Conservative women like Amy Coney Barrett are held to a different standard
The media has worked nonstop over the past few years to shove their stale narratives down our throats.
They constantly tell us why we should hate President Trump — he’s evil because of his wealth, his debt, his taxes, his vocabulary, his hair, his tan, his steak with ketchup. Whatever it is, the media needs you to understand that Trump is the worst.
Another go-to narrative is that global warming is going to kill us all. There are only 11 — I mean seven, or is it five years left?
Now the mainstream media has set its sights on Judge Amy Coney Barrett and, in case you haven’t been paying attention, the left decides which women are worthy of America’s respect in 2020. And from what I can tell, Judge Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, does not meet their standards.
Before we get into their issues with ACB, let’s review some of the women the left praises. According to the Ministry of Truth at Twitter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the ultimate female icon. Not only did she rip up Trump’s State of the Union address, but she also called him obese. Plus, she overcame a traumatic set-up by that crafty San Francisco salon owner.
CNN’s Don Lemon gushed that Speaker Pelosi is a “boss.” The Washington Post labeled her a “fashion icon.”
The left’s list of Women We Should Admire also features a dubious lot that includes rapper Cardi B, disgraced former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, actress Jane Fonda, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and actress Alyssa Milano — to name a few.
So when the president announced Judge Barrett’s nomination, I was interested in how the “women who support women” would handle it.
First of all, I know plenty of women who do not share ACB’s views.
But hey — I admired the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, despite my opposing political opinions. Besides, it is hard to argue with Barrett’s accomplishments — Trump summed up her exceptional mind in his Rose Garden speech: “At Notre Dame, she earned a full academic scholarship, served as the executive editor of the law review. Graduated first in her class and received the law school’s award for the best record of scholarship and achievement.”
One professor at Notre Dame wrote in a recommendation letter to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, “Amy Coney is the best student I ever had.”
As a young conservative woman, I am awed by her intellect. Foolishly, I thought perhaps some liberal progressives would be too.
But that isn’t what happened. Daily Beast style writer Alaina Demopoulos focused on the fuchsia dress Barrett wore to her nomination hearing, writing, “Her outfit radiates a maternal warmth, an easy comfort. It hides her staunchly right-wing record. It masks the harm she has the potential to enable once confirmed against women, LGBTQ people, all of those with Obamacare, and victims of voter suppression.”
You got all that from a dress, Alaina?
Author Sarah Michelle Doyle tweeted alongside a smiling photo of Barrett, “I don’t normally believe in criticizing women via their physical appearance, but every time I’ve seen this lady, her eyes *never* match her facial expression. There’s a big icy wall of nothing there. I find the guardedness so sinister, like she’s trying not to say a slur.”
If I thought there was any sanity left in the Democrat party, I would mention that Amy Coney Barrett has two children that she adopted from Haiti. But I’m sure the woke activists would remind me that Barrett can still be a white colonizer even though she has two Black children. So I digress.
Barrett’s college sorority, Kappa Delta, congratulated Barrett for her nomination in a tweet and then promptly deleted it — and then apologized if their tweet had hurt anyone.
You’ve heard that “love trumps hate,” but did you know that “liberalism trumps sisterhood”?
Despite the outpouring of criticism from tolerant feminists around the country, there was one woman who rose above even Barrett’s nastiest critics: the judge’s former student Laura Wolk.
In her statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wolk explained how Amy Coney Barrett helped her become the first blind Supreme Court clerk in the United States.
Barrett didn’t just talk the talk, but she went above and beyond to help Laura overcome several hardships and ultimately succeed.
Wolk stated, “Her brilliance is matched only by her compassion, and her integrity is unassailable.”
But Judge Barrett will not be praised by the press. She won’t be on the cover of Vogue, and her intelligence won’t be lauded by the talking heads at CNN.
But I’m sick of being told how to be a good woman in 2020. And here’s the thing: The media doesn’t need to tell me that Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a superstar.
I figured that one out all by myself.