Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett is now a Supreme Court Justice

President Donald J. Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Amy Coney Barrett

On September 26th, Amy Coney Barrett attended a political campaign event in her honor at the White House, in defiance of DC pandemic regulations and in violation of the Hatch Act. Trump’s SCOTUS nomination announcement became notable for other reasons – it was a superspreader event, with almost no one in attendance wearing masks or social distancing. Barrett didn’t wear a mask, and neither did her children. Exactly one month later, Handmaid Amy returned to the White House for another superspreader event in violation of campaign law and District law: perhaps the final, sad, Hatch-Act-violating campaign rally for the Trump administration, Handmaid Amy’s “swearing in.” Justice Clarence Thomas was the one to do it. Handmaid Amy chose him specifically.

In the previous month, we learned all we needed to know about Handmaid Amy. We learned she not only belonged to a religious cult, but she helped write the cult rules. We learned that she’s a compulsive liar who conveniently forgot all of the anti-choice speeches she made during her career. We learned that she could not handle even the weakest of questioning from friendly senators. We learned that she thinks sexuality is a preference. We also learned that she will absolutely be the one to write the Supreme Court majority opinions overturning Roe, Griswold, Obergefell, etc.

I don’t know what to say besides “we told you so.” All of us Hillary Clinton supporters told everyone else that this would happen. 2016 was the most consequential election of my lifetime. We knew what was on the ballot then, we knew how bad it would get under Donald Trump, and we knew the courts were in serious danger. But too many people – white people – didn’t give a sh-t. Too many people thought it would be funny to write-in Harambe. Too many people thought voting for Jill Stein would keep them pure. Well, enjoy it. This is a victory for all them.

Sure, maybe if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are elected AND we get a Senate majority, maybe we can add justices and court-pack and whatever. But it seems strange to hang all of our hopes on that. That being said, when white-bread middle-ground Democrats like Senator Coons are talking openly about “rebalancing the courts,” it’s very notable.

President Donald J. Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald J. Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Amy Coney Barrett

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  1. Stacy Dresden says:

    What a gd shame

  2. Nev says:

    Depressing. Oh man.

  3. OSTONE says:

    I feel so defeated today. Our only hope is to win the White House and the Senate and pack the courts. Hoping for legislation to end life term appointments and abolish the Electoral College. Please VOTE!!! Even if Biden/Harris isn’t your perfect dreamboat of a liberal dream.. our lives depend on it.

    • denisemich says:

      Court packing is not the answer.
      It will turn on the democrats the same way this majority rule turned on us. Cuz thank you Harry Reid.

      Breyer and Thomas seats will probably be open soon.

      • Lemons says:

        No they won’t. Clarence will be holding onto his seat until he is in the grave.

      • Midnight@theOasis says:

        That’s not a guarantee. They will both hold on until a Republican President can nominate their replacements. The entire judiciary system is broken and needs changing. Eliminate lifetime appointments for all judges including the Supreme Court.

      • whateveryousay says:

        It’s not court packing. It’s court re balancing. And what McConnell has been doing is court packing.

      • LightPurple says:

        Tie the number of justices to the number of federal circuits, as it was in the past.

      • Marietta58 says:

        So, I don’t know much about the Supreme court other than they have lifetime appointments. I think they should eliminate lifetime appointments though. This seems unnecessary. And weren’t two of the previous seats obtained by two people who lied or something… Kavanaugh and the other guy. Shouldn’t they be ruled invalid? I think I read something like that on here…

      • JJ says:

        Typhoid Amy did pick Thomas for the ceremony last night, so you never know how quickly his seat could be open.

      • Keekey says:

        We need to expand the Supreme Court, which the Constitution permits, and impose term limits. With 9 lifetime appointed justices, it’s like the Supremes are some kind of gods on Olympus when, in reality, they’re just judges and, right now, mostly shitty judges.

  4. shanaynay says:

    What a disgrace!!!!! What has become of the Supreme Court? Their standards aren’t as high as they used to be. Apparently, they’ll let anyone be a member. What a shame!!

  5. My3cents says:

    Under his eye.

  6. Miranda says:

    See you next Tuesday.

    Am I lobbing an insult at this sorry-ass excuse for a Justice, who will tell real feminists to f**k off to Gilead now that she’s benefited from decades of THEIR hard work? Am I encouraging people to get their asses out and vote so we can at least try to stop the bleeding? YOU DECIDE.

  7. LightPurple says:

    The GOP Judiciary members felt the occasion warranted a taxpayer-funded, unethical, unprofessional, petty, childish tweet celebrating this while wishing Secretary Hillary Clinton a happy birthday.

    • Esmom says:

      The level of rage when I saw that tweet almost caused me to stroke out on the spot. It was surreal. Making a mockery of the judiciary to own the libs.

      • Jess says:

        I’m with you, Esmom. Between that tweet and the actual confirmation of Barret I am full of fury. If we actually win next week we need to rebalance the court, admit DC and Puerto Rico, and end the filibuster. Otherwise the GOP still have a chance to enforce their minority rule. And yes, I’m really pissed at those people who said Hillary and Trump were basically the same.

    • Tiffany says:

      Gym Jordan runs that account and Kevin McCarthy did not tell him to delete it.

      Tells you everything you need to know.

    • JanetDR says:

      That almost made me more angry than this scotus diaster!😠

    • Truthiness says:

      I was so appalled to see that, I am still appalled and enraged. We need to be angry and united to make changes. We are seeing more voters than ever before and we have to make sure we vote the change that we need to see. And a lot of women need to get their birth control plan down because our options are going away. Anyone else have Obama’s number in their phone? He lets us know when voter registration is ending, what he needs supported, and hell, it’s just good that he is around and wanting to organize a little.

  8. BlueSky says:

    F@ck everyone who voted for this orange POS. F@ck everyone who voted third party in 2016. I’m so tired. I voted early thankfully. These a$$holes need to go.

  9. Dalloway says:

    Handmaid Amy and her husband look so smug. I want to punch her in her lying, smug face.

    To my American friends: I’m so sorry.

    • Betsy says:

      She does have an eminently punchable face.

      And for reason it really, really bothers me that she has kept her teeth the way they are. They’re a tell of who she really is.

  10. Becks1 says:

    It’s depressing. I’m just hoping this is the final nail in the coffin for the re-election campaigns of people like Susan Collins.

    Coons is absolutely right and it IS about more than just the Supreme Court. We need to take a look at the entire judiciary because right now the federal courts are incredibly Republican. We need to make significant changes if for no other reason than the courts are overwhelmed. NO Senate leader should be able to sit on hundreds of judiciary vacancies for years like McConnell did under Obama.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. Republicans played a very long game with the SCOTUS, one that the Democrats really overlooked and should learn from to try to make sure this doesn’t happen again in future generations.

      • Edna says:

        And Republicans will count on Dems “ upholding norms and values” to take no action on changing the court system. Everything is at stake and if the Dems want any legislation they pass to not get overturned they’d better figure out a way and have the balls to change the judiciary system.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Collins is as good as out. -Mainer

  11. Midnight@theOasis says:

    “ We knew what was on the ballot then, we knew how bad it would get under Donald Trump, and we knew the courts were in serious danger. But too many people – white people – didn’t give a sh-t.”

    THIS^^^. Worst nightmare come to fruition. The court system has been hijacked and damaged for years. Too many people are just lazy and ignorant of how important voting is and how it impacts the judiciary system. You’re not just voting for who’ll be a state representative or President, you’re voting for the judges who decide our laws. I’m so disgusted and angry right now, that people are “oh no, how did this happen”. It happened cause people are too myopic and stupid to see the big picture about how all the parts of government work. There will be difficult times ahead and I shudder what the future holds. My only sliver of hope is that the Dems can retake all 3 branches of government and have a come to Jesus reckoning and figure out a way to fix the judiciary system cause it’s broken as hell.

    • Esmom says:

      Too many white people STILL don’t really give a sh^t. They find Trump entertaining, and they get a kick out of owning the libs, with no real concept of the destruction they have wrought. I do think this will change as Gen Z is far more politically aware and engaged. But lack of quality education thanks to relentless defunding efforts by the Republicans and little meaningful civic engagement has really bitten us in the ass.

    • Betsy says:

      WHITE MEN. Let’s say it. We always fault the white women – yes, they did vote for Trump, too, if they were undereducated – but white men overwhelmingly voted for Trump.

    • JJ says:

      All of government is broken. There is essentially no separation of powers anymore, and it is a corrupt, horrible mess.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    To everyone who made a mockery of the 2016 election by not voting or clinging to your pointless third party vote because “we need a revolution”, well, here’s your chance to bleed for your beliefs like you think it will just be so easy to do.

