I devoutly believe in the conservation of Leftist outrage. Just as the first law of thermodynamics (a.k.a., the law of the Conservation of Energy) states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, Leftism, it seems, has reached peak outrage. Restrained only by the first law of Leftist Outrage, it is now constant. Never changing and always present. No matter what the state of civil affairs might be. We now live in a time in which Leftist outrage has reached its limit and its conservation is beginning to take hold.
Sadly, for all Lefties, what little outrage is left is largely bereft of emotive power. Leftist outrage is no longer capable of inciting the ignorant to ramparts nor encourge them to WOKENESS. Leftist’s screeds are largely empty. Intellectually understood, but never emotive.
Don Surber, an avowed right-winger, has taken pity on Leftist opinion makers and provided to them (free of charge, copy-right free) a “fill in the blank” generic template for expressing Leftist outrage over the soon to be announced SCOTUS nominee. This is an amazing document that properly understood is the ultimate hand-wringing, tearful, and heartfelt call to arms against the Trumpian conspiracy to pack SCOTUS with baby-killers and mommy haters. Mr. Surber gives you permission to copy and paste this screed into your writings as you see fit.
The Senate MUST Reject This Monster
President Trump — a vain, deranged, and impulsive man elected by Russia and not a majority of Americans — has nominated the worst judicial candidate since Roger Brooke Taney, the chief justice who authored the Dred Scott decision. [Nominee’s name] may be worse. Not only does [he or she] view African-Americans as chattel, but women as second-class citizens!
Most Republicans want to return America to the oppressive and conformist days of the 1950s when everyone had a job instead of welfare!
President Trump has nominated a person who wants to return to the slave days of 1850s!
This would be Armageddon for our Constitution. Women would be forced to seek reproduction freedom from back-alley butchers again. Republicans would bar minorities and millennials from voting. People would be allowed to own as many guns as they like without registering them; vaginas would be more regulated than assault weapons!
As a justice, [nominee’s name] would declare open season on undocumented workers, forcing them to return to the squalor and violence they fled in their native countries. The Statue of Liberty would be sold as scrap as our borders would be shut to all but a few!
With this nomination, President Trump has made an existential attack on democracy. This nomination would guarantee the alt-right control of the nation’s highest court for the next 50 years. If confirmed by the Senate, [nominee’s name] would be complicit in shutting down newspapers, silencing critics, and allowing hate speech in a perverted misinterpretation of the First Amendment!
Corporations would be allowed to pollute the air and rivers again. Then they would move all the jobs overseas. Slave wages would be paid on the remaining jobs as citizens and undocumented workers would compete for those jobs in Wall Street’s version of “The Hunger Games”!
As a justice, [nominee’s name] would usher in a new era that would turn America into a theocracy in which prayer returns to school, the teaching of evolution is banned, and only climate change deniers would be allowed to teach science!
Only Fox News would be allowed to broadcast. The president would be allowed to spy on the political opposition. The president could weaponize the IRS to go after his enemies, and the court would be silent about this threat to democracy!
This is not who we are. We are better than this. These are not our values. Not only must the Senate reject [nominee’s name] but the Senate must vote to disbar [him or her] to show that the nation will not tolerate intolerance!