Girl Scouts ‘Cancel’ Congrats to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Someone was going to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

It is delusional to think the Democrats, in the same situation, would have risked the opportunity until after a hotly contested election.

The Republicans could have picked any number of odious male candidates who used their gender and class privilege and Ivy League educations to shield corporate clients from accountability for misdeeds around the world.

Instead, they chose Amy Coney Barrett, who received the American Bar Association’s highest rating, a beloved former law professor at Notre Dame, and the mother of seven children, one with Down Syndrome and two adopted from Haiti. Barrett, who is Catholic, promised to “resist her policy preferences” and “private beliefs” and always follow the rule of law.

It was in keeping with the Girl Scouts’ mission of encouraging strong girls and embracing individuality to post the following message on Twitter:

“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”

What wasn’t in keeping with the Girl Scout’s mission was what happened next. The Girl Scout’s quickly removed the tweet after it elicited criticism. The Girl Scouts said the tweet was “viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent.”

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Declaring Support for Trump Is An Invitation To Bullying

Kirstie Alley, an actress on the beloved 80s’ TV show “Cheers,” recently became the target of “mobbing” or group bullying when she tweeted her support for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Her experience shows why so many Trump voters become “shy voters”  who are reluctant to share their support for Trump.

The impact of shy voters on national polling in 2016 is thought to be one reason Trump’s election was such a shock to the national media. So called shy voters were afraid to identify their voting preference to pollsters, provided false answers when asked who they planned to vote for, or refused to participate in polls altogether.

As a result, the New York Times reported on election day 2016 that Trump had a mere 15% percent chance of victory.


Not much seems to have changed in four years. Some supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden still greet a declaration of support for Trump as an invitation to bullying.

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