Amy Coney Barrett thinks sexual orientation is a ‘preference’ & other catastrophes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

I want to be absolutely clear: Amy Coney Barrett is as dangerous as Brett Kavanaugh. I actually think she might be more dangerous. We understood the toxicity oozing off Kavanaugh like stale beer: he was a drunk and a serial predator. He began assaulting girls when he was just a teenager, and we don’t know if he ever stopped. Amy Coney Barrett is different. She’s the icy sanctimommy Karen who weaponizes her whiteness, her femininity and her white-motherhood to destroy lives and oppress and marginalize huge, vulnerable groups of people.

Let me tell you something else: as I watched her patiently cut her eyes at every Democratic senator, it really hit me how she’s the GOP’s wet dream. Brett Kavanaugh’s drunken rapist buffoonery was who those old men were and are. But ACB is the woman who enables them and covers for them in their dreams. Her demure sanctimommy act was specifically designed to turn on all of those old f-cks. She performed her act perfectly.

Here’s a clip which went viral, which is supposed to show that ACB was answering questions solely from memory, and isn’t that impressive. Convenient then that she “forgot” to include all of that information about the many times she gave speeches to anti-abortion groups huh.

Here’s a clip from Dianne Feinstein’s questioning of ACB about same-sex marriage and ACB let the facade slip for just a minute, saying: “I do want to be clear that I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference. You know, like racism, I think discrimination is abhorrent.” It’s not sexual “preference” anymore and it hasn’t been in many years. Sexual orientation isn’t a PREFERENCE. It’s not a choice.

Hours later, Sen. Hirono pointed out how offensive “sexual preference” was and ACB gave a bulls–t apology.

And here’s Amy Klobuchar (who is awesome on the Judiciary Committee, tbh) pressing ACB on voter suppression. ACB wouldn’t even say that voter-intimidation or voter suppression tactics are criminalized as part of established law!! Klobuchar: “Judge Barrett, under federal law, is it illegal to intimidate voters at the polls?” ACB called it a hypothetical and said she couldn’t answer. This is genuinely INSANE.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

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  1. BlueSky says:

    Perfect foot soldier for the patriarchy and white supremacy.
    She will never step out of line and will do exactly what those white men tell her to do.
    God help us.

    • Snappyfish says:

      As I have said before 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.

      She is abhorrent & has taught in her classes at Notre Dame that certain classes of people deserve less rights than others. Calling an orientation a preference showed us her true character

  2. Eleonor says:

    Honestly I don’t get why you have to wait for a judge to die to replace him/her, it’s awful.
    And these two are dangerous AF.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Eleanor, there’s a strong chance that Kavanaugh will be impeached and removed if the Senate flips. He committed perjury during his confirmation hearings and 81 charges of judicial ethics were filed against him. Roberts assigned the review of the charges to the 10th Circuit for investigation but MCConnell shoved his nomination through before the Court could do so, promoting him and removing him from the Court’s jurisdiction. The Court did find that the charges, which mostly concerned his conflicting testimonies about working for George W Bush, were credible and extremely serious.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        This. Yes, if Biden wins, And the Senate flips, Kavanaugh is going to be investigated. Not only him, but the reasons behind the sudden retirement of former Justice Anthony Kennedy.

      • sa says:

        I don’t know. I think the fear of appearing to be politically motivated will prevent anything happening to Kavanaugh.

      • Snappyfish says:

        Kavanaugh, just like this chick, WAS politically motivated. Sheldon Whitehouse ran dark money behind the courts right down her throat on Tuesday. It was glorious to behold. She & Kavanaugh especially are covered in it (let’s not forget the seat on the 7th she currently sits I was ALSO stolen. From a female black jurist that Obama nominated & MoscowMitch blocked.

        Kavanaugh LIED under oath & someone paid off this debts prior to his hearings . He knows this & his comments on RBG’s passing indicated it & I quote:
        “For as long as I am fortunate enough to have the seat this picture of us having lunch will remain in my office” on 1/21/21 being him a box for his crap.

        He knows his days are numbered.

    • Mignionette says:

      Also given that Trump himself was impeached, surely his nominations can be overturned ?

      • SJP-NYC says:

        Unfortunately the orange monster was acquitted of those charges so I think it is wishful thinking that his nominations can be overturned.

      • GamerGirl says:

        He was not acquitted – he was impeached by the House, which is the actual trial. The Senate just votes on whether or not he should be removed. But he remains impeached. (Same as Clinton.)

      • sa says:

        @GamerGirl, you’re right that he was impeached, but he was also acquitted. The House voting to impeach is the equivalent of a grand jury voting to indict, it’s not the trial. The trial is done by the Senate and an acquittal is the equivalent of being found not guilty. So after the Senate “trial” (what there was of it), he was acquitted by the Senate.

  3. Busyann says:

    Handmaid Amy is terrifying. She’s a puppet. Just like The Raper, but should we be surprised? All of this feels wrong. Ive had to take a step back from watching coverage of it. But I did watch Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday and let me tell you….I am frightened for what will happen if Handmaid Amy is confirmed, if we lose the Senate, and the White House but honestly I’m even more terrified if we win. If you have 30 minutes to spare watch sheldon’s puppet testimony from yesterday. You’ll see what I mean.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Sheldon Whitehouse was brilliant and she could do nothing but make faces and repeatedly clear her throat

      • Truthiness says:

        I don’t understand how Senator Whitehouse’s comments are not front and center in the news. It was chilling and devastating.

    • Ripley says:

      I keep thinking of the 5/4 cases on 80 out of 80 cases. That’s terrifying… terrifying.

  4. KBeth says:

    I detest her and her “values”.

    • clomo says:

      Me too, if for some odd (illegal) reason trump wins again I don’t think I will be able to watch it up close again and may move back to my homeland. The protests will be constant and trump will blaze a path uglier than his first term, god knows what he will do but it will be bad.

    • Jules says:

      It’s hard to watch her speak, she’s so outdated it’s like we are going backwards in time.

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    She trolled everyone wearing that particular shade of red. All she needed was the white bonnet to complete her Handmaid’s Tale getup. Don’t think for one minute that dress was something she just pulled out of her closet.

    Just my thought, but this might be why Bill Barr has gone radio silent. Getting this women, pushing a radical religious agenda that lines up with his beliefs was THE CAUSE all along.

    • Juls says:

      I agree, the dress was definitely an intentional troll. Almost as blatant as Melanoma’s jacket. This woman is vile, evil, and will absolutely do exactly as she is told by her handlers.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    We need to make Amy Klobuchar chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is awesome.

    Sheldon Whitehouse and his dark money history lesson was powerful and Amy Covid could do nothing but repeatedly clear her throat as he exposed how she came to be there and why.

    Amy Covid revealed the most about herself when she relaxed and let her guard down during the turns of Republican Senators like Kennedy and Blackburn when they made nasty attacks on their colleagues and she would smile and laugh. She is heavily biased and lacks the temperament to be a judge.

    The EEOA prohibits questions about whether you have kids, are planning to have kids, or how you are raising your kids during a job interview. Every single Republican violated that. And being a parent is not a qualification for being a Supreme Court Justice, nor is it novel. Sandra Day O’Connor and RBG both were mothers and it was not discussed at their confirmation hearings. Antonin Scalia had 9 kids. Stop talking about her family.

    And Lindsey Graham needs to stop whining about his Senate race. He made the decision to push forward with this farce and help put Jesse Barrett’s puppet on the Supremes; it should cost him his job. Elections have consequences, Lindsey. So does packing the Court with scum.

    • Esmom says:

      Thank you. I could only listen in pieces but I found her incredibly slippery and evasive. And disingenuous.

      It’s just so gross that she is fine with achieving this confirmation under such tainted, illegitimate circumstances.

      And yes, fingers crossed that Lindsey is swept out in November like the utter trash he is.

    • Nic919 says:

      I was wondering if there was talk of children when SDC and RBG were appointed because I had thought the focus was on their legal judgment. I knew for sure none of the men went on about their kids.

      This woman’s kids are irrelevant and the fact they are being discussed means she has nothing to offer in terms of legal ability. She’s been a judge for three years. That’s nothing and it is insane that a country would place anyone so inexperienced on the highest court. Lawyers and judges around the world are watching this going. WTF, because nowhere else would you have someone with such little experience be anywhere near an appellate court at this level. Not in an alleged democracy anyway.

    • Truthiness says:

      I wasn’t aware of the Washington Post research into the millions spent to change the Supreme Court until yesterday. It deserves a Pulitzer, that Court is bought and paid for. Even if it is legal, the process is corrupt AF.

    • schmootc says:

      I get so tired of hearing about women’s children in these kinds of situations. It doesn’t matter. Same as it doesn’t matter in a regular workplace. I’m a single person with no kids, but there’s no way I should be treated any differently than a colleague that has children and vice versa. Your qualifications are relevant (and hers are frankly WEAK), not how many times you’ve reproduced or adopted.

  7. Becks1 says:

    She is terrifying. The Rs are making a big deal about the fact that she didn’t have any notes, and I’m like….her intelligence was never the issue. Well, its an issue for the opposite reason. She is VERY smart and we can see that by how she dances very expertly around the questions. She knows exactly what to say and what not to say. She really is the ultimate Karen.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The note thing was a cheap stunt. You don’t bring notes to a job interview. You are being asked questions about yourself and should be able to answer without the help of notes.

  8. Aang says:

    She is the very worst kind of woman. I can’t listen to her voice or look at her face. I’ve spent the last couple days in a news free bubble. I’ll listen to or read recaps from a select few sources, CB being one. Other than that I just can’t.

  9. Lightpurple says:

    I know this is extremely petty and carry under the circumstances but could she at least make an effort to comb her hair?

