Far be it for us to relish somebody else’s pain, but this is just too funny.
Audio from within a Democrat National Committee meeting on Wednesday captures the exact moment members heard the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring from the Supreme Court.
His departure is a monumental development, giving President Donald Trump a second Supreme Court nomination and a potential 6 to 3 advantage for right-leaning justices. It may shape the court as conservative for decades to come, and has liberals foaming at the mouth over the possibility of their more reprehensible rulings being overturned – like Roe v. Wade.
The gravity of the situation was certainly not lost on those attending the DNC meeting as they heard the news, and the anguish is palpable.
“Justice Anthony Kennedy has just announced that he’s retiring,” a member of the meeting announced.
Take a listen to what happens next …
How it sounded inside a DNC committee meeting the moment Justice Kennedy’s retirement was announced pic.twitter.com/6S9uO2JGzQ
— David Siders (@davidsiders) June 27, 2018
“Ohhhh!” one person wails.
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Another laments, “Oh my God!”
“Not that he’s done us any good on these recent decisions, but he was the one who was usually persuadable,” the DNC meeting participant pondered.
DNC Rules committee meeting interrupted by news of Justice Kennedy’s retirement. Cries of ‘Ohh’ and ‘Oh my God.’ ‘This is not good news.’
— David Siders (@davidsiders) June 27, 2018
Needless to say, people weren’t all that sympathetic to the DNC’s plight, mocking them relentlessly across social media.
— Jeremy (@The_Smirker) June 28, 2018
😂😂😂. Thanks for laugh. Reminded me of 2016 election night.
— howard miller (@howardm40577207) June 27, 2018
Two scoops, two terms, two genders, at least two justices #MAGA
— Quantified Dave (@QuantifiedDave) June 27, 2018
Just two Justices? Many wonder that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may not be on the Court very much longer.
Remember, Hillary Clinton warned voters prior to her presumed coronation that a Republican president could nominate as many as four Supreme Court Justices, a fact she called ‘terrifying.’
A Republican president could nominate as many as 4 Supreme Court justices. Why that should terrify you: https://t.co/gaRy4MSDzo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 22, 2015
Imagine the behind-the-scenes meetings that will be taking place at the DNC if there are any more retirements over the next two to six years.
You’ll have to forgive the folks over at the DNC for being a little emotional these days. They’re watching the Supreme Court shift before their eyes. They’re watching their blue wave quickly dissipate into a puddle. They’re watching mainstream candidates get booted out of office by socialist millennials. And they’re watching the enthusiasm bottom out, as the RNC demolishes them in fundraising numbers of late.
As a matter of fact, the RNC’s fundraising haul for the year sits at an impressive $199.1 million thus far, compared to $96.2 million at DNC headquarters – well below half of what the Republican Party is pulling in. Seems their donors aren’t exactly buying into the ‘blue wave.’
This comes on the heels of a record-setting 2017 for the RNC, in which they brought in a whopping $132.5 million.
As it sits right now, the RNC has $47.4 million cash on hand and no debt, while the DNC has $8.8 million on hand with roughly $6 million in debt.
•May 2018: $14.6M
•2018 Cycle: $191.1M
•Cash on Hand: $47.4M
•Record May in a midterm year
•May 2018: $5.6M
•2018 Cycle: $101.2M
•Cash on Hand: $8.7M
•Worst May in a midterm year since 2006 pic.twitter.com/BXYCzqliMW
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) June 21, 2018
Trying to finance “the resistance” on such paltry numbers would bring a case of the sads to just about anyone.
Or maybe it’s simply the changing landscape that’s got the Democrats in a tailspin. Watching America and, more specifically, the Supreme Court, move back to the right, has to be a harrowing thought for them.
That shift is a result of one man’s efforts. America owes Mitch McConnell a huge debt of gratitude.
Think about it, had he not invoked the Biden rule in stalling Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, and isn’t about to push through Trump’s next nominee, we could be staring at a 5 to 4 liberal advantage on the court, or even 6 to 3 if Hillary had won.
Instead, we stand at the cusp of a 6 to 3 right-leaning Supreme Court. We could be hearing audio like this out of the DNC for half-a-century at this rate.
Thank you Mitch! Thank you President Trump!
And thank you DNC, for all the laughs.
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