Many were waiting on edge this evening to hear President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
The hashtag #SCOTUSPick had been trending all day and popular conservative radio and TV host, Laura Ingraham, had said early in the afternoon, “This is like the Super Bowl for me.”
Trump’s announcement came at 9 PM Eastern Standard Time. His nominee, Brett Kavanaugh is a 53-year-old graduate of Yale Law School. Besides being highly qualified, having worked on the Ken Starr investigation of the Clintons as well as working for the George W. Bush administration, Kavanaugh also happens to be a heterosexual, white, male, Catholic, conservative.
Twitter immediately lit up.
look at the tweets for #ScotusPick All the haters keep referring to him as "old white guy" Yet they swear they aren't racists. The biggest racists in the country are Democrats and liberals.
— Nighthawk (@o0Nighthawk0o) July 10, 2018
Sarah had a hunch that the new nominee might suddenly be accused of racism now that he’s been set within popular gaze.
Roy Steele, a “queer activist,” wrote that we “didn’t need” someone like Kavanaugh, who Steele describes as being like America’s founding fathers.
Just what we don’t need is another cis straight white man on the Supreme Court! The ‘originalists’ believe the text of the Constitution casting women and slaves as property of white men will set our nation back 100 years. It disgusts me. #ScotusPick #TheResistance #scotus #fbr
— Roy Steele (@thespiansfo) July 10, 2018
Jonathan Peters, who writes for CNN, Wired, the Atlantic, among others, sarcastically Tweeted out a message intended to convey that Kavanaugh was less interesting, special or somehow less worthy because his race, religion and gender aligned with previous justices.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would make history by becoming only the 107th white man to serve on the US Supreme Court, out of 113 justices who have served. #SCOTUSpick
— Jonathan Peters (@jonathanwpeters) July 10, 2018
According to Justin D., we are all enjoying cisgendered, heterosexual, white, Christian privilege at this nomination.
All the people doing cartwheels over Trump's appointment of Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court enjoy cisgender heterosexual white Christian privilege. They won't be adversely affected by the Court's conservative rulings. #ScotusPick #SupremeCourtJustice
— Justin D. (@PoliticsJustin) July 10, 2018
Justin’s Tweet was so outrageous, presumably because many people understand that America was founded and built by white, Christians and that they do still eek out a small majority in our nation, that it prompted Tom to ask if Justin was a parody account. (It seems the account is sincere.)
Is this a parody account?
— Tom_Lewisville (@tom_lewisville) July 10, 2018
Amy Higer got a little bolder. She noted that Kavanaugh is a white, Christian, male but in a Tweet alluding to the rapid decline of this population, she vowed, “We will replace you.”
So happy to hear we will (likely) have another white catholic male on the court. Can’t have too many of the same worldviews deciding the fate of so many. Ha! Sorry, but you can’t stop progress. We WILL replace you.#ScotusPick @swingleft
— Amy Higer (@AmyHiger) July 10, 2018
Many accounts simply degraded into shouting “racist.” The only evidence for Kavanaugh’s supposed racism seems to be the color of his skin.
Kavanaugh looks like a pure white bread person. He isn't going to do anything that his church and his president have told him it is ok to do. I fear we can't count on the Senate to stop him, #ScotusPick
— Kathy Jacobs (@callkathy) July 10, 2018
Well, whaddya know? Trump went with a white guy who believes in protecting other white guys (especially when the other guy is President) for his #SCOTUSPick. Everyone wins! Except for women, immigrants, gays, unions, the poor, the sick, voters of color…
— Chelsey Simonovich (@chelseylynnsc) July 10, 2018
another fuckin' WHITE MALE. #ScotusPick
— Todd A. Philips (@taphilips) July 10, 2018
Trump’s #ScotusPick is a corporate minded white trash that would leave no stones unturned to interfere in women’s choices.
Congratulations America, for ruining and destroying everything we had worked so hard for.
— Ilax Joseph (@IlaxBJoseph) July 10, 2018
not that I would have expected #Trump to choose any other.
— Oh my … Goddess! (@LEISUREGODDESS) July 10, 2018
And finally, I dare you to try and say this Tweet five times fast. It’s the new Peter Pepper Picked a Pack of Pickled Peppers.
White supremacist, capitalist, Judeo-Christian dominant, heteronormative patriarchy on full display tonight. Wow. #ScotusPick
— Matthew (@itsflawless19) July 10, 2018
Surely many more outrageous claims will be made against Kavanaugh in the coming weeks. Comment below and tell us what you think they will say next and, as always, New Central Media will be here to bring you the latest.
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