Biden could have spared everyone a lot of trouble by privately deciding at some point over the past year which Black woman he wanted to appoint and then just announcing her when the vacancy arose rather than having a pledge hanging out there.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 30, 2022
The public strongly disagrees with Elie Mystal on this. No one should be disqualified from consideration on the basis of Wokeism.
“During the spring 2020 presidential primaries, days before his set of big wins on Super Tuesday, Biden pledged to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, if elected. Now, with the chance to do so, just over three-quarters of Americans (76%) want Biden to consider “all possible nominees.” Just 23% want him to automatically follow through on his history-making commitment that the White House seems keen on seeing through. At a ceremony honoring the retiring justice, Biden told reporters he is able to honor his promise without compromising on quality. …”
Although the poll’s sample size was not large enough to break out results for Black people, only a little more than 1 in 4 nonwhite Americans (28%) wish for Biden to consider only Black women for the vacancy. Democrats are more supportive of Biden’s vow (46%) than Americans as a whole, but still a majority of Democrats (54%) also prefer that Biden consider all possible nominees. …”
Isn’t this patronizing and racist?
By picking a black woman, you are conceding that you making the appointment on the basis of race and sex. You’re suggesting that the black woman who is chosen didn’t succeed on her own merits.
Although Joe Biden is rated more negatively on his Supreme Court pick than any other issue, the public also overwhelmingly says the Brandon administration can’t do anything right:
“A glaring weak spot for Biden is inflation, where 69% of Americans disapprove of his handling of this key issue. …
Biden sees other troublesome disapproval numbers surrounding his handling of gun violence (69%), crime (64%), immigration (64%), the situation with Russia and Ukraine (56%) and the country’s economic recovery (56%.)
The country is split on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with 50% approving and 49% disapproving …
Americans are less clear where they stand on the issue of sending ground troops to Eastern Europe to try to discourage a Russian invasion of Ukraine. One in three (32%) Americans “don’t know” enough to say while 38% oppose sending group troops and 29% support it. …”