You know, I’ve lost count of the number of times that I‘ve heard from those on the left about how it is that the Republicans want to turn back the clock. Or the number of times that Democrats have accused conservatives and, more specifically, Republicans about how we’re wanting to return to slavery and other such nonsense. But every time I turn around it’s those in Democrat Party who are the ones working so hard, and are so determined in their efforts, to turn back the clock.
It should go without saying that people, ALL people, should get jobs based solely on merit, not the color of their skin, their gender or even sexual persuasion. But, then again, we have the Democrat Party whose members disagree with that sentiment right down to its very last member. And nothing makes that more clear than Chuckie Schumer’s attempted justification for refusing to vote for President Trump judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum for no other reason than because he is white.
Said old Chuckie: “The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary. Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American. As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades. It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”
As it has been pointed out by those much more skillful than myself, race has been a bonus in other judicial nominations, such as when Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Isn’t justice supposed to be blind? Colorblind seems like a pretty low bar. But then should we really be all that surprised?
But that said it was in spite of Chuckie’s best efforts that the Senate confirmed Judge Quattlebaum to the U.S. District Court in South Carolina by a vote of 69 to 28. A fact that I’m sure that all but Chuckie and his fellow Democrats were glad to hear. Chuckie had whined about how the judge was taking the seat on a court left vacant after Republican senators halted two black nominees picked by Barry. But as Barry was often quite fond of saying, ‘elections have consequences’.
As everyone remembers, again except the Democrats, it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said it best when he declared that a man should be judged on the content of his content of his character, the skill of his hands and the knowledge of his mind. Democrats seem to have missed entirely the part about a person’s skin color. So as a little reminder to them, how about this? How about everyone just stop voting for any white Democrat. That sounds pretty fair, right Chuckie?
Blacks make up 13 percent of our population. And according to a 2016 study by Richmond Law School, black judges (male and female) make up 12.3% of all existing federal judgeships. And yet Chuckie somehow thinks that that is simply not sufficient. He wants more black judges. I thought the best man, or women, regardless of color was what’ fair. Guess not! Chuckie is once again caught in a lie. But what else can sane adults expect from a Democrat ‘leader?’
Congress is 80 percent white and 80 percent male. How DARE the legislative branch be so racist and sexist! Perhaps it’s time for white senators, like Chuckie, to step aside in the name of diversity! And shame on both political parties that constantly place into their leadership positions white men and women, except on that rare occasion when a faux leadership position is created for the likes of ‘Little Jimmy’ Clyburn. Chuckie is as big a phony as he is a crybaby.
Now suppose we were to apply Chuckie’s rather idiotic, and blatantly leftwing, logic to both the NBA and the NFL based on the notion that both have far too many black players. And in using Chuckie’s logic we would start focusing more on making sure that more white players were permitted to enter into the league of their choice so that they too get an opportunity to make big bucks playing a kid’s game. I mean it’s only fair right. And above all else, it must be always be about what’s fair.