Here come the Know-Nothings

Prepare yourself for a deluge of anti-Catholic hysteria from Democratic lawmakers, left-wing activists, and their allies in the press. The closer Barrett comes to sitting on the Supreme Court, the more desperate and uglier the anti-Catholic and anti-family attacks will become. In fact, with reports that Barrett is already the Trump administration’s first choice for the court, the Know-Nothing histrionics have begun already.

“Your handmaiden has arrived,” noted grifter and MSNBC regular Richard Painter said this weekend, referring to the book series by Margaret Atwood. “Welcome to the Republic of Gilead.”

A mother of seven is under serious consideration for the most powerful court in the most powerful country in the world, just like in a dystopian patriarchal society. Oppressive indeed.

Elsewhere, the Washington Post’s Ron Charles seemed shocked to discover that Barrett is a faithful adherent to a basic tenet of Christianity.

“Amy Coney Barrett,” Charles said on social media, “the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has said we should always remember that a ‘legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.’”