Liberals Respond To Kennedy’s Retirement With Moans, Curses, Hysterical Predictions

Liberals Respond To Kennedy’s Retirement With Moans, Curses, Hysterical Predictions

Liberal journalists and Democrats responded to news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement with loud moans of grief and curse words on Wednesday.

“Oh my g-d,” one man says in audio of the moment the news broke inside a Democratic National Committee meeting. A woman can be heard moaning in the background. “Not that he’s done us any good on these recent decisions, but he was the one that was usually persuadable,” he adds. The woman who broke the news continues, “This is not good news, for anyone.”

Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court was a jolt to liberals and conservatives, as it provides President Trump the opportunity to put a fifth conservative on the bench. Kennedy was the usual swing vote and often sided with the liberal justices.

The liberal site Splinter tweeted the f-word in all caps over and over in response to the news.

“F-ck. You. Justice Kennedy,” tweeted ThinkProgress editor Ian Millhiser. “I think Roberts probably won’t overrule Obergefell, but religious conservatives just won the right to discriminate,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

A liberal podcaster simply tweeted the following:

Democrats on the hill were “stunned” according to Hill reporter Scott Wong. “We’re screwed!” he heard one of them say.

Activists and journalists quickly began forecasting outlandish scenarios of doom for the country, and proposing strategies.

“Man, summer is going to suck,” NBC’s Chuck Todd tweeted.

A staff writer for The New Yorker predicted abortion would be illegal within 18 months, and a commentator advised women to “stock up on abortions.”

Another liberal writer said the news is “code red” for democracy in America. “Republicans are successfully making us more & more like authoritarian regimes like Turkey, Hungary, & Russia with each passing day,” he wrote.

One activist suggested Democrats try to use the Trump-Russia narrative to hold up the confirmation vote.

Another liberal writer advised Democrats to consider overthrowing the government. “It’s our moral right to overthrow an oppressive government,” he wrote. “Republicans are the tyrants. Treat them as such.”

In an article rounding up all the laws he expects to be overturned, Millhiser wrote that thanks to Kennedy’s decision, Trump will be “one of the most consequential American leaders” in modern history. “Roe v. Wade will soon be a memory,” he wrote. “Anti-discrimination laws will become shriveled husks. The LGBTQ rights revolution will halt and, most likely, begin to march in reverse.”

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