We expected that leftists would sink to new levels of rhetorical reprehensibility in the fight to keep Amy Coney Barrett off the Supreme Court, but we’re not even sure we were completely prepared for just how low those levels could be. Over the past few days, though, we’ve seen that whenever you think that you’ve seen the absolute worst the left can offer, they will surprise you by digging deeper than you could have imagined.
Take feminist journalist Christine Grimaldi of Rewire News Group. In a series of tweets this weekend, Grimaldi provided social media with a running commentary of Barrett’s acceptance of Trump’s nomination. And boy, did she ever have some twisted opinions. According to this individual, Barrett should be ashamed of herself for appearing with her children.
“This whole press conference is a display of Amy Coney Barrett weaponizing her white womanhood to grab whatever power managed to slip through the cracks in the Trump administration’s unrelenting misogyny,” tweeted Grimaldi.
“Trump and Barrett using her black children and child with down syndrome to score political points isn’t surprising, but it’s no less appalling,” she continued. “CNN keeps going on and on about Barrett’s family, as if that makes her qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and a whopping three years as a Trump-appointed federal judge, as if that’s enough to qualify for a lifetime on the Supreme Court.”
We were gratified to see that many Twitter users were disgusted by Grimaldi’s unwarranted assumptions.
“What would the hateful Left have Amy Coney Barrett do? Hide her black children? Only appear in public with her white, non-disabled children? These people are sick,” tweeted Rita Panahi. “Democrats/media should be careful coming for Amy Coney Barrett & her family. Nothing energized the Trump base more than the insane attacks against Kavanaugh.”
Another user said, “You missed the chance for the liberal trifecta by not mentioning she’s also personally responsible for killing the planet by having such a large family. I’m disappointed in you.”
If you think Grimaldi’s remarks were the most disgusting thing said this week about Barrett’s children…well, you might be right. But she does have competition.
“Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children. They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity,” wrote “antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi this weekend. “It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.”
Imagine having ideas of “racism” take up so much of your headspace that you literally believe that white people are out there adopting black children for the SOLE reason of being able to point to them and say, “See, I’m not racist!”
These people have a lot more power in our society than we’re comfortable with…but they certainly don’t have THAT much influence.
Well, not yet.