    • Celebitchy says:

      Her makeup looked horrible on screen too. Also, I’ll quote a friend of mine, “hate ages you.” My prompt to that was not as kind.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I get that she probably doesn’t practice a full face of makeup like a professional did it for her, few of us do, but it doesn’t take much effort to run a brush or comb through our hair. She doesn’t need a beautiful blowout with every strand in place but she could at least make an effort to get the snarls out.

    • Tiffany says:

      All of that was by design.

      I have seen past footage of her more put together.

      That look was apart of the package.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      My first thought was she needs to use a good conditioner. We usually don’t say that about men but I think that’s because most men keep their hair short enough we wouldn’t notice.

  10. SamC says:

    That’s the most impressed I’ve ever been with Sheldon Whitehouse. He’s my senator and, having met with him several times, often wondered how he ever was elected, esp compared to Jack Reed, our other RI Senate rep. He represented us Rhody’s well from the dias!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Whitehouse was a formidable prosecutor- I saw him in court a few times – and that’s when he’s at his best, as he was yesterday.

      I adore Jack Reed, such a good guy.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    She very cleverly answered nothing of value. Quite honestly, unless they expand the courts, I’m not sure I’d feel safe as an LGBT+ woman in a country where she sits on the Supreme Court. It’s increasingly making me consider attending grad school out of country and starting the immigration process that way.

    • Aang says:

      My husband’s family are german immigrants. He was an infant and his sister a preschooler when they came. One of his 3 nephews has already moved to Germany and is applying for citizenship. Another is making plans to go soon, his brother has secured him a job. I’m trying to convince my kids that we should move to Ecuador. As my son says “the US is flop”

  12. Mina_Esq says:

    She would have been one of those women that opposed giving women the right to vote. Yet here she is being elevated to SCOTUS thanks to all those women that fought for her rights. See you next Tuesday.

  13. Truthiness says:

    Great to hear a lawyer who worked for Team Bush in Bush v. Gore testify that she’s never thought or written about law around a disputed presidential election.

  14. Charfromdarock says:

    Her religion and belief systems are the preferences, not sexuality.

  15. Julia K. says:

    As an early supporter of Amy Klobuchar for President, I have not changed my mind at all and my belief in her abilities has strengthened.

  16. Mumbles says:

    This woman has been groomed for this her adult life. Every step of her career was designed for a high court position. That’s the effect of the Federalist Society coopting the judicial selection process. It used to be even the Republicans picked interesting candidates with a variety of experience (conservative no doubt). The problem with that is, their selections occasionally didn’t ultimately tow the Republican line (Souter being the most recent example, and even Roberts has shown a preference to maintain institutions rather than to blow everything up). Gorsuch, Kavanagh and now Barrett are a different breed. They made their way through approved Federalist Society career paths and were nurtured and promoted along the way for high positions.

    I know her father was a lawyer for an oil company but I would like to know more. I bet if we dig a little we find a family who is *very* well connected among elite conservatives.

  17. Also Ali says:

    Lindsay Graham referred to segregation as “the good old days”….and Barrett didn’t correct him.

    • schmootc says:

      Seriously? That is completely disgusting. I still can’t believe she wouldn’t stand up for Brown either and just danced around the subject.. It’s just abhorrent.

  18. Ageonmaui says:

    I wasn’t able to watch all of the hearing yesterday but I only heard ACB clear her throat when the Dems were speaking,

  19. Lucretia says:

    Genius: “She’s the icy sanctimommy Karen who weaponizes her whiteness, her femininity and her white-motherhood to destroy lives and oppress and marginalize huge, vulnerable groups of people.” Yep.
    Please let’s not call her “ACB” — it’s petty, but I’d prefer not give her a nickname echoing RBG. I saw “Bad Amy” somewhere. I like it.

  20. Josie Bean says:

    I cannot actually watch the videos because I find this whole Supreme Court selection process too disturbing considering it is a “job for life”. However I must add that for anyone to use the terminology “sexual preference” is just plain dangerous. There is so much violence committed against LGBT individuals because religious nutters think they do it by “choice”. This Amy woman scares me and I hate her choice of words for the sake of all LGBT individuals, especially my gentle gay nephew who loves to dance.

  21. Zaya says:

    Ex law professor says she can’t answer hypotheticals. So what was her class like? Law students answer hypotheticals all day long.

  22. Emily says:

    Does anyone else feel like calling Amy Covid Barrett by her initials, ACB, isn’t doing justice to the notorious RBG? It seems like an attempt by Republicans to create a parallel where there isn’t one.

    • jenellesTiktok says:

      It is. Just do a search, there’s already t-shirts etc. being sold online and she hasn’t even been confirmed yet. Pathetic that they’re trying to imitate RBG’s popularity.

  23. Leah says:

    A preference?

    I just can’t with that woman. Honestly. After Biden gets in she needs to be impeached and removed because her nomination is being pushed through much too fast and she isn’t qualified for the position. She should be investigated.