For the love of all that’s holy, these two are really out of control. This last dissent of Sam Alito’s really proves that statement. In it, he rakes the other conservative justices, but particularly Amy Coney-Barrett over the coals for not backing him and Thomas on the abortion drug stay. Well, ex-cuuuuuse me! I am rather certain that she has a brain of her own and the ability to use it. Just because I don’t happen to agree with her (or him) the vast majority of the time is not the issue here. The point is that this man is being patriarchal and patronizing towards her just because she disagreed with him [gasp] in PUBLIC.
It is well-known that she, Alito, and presumably Thomas, all adhere to the religious notion that men are the head of the family, the wife is submissive, the children should be disciplined physically, etc. Most of these sects (or cults depending on your point of view) carry this view into the workplace. I personally find that pretty awkward since a woman is not ‘married’ to a boss or colleague and it really gets strange if she has male subordinates. Somehow, they manage to do it. It appears that perhaps Sam Alito has in some measure.
If that is the case, then his sense of superiority, and possibly even manhood, would have been outraged by her audacity to vote with the majority. He sounds like a wounded buffalo bull writing in his dissent. It is personal and rude. What is most notable is the LACK of legal argument or logic for his dissent. He is just angry at being betrayed and he names names. Then he follows up with “but you’ll see when we have the hearing next year on this and then you’re gonna be sorry.” Seriously, Sam Alito? And here we were thinking you were a grown man. Wow. So either he is showing us who he and Thomas really are, or he’s already into senile dementia and reverting to being a five-year-old playground terror. Either way, do we really need someone with that kind of emotional immaturity on that high judicial bench?
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