Last month, the Washington Free Beacon honored Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer with a 2021 Man of the Year award in recognition of the mental anguish he has inflicted upon the hysterical libs demanding his resignation from the High Court.
We had assumed that Breyer would follow in the footsteps of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose extreme vanity—not to mention her racist ideology—compelled her to remain on the Court rather than allow a black president (Barack Obama) to nominate her successor. We had hoped that Breyer's own hubris might forestall his retirement—or, more likely, his death—until Donald Trump was sworn in for a second term.
We were wrong.
NBC News reported Wednesday that Breyer plans to retire at the end of the Supreme Court's term in June. The announcement means that Breyer has finally caved to the libs, who are understandably pessimistic about the Democratic Party's chances of retaining control of Congress after the 2022 midterms.
President Joe Biden, who has promised to appoint a black woman to the High Court, will now have an opportunity to nominate Breyer's replacement. (Note: He also promised to "shut down" the COVID-19 pandemic.) In order for the nominee to be confirmed, however, Democrats will need the votes of Sens. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), who are less inclined to support a radical lib.
Breyer's impeding retirement is particularly distressing because it represents a rare victory for Brian Fallon, a former Hillary Clinton flack turned judicial activist who has failed to record a meaningful accomplishment in recent years despite raising millions of dollars from liberal donors. In recognition of his numerous failures, Fallon was honored with a Free Beacon Man of the Year award in 2020.
Fallon's award still stands, but in Breyer's case we must acknowledge that our judgment was flawed. His Free Beacon Man of the Year award is hereby rescinded. We regret the error.
Editor's Note: Breyer joins NFL cornerback Richard Sherman as the only Free Beacon Man of the Year winners to have their awards revoked.