According to CBS News, President Trump has already narrowed down his short list of potential nominees to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg to two names: Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.
The CBS article is basically concerned only with whether each candidate would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, because abortion is a most holy sacrament in the church of liberalism. Seriously, go read the article. With Lagoa it mentions that she represented the family of Elian Gonzalez in that famous case 20 years ago, but then it quickly circles back to the topic of ABORTION, which again as we all know is literally the most important political issue in history.
No doubt the Democrats plan on shrieking nonstop about a Woman’s Sacred Right To Choose for the entirety of the hearings, and no matter how many times the nominee says she won’t overturn Roe v. Wade, the Democrats will never move away from that topic.
So prepare to hear nothing but ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION for the next few weeks, and prepare for all the 20-something social media thots who know everything there is to know about politics and type in all lowercase letters to be like so totally outraged omg literally wtf.
Rush Limbaugh thinks Republicans should just skip the hearings altogether, and I mostly agree with him on that. I mean, it’s not like any Democrats are open to changing their vote on the nominee. There is nothing the nominee can say that will make a single Democrat vote for her, unless she says that once appointed to the court she’s going to indict Donald Trump.
The only thing the nomination hearings can do is allow the Democrats to turn it into a circus and slander the nominee, and potentially gin up enough hysterical negative media coverage that weak-link Republicans get cold feet and change their votes.
So why even bother? Sure, the Democrats will scream bloody murder about “breaking with tradition” and not holding a televised hearing, because apparently televised media circus hearings which only became a thing in the late 80s/early 90s are mandated by the Constitution.
But the Democrats shrieking over the lack of hearings is actually preferable to allowing them to lie 24/7 during the hearings themselves. After all, as Limbaugh points out, Kamala Harris is on the Judiciary Committee, and she is going to be positively unbearable the whole time. “Miss Barrett/Lagoa, let me tell you a story. In 1972 a young girl wanted to get an ABORTION but she couldn’t because this evil, racist and oppressive country made it illegal and punishable by death. Well, that little girl was me. What is your position on Donald Trump’s evil plan to violently murder every last woman in this country by depriving them of their Sacred and Holy Right to Choose? Please explain to me why you reject the wonderful and beautiful and totally natural ritual of ABORTION? Why do you want to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, the most holy court ruling which is more sacred and important than the Ten Commandments? ABORTION 4EVER! I yield the balance of my time.”
Yeah, it’s going to be awful.
BUT: I think it’s going to backfire on the Democrats and actually work out to Trump’s favor. The Senate GOP should go through with the hearings and just let the Democrats be their insane, hateful and hysterical selves and let the country see how rotten they are. Give America one last good look at these truly despicable people before election day.
It’ll really drive the point home for a lot of voters.
I can promise you that whichever woman Trump nominates, she will be calm, cool, composed, respectful, reasonable and ultimately the country will sympathize with her over the hysterical Democrats attacking her nonstop.
If you’ve never seen Amy Coney Barrett speak, here’s a brief clip of her hearing before the Senate Committee when she was nominated to the federal court a few years ago:
She’s got her husband and her kids with her. She comes off as a typical suburban soccer mom. And Democrats are going to demonize her to no end. They’ve already started:
OMG SHE’S A CATHOLIC! THE HORROR! And would they please stop with this “Handmaid’s Tale” nonsense? Nobody outside of far left blue check Twitter has even heard of that show.
During her nomination to the federal courts, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) let her raging anti-Catholic bigotry show when she said to Barrett, “When I read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the [Catholic] Dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s a concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.”
“Big issues” meaning…. you guessed it, ABORTION, the be-all, end-all of the Democratic Party.
If the nominee is Barrett, Catholics who watch the hearings will no doubt sympathize with her as she weathers sustained slanders and attacks from Feinstein and company.
I have no doubt in my mind that Republicans will benefit from the optics of the Democrats taking turns verbally assaulting a sweet, reasonable soccer mom.
And if the nominee is Lagoa, that’s even better. The Democrats and the media will proceed to bombard a Hispanic woman with vicious and merciless attacks just weeks before the Presidential election.
No matter who the nominee is, trust me: the Democrats will not be able to contain their hatred. They will come off as unhinged, unreasonable and, most of all, unelectable.
Rush is 100% correct in his arguments for scrapping the hearings. I would not be upset at all if McConnell decides not to give Democrats an opportunity to lie and grandstand.
But I also think Republicans can win over lots of moderate/undecided and middle of the road voters by simply allowing the Democrats to open their big mouths and dig themselves into a hole.
Republicans want to define this election as the reasonable right vs. the insane radical left, and what better way of doing that than by putting forward a reasonable Supreme Court nominee and watching as the insane, radical Democrats spew their vicious bile at her?