This week Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. I imagine that until this moment he had no idea just how an important and vital human being he was. Apparently he was the structure that was holding up the entire leftist apparatus. Who knew?
His retirement has changed the course of the 2018 mid-term elections. And those poor, poor kids at the border. Poof. They now recede into the background. The left is now in full throttle panic and rage as evidenced by their reaction (which as always is a spectacle to behold):
Bette Midler: “Every single institution or agency in our government is being dismantled by this administration. Congress, gone, SCOTUS, gone, the Executive branch, in the hands of a madman, the FBI, DOE, EPA, etc. etc. etc. And you thought it couldn’t happen here.”
Michael Avenatti: “This is why the Dems should have never permitted the Judge Garland appointment to be ignored. They played nice (again) and got out crushed (again). If they take the same approach now, America will dramatically change forever. #WakeUp.”
News flash. It is changing – back to what it used to be where FREEDOM ruled.
Ally Maynard: “I didn’t cry when Trump won. I have never once lost hope or my will to fight over the last 18 months. But, Kennedy stepping down… I have been hysterically crying for an hour.”
Someone queue up “Quentin’s Theme” from Dark Shadows to calm her down. Or maybe “Nadia’s Theme”.
Cher (who’s keypad is apparently stuck on Caps Lock and the space bar doesn’t work):
“SUPREME COURT NOW
COMPLETELY RIGHT WING
“trumps SUPREME COURT”WILL TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS‼ROE V.WADE,GAY RIGHTS,TOO MANY TO LIST‼THIS BLOW COULDN’T BE MORE SEVERE‼IF WE DONT FIGHT LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT,
“SOME AMERICANS ”COULD FIND “THEMSELVES”IN INTERNMENT CAMPS”
What in the world was Sonny Bono thinking??? Oh, wait. Scratch that question.
Stephen Colbert: ““We are supremely screwed”
Seth Myers: ““Justice Kennedy, what are you doing retiring, man? You have a great job where you get to wear a robe all day and give your opinions on stuff. Stick around, we’ll have a new president in six months, top.”
“Meathead” Rob Reiner: “With today’s Supreme Court ruling the slippery slope just got a whole lot more slippery. If we don’t want 242 years of self rule to slip into fascism, we’ll need the blue wave to overcome gerrymandering, Russian meddling & complicit media propaganda. Fight for Democracy! VOTE!!!”
Of course most of the outrage and anger is over one single issue – abortion. What does it say about a party and an ideology that considers killing children in the womb as a “right to choose.” Choose? For whom? Certainly not the child. And if there is even a hint that this may be taken away the left just goes totally ballistic. We are witnessing that in real time.
Michael Ian Black:“Stock up on abortions now. Roe v. Wade is gone.”
Jill Filipovic: “In just a few years, scores of American women could lose their right to safe, legal abortion.”
Safe for whom??
If Roe goes, every woman will hear the message that her body is not her own. That she should feel ashamed for believing that she alone should make this most fundamental, life-altering decision of whether or not to bear a child.
Excuse me for asking but shouldn’t that decision be made BEFORE one gets pregnant?
Planned Parenthood: “With Kennedy retiring, the right to access abortion in this country is on the line. #SaveSCOTUS
The right to sell baby parts would be gone too. HORRORS!
And then there’s Whoopi Goldberg. If you eating, skip this quote and come back later (much later):
“If you take my right away from me, to judge what I do for my family and my body, I got a little problem with that. You got a problem. You don’t want people to take your guns? Get out of my behind! Get out of my vagina! Get out!”
Whoopi I can assure you that will NOT be a problem. Although perhaps you could take her quote a different way. What if she was speaking to unborn children? Because isn’t that essentially what they are saying? “Get out. Get out of my life”. She and others like her are just sick and disgusting.
Getting back to the issue at hand, the way I look at this, it is a win-win for Trump and the Republicans for several reasons:
- It unites the party. Flake, Collins, McCain etc may squabble with Trump over many issues but all of them held together during the Gorsuch nomination and got it through.
- The Democrats don’t have many options to stop it thanks to Chuck Schumer. His attempt to filibuster Gorsuch was met with the so-called “nuclear” option. Now the GOP only needs 51 votes to confirm. For all the talk about what a brilliant politician Schumer is, he’s sure done some short-sighted things in the last 2 years. Actually I think he knows better but his rabid base is forcing his hand. They are not rational. And even if a couple of Republicans oppose the nominee, there are several Senate Democrats from red states that may feel the heat to vote to confirm.
- Their is a possibility the Democrats could try blocking it by just not showing up for the vote in which case there might not be 50 votes to have a quorum since McCain is battling cancer and it is doubtful he could make it. Personally I would love to see them try this. They pulled this stunt in Wisconsin. Walker is still governor and the Republicans now have a majority in the statehouses. This plan would no doubt be cheered by the clueless Hollywood left but would backfire big time in the real world.
- If McConnell is able to get the nominee confirmed, Trump and the GOP achieves a MAJOR victory going into the mid-terms and the leftist base will be furious that the Democrats weren’t able to stop it, hence lower turnout and enthusiasm.
- If the Democrats are successful in obstructing, it will give Trump and the GOP an issue on a silver platter with which they can hammer the left. The base will be even more energized than they are now and could easily offset the energy on the left.
I think Colbert may have been right (but for the wrong reason): They are screwed. And the funny thing is, it is the radical base of the party that has put them into this position.
Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.