Lauren Moye, FISM News
The left continues to respond to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision with insults and online tirades directed at the justices who ruled on the case. Though all conservative justices have been under attack, Justice Clarence Thomas has taken the brunt of the heat from a wide range of liberals, including actors and celebrities, as well as local and national politicians.
Cincinnati’s Democratic mayor Aftab Pureval stated yesterday that the “Supreme Court, Congress, and State legislature” had failed women. Following the Dobbs decision, a federal judge lifted the stay against Ohio’s heartbeat bill which prohibits abortion after roughly six weeks. Pureval vowed to fight back against the pro-life legislation, saying, “It’s my job to make that harder.”
Pureval represents one of the tamer responses to the ruling.
Parroting a common misconception that the pro-life movement is promoted only by white men, on Saturday, actress and singer Alyssa Milano said, “If you are a white man who has benefitted from the patriarchy and subjugation of woman … you are the f***ing problem. Take a seat.”
The claim that only white men support the pro-life position, however, is a myth. The consenting vote of Justice Clarence Thomas illustrates this best.
As the lone black person seated on the court, Thomas has made himself an easy target of insults from liberals due to his suggestion that the Supreme Court should re-evaluate the “Griswold, Lawerence, and Obergefell” decisions which nationally legalized contraception, homosexual relationships, and same-sex marriages.
“Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’” Thomas wrote. “We have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”
Within a day, actor Samuel L. Jackson tweeted, “How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v. Virginia?”
Jackson’s comment represents several racist-filled slurs that have been hurled against Thomas due to his conservative views as a black man. Many others made much of his willingness to re-evaluate older court decisions, since it could cause personal harm as he is married to a white woman and the Loving v. Virginia case legalized interracial marriages on a federal level.
Whoopi Goldberg, another actor and political activist, also personally attacked Thomas as she criticized the decision. During Monday’s “The View” episode, Goldberg asked if contraception would be the next agenda item on the chopping block, referencing the Griswold decision, before stating, “Do you understand sir? No, because you don’t have to use it. You better hope they don’t come for you, Clarence, and say you should not be married to your wife.”
She then added, “You better hope that no one says you’re not in the constitution. You’re back to being a quarter of a person, because that’s not going to work either.”
On Saturday, openly gay Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at an LGBTQ pride event, “F*** Clarence Thomas! He thinks that we are going to stand idly by while they take our rights, our right to marry, our right to have children.”
On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also couldn’t resist personal attacks in her weekly update, calling the justices “an extremist Supreme Court” and saying legislation would be introduced soon to codify liberal views. She added, “It is still appalling to me that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court would agree that a Constitutional right does not exist if it was not spelled out explicitly and in public when the 14th Amendment was ratified over 150 years ago.”
Pelosi’s statement shows that Democrats have no plans to let the decision go quietly and plan to battle the Dobbs decision in any way possible. Like Pelosi, many Democrats have urged Biden to seek to somehow codify the right to abortion, even though the votes to get rid of the filibuster or pass the legislation are not there.
Bernie Sanders took to Twitter following the decision, saying “Democrats must now end the filibuster in the Senate, codify Roe v. Wade, and once again make abortion legal and safe.”
Overturning Roe v. Wade and denying women the right to control their own bodies is an outrage and in defiance of what the American people want. Democrats must now end the filibuster in the Senate, codify Roe v. Wade, and once again make abortion legal and safe.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 24, 2022
Many liberals have also renewed their calls to pack the court.
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) questioned the “legitimacy” of the current Court and accused Republicans of turning the top U.S. court into “an unelected legislature to do their dirty work” which are “toxic ideas.” He also said that the court should be expanded to promote “balance,” claiming that “this court is not a reflection of our country and it hasn’t been for a long time.”
The court’s full legitimacy is in question
*5 justices were appointed by gop presidents who lost the popular vote
*Two are credibly accused of sex crimes
*One's wife participated in insurrection
*One was jammed onto the bench days before an election
*One sits in a stolen seat
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) June 27, 2022
Similarly, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told CNN, “Not only should we look at expanding the Supreme Court, but I think we need to acknowledge that the Supreme Court of the United States has very few checks and balances.”
She also suggested that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch should be impeached for saying they would not overturn Roe if appointed to the Supreme Court. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, she stated, “I believe lying under oath is an impeachable offense.”
AOC later tweeted out a list of steps she advocates to circumvent the Dobbs decision:
– Restrain judicial review
– Expand the court
– Clinics on federal lands
– Expand education and access to Plan C
– Repeal Hyde
– Hold floor votes codifying Griswold, Obergefell, Lawrence, Loving, etc
– Vote on Escobar’s bill protecting clinics
We can do it!
We can at least TRY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 26, 2022
The vitriol and proposed actions of liberal leaders has been lambasted by many conservatives who have said that it reveals that liberals only speak of balance and unity when things go in their favor and will attempt drastic actions when it doesn’t.