Donald Trump selected an arch-conservative Catholic woman to replace RBG

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to Washington DC

I’m just tired. How about you? I’m tired of being angry and sad and scared all the time. We’re in the middle of a pandemic which has killed 204,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million Americans. ICE is sterilizing immigrant women. Children are being kept in cages, and trafficked through “religious” organizations. Donald Trump refuses to say whether he will peacefully transfer power if he loses the election. And he’s about to jam a rabid anti-choice Gilead-like judge down our throats. Is it any wonder why the rest of the world thinks America is pathetic now? Tin-pot dictators run their banana republics better than this. Anyway, blah, Trump has made his choice for Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s replacement:

President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, setting off a fierce partisan battle in the waning days of a hotly contested presidential election.

Calling it a “very proud moment indeed,” Trump called Barrett a woman of “towering intellect” and “unyielding loyalty to the Constitution” who would rule “based solely on the fair reading of the law.”

In a flag-bedecked Rose Garden designed to mimic Ginsburg’s own nomination ceremony in 1993, Trump recounted Barrett’s educational and professional background, noted her seven children and hailed her ties to another late Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked.
“I looked and I studied and you are very eminently qualified for this job,” Trump told his nominee. “You are going to be fantastic.”

In her own remarks, Barrett offered only a glimpse of what type of justice she would be and did not delve into specifics.
“A judge must apply the law as written,” she said. “Judges are not policy makers.”

[From CNN]

I think Amy Coney Barrett will energize the left more than the right. I think for the American right, this is the deal with the devil they made four years ago. This is their deal coming to fruition: they looked the other way when Trump dragged America down into the gutter, all so the conservatives could have judges like Barrett. Trump is not converting anyone to his side with the choice of Barrett, he’s merely giving red meat to one loud portion of his base. The Democrats will of course raise millions – tens of millions – off of Barrett. The Democrats will likely flip the Senate because of Barrett. But guess what? There’s a trade-off there too. Because Barrett will still get on the Supreme Court. And that means no more ACA, no more Griswold, no more Roe.

Also: I’m not getting into Barrett’s Catholicism or whatever the f–k the Margaret Atwood thing is. I just… can’t. The Republicans are going to make this into a “Democrats hate Catholics!” thing. I don’t hate Catholics. I hate arch-conservative white women who demonize other women’s reproductive choices.

Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House

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  1. Sara says:

    I am feeling hopeless.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      This cult actually CALLED women “Handmaidens” until the show came out in 2017. THIS IS HOW THEY THINK!

      Every time I think this year can’t get worse, it goes, “Oh, yeah? Well, I’ll show YOU!”. I should keep my mouth shut.

      • Seraphina says:

        @OG, yes! Please do not rhetorically ask that again. I have learned the hard way in regards to that!!!! I think God says: oh yeah, watch this.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Please don’t feel hopeless. You have the power to change more than you can imagine. You just need the will power to make it happen.

      If you are reeeaaalllyyy at rock bottom, let me suggest a very silly but effective little exercise. Go and stand by your room’s light switch when it’s dark/off. Stare at it for second. If you were truly hopeless/powerless, you would be unable to change the fact that your room is dark and you can see nothing. Flip the switch. Now you can see (hopefully!).😅

      Yes, yes, its a ridiculous/silly little exercise, but hopefully, it’ll tell you that you are not hopeless. You actually change millions of things everyday, but you take them for granted. In this case, find something little you *can* change. E.g. maybe commit yourself to making sure that everyone on your street is registered to vote and can reach a voting booth (regardless of their party affiliation). At least, you can do that. Leave the rest to God/the universe/karma/destiny etc.

    • buenavissta says:

      Hang in there. Every morning I read my news feeds and then stave off desperation by going to YouTube and watching the live feed of Joey the orphaned sea otter, cared for at the Vancouver aquarium. Trust me, it is instant serotonin.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I will never understand how women like Coney rise to the level they do on the backs of work of women like Ginsburg and other feminists before her and then immediately do everything in their power to slam the door behind them so that other women don’t have those same rights because apparently that’s not what Jeebus wants unless your husband says it’s okay or you’re going to spout a lot of anti-woman nonsense.

    It is a bitter pill indeed to go from RBG to this crazy eyed, religious zealot woman hating Stepford wife.

    • Sierra says:

      Kamala should ask Amy that since Amy asks her husband for permission for everything, will she ask him for every SC rule? Or when Amy claimed in 2016 that Obama’s moderate nominee had no right to sit in Scarlise seat, do she agree that SHE had no right to sit in progressive Ruth’s seat?

    • Snappyfish says:

      Women who carry water for the patriarchy just so they can have a slightly longer leash and stand a few rungs up in oppression from other women, particularly marginalized women, make me a special kind of angry. Being master’s favorite dog is still having a master and being a dog.

      As a Notre Dame Grad I know for a fact she is a zealot. She will strike down, Roe, The ACA & Obergafell if she gets the chance. Oh & double trouble she worked on the Bush v Gore debacle that handed the oval to Bush even though it was proven later that Gore had won FL

    • Sid says:

      grabbyhands, it’s internalized misogyny in action. And now it’s about to be seated in our highest court. SMH.

      A lot of us warned back in 2016 that this very thing would likely happen if Trump won. And I get people not being happy with the choices, and people tired of feeling like they are voting for the lesser of two evils, but good grief sometimes you have to look at the damn bigger picture!!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      All of this. One of their most effective weapons is turning any woman’s ‘right’ to push conservative values without being criticized for it into a ‘tolerance’ issue. The same ‘political correctness’ they claim to be too good for is exactly what they’ll use as a shield. Unfortunately, society makes it easy. These women act as extensions of male privilege and authority. People try to pressure (and in some cases, worse) women/girls into responding to conservative women with nothing but politeness and submission.

      Conservative women probably could have this country- or at least get it for their husbands and fathers- if they wanted to. Which is why most of their cries about being treated badly for being/thinking ‘differently’ are absolute bullshit. A friend of mine brought this up the other day.

    • Veronica S. says:

      They’d rather hold the knife for their masters than be the lamb butchered on the table.

  3. Sierra says:

    Surprisingly, I am not feeling angry or defeated.

    The Dems will regain the Senate and the Presidency. Will then just increase the SC to 13 to ensure these conservatives don’t get their wish.

    I love Nancy and Chuck but both need to retire after the election. Their way of not retaliating against the Republicans is not acceptable anymore. The young Dem blood will fight fire with fire.

    • Darla says:

      I agree. And I am not of the Bernie nor even the Warren left. I am a Hillary Clinton democrat and have been ever since I first saw and heard her in 1991. I went door to door for the dems as a young woman in 92. I don’t like the so-called squad, because they are awful to Hillary Clinton, when they should stand on her shoulders and say “thank you”. instead they thank Bernie Sanders. make it make sense. But I understand that i am no longer young and that the future belongs to the young. And I know the AOC left WILL expand the court. I would rather live in that future than the one McConnell has arranged for us. I don’t like her and yet if she challenges Schumer I will vote for her in NY. It’s not hard since I don’t like him either. Personalities are not important. What can you get done, is.

      people who are feeling despondent, don’t. I have such faith that this will not stand.

      • Sierra says:

        Darla, women like you have been fighting for justice for decades and it’s time for you to rest and let the younger generation fight.

        The old way is not working anymore and for that, we need new fresh blood. We need people like AOC to take the reins because if not, we will live in a real time Handmaid’s tale.

      • Shanaynay says:

        Hillary Clinton is a corporatist who wanted to keep fighting wars in the middle East. Wall Street lined her pockets. She is old guard to the core and nothing would’ve really changed in major way under her administration, ie climate change, student loans, helping the middle class, etc. Ppl who aren’t millennials or gen z who have been through 2 economic recessions and are inheriting the mess that is the current global economic and environmental issues just don’t seem to get it. WE NEED RADICAL CHANGE. I’m sorry but why should she held on a pedestal to worship other than being a female politician?

