It’s time for a little history lesson friends.
Recently in headlines, the left has tried to champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a trailblazer.
What is a trailblazer?
By definition, a trailblazer is a person who is the first to do something.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not the first woman on the Supreme Court by any means.
But you know who was?
Sandra Day O’Connor!
President Ronald Reagan on July 7, 1981, nominated O’Connor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Potter Stewart. After the nomination, she also received a unanimous Senate approval making her the first woman ever to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sandra Day O’Connor is a trailblazer but being she was a Republican nominated by Reagan she doesn’t get much credit. The left rather champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Democrat who was nominated by Bill Clinton as a trailblazer.
On September 21, 1981, the United States Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor, making her the first female Justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BVLXwZ4LNb
— Future Female Leaders (@FFL_of_America) September 21, 2020
#OTD in 1981, President Reagan’s nominee, Sandra Day O’Connor was officially confirmed, 99-0, as the first woman in history to serve on the Supreme Court! Sandra was an incredible legal mind and an huge inspiration to young girls and women around our country. pic.twitter.com/Ad2KcQOPMt
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) September 21, 2020
Things even get more interesting!
O’Connor was confirmed just 33 days after she was nominated.
“Justices Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, and Sandra Day O’Connor were all confirmed in a short period of time. Stevens’s confirmation in 1975 took 19 days, O’Connor’s confirmation in 1981 took 33 days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation in 1993 took 42 days.”https://t.co/O4fze3Qinn
— White House Rapid Response 45 Archived (@WHRpdResponse45) September 21, 2020
The Supreme Court’s official website released this short bio on O’Connor:
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, and served from 1981 until 2006. Beginning with her childhood growing up on her family’s ranch, the exhibition recalls her life before joining the Supreme Court, her service and accomplishments on the Court, and her continuing legacy off the Court.
The Dems might of thought trailblazing is made through fashion statements.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg leveraged fashion to feminize her role as Supreme Court Justice, in the footsteps of Sandra Day O'Connor (1st woman appointed who wore a white lace jabot)…
And she would also wear differing collars to express her judgements + thoughts pic.twitter.com/j4MwtbcoHZ
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) September 19, 2020
The left will continue to try to rewrite history every chance they get.
Let's have a chat about the notorious RBG and being a trailblazer and all that rot. Sandra Day O'Connor served on SCOTUS for 12 years before RBG was seated. RBG was not the first woman on the court and the writing O'Connor out of history is maddening.
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) September 21, 2020
So many woman posting such touching tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg for leading the way for a woman to serve on the SCOTUS. Next week the same women will be trashing, degrading, spitting all over the woman President Trump nominates, for trying to serve on the SCOTUS.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) September 20, 2020
Here’s an archive from San Diego Tribune:
The Senate, ending an all-male tradition nearly two centuries old, unanimously confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor as an associate justice of the Supreme Court yesterday.
O’Connor, a 51-year-old Arizona state appeals judge, will be sworn in Friday in time to join the court for the opening of its 1981-1982 term on Oct. 5.
Thee vote was 99-0. Only Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. who was attending an economic conference in his home state, was missing from the tally. He had supported O’Connor in earlier committee action.
After the vote, O’Connor appeared on the steps of the Capitol with Senate leaders, Vice President George Bush and Attorney General William French Smith.
Grinning jubilantly, she said she was overjoyed by the depth of Senate support for her nomination.
“My hope is that after I’ve been across the street and worked for awhile that they’ll all feel glad for the wonderful vote they gave me today,” she said.
Once installed on the court, she said, “I’m going to get very busy, very fast.”
“Today is truly a historic occasion,” said Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, leading off a series of 22 speeches in warm praise of President Reagan’s first high court nominee.
If you would like to learn more about Sandra Day O’Connor here is a great video: