Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court appointment makes her only the fifth woman to sit on the Supreme Court since its inception in 1798 and the first mother of school-aged children to do so.
This is clearly a massive accomplishment which should be celebrated by women on both sides of the political aisle, which is why the Girl Scouts celebrated the latest SCOTUS appointment in a social media post.
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” wrote the group.
The post was accompanied with a graphic of the five female Supreme Court Justices.
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) October 28, 2020
Of course, the post triggered the left, with radicals like Rep. Ayanna Pressley writing, “What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?”
What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice? https://t.co/Z7TfkymPfL
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 28, 2020
Sadly, it only took a few hours for the Girl Scouts to remove the post and issue a driveling apology.
“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court,” wrote the Girl Scouts on social media. “It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.”
Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020
Lesson learned: women are only supposed to support other women if they are radical, flaming leftists.
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A WHOPPING 56% of Americans Say They are Better off Today (Mid-Pandemic) than Under Obama-Biden
A recent Gallup survey found that a whopping 56 percent of Americans say they are better off now under President Trump–in the middle of a pandemic–than they were four years ago when President Obama was in office.
During his presidential campaign in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked Americans, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Since then, this question has served as a key standard that sitting presidents running for reelection have been held to.
Gallup’s most recent survey found a clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.
The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (OBiden). Highest number on record! Pretty amazing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
Gallup compared the 56 percent number to 2012, during the Obama-Biden Administration when just 45 percent of Americans could say they felt they were better off. In 2004, 47 percent of Americans said they were better off and in 1992, that number was at 38 percent.
President Trump responded to the news, writing on Twitter, “The Gallup Poll has just come out with the incredible finding that 56% of you say that you are better off today, during a pandemic, than you were four years ago (Biden). The highest number on record! Pretty amazing!”
Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in to the Supreme Court!
Just over an hour after the vote, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in at a ceremony at the White House where the constitutional oath was given by Justice Clarence Thomas.
Barrett will be able to start her new role after Chief Justice John Roberts administers her Judicial Oath on Tuesday.
As reported in a Fox News article, Barrett was quoted from the ceremony:
“It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences,” Barrett said to an audience on the South Lawn of the White House. “In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give into them. Federal judges don’t stand for election. Thus, they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people.”
“This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government. A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her,” she added.
“The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty. The rule of law must always control. My fellow Americans, even though we judges don’t face elections, we still work for you. It is your Constitution that establishes the rule of law and the judicial Independence that is so central to it. The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor, and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences. I love the Constitution and the democratic republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it.”
Unfortunately before the ceremony was even over, we were given the true feelings of how members of the squad would like to handle the courts.
Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices.
By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2020