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Who will be President Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?

by | Sep 25, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

Tomorrow, at 5:00 PM, President Trump will announce his selection to sit on the Supreme Court. He is having a rally two hours later in Pennsylvania, and I can only imagine how excited and pumped up the crowd will be.

The President has told us his nominee will be a woman. While she is reportedly the favorite, we won’t know until tomorrow whether his selection is Judge Amy Coney Barrett. But the torches have already  been lit and pro-abortionists are sharpening their pitchforks in anticipation of…actually, it doesn’t make any difference who the nominee is.

 They will do anything to defeat a Trump Supreme Court nominee. Just ask now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about the Supreme Court vacancy in remarks delivered Thursday on the Senate floor. Here is a portion of his very telling speech:

“We already know every outlandish claim and unhinged attack we’re going to hear.

“In fact, former Vice President Biden has already cut to the front of the line. Just yesterday he offered the following assessment, prior to learning who he was assessing. 

“ ‘Women’s rights as it relates to everything from medical health care is going to be gone.’ This is former Vice President Biden yesterday.

“Good luck deciphering what he’s trying to say. It sounds like more of the same old junk.

“Perhaps the nation will soon watch this man in his late 70s condescend to explain women’s healthcare to one of the brilliant women whom President Trump indicates he is considering.

“Fortunately, the far-left scam artists do not get a vote. The special interest groups’ fundraising appeals do not get a vote. The fate of this nomination will be determined by the United States Senators whom the American people elected to do this job.”

Not that they need any prompting,  Senate Democrats  are already locked and loaded. If they weren’t, as Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey observes,

The activists on which Democrats must rely in this cycle are agitating too, in favor of an all-out character assassination on whomever Trump nominates. The group Patriotic Millionaires demanded that [Sen. Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer launch such an attack even before the announcement by claiming that anyone who accepted such a nomination is “definitionally unfit to serve. …

Writing for The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes a middle ground position in a post headlined, “Will Democrats Fail the Amy Coney Barrett Test?”

Flanagan obviously admires Judge Barrett (who, with no ax to grind, wouldn’t?), and she realizes there is every likelihood Democrats will fail the test.

[I]f Barrett is nominated, the confirmation hearings are likely to provide Democratic senators with an opportunity to demonstrate their assumptions of moral rectitude and preening intellectual superiority. They will eagerly display the purifying anger that feeds their insulted and enraged party.

But first, she does a superb job lambasting the botched Newsweek attack on Judge Barrett (which I would wager was part and parcel of a coordinated campaign), headlined, “How Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise Group Inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’”:

The whole thing was a cupcake-size version of the Covington disaster, in which liberal journalists were so willfully blind to their own deep biases that they smeared an adolescent who was guilty only of smiling in an enigmatic and uncomfortable way.

Times are hard and talent is expensive, but the mistakes in this piece were so obvious that we may only ascribe them to rank incompetence.  …

The story was so awful, if you write for a living, it made you cringe.

In the end, Flanagan casts around for “questions that could be asked in a thorough and respectful manner.” The subject areas she cites, however, are thin gruel. But when you are looking for something—anything—guess what? Anything will have to do.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow when President Trump announces his selection.

Categories: Donald Trump