Amy Coney Barrett – thoughts

Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?

Thoughts on the Supreme Court nominee and situation are quite the thorn in my side for many reasons.

To begin with, two words kind of sum it up: Merrick Garland. He was Obama’s pick and a decidedly hateful Senate killed his nomination very quickly. It was decided to wait until the following year. I felt that it was not appropriate and nothing more than getting back at Democrats and Obama. In short, it pissed me off. Excuse me for using those words but I am not a happy camper.

Follow that up with the Catholic nominee who just took the oath of office. During the hearings, she was incredibly evasive with questions about things as simple as climate change, giving rise to the thought that she had been told what to answer and what not to answer. Catholic, what does that mean? In my estimate, lapsed Catholic that I am, she was never any such thing. She clearly belongs to a cult-side of Catholicism that in no way should be called Catholic. At least not in my estimate, and let’s leave it at that.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a dying wish. I always thought that dying wishes were something we should attempt to adhere to and well, this icon of a human being, who steadfastly attempted to stay alive because she knew of the coming maelstrom of malevolent political intrigue, asked that they wait until after the coming elections. The precedent had already been established with Merrick Garland anyway. No dice. Quelle surprise!

Had Amy Coney Barrett really been worth her salt, she would not have even allowed her nomination to go forth before the elections. Clearly, it didn’t bother her.

Did anyone else notice that the social distancing and masking of Amy Coney Barrett when she took her oath and gave a speech? Clearly, science has little import to the woman.

It is all so sad. Where is our country going as we watch like innocent and as bystanders unable to make a difference.


About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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