Over the weekend, conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia tragically died.
Since the sad news broke, there’s been one predominant question on everyone’s mind: who will Obama appoint to replace Scalia?
A petition is circulating, asking Obama to nominate Anita Hill to replace Scalia. Hill would be a conservative’s worst nightmare on the Supreme Court: she testified against Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings in 1991. She said that Thomas made “sexual advances” towards her while he worked at the Department of Education.
Liberal outlets, like Addicting Info, vehemently argue that Hill has the necessary experience to sit on the court:
Hill is an experienced attorney who also serves as University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. The 59-year-old attended Oklahoma State University and Yale Law School. She is one of the most prominent experts in her field and certainly possesses the legal and academic chops to serve on the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, there has never been an African-American woman on the Court, which makes this an opportunity to make history with a much needed change. What better way to replace a racist misogynist like Scalia than with an educated black woman who specializes in social policy?
Not only that, just imagine how uncomfortable her nomination would make Clarence Thomas feel. He’d probably be sweating bullets while watching and hoping the nomination process eliminates her as the nominee. And it would be incredibly hard for conservatives to grill her without reminding the American public of how big of creep Thomas is. And if Republicans are too hard on her, they can be the ones accused of a “high-tech lynching” of an “uppity black” woman as they let their sexism and racism fly during hearings that would would likely be nationally televised and strewn across social media.
Hmmm… Not sure that making Clarence Thomas uncomfortable should be a determining factor in finding a replacement for Scalia. But that’s how liberal logic works.
If Hill were, in fact, brought to the Supreme Court, it would forever alter the fabric of the justice system. There would be a liberal majority in the court that would seriously affect the direction of our nation.
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