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Okay point taken, so should replace Nancy Pelosi and Chuck in your opinion?

      • Darla says:

        Nancy is going to step down anyway, she said she would serve one last term as Majority leader. She will go down as the greatest speaker in history, Imo. It will be argued, but her name will always be up top. Her legacy is set. I am not even thinking about her honestly. She will be replaced soon, and by her own will, but by whom, I don’t know. That’ll be a big fight and as long as it’s not some Steny hoyer type I don’t care about the outcome.

        For me it’s about the Senate; will you expand the court? If yes, fine, if no, replace them with someone who will. That’s not about Pelosi, she is not part of expanding the court. That’s Schumer. I fear he won’t do it. In which case he will need to be challenged and beaten in the next primary. My guess is AOC would be the challenger.

      • Sierra says:

        @Lolo: I agree with Darla. Nancy will retire as she promised and she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for her work as the Speaker. We need someone with Nancy’s political talent combined with young fighter spirit.

        For the Senate, Schumer gets two choices; extend the court to 11/13 or step aside and let someone else do it. We simply won’t accept the we go high when they go low motto anymore. We fight fire with fire and if Republicans have no problem destroying everything to get their wish, Dems should have no reason to not play the same game (legally of course).

        I don’t know who should be the leader for both House & Senate because I am praying that we win lots of extra seats in November. I want us to win at least 15 out of the 23 Republican seats up for election. If we get 17, we gain supermajority and can remove Gorsuch, Kavanaugh & Barrett by a simple vote.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Katherine Clark is positioning herself to go for it.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        The democratic party should be throwing absolutely everything at the senate races. Forget about the presidential race, that die is cast. Anyone pretending not to know who they’re voting for at this stage is either not planning to vote, or is voting trump but has enough self awareness to know that it makes them a monster and they don’t want to share that with you.

        The senate is the key and Schumer has to go. Things got this bad under his watch, he in incapable of changing it. He is a kind little kitten, facing hungry lions. This is not a Disney movie, he just has to go.

      • Kelly says:

        Speaker Pelosi deserves all the accolades she’s earned. She’s done a magnificent job unifying the various factions of the Democratic party to retake the House in 2019 and to be in a position to help it regain the Senate and the White House next year. Her handling of the impeachment process, slowly building a case for why it was necessary and bringing together both the progressive and more centrist members to get it done.

        I thought Adam Schiff did a great job during the impeachment hearings and he’d be a fine successor to Pelosi.

        I would love for Elizabeth Warren to take over as Senate Majority leader when the Democrats retake control of it in January. I know she’s older, but she’s smart, passionate, and would get things done. I’m sure it would be a culture shock to some Republicans having a Senate Majority leader that doesn’t sit on bills that have bipartisan support wants to get something accomplished. Her intelligence and background as a constitutional law professor would be invaluable if the Democrats decide to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court and take up the issue of giving statehood to Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

    • Mcali02 says:

      “Women like you have been fighting for justice for decades and it’s time for you to rest and let the younger generation fight.”

      I dsagree. I think we need every able body. Some gentle advice – this kind of talk not only comes off as condescending, but is also ageist and further divides us. This is the last thing we need. For the record I am 45 (hardly old) and I am in no way going to “step aside” for anyone. This is my country as much as anyone else’s. I encourage people of every age to take action.

      • Jerusha says:

        I turn 76 the day before the election. I have been marching, voting, and donating probably longer than anyone else here. I’m not resting and I found that earlier post patronizing and insulting and shortsighted. EVERYONE is needed to defeat evil.

