What Was The Point?

What Was The Point Of Installing Ketanji Brown
What Was The Point Of Installing Ketanji Brown?

The Democrats have installed Ketanji Brown in the SCOTUS – a foregone conclusion surrounded by quasi-useless political kabuki and posturing for the electorate. But what was the point of it? She’s not particularly well-qualified and can’t or won’t even provide a definition of “woman” when asked.

It Was Actually A Secondary Point

While, exactly like choosing Kamala Harris as Biden’s Vice President, Brown’s race and gender – irony in the epic tier – was the primary point in her nomination, it was important for Brown to show her allegiance to LGBT+ front, including the anti-science dog-whistle of referring to biologists as opposed to psychologists in her negative answer.

For too long, our government, our courts haven’t looked like America. I believe it’s time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications, and that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level.

Creepy Uncle Joe Biden

Of course, like almost everything a Democrat says, Biden’s statement was false. Black’s make up approx. 13% of the population, so they’re already “over-represented” in the SCOTUS, necessarily so given the small number of Justices if one places any value in race. But true, Brown being a woman does now split the genders of the court 5:4, which is as close to what America looks like gender-wise as one can get. Still though, pretty much a wash to anyone who doesn’t believe that minority over-representation is still somehow both under-representation and important in and of itself – in other words, important only to the sorts who vote for Democrats.

Why Brown’s Virtue Signalling Matters

Firstly, while fear-inducing, Brown’s trans virtue signalling should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s not uncommon for applicants to lie during job interviews and that’s exactly what confirmation hearings are. Of course she was going to say what Democrat Senators wanted to hear from her. So there’s that.

Why Definitions Matter

But, anyone in the legal profession, especially any judge who can’t or won’t declare the definition of “woman” is a clear and present danger to the women in America. America has a number of laws, regulations, and norms solely designed to protect and privilege women and men choosing to “identify” as women have been encroaching on most, if not all of them, more often than not to the detriment of our womenfolk.

And how, pray tell, can we trust a Justice to opine correctly if they can’t or won’t provide or abide by the definition of “woman?” And, frankly, it’s plausible with the way things have been going – see Dolezal and Warren – the potential problem could expand even further.

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So yeah, I’m unsurprised but quite unhappy with both the nomination and confirmation of Ketanji Brown to the highest court in America. Not because she’s Left-wing, though she is, since she’s replacing another Left-wing Justice. Certainly not because she’s either Black or presumably a woman since I see neither harm no value in her race or gender. I’m unhappy because her nomination and confirmation lends legitimacy to Tokenism and her verbal prostration to the Left’s LGBT+ front potentially puts the basis of our legal system in jeopardy.

Please remember that even minority and dissenting opinions by SCOTUS Justices have, can, and will be referenced in lower courts to further one side of a case or another.

But, maybe Brown was just “code-switching” and voicing what the Democrats wanted to hear so she could land a sweet, lifetime job that she can’t in all practical respects be fired from. So, there’s hope.

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Barrett Confirmed!

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as newest SCOTUS Justice
Amy Coney Barrett By Senate

The US Senate has confirms Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the SCOTUS. They did so in record time and, unsurprisingly in the extreme, without a single Democrat vote. This secures the safety and efficacy of the Supreme Court for decades to come.

To me, the most interesting and important part of this is that Barrett’s confirmation as a SCOTUS Justice is a critical event but is not truly news. Her confirmation and the timeliness of it were never in doubt. Nor was the total opposition to both by the Democrats, who were, are, and will continue to be seething over not being able to “Bork” her nomination.

Barrett’s confirmation is important to America’s future but that it happened and happened now is just another case of Republicans playing by the Democrats’ “rules” and beating them at their own game. It’s just another day in the death spiral of Congressional politics.

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Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies

Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies 2016 vs. 2020
Dems On SCOTUS Vacancies 2016 vs. 2020

The one thing Americans can count on the Democrats for is that we can’t count upon them for any consistency or any adherence to long-standing norms, mores, or values, but we can count upon them for viciousness, false equivalencies, and general malfeasance. Their stance upon the respective nominations of Merrick Garland by their boy, Obama in 2016 vs. their stance on President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett in 2020 is another perfect example of this pernicious behavior.

