Let the shitstorm begin!
Courtesy of CBS News:
Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced he will retire.
He notified President Trump in a letter Wednesday, telling him that effective July 31, he would “end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status.”
Kennedy called it the “highest of honors to serve on this Court,” and he expressed his “profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret, and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.”
Before I even type another word I want all of you Hillary haters to recognize that THIS is the reality that you created.
If liberals and independents had pulled their heads out of the asses we would currently have Merrick Garland, or a justice much like him, on the bench, and be looking forward to replacing Justice Kennedy and probably Justice Ginsburg with younger replacements who could hold those positions for up to twenty or thirty years.
Instead, we are likely looking at a Justice much like the once rejected Robert Bork who will move this court so far to the right that it will start outlawing women wearing pants and minorities making eye contact with white folks.
Okay, so now that I have that off my chest we need to start looking forward to 2018 with a razor-like intensity that I personally already possess and get our shit handled.
There is no longer a filibuster so there are only limited tools for the Democrats in the Senate to hold back this nomination until the election, and if it gets through we are fucked, and if we don’t take back the Senate and the House we are most definitely fucked anyway.
Just to clarify, this is not a good day.
P.S. By the way if you think that Roe vs Wade and marriage equality are settled law and in no danger of being repealed, then you are lying to yourself.