On Wednesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the longtime swing vote on the Supreme Court, announced that he would retire from his seat. Democrats and Leftists in the media went apoplectic; the wailing and gnashing of teeth could be heard from space.
Former Obama officials merely tweeted out their four-letter reactions; audio from conference calls of Democrats featured open cries of anguish; late night comedians dropped the comedy utterly and instead mourned the possibility that for the first time in generations, textualists might represent the majority on the court.
Why would this be a big deal? Only because the Left has spent generations politicizing the court, turning into an oligarchic avatar of its own political priorities.