      • velvet72 says:

        I felt that condescension too. I’m 47 and the first presidential election I voted in was 1992 when we did everything we could to get the youth vote out…and it worked. We’ve been fighting ever since and the generation before us was fighting even longer. Thank god for the women before us and thank god for the women after us who will continue to fight, but we all need to be in this together. There shouldn’t be any “stepping aside” when you get past a certain numerical age.

    • Thirtynine says:

      I don’t know if increasing the SC is possible in American law. But its the obvious answer to the problem.

      • Mcali02 says:

        JERUSHA – Yes! Thank you for continuing to fight!

      • Mcali02 says:

        Increasing the SC is a dangerous game. Where does it stop?

      • liz says:

        It is legally possible. The size of the Court is not set in the Constitution, just the existence of the Court. The size of the Court is set by Federal Law. If Biden wins and the Democrats retain control of the House and gain control of the Senate, it can happen.

        Assuming Barrett is confirmed (McConnell is fast-tracking the process so she can be sworn in before Halloween), there will be five justices (of the 9) who were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote (Bush – Alito, Roberts; Trump – Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett). Increasing the size of the court can counterbalance that gross inequity.

      • Mcali02 says:

        Just because something is possible doesn’t mean it’s right. What’s to stop the next Republican administration to do the same thing? When do we stop this tit for tat? Something I am struggling with greatly lately.

  4. Aang says:

    I’m a democrat and a Catholic. I’m pro life from cradle to grave while still recognizing that women have a right to choose as do those suffering from illness who may want to end their own lives in a dignified manner. To me being Catholic means always giving preference to the marginalized and vulnerable. Health care for all, food and housing for all, education for all, human rights for all. Those are my Catholic values. Religious extremists from any sect are a threat to the American values of freedom and self determination. Don’t feel queasy about calling her out for her religious extremism, it’s not anti catholic, it’s anti fundamentalist.

    • OSTONE says:

      Thank you for putting into words what being Catholic means to me! Agree 100% with you and Megan — this is WHY I am Catholic. I reject any fundamentalism, I reject any extremism. I want women like me to have the right to choose. Catholic AND Democrat over here.

    • lisa says:

      the retired sisters who taught me put out a statement like this (saying to be pro life you need to feed a child, provide them healthcare, etc ) and it went over their followers heads and the replies were so frustrating

    • Lightpurple says:

      Well said.

    • Ennie says:

      There are tons of catholics in other countries who are not pro life, and there are those qho are.
      I support women’s rights. The cry demanding women not to abort (disregarding their wishes), should be accompanied of support towards women and their children in all the circumstances.
      The people calling themselves prolife should (before trying to chabge any lawor persecute anyone) ALL adopt kids, older, of different ethnicities, disabled kids, etc, and be willing to provide oppportunities to women and to Those kids who are already Disadvantaged.
      I don’t think they would want that.
      I have already adopted, btw and I think men, young men, should be given more responsibility and education relating to sex and unwanted pregnancies.
      Something tells me me even many priests are more forgiving of “sins” than many of Those people in the ultra far right.

      • Jerusha says:

        I have a much more satisfying solution. Great advances have been made in the field of reproductive technology. Therefore, all pro-lifers, male and female, should be made to register just like the draft. Then, when a woman wants an abortion, the fetus would be transplanted into the womb of the next pro-life woman whose draft number comes up. She would carry, birth, and raise the baby. The next man whose number came up would be financially responsible for the child from pre-natal through college. There, problem solved. If they don’t agree they’re the hypocrites we know they are.

      • Juls says:

        Jerusha for the win! Awesome lady, you nailed it like you always do. Kudos! I’m gonna put this to anybody that ever tells me they are pro-life.

      • Lady D says:

        You are truly brilliant, Jerusha, you really are.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Aang- fellow Dem Catholic who thinks just like you. Unfortunately, the church’s official stance in the US is never vote for someone pro-choice. That is in the voting information they distribute. All my Trumpster neighbors with Trump signs and flags are Catholic. The American Catholic church is Trumpster breeding ground.

