Mitch McConnells is Opposed to KBJ

There is no end to the evil machinations of amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is putting public and private pressure on Senate Republican colleagues to oppose President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, despite the historic nature of her nomination to be the first Black woman on the court.

McConnell has dug in against Biden’s nominee, arguing the vote isn’t about “race or gender” but about Jackson’s record, which he says is too soft on crime and indicates she’ll likely turn into an activist judge on the bench.

“If’en Ah’m a racist, Ah’ll eat my hood,” he didn’t add.

From this morning’s Q&A from our pals at Electoral-Vote, we learn about the origins of Originalism:

Originalism, as a legal philosophy, first emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It came from conservative legal circles in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), and was given wide circulation thanks to Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book The Conscience of a Conservative. By all indications, Goldwater was legitimately a libertarian by philosophy who objected to Brown on the grounds that it extended federal power. But there were plenty of folks who seized upon the book and its ideas as part of an organized effort to oppose racial equality.

So yes, originalism had its origins in racism. And it got another big boost from opponents of Roe v. Wade, after that decision was rendered in 1973. That means that if you want to say there’s also a sexist and/or misogynist element there, you won’t get any disagreement from us.

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2 Responses to Mitch McConnells is Opposed to KBJ

  1. By all indications, Goldwater was legitimately a libertarian by philosophy who objected to Brown on the grounds that it extended federal power

    It was merely a coincidence that all the states he won were won because of the racists.

    1964 was when Bill Reinquist was busily supressing the Mexican American vote via Operation Eagle Eye in Arizona. Goldwater won Arizona by the slimmest of margins: 4782 votes, or 1% of the vote. Gee, might future chief justice Rehnquist’s efforts at supressing minority voyrtd have turned the tide?

    A Libertarian like him may not have been racist, but oddly all the racists happily support someone who believes the government should never do anything to ensure that all citizens are treated equally under the law.

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  2. roket says:

    And the common thread amongst them all is obstructionism. The glue that binds them.

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