“This is war”
“Pack the courts”
“Children will suffer”
These were just some of the hyperbolic reactions of the Hollywood Left to Donald Trump’s naming of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
With Barrett’s hearings beginning today, we here at NewsBusters decided to take a quick look back at how hard celebrities first took the news of her nomination. Just imagine where their heads will be once Barrett is actually confirmed.
The Anti-Christian Bigotry Against Amy Coney Barrett Begins
“Apparently, the pick is gonna be this…. Amy Coney — we’ll all be saying this name a lot I’m sure because she’s a fuckin’ nut!....Amy Coney Barrett. Catholic. Really Catholic. I mean, really, really Catholic — like speaking in tongues.”
— Host Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, September 25.
Time to Pack the Courts
“Disgraceful. If anyone in your life were as two-faced, callous, dishonest & selfish as this, you’d never want to associate with them. Vote them out. And then pack the courts.”
— September 26 tweet by actor Jeffrey Wright responding to CNN article reporting Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barret to Supreme Court.
“Sick Children Will Suffer” and “Die”
Trump APPOINTS FEMALE NEOCON JUDGE WHO PLEDGES BEHIND THE SCENES, 2 KILL ACA & PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS DURING A PANDEMIC,& ROE WADE 2 GO.
SICK CHILDREN WILL SUFFER
BECAUSE MEDICINES TOO EXPENSIVE .NO💰4 DIALYSIS,HEART CANCER, KIDNEY DISEASES, IF PPL DONT GET TREATMENT THEY DIE
— September 25 tweet by singer/actress Cher.
ACB = “Lady Mike Pence”
Do you think they tried very hard to get Donald to read anything about #AmyConeyBarrett, or did they just say, ‘We found a lady Mike Pence’ during a commercial break on OANN?
— September 26 tweet by singer/actress Bette Midler.
No Longer Time to Play Nice
“Republicans announced they were replacing RBG 1 hour after it was announced she DIED. I wouldn’t worry so much about being ‘nice.’”
— October 2 tweet by comedian/actor Billy Eichner.
Stop Amy Coney Barrett or the GOP’s “Gangsters” and “Pimps” Win
“Ladies you KNOW these types of men - the closet sadists among us - the racists sexist gangsters pimps fascists- angry impotent cowards who abuse power cause they can - You want these types of guy- trump and Barr - in controll of yr bodies?”
— September 19 tweet by actor John Cusack, accompanied by a picture of Attorney General William Barr.
Meathead Declares War on Amy Coney Barrett
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body isn’t even cold and Mitch McConnell is dancing on her grave. This is war. Dems have powerful weapons. Now is the time to use them.”
— September 19 tweet by film director/actor Rob Reiner.
Please RBG, Your Were Our Only Hope
“It’s sad that Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought so long for what was right, should have to close her eyes on the country as it is. But she was a champ in every way. We were lucky to have her. Maybe she’ll be like the spirit of Obi-Wan in our battle to defeat the Death Star.”
— September 19 tweet by actor Jim Carrey.
(H/T) to MRC Culture analyst Gabriel Hayes for wading through Celebrity Twitter profiles to find much of this nonsense.