    The collective laziness and stupidity of US voters has ushered in one of the darkest periods in US history in less than four years.

    • TIFFANY says:

      They ain’t gonna do shit but beg for money on Twitter.

      White people, this is on y’all. No more piggybacking Black people and their work.

      WHITE PEOPLE need to take to the streets and protest. Funny how some of y’all thought the Women’s March was enough.

      • aang says:

        If this were France we’d have been in the streets with a general strike since she was nominated. Apathy is one reason we can’t have nice things.

      • Also Ali says:

        @aang – It does feel like we’re all sitting here with horror and watching this awful thing happen. Lots of complaints about how it was done but we’ve accepted it as done.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        @aang, you are correct, but the thing is until the people who really have the power in this country feels threatened nothing will seriously be done to drastically change things. Let’s face it, White people are the only ones with the power to make this stop and a significant number of White people feel no need to make it stop.

        Imagine if a woman or POC had done even one of the awful things Trump did since he was sworn in? Imagine if Hillary, or Obama had done or even said some of the things he’s said and done? You can’t even imagine it because a) it would never happen and b) they wouldn’t make it past the first awful thing. If say Obama had in anyway made White people feel as threatened as Trump has made POC feels, he would be dead and we all know it.

        Until White Americans across the board feels threatened, all of this will be accepted. If we are lucky he will be voted out of office, but there will be no revolution because at the end of the day, Trump is a heterosexual White so called Christian rich man and most White Americans don’t feel truly threatened.

    • Hmm says:

      @grabbyhands
      AMEN! I am currently fighting with a friend almost daily. She voted third party in 2016, and she STILL intends to vote third party, and yes, she keeps saying that it’s best to break the country altogether and get a revolution than to slap a Biden bandaid on it now! I get so angry, I just can’t…

      • Tiffany says:

        You still call her a friend.

        Things like this are the problem.

        This isn’t a fight over what to get on a pizza.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        @Tiffany I agree. Only privilege, or extreme stupidity allows someone to take this stance at this point and both of those reasons are enough to consider said person a liability as a friend.

      • Truthiness says:

        I had a bestie-since-7th grade vote for Jill after being a Bernie Bro. We live in a blue state that was in no danger of going red. We are no longer besties. I just can’t. We knew from birtherism, and the fact that he owes Putin his political life.

    • Poisonella says:

      Like the way you think Tiffany. I’ve had to scrape off a couple “friends”. No matter what anyone says- bottom line- unless you’re the 1% of the population who benefitted from Trump’s tax cuts- if you supported Trump any step of the way- you might as well join the KKK – because you’re a racist.

  13. Izzy says:

    “What have you got to lose?”

    Our freedom.
    Our dignity.
    Our lives.

  14. Züri says:

    This is a travesty and OfKevin (I refuse to call her anything else) is extremely dangerous. I’m sick of hearing normative discourse of her being “mom,” to neutralize what a threat this unqualified woman is.

  15. Ash says:

    She wouldn’t be a handmaid. She’d be a wife. That’s not a compliment.

    • Spurc says:

      Exactly… she may be the handmaid of evil, but she’s either a wife or Aunt Amy. She’s not an oppressed handmaid, she’s an oppressor. Just like Serena Joy, she’s supporting and helping direct all of this BS.

      • lemonylips says:

        after reading this post all I could think of was Serena. Such a horrible idea of a woman and to see it in real life…. I have no words.

  16. Aang says:

    I just low key hate the US. 40% have outed themselves as trash.

    • Esmom says:

      Me, too. Living here, realizing how many truly deplorable people walk among us, has been eye opening and depressing. It was bad before the pandemic but now it’s exponentially worse, with so many whiny snowflakes, too selfish to even wear a mask or even slightly curtail their unsafe activities.

      • Midnight@theOasis says:

        Someone on another thread posted a link to a study that says anti mask people are anti social and lack empathy.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I kind of hate it too. It seems like some relatives in the past viewed it with rose colored glasses, or kind of made it out to be something it’s not. Which is understandable, considering some of their experiences. But my cousin was talking a few years ago about the painful crash that comes with realizing that mistake. It can even get to be a physical thing. This news is still devastating, even though we saw it coming.
      @Esmom: The way people have acted about the masks and shutdowns has been kind of surprising. Maybe that’s a naive thing to say. Some tantrums were to be expected, but not like this. To the point where it seems to be a daily problem.

  17. Mignionette says:

    The speeches of some of the GOP members were quite troubling and telling.

    They seemed to be very heavily indicating that they were particularly happy with ACB’s stance as an originalist and ‘not a legislator’.

    I understand that the difference is important, but given the threat to women’s rights that does not bode well.

  18. Midnight@theOasis says:

    And of course she wanted Clarence “never should have been a justice” Thomas to swear her in because they both are unqualified to sit on the Supreme Court. The highest court in the land is now a joke because of the unqualified and incompetent people sitting on it. Courts that passed landmark cases such as Brown vs Board of Education, Loving v Virginia, were not liberal courts… and leaned moderate to conservative. But those courts had intelligent jurists who weren’t wedded to religious right wing dogma like these modern court members.

  19. Gunna says:

    I don’t understand how the American system works. Are there no standards for who can be on the Supreme Court, it’s just whoever’s put forward and gets through confirmation? In my country getting a person with her meagre experience on a state court wouldn’t even be possible, let alone our high court.

    • TIFFANY says:

      Nope. And get this, you don’t even have to be a lawyer or have a law degree.

      That is how antiquated it is.

    • Esmom says:

      I feel like there used to be more vetting, or at least a pretense of it. But the Federalist Society essentially hijacked the process.

    • Edna says:

      “When the Founding Fathers set out to establish the U.S. Supreme Court at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, they kept the details vague. There are no constitutional requirements for age, experience, or citizenship of Supreme Court justices, nor did the Constitution establish how many justices would make up the court. Instead, it left many of the details up to Congress and the president. (Here’s why filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year is so complicated.)”
      https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/09/why-us-supreme-court-nine-justices/#close

  20. Diana says:

    I’m sick and depressed. So horrible on every level. 😭

  21. Eleonor says:

    RBG is turning in her grave.

    • Tiffany says:

      We need to stop with this pretense.

      RGB would have welcomed her with open arms just like she with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and talked about how great they are in future interviews.

      She was best friends with Scalia. Remember that.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        Tiffany, I respected and appreciated RBG so much, but you are not wrong. Also, I have always said she should have retired during Obama’s term. I will leave it at that because she was such an inspiration to so many including me that her presence was so appreciated. She however miscalculated how indecent others are because she was such an extraordinary legal entity who believed in the law above all. I think she thought her fellow judges were like her and was perhaps naive to who they truly are.

  22. Case says:

    This feels like such a violation. The week before Election Day. Good lord.

  23. Faye says:

    Im sick of the people who voted for that POS in 2016 that say they regret their votes now

    Dumbasses, too late for that. Trump was straight terrible and yall still voted for him.

    Yall hated Hillary so much that you ignored the big picture. Just a bunch of shitheads.

    • Betsy says:

      The Susan Sarandons of the world.

    • aang says:

      And idk what was wrong with Hillary anyway. I’m far to her left but I admired her work ethic and ability to put up with crap from men her whole life. Why she got so much hate from women I will never understand. I feel the same about Kamala.

      • Tiffany says:

        You are not suppose to be a unapologetically ambitious women who has the resume, work ethic and talent to become POTUS.

        That is the problem. Period.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I cannot forgive people I know who are anti-Hillary. I never forget.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        A lot of feminist claimed it was because of Bill Clinton, but you don’t need to respect her personal decisions in her personal life to support her clearly unmatched record as a politician. Hillary is just one of the ways that liberals/progressives get in their own way. @Dee, I cannot forgive anti-Hillary people either. She was the most qualified candidate for the presidency in my life time and no doubt before that.

      • Truthiness says:

        Can you imagine Hillary and Covid? She would have worked night and day, following the science, day after day. Even 7 days a week. The death toll would be sooo much different.

  24. FancyPants says:

    Nice party at the White House. I guess we’re not even pretending to have separate branches of government any more.

  25. S808 says:

    Time for me to look into long term birth control…..

    • Lexa says:

      I am enjoying my Nexplanon, although it might not be as long term as you need (3 years).
      Don’t know its shelf life, but can’t hurt to stock up pn Plan B as well (for friends/people in desperate need) (I am thinking a la Broad City!)

  26. Josie Bean says:

    The NRA must be so pleased, just like they were with Kavanaugh.

  27. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is all I’ve been thinking about since last night. So so so depressing.

