Well, of course, this strange question would jump out of the reporter pool and land right on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s plate. The question was about supposed “reverse racism” by President Joe Biden during his Supreme Court process for deciding the next Justice. Stephen Breyer announced his retirement Thursday. And Psaski was ready.
She dug right into the hot mess of conservative whataboutism and pointed out to them that no Black woman has ever been nominated to the Supreme Court of The United States (SCOTUS):
‘First, we’d say that the fact that no black woman has been nominated shows a deficiency of the past selection processes, not a lack of qualified candidates to be nominated to the Supreme Court.’
The press secretary continued with that beautiful touch of sarcasm that frequently marks her comments:
‘I’d also note. I’ve heard that some conservatives may be fans of President Reagan, former President Reagan, and when he nominated Sandra Day O’Connor.’
Psaki quoted President Reagan when he announced Supreme Court Justice O’Connor’s appointment, calling it “the richness of opportunity,” according to The Gazette:
‘Judge O’Connor’s confirmation symbolizes the richness of opportunity that still abides in America — opportunity that permits persons of any sex, age, or race, from every section and every walk of life to aspire and achieve in a manner never before even dreamed about in human history.’
Where would the reporter go with that response? Of course, those conservatives worry about having a Black woman on the highest bench. These old White racist members of the not-so -Grand Old Party fear strong women. And a strong, brilliant Black woman who could possibly judge them is a frightening concept. That is why they have been so bent on taking away women’s abortion rights and birth control measures. Keep those Black female Supreme Court Justices in the kitchen and pregnant.
President Joe Biden is keeping his promise to Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), The New York Times reported. The representative is credited with turning the 2020 presidential election back to the current president. Black women are credited with bringing the election home to him.
This is a sign of the present and a future we choose. Those who refuse to make mid-course corrections or leave the old dying institutions will theoretically die with them.
Besides, whoever said that Trump liked Reagan anyway?
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