How low can the Left go? With Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, we are about to find out

How low can the Left go? With Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, we are about to find out
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Liberals love to quote that pearl of wisdom by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who said, “When they go low, we go high.” For the sake of argument, let’s assume that Donald Trump’s is “going low” in his selection of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Let’s suppose, as Democrats in Congress and the media are doing, that Trump is rushing through Barrett’s confirmation so that if he loses the election to Joe Biden on or around Nov. 3, he will enough artillery on the bench of the high court to (a) overturn the outcome of the election and/or (b) overturn Roe v. Wade. Or let’s stipulate, as Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer did again yesterday, that Republicans are committing a sin against man and God by not acceding to Ginsburg’s alleged “dying wish.”

There is already evidence in Barrett’s previous rulings as an appellate judge to suggest that outcome “b” is pretty far-fetched, but let’s focus instead on how the Left will “go high.” What arguments will they frame that demonstrates their noble intentions while Trump and his followers wallow in the proverbial mud?

An early glimpse was provided before the president’s official announcement by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and author of the self-help book “How to Be an Antiracist.” Specifically, it is Kendi’s reaction to the fact that two of Judge Barrett’s seven children were adopted and presumably rescued from Haiti.

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Zing! But the father of anti-racism is just getting warmed up. When disbelievers on Twitter raise objections to his unproved projection of base motives onto Barrett, he goes into high moral dudgeon. (RELATED: ‘Anti-racism’ is racism in disguise)

Blessedly, Ibram X. Kendi is not a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will debate Barrett’s confirmation. But many of the same Democrats who made such an ugly spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will. Prepare to watch the party that “goes high” descend into depths previously unplumbed before this is over.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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