  28. Ann says:

    I don’t know if it was true or some headline from The Onion but didn’t the rates for IUDs go way up after 2016? I’ve had an IUD for about 10 years and I was so glad I did when all those barbaric anti-abortion laws were on ballots in places like Missouri and Alabama. The news of this bitch failing up is yet another instance of me being oh so grateful that I have a piece of plastic implanted in my uterus.

    • Juls says:

      Same. My husband got a vasectomy last year and I still have my IUD. No chances being taken here. If I would have known this would happen 20 years ago, I would have went to medical school and specialized in women’s reproductive Healthcare, if you catch my meaning.

  29. Agirlandherdog says:

    I don’t usually comment on looks (as I sit here in sweats, with hair I haven’t washed in … four ? days). But I’ve spent the last several weeks hitting my head against the wall, trying to shame GOP senators into doing the right thing (I’d have been better off actually banging my head against the wall), and now all I have left is to distract myself with the superficial, lest I be dragged into an endless spiral of depressive thoughts over what has happened to our democracy (see also Kavanaugh majority opinion – which worries me more than this). All that being said, being sworn in as a justice of the SCOTUS is the absolute zenith of any attorney’s career. This is a moment us legal nerds, who have dreamed of being lawyers since the age of 3, daydream about in momentary flights of fancy. And yet, this woman couldn’t even be bother to get her split ends trimmed before this monumental moment. That’s how little this actually means to her.

  30. salmonpuff says:

    This is a horrific abuse of power and a travesty that will harm a lot of people. But I really think that Mitch McConnell overplayed his hand here. Maybe it’s the English major in me, but this feels like that moment of hubristic over-reach where the villain thinks he’s won completely only to discover that this was the move that doomed his entire enterprise. People could justify the Merrick Garland thing, they could even justify Beer Me Brett. But doing this when the majority of people on both the right and the left are focused on fallout from the pandemic — and maybe especially because it involves a woman — is harder to justify.

    I really hope that enough people vote Democrat all down the line to grind these power-hungry racists into dust. In the meantime, I’m going to do a little cursing today.

  31. Ariel says:

    Kentucky, much like my racist backwards state (Louisiana) keeps mcconnell in power.
    They, including jennifer lawrence, vote for him and keep him in power, even though Kentucky is mostly filled with poor people who are being screwed over by mcconnel and the gop.
    They would rather suffer and blame minorities than get help, if that help means people of color would advance to.

    They can all go to hell.

    I hate everything today.
    I already voted in person, in early voting in my state. Not that it will matter, all the louisiana electoral votes will go to the fascists.

    Also, yes rambling, saw the new Lincoln group add about trump winning a 3rd term.
    It was scary, depressing and made me glad i don’t have kids to leave this garbage world to.

    • Juls says:

      This is why solidly-blue states need to revolt and refuse to allow McConnell and his voters to continue to hold the rest of us hostage. Keep their tax-dollars in state and refuse to fund the federal government. Lets see how the people of Kentucky feel when the well runs dry.

  32. Grant says:

    I’m a gay man engaged to my fiance but we’ve been waiting for this pandemic to end before having any kind of ceremony, like sane, responsible people. But I’m seriously considering booking it to the courthouse to make things official, just in case these @$$holes try to take away my rights.

    • HK9 says:

      Do it now.

    • TeamAwesome says:

      You can always have a celebration after the fact!

    • Ariel says:

      My friend and his boyfriend are getting married on Monday for that exact reason.
      They are not having a party. They got a license and are being married by a judge Monday- b/c they know their rights are in danger.
      Don’t wait.
      It’s not romantic but it’s reality.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Go do it and congratulations in advance. Don’t let these awful humans be in a position to rob you of what you deserve. Party post COVID.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Grant, I agree with everyone else. I cannot even imagine how it must feel not to have your dream wedding when it was a right so long denied you. But go to the courthouse now, and next year have a kickass first anniversary party. Or plan a destination vow renewal for your first anniversary. Just don’t wait.

    • Traveler says:

      I also want to agree with everyone and say do it now. Who knows what the future holds.
      I’ll just never understand being against love in all of the forms it takes. These people wallow in hatred of diversity. It is a miserable way to live.
      I commend you for being responsible to others and saving a party for another time. Wear a mask, go to the justice of the peace, social distance, and get married as you deserve to do. A big celebration can always come later.
      Congratulations.

