Amy Coney Barrett officially joined the Supreme Court on Monday, one year to the day after President Donald J. Trump successfully assassinated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and 38 days since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Barrett was sworn in at the White House after the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her nomination, an outcome favored by a majority of Americans. Barrett's "her-storic" ascension to the High Court is a victory for Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, and all Americans who support greater female representation in government.
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Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said today "will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate," while Sen. Ed Marley (D., Mass.) denounced Barrett as a "racist," sexist" "homophobe." Others suggested Barrett was secretly plotting to reinstitute slavery in the United States.
Democrats had spent weeks trying to thwart the will of the people by painting Barrett as a religious fanatic with too many children whose fondness for modern comforts such as electricity violated her so-called "originalist" view of the Constitution, which was authored prior to the invention of electricity.
Aggrieved liberals protested Barrett's nomination by, among other things, engaging in hysterical cosplay. They paraded in front of the Supreme Court dressed in red robes and white bonnets like characters from The Handmaid's Tale, a novel-turned-Hulu-series about what liberals think Mike Pence actually believes.
Professional journalists and other Democrats amplified hysterical accusations from an unreliable source about a Christian group with which Barrett is affiliated. They flagrantly violated expert guidelines on how to cover powerful women without engaging in "sexist reporting."
They even attacked Barrett's family, which is more racially diverse than most leading liberal institutions, by refusing to condemn preeminent "anti-racism" scholar Ibram X. Kendi for describing Barrett's adopted black children as "props" of white supremacy.
None of it worked, however, because Barrett was an intelligent and likable nominee. She ingratiated herself with viewers of her confirmation hearings by politely suffering through mansplaining lectures from male Democratic senators.
Not even the super lawyer Michael Avenatti, a onetime Democratic presidential frontrunner who led the #Resistance to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in 2018, could dig up allegations that would tarnish Barrett's reputation. In fairness, his failure to do so was mainly the result of being in prison for fraud.
In some ways, the addition of Barrett to the Supreme Court honors the legacy of the woman she replaced. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless advocate for female empowerment; Barrett is female. QED. But it also represents an embarrassing blunder. "Notorious RBG" could have retired at any point during the Obama administration. Instead, she bet the house on Hillary Clinton's ability to win an election—a misguided decision, in retrospect.
McConnell celebrated Ginsburg's hubris during a speech on the Senate floor. "This is something to really be proud of and feel good about," he said of Barrett’s confirmation. "We made an important contribution to the future of this country. A lot of what we have done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. [The libs] won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come."