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Sources: It’s Amy Coney Barrett

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:25 pm

Official announcement comes tomorrow but the Fake News has the information now.

President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.

In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett is the intended nominee, multiple sources said.

I guess it was bound to happen: a Supreme Court nominee younger than me. That’s how you know you are getting old.

49 Responses to “Sources: It’s Amy Coney Barrett”

  1. Hopefully this isn’t a “head fake”, but…


    whembly (c30c83)

  2. I guess it was bound to happen: a Supreme Court nominee younger than me. That’s how you know you are getting old.

    For me it was when my kids starting asking for the car keys.

    Bored Lawyer (7b72ec)

  3. Not my first choice, but on the plus side any chance the public will buy a story she gang raped someone at a frat party seems small.

    beer ‘n pretzels (32e501)

  4. @3

    The smear machine is smarter than that. “She’ll turn us into the Handmaid’s Tale” is their angle.

    Bored Lawyer (7b72ec)

  5. Up next: Senator Whitehouse does a forensic analysis of her high school yearbook, and scores of men come forward, saying they were sexually assaulted by her when she was their babysitter way back when.

    B.A. DuBois (80f588)

  6. Good analysis by Allahpundit (quoting Petreus):

    Tell me how this ends.

    Dave (1bb933)

  7. Yo, Donald: New Yorkers tell it like it is, eh Big Fella:

    ‘Got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation…’ – Billy Joel

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. For me, it was when 1968 became the price of a Double-CD set– and not a year.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  9. Good. Please don’t let him see any shiny resumes until tomorrow. Although I expect the Dems to attack her religion.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  10. I guess it was bound to happen: a Supreme Court nominee younger than me.

    Why not? We already have a President where any one of us would do a better job. I mean that, too.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  11. I heard she attended the same Opus Dei meetings as Robert Hanssen.

    And she bought beer for Kavanaugh and his friends when they were minors.

    Hoi Polloi (dc4124)

  12. Oh you poor ideologues…

    It is axiomatic:


    DCSCA (797bc0)

  13. “She’ll turn us into the Handmaid’s Tale” is their angle.

    Given the things that the Supreme Court allows these days, having a strong religious conviction, while queer, really ought to be defensible.

    You know this town, sweetie. You could smoke dope and end up going steady with your afghan, and you’re just one of the gang. But you, you’re peter Pan…

    –Polly Reed (Loretta Swit) to Sally Miles (Julie Andrews) S.O.B.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  14. She’s be the newest judge- so it’ll make the guys happy to have a gal gettin’ them coffee. 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  15. I want a lot of weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. It will be a little tough on the lady, but she will be confirmed no matter what, and if it motivates young people to get their heads out of their apps and go vote for Biden in the swing states ….

    nk (1d9030)

  16. So the NYT and the following main stream media all announce, before the president himself.

    So they’ve given Trump the opportunity yank the rug from under them. Now he announces Meg Ryan or somebody else entirely, and the whole media establishment is left with egg on their faces. AND, when that same group announces a Biden win in one or another swing state, Trump can remind us all that they got the SCOTUS pick wrong. Too.

    This is a tactically STUPID move by the media. Even if it turns out to be true.

    pouncer (b0e023)

  17. @15. Have you seen him?

    Ill-fitting suit coat, tri-cornered hankie in his breast pocket circa 1956? ‘Young people’ bury their grandpops in outfits like that.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. Oh, how I wish, Pouncer, how I wish. Because he won’t yanking out the rug from under the media, he’ll be yanking it out from under his base.

    nk (1d9030)

  19. ‘Young people’ bury their grandpops in outfits like that.

