiskey, or a good red wine, as Ginsburg would have done. But once we’re done with that, it’s time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, get back into it and fight like hell. –Amanda Marcotte, Salon
Most likely a woman, Amanda.
In a presidency marked by corruption, malfeasance, incompetence and a profound disrespect for the American system of government and our Constitution, any nominee put forward by Donald Trump…would forever bear the stain of a majoritarian, hyper-partisan choice made by a president and Republican Senate majority desperate to cling to power.”-The Lincoln Project
Most likely a woman, Lincoln Project.
At a rally in Fayetteville, NC last night, President Trump addressed this amongst his supporters who, in a shouting match for a man or a woman Supreme Court justice, shouted in favor of a woman. The New York Times, referred to the President as “Mr. Trump”, repetitively. About 16 times, to be exact.
Side note here: Can you imagine a New York Times reporter referring to former President Obama as Mr. Obama during his time in the White House? We think not. He would be Obama The Great, The President, The Messiah, The Chosen One. “Mr. Obama” would not even be an utterance coming from the keyboards of these ahem-journalists. That would be a derogatory remark. These guys and gals really, truly have more balls than brains.
We don’t want a conservative woman elected. We want to wait until Biden is in office, thanks.
— Dana G (@abner463) September 20, 2020
The liberals would rather a man be in that office than a conservative woman. Noted. Not a shocker, either.
So, who is the most likely woman in this case? Appeals court judge, Amy Coney Barrett is one of Trump’s top picks to be the successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s slot. This could happen any time this week as Trump wants the process to move swiftly.
Barrett clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia after graduating from Notre Dame University Law School. Barrett is 48 years-old which gives her practically a lifetime of influence. Barrett is also devout Catholic and believes “life begins at conception”. After all, we probably should like her as the pick as WaPo called her potential nomination the “biggest danger to abortion rights” in 2018. Democracy dies in darkness. Unfortunately, so do aborted children. In fact, the dogma “lives so loudly” in the mother of seven. Democrats called in 2017 at Barrett’s hearing.
“Dogma and law are two different things. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”- Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Ouch. Say, Dianne. She is “most likely” a woman, though…
She wouldn’t replace her, she’d eradicate RBGs lifetime of work and she’d eradicate human rights. #SCOTUSnominee dangerous af
— NolaDarling (@victoria_parc) September 19, 2020
But please, not that woman, they say. Unsure how being pro-life eradicates human rights. I would argue that perhaps dogma living loudly within someone, in this case, Amy Coney Barrett, may be just what the Supreme Court (and this country needs). If the events that have unfolded over this past year and the reactions of Democrats to these events is any indicator, perhaps Barrett’s dogma will restore principles and religious freedom (funny how Marcotte shrieks about this to the Salon-reading, non-believing “party of science”. Ironic how the party that threw a temper tantrum over Brett Kavanaugh, the party that has essentially reacted without principles to a pandemic, stripping people of their jobs, keeping individuals out of houses of worship and kids out of school, all while stoking the fires of divisive dialogue and destroying our cities is concerned about the moral makeup of the next Supreme Court Justice? We’ve gone to hell sans hand basket with Democrat policies. And they’re worried about dogma?
Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2020
Most likely not written by Joe Biden himself. C’mon, man. The next Justice will most likely be a woman, Joe. And to Trump we say, fill that seat.
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