      • Esmom says:

        That may be the case to a certain degree but I know plenty of Catholics who are voting for Biden. I’d say informally, among my 50 or so Catholic grade school class that I keep in touch with on FB, about half are Trumpsters. And the split is firmly along the lines of who has a college degree and/or got out of our old (racist, old school Chicago) neighborhood. And the Biden supporters aren’t former Catholics like me, they are devout and practicing and who simply disagree with some of the tenets of the denomination.

    • Mcali02 says:

      Agree 100%. Those are the true Catholic values and teachings.

      • Nic says:

        Agree Esmom, my grandmother was catholic, went to church every Sunday but her and my grandfather were hardcore Democrats. My grandfather even ran for a few positions.

  5. AnnaKist says:

    I’m in Australia and when I heard this I felt a physical pull in my stomach. My first thought was,
    ‘Oh, god. No.” I now feel an aching despair for America and her citizens. I almost feel like saying, “Come back, Dubya. All is forgiven.”

    • Darla says:

      Don’t. He made phone calls convincing Republican Senators to vote to put Kavanaugh on the court. Including to Susan Collins whom activists hoped to swing. He is ecstatic over Barrett. He loves this. All of the never Trumpers love this. They can barely hide their erections.

    • Lanie says:

      Don’t go forgiving Dubya. He campaigned behind the scenes to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to SCOTUS. Plus that whole bullshit family revenge war that killed so many.

      Time makes people forget how terrible he was as a president.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Trump’s nuclear level shitness is what has made them forget.

      • liz says:

        At the time, I never thought I would loathe a politician the way I despised Dick Cheney. He no longer ranks in the top 10.

        @Bella – “nuclear level shitiness” is the right way to describe the current administration.

  6. Megan says:

    I’m Catholic, but unlike how many of the other Catholics have interpreted the bible, the Jesus in my teachings was a hippie who loved the everyone, including poor and outcasts, supported women and wasn’t anti-science

    • Harper says:

      My Jesus was also was anti-housework–he told Martha to shut down her complaints about her sister Mary hanging with him instead of helping to cook. He never told a woman to subjugate herself to a man. Jesus cared for the disenfranchised and those shunned by society, and thus challenged the comfortable but did not disown the well-off either. Everyone wanted to be around Jesus, and that’s why he was considered such a threat to the status quo. His example has been misinterpreted by so many through the ages.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The Jesus of Amy Coney Barrett is not my Jesus. And from the sounds of it, her Jesus isn’t the Jesus of the current or the past five Popes.

      • jwoolman says:

        I survived 16 years of Catholic education and am old as dirt, and even I can’t recognize the religious beliefs of Trump’s nominee. Back in the day, we would have called her a Protestant…

        When abortion was illegal here in the US, the abortion rate along Catholics was actually higher than along Protestants. In overwhelmingly Catholic countries like Portugal where abortion was illegal for any reason – the rate was even higher than in the US. So clearly legally banning abortions has never worked. A law doing so is a bad law for that very reason.

        Catholic thinking for ages has been that everything that is illegal is not necessarily immoral, and everything that is immoral does not necessarily have to be illegal. This is why there is no real conflict between believing abortion is immoral but has to remain legal. It does not force abortion, but simply leaves the decision to individual conscience. So if you want fewer abortions, make your case and work for what will actually encourage women to not abort. Talk with women who have had abortions and ask them what would have changed their mind. (One Catholic bishop did that decades ago and came away with a very different perception of the issue. It went from an absolute moral issue to a very fuzzy one indeed in his head.)

        One relevant Catholic state government official back in the 1980s or thereabouts suggested giving every woman who wanted an abortion a few hundred dollars. She thought many would choose to keep the baby, since financial uncertainty can be that close to the edge. Don’t know if that would work today, with the horrors of medical expenses out of pocket for even an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth. Now more than ever, pushing for national healthcare insurance is crucial if you really want fewer abortions. But other safety nets are also needed. We need to consider children as community responsibilities rather than assuming everyone is on their own. Families can be destroyed by having to deal with serious disabilities with limited or no help.

