“Members of the progressive “Squad” have quickly responded to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement by calling for a Black woman to take his place.
“It is past time for a Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court,” Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted on Wednesday.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER TO RETIRE
Fellow “Squad”-mate Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., similarly reminded President Biden of his pledge to nominate a Black woman.
“.@POTUS you promised us a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” he tweeted, using the handle for President Biden’s account. “Let’s see it happen.”
“We are putting together a list of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court. I am not going to release that until we go further down the line in vetting them as well,” Biden said at a press conference on June 30, 2021.
In addition, Biden promised on the campaign trail to ensure a Black woman is nominated.
“We talked about the Supreme Court — I’m looking forward to making sure there’s a Black woman on the Supreme Court to make sure we in fact get everyone represented,” he said during a Democratic debate in February 2020.
“.@POTUS, it’s time for a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.”
Comment: How about this? Biden nominates Kamala to SCOTUS, thereby ridding himself of the burden of having to run with her again, and then nominates Stacey Abrams to be VP.
Well, pilgrims, considering what KH did to Kavanaugh at his hearing, IMO they should reduce Harris to even more of a gibbering idiot than she normally is. pl
Careful what you wish for. One gibbering idiot (Sotomayor) is more than enough on SCOTUS. It would be entertaining to see her grilled at a confirmation hearing, provided she was rejected.
Congresswoman Bush’s magnificent tweet read as follows:
There is so much in that one tweet you could write a thesis on it. Does Cori appreciate that the Judicial branch is really more a place for interpreting rather than insisting? It seems not.
Then there is the perfect demonstration of the open-ended nature of the cultural Marxists’ concept of social justice. Cori limits herself to naming 5 kinds, but tomorrow there may be 10, or 100. It is not enough and there never will be enough social justice until the world is destroyedfiat iustitia, et pereat mundus.
As for “Identity”, Cori helpfully makes it clear that skin color is merely used as an indicator of a person’s presumed ideological stances. The concept of “diversity” itself is of course code for superficial variation combined with absolute ideological conformity to the progressive mindset.
I agree with ‘Polish Janitor’s observation from the previous post – that cultural Marxism
and its various malignant teachings is “..one of the most dangerous and outright deranged ideas ever developed by man”. It is culture-destroying Ice-nine and if the SCOTUS succumbs it’s game over.
Putting Kamala Harris on SCOTUS relieves Democrats from the burden of easing Old Joe out of office – impeach, resign, or 25th Amendment. Only thing holding them back was the specter of POTUS Kamala Harris.
Here is my West Coast speculation:
1. Pelosi runs for the Dem primary for her House seat, naturally wins and then resigns the nomination before the 2022 election
2. Pelosi then appoints Gov HairGel to take her place on the Democrat ticket.
3. Once Biden is gone, and Harris is off the succession list having moved to SCOTUS, Nancy Pelosi reigns as next in line for POTUS.
This has been speculated for a long time – the only missing link was getting a SCOTUS opening. (Absolutely disgusting scenario, but one that makes sense to Democrats on many levels.)
Why would Harris agree to move to SCOTUS? As VP, she now has an excellent chance of becoming POTUS within the next couple of years.
She stands an excellent chance of contributing to Biden’s defeat in 2024.
If it will get the racist Black Mammy wanna-be tyrant out of Georgia then I’m good with it.
I do not like to see presidents committing themselves in advance to nominating people from one group or another. I was stunned when Joe Biden went from nowhere to the top in a blink of an eye last year. Every time he speaks I wish I were somewhere else listening to somebody else. I am hoping to God that Biden does what the public wants and doesn’t run again.
Kamala Harris isn’t worthy of being a Supreme Court justice. Probably all four black woman whose faces they have been flashing on the TV as possible candidates offer much more wisdom and substance as thinkers.
While I voted for him twice and agree with some of his policies, I want Trump back in office like I want a hole in my head. Not having a braying ass in my life on a daily basis has been such a relief and a load lightened.
Even as I look back at the past with greater longing every day, when it comes to the presidency I am definitely in Forward, Ho mode. Let us look forward, not back; let’s have all new candidates in 2024.
Was Trump really braying 24/7, or was the media amplifying Trump’s occasional brusque utterances 24/7? I always thought it was the 24/7 media battering that was the dark stain on Trump’s fundamentally productive one term in office.
Stacey Abrams is an exceptional pick. Severely obese have nearly four times the risk of heart failure. And that’s just heart failure. She’s highly vulnerable to a large bag of other early life ending illnesses. Harris on the other hand could wear out the leather on several chairs over time. Stacey will just break a couple and that’s a wrap.
Harris likes the limelight too much to be just one of seven team players in a dumpy black robe, abiding by the traditional SCOTUS gag order against maintaining a high public profile ……. for the rest of her life.
She has no legal acumen, can’t think or write anything of note, so she will quickly be relegated permanently to the back bench little kid’s table.
Not sure besides the temporary notoriety of being the….. first ever yada, yada, yada …..label, this is where the lady wants to spend her final decades – actually having to work for a living and staying quietly behind the scenes.
She is not intellectually curious enough to be intrigued by the job. Nor is Michelle Obama either. I suspect there may well be liberal black female talent out there in the court system already, but those two ladies are certainly not among them.
