One thing about political liberals is that they are never satisfied. Never.
Now, to be fair to them (something which they are very unlikely to be towards me), human nature tends to always be dissatisfied in some way. But people who are not political liberals tend to have a different kind of dissatisfaction. Non-liberals get to a place where an area of their life is good, but they see where it can be better, so they work from that place of satisfaction to a better situation.
Liberals, on the other hand, at least in the area of politics, are never remotely satisfied. Satisfaction is a moving target for them. Part of that is because, when they implement one of their short-sighted schemes, they then have new problems to deal with which were caused by those liberal schemes. But even without taking those policy failures into consideration, liberals are dissatisfied all of the time because they are constantly trying to take control of everyone’s lives, and nothing is good enough unless it means complete, total, Stalinesque control.
Some liberals have the foresight in their political planning (something which is completely missing when considering the policies to implement) and are trying to look ahead for opportunities that they can take advantage of or pitfalls to avoid. Those political planners just got a punch in the nose from an unexpected place, though (hat tip to here for the lead). Rebecca Downs writes,
For months, far-left activist groups have tried to force Justice Stephen Breyer into retirement. On Friday, though, with the Supreme Court’s having come to an end, it looks like the justice may be sticking around for a little while longer.
On Wednesday, The Washington Post published Paul Waldman’s opinion column, “Stephen Breyer is making a strong case for Supreme Court term limits.” Waldman’s headline tells us all we need to know about his viewpoint on the matter; in fact, his arguments are pretty lousy. They’re nothing new and Waldman barely puts in any effort, if he does at all, to defend them.
Democrats seem to be petrified that when it’s time to replace Breyer, their party will no longer control the Senate, and, should he be the Senate majority leader when the time comes, Mitch McConnell will be running the show to make things difficult for the Democrats. McConnell has already indicated he will likely not allow Biden to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2024, should that come about in a time of ivided government.
So, liberal Supreme Court Justice Breyer won’t step down to make way for a liberal replacement because, hey, he’s still alive and capable, so leftists are freaked out because it may come time to fill his slot when a Republican is in power.
Those leftists have a valid concern. After all, this happened during the Trump administration.
Do we know that will happen? No, but it’s still fun to watch liberals gnash their teeth and fret and try to eat their own right now.