False Equivalency For the Loss

Democrats, especially those in the Senate, have been quick in their anger to claim that Republican Senators are being hypocritical by having refused to allow Obama’s Garland nomination to move forward while “rushing” President Trump’s Barrett nomination through. But this is just semi-hysterical false equivalency on their part. The underlying situation between the two nominations is fundamentally different, though quite similar on the surface.

That fundamental difference is that, when Obama nominated Garland near-ish the end of his time in the White House, he was not up for reelection; he was term-limited and would definitely be leaving office despite some quasi-hysterical and spurious claims to the contrary.

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell’s oft willfully misinterpreted statement was true then and non-applicable now.

I believe the overwhelming view of the Republican Conference in the Senate is that this nomination should not be filled, this vacancy should not be filled by this lame duck (emphasis added) president.

The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be.

— Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell

Yeah, sane and rational people can understand the difference between a POTUS who can’t serve another term in office and one who might not do so. Democrats and the sorts who vote for them? Not so much.

In other words, the Dems are behaving as we, the People have been forced to accept as the norm for them, stupidly, inconsistently except in their quest for either power or destruction, and despicably.

Some Complaints And Tangential Caveats

Sadly, it’s not all righteousness and roses on our side either. There is some rank hypocrisy and cynical realpolitik being spun out by our politicians this shit show. Despite having a firm and steady grasp of the necessities of realpolitik, some things rankle.

I’m not pleased at all that Mitch McConnell cited the “Biden Rule” in 2016 while blocking Garland nomination, but ignores that he did so now. Then-Senator Joe Biden didn’t want any SCOTUS Judges to confirmed during any Presidential election season, not just during the end of a lame duck’s tenure in office.

It also rankles that the 2nd “reason” commonly cited for the difference in behavior in Senate between Garland’s and Barrett’s nomination is that the Senate majority in 2016 was the opposition party to the POTUS, whereas it isn’t in 2020.

Call me naive and/or delusional, I actually agree with Obama’s statement that, “[confirmation of nominees to the] … Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, not an extension of politics.” The Senate being in the hands of the “other” party shouldn’t make so much of a difference that it is blithely stated as one of the two reasons for a SCOTUS nomination being blocked.

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Their Dogma Lives Loudly

Their Dogma Lives Loudly In Them
Their Dogma Lives Loudly In Them

On the soon to-be-infuriating topic of the Democrats’ rancorous, vitriolic, unconstitutional, bigoted, and utterly unhinged response to President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court’s bench, it’s best to turn Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) projection back upon her and her ilk – “The dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.

And it’s true! The Democrats, despite any claims to be of any other faith, are parishioners of their own special cult. They’ve even spawned their own version of evangelical fundamentalists, who on par with or surpassing the protestants’ Dominionists in fervor and strict adherence to orthodoxy.

So, expect Barrett’s confirmation hearings to be horrifically vile and nasty. Understand that they will be filled with anti-Catholic bigotry in direct, boldfaced contravention of the Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3, which prohibits any religious test for holding any Office or public Trust. Expect the Dems to threaten to “Pack The Court” if they ever concurrently gain the Presidency and a Senate majority in the future and believe them.

Their Presidential candidate, “Creepy Uncle” Joe Biden has already proclaimed that they’re fighting for the soul of America. Believe them! Take them at their word, for this once they speak truly!

My Fellow Americans, understand, accept, and internalize the sad fact that this isn’t politics as usual. We are already in a civil war. We are already in a race war. We are already in a holy war!

Act accordingly in defense of your nation, your race, and your God(s)!

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Confirmation Bias

The Left's Violent Confirmation Bias
The Left’s Violent Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is a real thing. The Democrats just have an extreme case of it that presents in a specifically pernicious and destructive manner. Then, they are et al insane, some of them congenitally, so this is not shocking.

It is, however, just a sign of these degenerate times.

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