Doesn’t Stacy Abrams have a career as a model?
“Biden promised on the campaign trail to ensure a Black woman is nominated. ”
That’s the same rationale used to pick Kamala. How is that working out?
Sorry to disappoint those of you hoping for the leftists to do something beyond stupid, but the sober assessment from Sundance over at the Conservative Treehouse seems like the truly Machiavellian move that one would expect from the Obamaite string-pullers behind the scenes. Sundance sussed out the planned chain of events some time ago (vide the inserted text from a prior post he authored), and they are planning to stick a likely long-term radical leftist on the Supreme Court, all very elegantly choreographed from the time before Garland left his prior post. Slick.
Even if the Republicans in the Senate now realize how they gave the game away previously, it is difficult to see how they could derail this nomination, particularly with Ol’ Cameltoe possessing the vote to break a tie vote.
In my estimation the “loyal opposition” Republicans more and more resemble the hapless Mensheviks in revolutionary Russia. With their “capable” efforts, right before our eyes the Republic is breathing its last. Time to plan for what is next, don’t you think?
The Left. The Marxist.
However, when it comes to market consolidation and monopolies the “left” also support Big Business. Fascism not Socialism. Socialism does exist for Wall St speculative losses.
Much like the Nazis.
Yes indeed. The symbiotic relationship between the Nazis and Big German corporations was an essential component of their rule. Similar to the case in Italy under Mussolini.
The last 40+ years have had the biggest concentration in market power since the Trust era which created the Sherman anti-trust act. In practically every major market segment we’ve had incredible consolidation. “Liberal” Justice Breyer played an instrumental role. The courts with both Republican and Democrat nominated judges have aided this consolidation with sophistry. If capitalism must work we need intense competition not less and government has to play a role in ensuring real competition. Just like in any sports competition unless teams are evenly matched there is no competition.
One positive aspect of the Biden administration was the nomination of Lina Khan to head the FTC. Her track-record is pro-competition.
However, with Citizens United with the majority opinion by Republican nominated Justice Roberts the political system has been corrupted by Big Money. They advocates for a competitive market economy don’t have Big Money backers and are at a disadvantage in the rhetoric driven, identity politics and cultural politics electoral framework. All candidates rhetoric is “free market” but in reality they’re all beholden to their Big Money backers who want monopoly.
The Citizen’s United decision was nothing new, it has been the view of the SCOTUS that corporations are people for pretty much it’s entire existence. Consider the words of Chief Justice Waite in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific R. Co., 118 U.S. 394 (1886)…”The Court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution which forbids a state to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws applies to these corporations. We are all of opinion that it does.”
Fascism implies business owning means of production. Communism per se is a system where government owns the means of production. Socialism is the half-aced hybrid that implies a compact with government and business to provide a subsistence living arrangement for its citizenry. What we see here is a corporatism with statist overtones. Neither fish nor fowl at this stage.
My understanding is the banks are using a social credit score system as the main weapon. Get a low score and things begin to feel slightly uncomfortable. If the score does not improve the pain is increased. It guts the the old school Neilson score, real profits and also real competition. They now pick the winners and losers.
The credit score is a tool to promote involvement in the banking system. Ever since the economy has swung toward a credit requirement we have seen not only inflation, but increasing profits from the financial sector at the expense of that of Productivity.
As an example, when families bought into the initial suburban expansion of the late 50s/early 60s the average home cost was roughly 3 times a journeyman salary. Now mind you, one needed to actually up save for that (remember the concept of ‘starter homes’?), which made the GI Bill a major driver in that expansion since complete financing was available. In fact, one might assert that the GI Bill was a test case for the later credit driven home buying model, though I’m sure that someone has done at least a thesis on the GI Bill’s effects. The point being made is that once the Fed left the gold standard, and credit blossumed, bloomed and now has rotted on the vine, that people made money, saved it and bought affordable lodgings. Which built the strongest economy the World has ever known. However, once the Financial sector gained supremacy we have developed what is known as Dutch Disease. If you would like to know what happened to the Dutch Empire and why New Amsterdam became New York pretty much overnight, there is plenty of data to work with. The bottom line is the the quick and easy money to be made in the financial sector drew capital away from production and the Dutch lost their empire, with the exception of the easily overrun outposts in the East and sh*tholes like Suriname and Aruba. The financial sector is what pushed a recession into the Great Depression (with help from the gold bugs at the Fed), but Governmental spending and work programs, culminating with WW2 bailed American out of that sticky wicket.
Obviously the ruling class never learns.
I’d like to see Jackie Nguyen get the job. But as a Californian and a member of the 9th Circuit McConnell would probably never let her get voted on in the full Senate.
Maybe Michelle Childs, South Carolina? Would Tim Scott go against Graham and McConnell and support her nomination?
Babylon Bee hits it out of the park:
Home Depot Associate Jake Stone said of his encounter, “He was trying to ask what the best shade of black is for total submissiveness to his progressive executive agenda. At first, I thought he was going to repaint the Oval Office. I told him black wouldn’t be great for a room.”
“No, for people!” Biden allegedly yelled. “Black people! Come on, man!”