I don’t remember conservatives freaking out like this when it was time for Barack Obama to nominate new justices for the Supreme Court.
Liberals are acting like it is the end of the world that Justice Kennedy is retiring, and to their credit they are showing a lot more passion and energy than conservatives probably would be if the roles were reversed.
Here are some tweets from prominent liberals that were compiled by The Daily Caller…
How very cool of Justice Kennedy to pour kerosene on the current dumpster fire that is America. The Roe v Wade riots should provide fine entertainment for him in his retirement.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) June 27, 2018
For starters, abortion rights are more imperiled now than at any time since Roe v. Wade. And there is no reason to think there won’t be a rollback of gay rights, either, with Kennedy gone. https://t.co/awg2oC5uYl
— Andrew Cohen (@JustADCohen) June 27, 2018
We have no choice but to organize, strategize, vote and act. Ambivalent attitudes are not a option! All civil and human rights are at stake. What side are you on? https://t.co/rCo4u70u6l
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 27, 2018
we may have just left the point at which we could rely on democratic norms to fix our government, and are now on the road to literal revolution! #kennedy
— Elaine Atwell (@ElaineAtwell) June 27, 2018
Justice Kennedy has announced his retirement effective July 31. If you aren’t already “woke,” it’s time to get up.
Mark November 6, 2018, on your calendar if you care about working people. And mark every day until then to organize and stop the theft of our democracy.
— Neil Makhija (@NeilMakhija) June 27, 2018
It’s one gut punch after another right now, Folks. (And while Kennedy has been decidedly conservative of late, his replacement is sure to be worse by an order magnitude.) https://t.co/KrzhQAX3bT
— Jamie O’Grady (@JamieOGrady) June 27, 2018
Justice Kennedy’s retirement is a catastrophe for liberals. Abortion access, same-sex marriage, voting rights, environmental regulations—they’re all on the line now. This is nothing short of a crisis for the left. https://t.co/J9QK4CBwkQ
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 27, 2018
The crisis, my brothers and sisters, is here. The crisis has come.
— Ian Samuel (@isamuel) June 27, 2018