We truly live in the dumbest of times. Naturally, that means asking any relevant question of Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, is justification for wailing and moaning. In that vein, no more triggering of a moment transpired over the last week’s confirmation hearings than Sen. Marsha Blackburn asking Jackson what a woman is.
In true far-left fashion, the nominee responded that she didn’t know because she wasn’t a “biologist.” My seven-year-old can tell you what a woman is, but a person seeking a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land can’t. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t so sad and pathetic.
As I said, though, because everything must be stupid, it has been Blackburn who has borne the brunt of scorn for even daring to challenge Jackson’s delusional worldview. That has now been manifested in a death threat, serious or not, from a school board member in Nashville, one of the major cities in the state Blackburn represents in the Senate.
Townhall provides a transcript of what was said, for those who can’t watch the video.
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“Have you been watching these Supreme Court…,” says an unidentified voice.
“Let me tell y’all,” says another.
“She is something else,” says one, apparently speaking of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“Let me tell y’all,” repeats one.
“I love her,” gushes another about Biden’s SCOTUS nominee.
“Can we just go set Marsha Blackburn on fire?” says one, taking the conversation in a dark direction.
Do I think this lunatic is actually going to go set Blackburn on fire? No, I’m not that melodramatic. Sure, it technically qualifies as a death threat, but I wouldn’t expect this person to act on it.
Still, the thing that sticks out to me the most is just how obscenely ridiculous that entire conversation is. All Blackburn did was ask Jackson to define what a woman is. Why is that an important question? Because a range of new laws protecting women’s sports from male participants are going to end up challenged over the next several years. Eventually, a landmark case is going to end up in front of the Supreme Court.
Given that, you bet your backside that it’s incredibly relevant to understand whether Jackson has some basic understanding of what a woman is because that will be a question at the heart of how she eventually rules on any matter dealing with transgenderism. These school board members (and the left at large) keep scoffing at the question, but they are the ones who pushed society to a point where it has to be asked. It is not Blackburn who is at fault for such lunacy. Rather, the blame lies with those who are so far out in left-field that they can’t see home plate, proclaiming that a man can become a woman just because he says so.
How we did get to this point? I suspect years of the Republican establishment insisting that the culture wars were a waste of time and beneath the dignity of politics had something to do with it. The far-left has had free rein to spread their degeneracy for most of the last several decades until recently, where figures like Ron DeSantis, among others, have finally started to push back on things like transgender indoctrination, Critical Race Theory, and the sexualizing of children.
And what happens when you push back on a group of people that are used to facing no resistance? They scream bloody murder, and that’s what has been happening lately. There were headlines recently that actually suggested Jackson has been treated worse than Brett Kavanaugh, the latter of which was falsely accused of gang rape. By contrast, what’s the great sin committed by Republicans against Jackson? Asking her questions about her actual record and worldview.
Blackburn shouldn’t be set on fire for asking Jackson to define what a woman is. Instead, she should be commended for having the guts to challenge the deluded, irrational beliefs of the left. It’s no coincidence that the moment she did, the entire house of cards came crashing down. That’s why Blackburn is getting so much hate. It’s not because she didn’t anything wrong, but because she did something right.