Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) called out “butthead professor” Ibram X. Kendi for a tweet concerning Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s blended family, which ACB called “cruel” in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
For whose who do not recall, Kendi received a nomination for Buffoon of the Week or his callous tweet about white parents adopted black children as a form of colonization. Kendi then back-tracked, claiming an a subsequent tweet that he was not directly referring to ACB. However, the timing of Kendi’s tweet, which coincided with ACB’s nomination, certainly raised more than a few eyebrows.
Here’s the exchange between Sen. Kennedy and ACB:
Hey! Maybe Sen. Kennedy is a fan of the show. Kennedy’s analysis was dead-on and we agree with him. We could think of stronger words than “butthead”, but it’ll do.
As we’ve said in weeks past, the wording and timing of Kendi’s tweets were all calculated to address the nomination of Judge Barrett.
Imagine you are Judge Barrett. You have chosen to take on the dual burdens of a successful legal career and to have a large family. Then imagine that within that large family, you choose to add adopted children to love and care for as your own. Her life is an amazing testament to the best of America and the best of humanity.
Then, imagine a professor whom you do not know or ever even met using your family as an exemplar of racism. Imagine a stranger holding you out for the purposes of scoring political points. Imagine a stranger holding out your relationship with your children – your children – as a way to score political points.
Now, take a good look at the grace in which ACB responded to Kendi’s offensive and sickening treatment.
It is clear to see that Ibram Kendi cares about political brinksmanship, not people. He cares not what harm his divisive rhetoric may cause. He cares only about his further his own agenda, growing his own notoriety, and expanding his cause’s bank accounts.