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From RBG to Amy Coney Barrett Today, President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court due to the vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsberg's passing. This is a knife wound in the gut to the left since they believe RBG should be replaced by a liberal. And that totally misrepresents what the Supreme Court is all about. Also, the left never would have applied that standard when RBG entered the vacancy created by Justice Byron White's retirement. Justice White was a dissenting voice in Roe versus Wade, for example. Nobody ever talks about that. I wonder why, I wonder?... And he was all about football, of all things. Rather than look at the nomination of Barrett through political agendas, or the lens of the left-dominate fake news mainstream press, or the right dominated shows like Rush Limbaugh and some of Fox News, or even the alt media, I decided to hear from Judge Amy Coney Barrett herself. I mean, that's the most rational way, right? I invite you to do so, also. Judge Amy Coney Barrett in 2016 I chose a lecture she gave in 2016 at the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University a few days before the Presidential election when the issue of who would fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia was still in the air. I wanted to see what she thought when it looked to most people following the news, and maybe even her (but not me back then ) that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. (btw - She simply didn't know what to think of Trump with any certainty, so she said things could go either way with him, although she thought he would lean toward Justice Scalia's textualism. She liked his list but was unsure if he would keep to it if elected.) Rather than just learn about her views, though, I learned some things I was never clear on with respect to the Supreme Court. Things like the difference between Justice Scalia's textualism versus the strict constructionist view and the living document view. And she speaks in clear easy to understand language. What an unexpected pleasure. The people who fear her religiosity are listening to pundits and thinking in caricatures. And I expect the formal Objectivist leaders to bash Judge Barrett over her Catholicism by default in a stimulus-response manner. But her love of the Supreme Court and law are pure and separate and reality-centered. She certainly convinced me. Listening to her speak was like stepping into a bright sunlit room in a beautiful mansion after a long period in a dark damp moldy basement. And you? See for yourself. Back to now Senate confirmation hearings are set for October 12 and should last 4 days. After that, they will wait a week, then it will be up to Mitch McConnell to set the date for the Senate confirmation vote. As of now, that date is expected to be October 26 or a day or two after that. The upcoming disgrace I expect the left to go nuts during all this time, especially during the hearings and the week off. This thread is a good place to discuss the abominations that will unfold in addition to the pushback. The poor and gross behavior of the Democrats during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was so icky, with so many smear fictions presented as fact, and with the press piling on in such a disgusting manner, I believe, as many do, that this resulted in helping the Republicans gain a few seats in the Senate during the midterm elections. They didn't fool anybody. They turned people off. If that is true, what the Democrats are about to unleash on Amy Coney Barrett will help President Trump's 2020 election considerably, not so much his own reelection, but in electing and reelecting Republicans down ballot in both the House and Senate. Do the Dems know that? I think they do, so I think they are promising themselves to be disciplined. But if the recent past is any indication, once they cut loose, a tipping point will soon hit and they won't be able to help themselves. And straight into the gutter will go they. Some people are saying what the Dems are about to do will make the Kavanaugh hearings look like a fellowship meeting at a church. I agree and that's what I predict. But let's hope not... Michael