  33. What...now? says:

    I knew this was coming and yet when it happened — I’ve been pissed off beyond pissed off since last night. I am seething and enraged. I know a couple of Senator’s and even Schumer seemed pissed, but they’ve ALWAYS rolled over in the past, so. . .yeah. I don’t even know where to go from here with my thoughts. I don’t know why Dems ALWAYS want to play nice even when they keep getting shizz kicked in their faces. I mean WTF??? This is a travesty. . .

    People say, “Take to the Streets!! Protest!!” What good does that do when you have all three branches of the government with their fingers in their ears screaming, “I don’t hear or see you!!!! nanananananana!!” We’ve been protesting for BLM for MONTHS, and what happens? Effing Jared Kushner on TV yesterday saying black people could be successful if they just wanted it or tried harder. I just can’t anymore. I am beyond outraged at all of this BS.

    And to think this election is fairly CLOSE. How hard the democrats have had to work to get even TEN points ahead of that bastard in the White House — it should easily be 30 or 40 points ahead, but ten?? We are doomed. Effing doomed, and I am dropping of my ballot this week and I hope we take the Senate and White House, but if they are determined to just calm down and play nice, I am going to lose my freakin’ mind.

  34. Grace says:

    She would have worn a green dress in the series. That’s what I got. (besides tears)

  35. LittlePenguin says:

    I am so sorry America. So very, very sorry. I cannot imagine the fear and worry so many of you are feeling.

  36. Aimee says:

    I watched this last night for a minute and couldn’t help but notice how truly awful Trump looks. Beside the fact that he looked like a sour puss because the spotlight was on her but his fake tan and dour disposition made him look downright ill. Maybe he’s not completely over COVID.

  37. Valerie says:

    What’s he so happy about? Just the other night, he said that they weren’t going to have a socialist [vice] president, “especially not a female.” His followers have their heads so far up his orange ass, they don’t even realize or care that everything he says is a contradiction.

  38. Babz says:

    You know what I see in that picture? A woman in front of three men, promising to be deferential to them in all things. I don’t care what words she’s saying. And look at their expressions. So severe, and somewhat intimidating to me. I hate everything about this situation. Our beloved RBG deserved better in her replacement. And she deserved to have her wishes respected.

  39. SM says:

    I mean, the fact that she is ok with her legacy forever bei g defined by what should have been an illegal and immoral process says all you have to know about her. It is simply infuriating. She will be brought up in civics and history class as an example of the lows the Republic can fall to and the moment the highest court in a Republic lost its authority. This is the most chilling thing to me. She is someone who is willing to accept and go along with it.

  40. Traveler says:

    It is sickening that this is the person taking the seat vacated by the passing of RBG. We are being led by a party of regression to the worst of bygone eras.

    The system of checks and balances has collapsed.
    We are being subjugated to the narrow, perverted will of the lunatic fringe of conservatism and religious zealotry. It is clear that our system of government has failed to anticipate the domination of each branch of government by the morally bankrupt. Addressing these vulnerabilities should be one of the first orders of business when there is a return to reason.

  41. Bdog says:

    This shit gotta stop. Women= rise to be the rulers of the world, homes, work, and families We already own it, now’s its time to claim it. Do not allow submissive 1750s ideas permeate any longer. Do not listen to men that say you are beneath them. What are you if not creators of warmth, life, and love? Rise, every one of us. All those who look, act, and feel like women are welcome. We need your energy too! :-)

  42. EviesMom says:

    I feel like I just got to the last chapter of a very long, dramatic whodunit… and the answer is misogyny. The Republican Party of the 70s was without a prayer or cash & all of a sudden the evangelicals come in on their white horse & offer money… with a catch. Since then (although it does sound like the Trumps grifters quite a bit of the campaign war chest) the Republicans have been monied & have the support of most evangelical Christian’s. ACB is the long game prize. This was started during Carter (ironically a Baptist – but clearly the wrong kind as per the evangelicals).
    We laugh at shows like 19 & Counting, but that type of person is block voting republican & funding the GOP. That’s how they hold their nose & allow Pence to be in the Ticket with Trump. It’s the long game with the goal criminalizing abortion. Trump was bought & paid for by the evangelicals. It’s going to take a generation for the American democratic system to wash those single issue voters out of their position of power.

  43. Natasha says:

    “All of us Hillary Clinton supporters told everyone else that this would happen.”—– EXACTLY!! People are so short-sighted. These are the long-term consequences. THANKS!