Amy Coney Barrett Would Be the Most Logical Pick for Trump

There is an overnight rumor that Barrett is the President's nominee. She'd certainly make the most sense.

At 9pm tonight, President Trump will announce his Supreme Court pick. People close to the White House have said for several days that Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Court of Appeals is the leading contender. But I cannot help but note an unexplained jump in the price of Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit in those online sites that treat things like this like a stock market. In fact, there is an overnight rumor that Barrett is the pick, though no one really knows.

Amy Coney Barrett would be the most logical pick possible for Donald Trump. The President would be choosing a woman and the President likes to pick women as a good juxtaposition for the hate he gets over his own treatment of women. Likewise, it would put feminists in the funny position of opposing a qualified female.

Barrett's nomination would also remind wayward Republican voters that there is both a culture war on and a midterm election coming up. Those voters would be reminded of these things because Democrats and the left cannot help but overplay their hand against a devout Christian. During Barrett's original confirmation fight, Democrats belittled her faith repeatedly and several declared their opposition to her because she is a Christian.

This, in turn, will put Democrats in Trump states in a difficult position. From Jones in Alabama to Manchin in Virginia to Donnelly in Indiana, voting against a woman assailed by the left as too Christian will not be good for their re-elections.

Barrett's nomination will also put the Senate GOP in a terrible position as she may lose Murkowski and Collins. That will resurface animosity towards John McCain from the Trump base who will no doubt demand he retire and let Arizona's Governor put someone in who'd be there to vote for Barrett. It'd fire back up long simmer feuds over Mitch McConnell standing with Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. It'd resurface the questions of McConnell's competency as leader given the Senate GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare. In other words, it'll remind Trump's base that only Trump is for them.

All these factors suggest Barrett would be the most Trumpian of Trump picks and the logical pick to keep with Trump's culture war theme in the run up to the midterms. That said, this is President Trump so the only real logical thing to do is tune in at 9pm to find out.

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Jules*
Jules*

No one has ever claimed Trump was a saint. No one has ever ignored or denied that he did a lot of sleazy things. I fought his nomination on those grounds---and I didn't just whine on an internet blog, I went to GOP organizations and went toe to toe with them.

I also see a lot of spinning and twisting and distorting. He has enough truly creepy things in his past, there is no need to invent more. But there are people who just can't get their noses out of his crotch.

As I have said dozens of times here, millions of people who have done bad things have reached a point in their lives when they look back and say "I don't want to be that person any more". All but maybe one of the Apostles had sinful histories. IThe stubborn refusal to let go of a past sends the message that there is some pleasure in wallowing it, bringing it up to taste it over and over.

I'm still not a big fan of Trump the Personality. But I am a bigger and bigger fan of Trump the President, and am happy to be proven wrong about him, AS PRESIDENT.

If you people get such pleasure out of rolling around in his history, real or exaggerated or invented, go for it. I find it creepy, but.....different strokes.

I also find it irrelevant to the job he is doing. I'm not into Identity Politics, but some people can't get past the superficial.

mudskipper
mudskipper

@Jules* : 1) AJ_Liberty quoted that part. 2) The women are not throwing themselves at Trump. Trump is making the moves on them.

BTW, here is what Trump said about going into the dressing rooms at the pageant:

“I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed. No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”.

Jules*
Jules*

"And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

mudskipper
mudskipper

@Jules*: Please quote the exact part where Trump says women throw themselves at him because he is a star. You know, the part that you say AJ_Liberty left out. Here's a transcript of the tape if that will help you: