Donald Trump has chosen Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Liberals are already sending out press releases detailing the ways Judge Gorsuch kicks puppies and hates sunshine. He must be a good pick. Conservatives are thrilled, minus people like Sean Hannity who are running around Twitter upset that conservatives who had issues with Trump are thrilled. 2017. Going to be a fun year.
Now comes the part where 1,001 amateur law experts dissect ever decision Gorsuch has ever decided. I’m going to leave that to them, but this one tweet caught my eye.
"Hysteria" and "outrageously overdrawn analogies"– Neil Gorsuch, criticizing campus liberalism at Columbia in '88 pic.twitter.com/A1mdioT6zc
— jodikantor (@jodikantor) February 1, 2017
With the passage of amendments to the Rules of University Conduct, our activists mourn for the good old days when they could shut down campus buildings at a whim. They compare the new rules that require blockaders to show their ID cards to South African regulations that force blacks to carry passbooks. In their hysteria and outrageously overdrawn analogies, the “progressives” lose sight of some basic facts…
That’s a passage from the Columbia Daily Spectator in 1988. Yes, that means Neil Gorsuch was against whiny, sniveling, leftist SJWs (social justice warriors) before they were even an acronym. Heck, it means Neil Gorsuch was fighting the good fight before it was cool…hell, before it was the good fight. Before, even, many of you fine people reading these words were born. And if you were born, you were whining for your mommy — as toddlers are wont to do — much the same way liberals have perfected in adulthood. And they call themselves “progressives.”
And yes, I loved the way Gorsuch put “progressives” in scare quotes. Well done, sir. Well done.
Secondly, in nearly 30 years, liberal protesters have changed their tactics not at all. I mean zero. Protesting at campuses, trying to get their way by making accusations of racism, comparing any rule against their protesting as some kind of fascism? This passage is just as applicable in 2017 as it was in 1988. In fact be honest, you wouldn’t know it was from 29 years ago if I hadn’t spelled out the dates for you.
Neil Gorsuch. He’ll make an excellent Supreme Court Justice.