    About 100,000 more of them than normal in the last six months.

    nk (1d9030)

  20. Not to mention that that’s Sunday best in both Bug Tussle and Hyde Park.

    nk (1d9030)

  21. But have you heard that Tik-Tok was just the tip of the iceberg? With a 6-3 majority on Courty McCourtface to overturn the First Amendment, the Republicans will now ban all nudity, violence, and offensive song lyrics on all streaming services on the internet, from games to Spotify to Netflix and more.

    nk (1d9030)

  22. Brown suits; brown shoes. Don’t forget the hell Obama caught for wearing tan. 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  23. Martha McSally, Joni Ernst, and Susan Collins have already drafted the bill and plan to introduce it right after the election.

    nk (1d9030)

  24. She’s be the newest judge- so it’ll make the guys happy to have a gal gettin’ them coffee.

    You laugh, but one of the jobs of the newest justice is to manage the food service for the staff.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  25. The Bee is on a roll lately.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  26. nk hates Trump so much, he hates conservatives, apple pie and baseball because Trump lies them.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  27. It’s an Alamo siege for ideologues; they’ve been driven back in retreat to defend a handful of seats at Fortress SCOTUS. The EC map is the key to this for our Captain. Could be a bait and switch; Florida’s Lagoa may still be in the running on that score. He’ll pick who helps him best, not who pleases McConnell nor the ideologues– who’ll squeal with delight over anybody at this point. Then she’ll disappoint- as they all inevitably do… eh. “Mister Roberts”?! 😉

    “Never mind what I told you. I’m telling you!” – The Captain [James Cagney] ‘Mister Roberts’ 1955

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  28. @25. I know.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  29. 28, how many groypers and fake David Clarkes (whuuut, they be gotten more justuses than we got) will that move cost?

    urbanleftbehind (708823)

  30. You left out “mom”. “Mom, baseball, and apple pie.” It’s a metaphor for the three elements of a benevolent dictatorship. A government to coddle you when you’re good and spank you when you’re bad; amusements; tasty treats.

    nk (1d9030)

  31. Somebody’s gotta do it, so I’ll step up:

    Frank Zappa, “Catholic Girls”

    (Very) NSFW…

    Dave (1bb933)

  32. You know that’s Brett Kavanaugh’s wheelbase.

    “Welcome, Amy. The menus are over there and do you still have your uniform from Ursuline?”

    urbanleftbehind (708823)

  33. Youre the one that want to give up all your civil liberties so.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  34. @32. Behind the curve, Davey: #7.

    Joey wants you to use that record player.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  35. I cannot call this anything other than a win-win. A far more conservative Justice than Ginsburg and a more pissed-off (and hopefully energized) anti-Trump constituency.

    And just wait until Barrett rules that the police can force us to reveal our iPhone passwords.

    nk (1d9030)

  36. Yes because they have been the epitome of sanity before with the (redacted) hats.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  37. nk,

    More than that as many conservatives who were responding to the “US or THEM!” “And judges!” hold-your-nose argument can now say they’d rather see if Donald Duck can win. Lot of cushion in 6-3.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  38. @36. “I cannot call this anything other than a win-win…”

    Said Travis to Bowie… 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  39. @6 That was a good article, Dave. Allahpundit is correct, the nomination of Barrett was a foregone conclusion, assuming Trump actually makes the announcement. However, the more I read about this justice, the less I like her.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  40. Who knew that the denizen from South Bend who would most impact the election and take a place at the supreme level of government would be this practicing Catholic mom and not the guest theological lecturer to the world and proud husband, PB?

    Ed from SFV (f64387)

  41. Oh, and by the way Patterico, counting justices nominated who are younger than you is not an indication of how old you are. You know you’re getting old when the number of funeral you attend exceeds the number of birthdays you celebrate.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  42. Justice Thomas would say the same thing about those “rational-basis” tests. “An uncommonly stupid law, but not unconstitutional” was his take on sodomy laws.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  43. You know you’re getting old when the number of funeral you attend exceeds the number of birthdays you celebrate.

    Both now solved by Covid.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  44. Six anonymous sources. Anonymous sources don’t have that great of a track record recently. It may be, but I’ll wait until the president announces it tomorrow.

    Tanny O'Haley (8a06bc)

  45. now the never trumpers are going after her adopted kids
    sick people these never trumpers

    mg (8cbc69)

  46. You practically predicted this situation, Kevin. Ahem … if it’s not too personal, what is the first 4-digit number that comes into your head right now?

    nk (1d9030)

  47. So nina totenberg was ginsburgs bff and she never pointed this out,

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  48. Prepared text, Amy?

    Not very ‘original.’ 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

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