from the American Spectator:
Too Catholic for the Democrats
Their treatment of Amy Coney Barrett last year previewed how they’ll treat President Trump’s nominee to succeed Anthony Kennedy.
Like sharks thrashing about in chum-filled bloody water, the unhinged hysterics of the progressive left have gone into a feeding frenzy as they prepare to attack whoever President Trump nominates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thanks to Kennedy’s retirement, Trump is now in a position to appoint a non-activist, strict constructionist to the Court. Senate confirmation of the nominee will result in a solid, reliably conservative Court majority.
Needless to say, the Democrats in the Senate and their leftist supporters view this as the coming of the Apocalypse. But it was the triumphant Democrats who, during the heady days of the Obama administration, changed the Senate rules to allow judicial confirmations to proceed on a simple majority vote. Thanks to their lack of foresight and the existing bare majority of Republicans in the Senate, they are facing a tough uphill battle. So we should expect the desperate Democrats to resort to every device and artifice to slime, smear, destroy, and defeat the nominee.
For a preview of just how low they may go, consider the road taken by Senate Democrats last September as they tried to derail the nomination of Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett for a position on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ultimately Barrett was confirmed and is now a circuit court judge. And, according to news reports, she is on Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court.
But, when Barrett appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bigoted and outrageous antics of Senators Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein prompted me to write the following column which was published by the Philadelphia Inquirer: