On Tuesday night, President Trump officially nominated Judge Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump had not even finished his short announcement when former senior adviser to former President Obama snarkily tweeted “what were the odds that Trump was going to nominate a white man to the Supreme Court?”
He did not say Judge Gorsuch is unqualified. He did not say Judge Gorsuch would not follow the U.S. Constitution. He said Judge Gorsuch is a white man, and apparently that means something negative. He quickly followed that up by retweeting that the seat was stolen from his preferred nominee, Judge Garland… a white man.
This racial nonsense used to be upsetting, but it’s become so automatic and unthinking now that it’s getting boring. Stop. Just stop.