ACB, 48, lives in South Bend, Indiana, with her husband lawyer Jesse Barrett and their seven children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti, one in 2005 and one after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Her youngest biological child has Down Syndrome.
She is also a devout Catholic. No wonder the left hate her.
Another first the left would have trumpeted if she was one of theirs:
Her speech at the White House, accepting the nomination:
You can believe that she shouldn’t be on the High Court, but I don’t know how you can watch that without believing that Amy Coney Barrett is an admirable person. One thing that the ACB nomination will do is expose the worst of the left-wing haters for what they are. In this sense, it will be an apocalypse — an unveiling. Yet another one in this apocalyptic year!
Take a look at the wicked, race-obsessed man who has become America’s No. 1 public intellectual. Here he is answering a claim (removed from Twitter by its author) that ACB can’t be racist because she has adopted black children:
Kendi’s remarks are evil, but perfectly in line with his racialist philosophy. I agree with Mollie Hemingway:
“Of this reprehensible and evil tweet from Big Media and the elite left’s newest highly funded racist, a friend writes: “We are just at the beginning of this hideous line of attack: not just upon Amy Coney Barrett, but upon ourselves, our families, and our children.” …
I cite these two examples [only one quoted above] because they reveal the staggering spite many left-wing elites have towards those not like themselves.
The Kendi tweet is especially important, given how he has become the guru on all things racial to institutional elites. This is where Ibram Kendi Thought leads. People have got to wake up and see this, and what the elites who fund this charlatan (e.g., Jack Dorsey of Twitter gave $10 million to his Boston University Center for Antiracism Research) are paying for. For example, Kendi believes that the US should pass a constitutional amendment to ban racism, and establish a cabinet-level agency to monitor the population for racism, and punish them. You want to talk about soft totalitarianism? There you have it. That’s the mind of Ibram X. Kendi, the darling of all the progressive elites, including woke capitalists like Jack Dorsey.
The left’s trashing of Amy Coney Barrett is already underway. Readers of the Daily Kos were informed:
“Barrett is a religious extremist, a member of a small sect that takes the inherent misogyny of traditional Catholicism and adds to it the by doubling down with … more misogyny. She’s a originalist extremist, holding onto a view of Constitutional interpretation so strict, she’s ready to toss out the 14th Amendment.”
Bill Maher chimed in with this rant:
“But apparently the pick is going to be this omy…a-omy…Amy Comey [sic]. Well, we’ll be saying this name a lot I’m sure because she’s a f***ing nut. Amy, I’m sorry but, Amy Comey [sic] Barrett — Catholic, really Catholic, I mean really, really Catholic, like speaking in tongues. Like she doesn’t believe in condoms. …”
Fortunately, a liberal who is actually a legal scholar, and who also knows Amy Barrett, has written a piece that describes the real Judge Barrett, instead of a cardboard cutout version. Noah Feldman is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of a fine biography of James Madison. He clerked with Barrett on the Supreme Court. Here is the essence of his assessment of the nominee:
“Regardless of what you or I may think of the circumstances of this nomination, Barrett is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.
“I disagree with much of her judicial philosophy and expect to disagree with many, maybe even most of her future votes and opinions. Yet despite this disagreement, I know her to be a brilliant and conscientious lawyer who will analyze and decide cases in good faith, applying the jurisprudential principles to which she is committed. Those are the basic criteria for being a good justice. Barrett meets and exceeds them. …
“To add to her merits, Barrett is a sincere, lovely person. I never heard her utter a word that wasn’t thoughtful and kind — including in the heat of real disagreement about important subjects. She will be an ideal colleague. I don’t really believe in “judicial temperament,” because some of the greatest justices were irascible, difficult and mercurial. But if you do believe in an ideal judicial temperament of calm and decorum, rest assured that Barrett has it. …
“And when she is confirmed, I am going to accept it as the consequence of the constitutional rules we have and the choices we collectively and individually have made. And I’m going to be confident that Barrett is going to be a good justice, maybe even a great one — even if I disagree with her all the way.”
So I guess Judge Barrett doesn’t speak in tongues, after all. And I doubt that Feldman would have written this piece if he had any reason to believe she wants to “toss out the Fourteenth Amendment.”
The Democrats can’t dispute Barrett’s qualifications, which are conceded by the liberal American Bar Association. Nor will they be able to attack her character, which has been attested to by everyone who knows her. But in truth, qualifications and character are irrelevant, as we saw with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination.
The Democrats object to Amy Barrett because she is not a left-winger dedicated to perpetuating the Court as a liberal super-legislature, which is the only sort of justice they want.
That is why they object to her, but they hate her because she is a Christian. The extent of anti-Christian bigotry on the left is astonishing, given that until recent years the U.S. was widely described as a Christian country. No longer.
The confirmation process will be a fiasco, like Justice Kavanaugh’s. Everyone expects it, and the Democratic base demands it.
I think at this point the public has pretty much caught on. Hard as Kavanaugh was to demonize with fraudulent allegations and testimony, Barrett will be even harder. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. President Trump either has the votes or he doesn’t, and as far as anyone can tell, he does. Everything that happens between now and the confirmation vote is entirely for show.
hat-tip Stephen Neil