Brace for Democrats to knock Catholics, again
How much do Democrats hate Roman Catholics?
We’re about to find out, once President Trump nominates, most likely, Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court.
No surprises here — the Democrats have a long, sordid history of anti-Catholicism.
And Judge Barrett understands the Democrats’ rabid bigotry first-hand, from her first Senate confirmation hearing in 2017, when she was confronted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the now 87-year-old Democrat doyenne.
“When you read your speeches,” Feinstein told her, “the conclusion one draws is that the Dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s a concern.”
Imagine Feinstein saying that to a Muslim. You can’t.
Just last week, it seems, we were being assured by the likes of NPR that Dementia Joe would be a great president because he is a “devout Catholic.”
Stand by – Amy Coney Barrett is about to be denounced as unworthy of the Supreme Court because she is a … “devout Catholic.”
At that same 2017 Senate hearing with Feinstein, Barrett was also questioned by Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a nominal Catholic himself, you know, sort of like Ted Kennedy was.
“Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” he asked Barrett.
“I am a Catholic, Sen. Durbin,” she replied to the cafeteria Catholic.
If the pick isn’t Barrett, it could likely be Appeals Court Judge Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban-American from Miami. Big Abortion will still go crazy. Anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice, as a book title once described it.
The late Robert F. Kennedy used to marvel at how the Beautiful People could so abhor Holy Mother the Church. They were no longer so gauche as to describe the Pontiff as “the whore of Babylon,” or to fulminate against “rum, Romanism and rebellion.”
But they made their bigotry plain.
In his last campaign, in 1968, RFK used to say that the New York Times’ idea of a good story about religion was “More Nuns Leaving Church.”
Joe Biden is another one of these cafeteria Catholics — ostentatious in his “faith,” as he was Sunday, when he sanctimoniously announced he’d been praying “at Mass” for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
(Biden trumpeted his rectitude in Philadelphia, right before he announced that the U.S. virus death toll had reached 200 million, a “grim milestone” he reduced Monday in Wisconsin first to 200,000, and then to 200.)
Obviously there’s a problem whenever Dementia Joe speaks about anything, let alone something as serious a Supreme Court nomination. But can the Deep State really trot out Sen. Kamala Harris to attack a woman of faith?
I mean, the Dogma lives loudly in Harris — the anti-Catholic Dogma, that is.
Last year, Trump nominated a lawyer from Nebraska named Brian Buescher who is a member of the — gasp! — Knights of Columbus.
“Were you aware,” Harris asked Buescher, “that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?”
The Knights, Sen. Harris sneered, espouse “extreme positions” on, say, the sanctity of life and traditional marriage.
For the record, John F. Kennedy was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
When the (likely Catholic) nominee is announced Saturday, I expect the reaction here in Massachusetts to be particularly unhinged. Hating Catholics goes way back — in 1834, local Democrats burned down the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown.
Twenty years later, an anti-Catholic party called the Know-Nothings swept the 1854 state elections, taking all but three of 400 seats in the Legislature. They set up a special legislative committee to investigate nunneries, which was disbanded when one of the solons was discovered using public funds on prostitutes.
Serving a beer in a bar became a crime — six months in the jug. (Does Gov. Charlie Parker have any Know-Nothings in his family background — just sayin’.)
The Know-Nothings were swept out in the next election. But their influence has lived on in the Democrat party, in among other places that well-known Democrat fraternal organization known as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Across the centuries, numerous Democrat worthies have been Klansmen, from Justice Hugo Black all the way down to the late Sen. Robert Byrd, who served as both Senate majority whip and Exalted Cyclops of the KKK.
In the Wikileaks of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign emails, all the Democrat grandees were continually making sport of the superstitions of the ignorant mackerel-snappers.
Even more recently, the Democrat governor of Virginia has been outed for wearing the traditional white hood of his party in his medical-school yearbook.
It’s a Democrat thing.
So now the Democrats are going over the potential court nominees’ high school yearbooks, trying to find Christine Blasey Ford’s phone number. Did she and Amy ever go to any parties together during high school?
Is Michael Avenatti still under house arrest? NBC News would be happy to lead its evening newscast with anything — and I do mean anything — any of Avenatti’s “clients” say?
The bad news is, Amy Coney Barrett is about to get slimed for being a Catholic. The good news is, at least the local Democrats won’t burn down the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown.
They’ve already done that once before.