        I have heard religious people say they want abortionto stay legal even if they would never have an abortion themselves, because the government does not have the wisdom to interfere.

        I would also say the government has no standing to decide the matter. Only the woman has the right to decide because this is fundamentally different from dropping bombs on people or shooting them. This involves part of a woman’s body until after birth, like it or not, that’s absolute. She is the one who takes all the risk.

        Of course, God is the Great Abortionist. Many more of us are conceived than make it unscathed to birth even with no intervention. It is as though every zygote is an experiment, and the experiment often fails. Many women have experienced the heartache when they miscarry, but many miscarriages can also occur unnoticed at a very early stage.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Father Joseph Drinan, a Jesuit priest and former Dean of Boston College Law School, served in Congress from 1970 to 1981, repeatedly voted in favor of abortion rights and against the Hyde Amendment. His argument was that it was a matter of justice, that low-income women should have the same rights as rich women.

        Oh yes, Father Drinan was a Democrat.

      • Oh-Dear says:

        the first abortion clinic in New York was opened and run by the Clergy in the city. They provided access to over 100 abortions a month until other clinics opened and developed the capacity for advising and providing services to women seeking abortions. This was in the late 1960s.

  7. STRIPE says:

    Really hoping Progressives are getting onboard with Biden right about now. Your “moral stance” will hurt people you claim to care about if you sit this out of vote third party. Anything that’s not a vote for Biden is a vote for Trump, period.

    • Lanie says:

      The damage is already done. They helped Trump in 2016. Since then, he’s been stacking the federal courts with far right judges and will have made 3 SCOTUS appointments before the election.

      Even if they gain control of Congress and the Presidency, these courts can overturn all of their legislative accomplishments.

      This is why the dumbasses who let their anger over not getting promised free college stop them from seeing the importance of open judicial seats were short sighted and harmful.

    • Lemons says:

      Stop this fallacy that progressives are hurting the party. The group that helped Trump overwhelmingly was white women. Please speak to them before coming for progressives. They are the ones who need to see what their actions have done to this country.

      When you’re speaking about progressives you are largely speaking about voters lead by black/minority women. A group that is consistently left to fight these battles on the front lines but is so often unprotected and underappreciated.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Dems seem to fight Progressives with far more imagination and aggression than they ever do Republicans. It’s so odd and I can’t understand why.

      • Lanie says:

        There were plenty of progressives pushing bullshit narratives in 2016. I first heard Pizzagate from a progressive.

        Don’t even get me started on Cornell West. He couldn’t stay away from a mic from 2008-2016 trashing Obama, then Hillary. He put more energy in chasing Ta’Nehisi Coates off Twitter than he’s put into coming for Trump or the GOP.

        And there were plenty of white progressives telling people to vote 3rd party in 2016. Because they wanted a revolution where they never intended to be the casualties. They did lots of damage to the black and brown people they claimed to be helping. Nothing like being told by white progressives how black people owe Bernie because of all he’s done for us, only to call us uneducated, low-information voters for not falling in line behind him.

        In 2016, black women knew what was at stake. Which is why we voted as if our lives depended on it. You don’t get to hide criticisms of the worst types of progressives behind the work and activism of black women. They weren’t out there telling people to stay home/miss out on local downballot voting, vote Stein or Johnson, or vote for Trump to usher in a revolution. And in 2020, they are working to GOTV in spite of widespread voter suppression.

        I could stand for many progressive types keeping black women’s names out of their mouths.

  8. Lindy says:

    This woman is part of a cult based in South Bend, Indiana–home to a famous Catholic university that most people associate with football.

    This cult is especially dangerous because it’s done a good job over the years of appearing more or less like a slightly quirky version of Catholicism, and not anything threatening. The truth is that they dress up their actual practices and beliefs with some intellectual,-sounding appeals to early church history and classical education, and they do some charity work that they like to point to whenever anyone goes poking around.

    Let me assure you that it’s a cult. I have personal experiences with this cult and with some of its members. The fact that this woman is going to be on the Supreme Court is truly chilling.

  9. lisa says:

    the People of Praise she belongs to is open to any Baptized person and I think describing her as Catholic doesnt give you the full scary picture. Not sticking up for the Catholic Church, I’m an atheist for a reason. But this is not just your local parish.

    • Lindy says:

      Lisa, that’s only partly true. It’s absolutely and fully a Catholic cult, and while any baptized Christian can join worship services and participate, only the Catholic members hold the power (finances, decision-making, etc.). They are very closely entwined with some of the extremely conservative think tanks (and academics) housed at the nearby university. I know people in this cult.

    • lemonylips says:

      @Lightpurple thanks. I just googled it a little, with amount of people they have it does sound more like a cult but I can’t put my finger on it, since there were some ex members commenting on it on reddit and it didn’t seem as scary as I’m imagining it, but reading between the lines I assume my imagination isn’t so far from what it is. they do sound ambitious.

  10. Sunny says:

    AOC & Pelosi are Catholic so nope; Democrats don’t hate Catholics.

    A Catholic Democrat

    • Lightpurple says:

      The Pope just refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an insult to the Trump administration.

      Four Catholics have been nominated as a party candidate for President. All have been Democrats.

      One Catholic has served as President, he was a Democrat.
      One Catholic has served as Vice President, he’s a Catholic too.

    • Marie says:

      Biden is Catholic, too!

  11. Lightpurple says:

    The Senate GOP is circulating propaganda that includes being the mother of 7 as one of her qualifications for being a Supreme Court Justice. They did not promote being a father for any of the current male Supremes. The number of kids she has is her business and nobody else’s. Being a mother of 7 does not qualify her for being a Supreme Court Justice; it is completely irrelevant. The Senate GOP, which is predominantly male, is pushing the idea that woman are only to be valued for giving birth. It’s all about the vagina to them. I have been countering them on Twitter by pointing out that Clarence Thomas has no kids. He didn’t do his job of being a penis.

    And Amy Coney Barrett is as Catholic as Mel Gibson. They’re not. They’re something else pretending to be Catholic.

    Meanwhile, Pope Francis has refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a deliberate insult to Trump.

  12. KellyRyan says:

    Did anyone listen to Amy Klobushar’s speech this morning as a counter to Ted Cruz. Powerful. As to the new suggested appointee, I have a full plate at the moment and truly have no interest. In CA we’re dealing with fire after fire, Santa Ana winds starting tomorrow, Southern California Edison planned outages to replace utility poles and equipment which should have been done forty years ago. SCE has settled a number of lawsuits due to faulty equipment. Debates on Tuesday, I may or may not watch.

    • Also Ali says:

      I did. It was excellent. My only issue is with her saying the senate has an obligation to conduct a hearing regarding this nomination and I completely disagree.

    • lemonylips says:

      she was so over certain things. i loved how her speech was emotional. not in the way that media uses to paint women fragile. she was just like, i’m so fed up with this. so much power. i feel hope for USA although it’s so hard to see. thanks for mentioning it.

  13. Ennie says:

    Something tells me these people would not be so happy if the extreme religious person weren’t christian.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Some of them wouldn’t mind. There are quite a few white Christian/conservatives who are willing to put certain prejudices aside when they find ‘others’ willing to help them achieve misogynistic (as well as homophobic) goals. Or at least temporarily pretend to. And they expect a pat on the back for offering that kind of ‘inclusion’, too! But you’re right, a lot of them are raging hypocrites.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    So we’d essentially have her husband on the bench. Of course the only woman shit stain approves is merely a puppet for her man keeper. A maiden for HIS hand.

  15. FancyPants says:

    Someone needs to ask her whether she’s going to rule based on her interpretations of the law or only do whatever her husband tells her to do. If she really belongs to a cult that requires wives to obey their husbands, then that’s a valid question.

  16. Rare0217 says:

    This is too much. I do not understand the Serena Joys and Darth Karens of the world.

  17. Lucky Charm says:

    I was talking to my dad yesterday, and finally stumped him with a question he couldn’t fumble for a valid answer to. He said he was happy Trump nominated her, we needed more Catholics. I gleefully said that must mean he was voting for Biden then, since he’s also a Catholic. He said no, he’s voting for Trump. So I asked him, how can you say in the same breath you’re happy there will be another Catholic on the SC because we need more in government, then say you won’t vote for a Catholic as President, and support someone who is as far from the faith and teachings of Christ and the Bible as you can get?! He couldn’t answer, then called my mom to come to the phone lol!

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      This is what I desperately want to cling to. That all these people I’m constantly damning are, in fact (at least a healthy percentage), simply closing their minds to block out noise and stick with the party they think they know, and that voters aren’t interested in bios, history, statistics, precedents…. they’re not interested in delving into fact-checking and following up on what they just agreed or disagreed. Just go with what they’ve always done.

  18. Valerie says:

    She shouldn’t call herself a Catholic.

  19. Anne Call says:

    Not feeling helpless feeling hopeful. Win the presidency and the senate, get rid of the filibuster, make DC and PR states and expand the Supreme Court. Take back our country for a uneducated racist minority of voters. #voteblue

    Also I saw a tweet yesterday that said it all-
    “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to be replaced by a woman who walked through every door that Ginsburg opened for her so she can use her position to shut them all for others behind her.”

  20. Geogia jaffe says:

    We had conservative judges before. We survived. Gosh, the hysteria!

    • Juls says:

      Accusing women of ‘hysteria’ is a gaslighting technique. The women (and men) that comment on this site see right through that bull. When is the right time, in your mind, to freak out and rage against authoritarianism? Never is what you want. Never is the right time, because activism scares you.. GTFO.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        “Accusing women of ‘hysteria’ is a gaslighting technique. The women (and men) that comment on this site see right through that bull.” + 1000, best Juls.

    • MsIam says:

      This is not conservatism, this is authoritarianism. And the fact that Coney Barrett has so blatantly expressed her impartiality on certain issues should immediately disqualify her. The Supreme Court is supposed to be the court of last resort for a fair hearing. How can that be guaranteed with judges who have already made up their minds on certain issues?

  21. Natasha says:

    I’ve never been so happy to enter menopause.

  22. Veronica S. says:

    PUT F*CKING TERM LIMITS ON JUDGES FOR GOD’S SAKES. Twenty years max. No more. FDR may have used it as a threat, but he was *right.* I have been saying this since the 2000s that this situation is untenable. Even moving past the delusion that these positions are apolitical, it would fix the major issues here like legislating excessively from the bench and younger generations being held hostage to outdated perceptions of reality. Technology alone makes it unacceptable to have lifelong judges. Do you think people born in the 1940s have any sensible knowledge about things like modern day computers beyond the basic? How can they be expected to judge cases related to them? What about the culture shifts behind them?

    Enough of this. These positions are not voted on by the American people, and three of the last four are being replaced by two presidents who lost the popular vote. Unacceptable to expect two younger generations to live the next forty years under the yoke of an outdated political influence’s last grasp at power as Boomers and their ilk die out.

  23. HeyThere! says:

    Ugh. One thing I never understand is why I, or any other woman, has to follow another humans religious beliefs!? That’s great if you are catholic and don’t believe in birth control, or getting an abortion. Okay, cool…then don’t use birth control or get an abortion. BUT why on Earth would anyone else try to make such a personal choice for another human they know nothing about!?

  24. Rise and Shine says:

    YAY, we just got his tax returns! Hold on and watch the news :-)