Some Republicans are worried that what appeared to be a blowout victory in November may be derailed by a fired-up Democrat base returning to the Party due to Roe v. Wade being overturned. It’s definitely an unexpected turn, but I doubt it will have the impact that the bellowing loons in the liberal media are hoping for. There are several reasons:
1. As I’ve been telling people for decades (liberals really should read my newsletter and watch my shows), overturning Roe v. Wade will not mean abortion is banned. It will just return it to the states to be decided by the people’s elected representatives (“our democracy!”) Some states will limit or ban abortion, but Republicans are likely to win those states anyway. Other states are already passing pro-abortion laws that I’d call infanticide, and thanks to Roe, there was nothing stopping them from doing that for 49 years. They’re already lopsidedly blue.
2. As usual, the left is wildly overplaying its hand, taking things too far, and crying “Wolf!” through Led Zeppelin’s old wall of amplifiers. They didn’t have the sense to wait until just before the election, they had to leak the decision and start ringing all the alarm bells now. By the time November finally arrives, voters will have realized that it really didn’t make that much difference and be focused on other issues, like $7 gas, empty store shelves, their deflated 401Ks, and all the illegal immigrants pouring in by the thousands. What they’ll remember about this moment is all the people running for important offices screaming like lunatics on cable TV as their supporters ran wild in the streets, threatening Supreme Court Justices and calling for “burning it all down.”
3. The idea that women (whose rights have been under such assault by Democrats that until this week, they refused to admit that the concept of a “woman” even existed) will vote based entirely on protecting unfettered abortion is highly oversold. Recent polls show that while a majority of Americans didn’t want Roe v. Wade overturned (and I think it’s because they’d been misled about what that would mean, which will soon be cleared up for them), 20% want abortion banned entirely and another 50% want at least some restrictions. That leaves only 30% who want the kind of unlimited slaughter of babies in the womb that the Democrats are selling. That’s not a winning coalition, and most of them already live in districts where, as Nancy Pelosi once said, a glass of water with a (D) after its name could get elected.
4. Besides, the liberal media talking heads overlook the fact that this decision will also rally and galvanize millions of pro-life Americans to vote. They don’t think about them because they’ve never actually met any of those people.
I could go on with more false narratives currently being pushed, but Athena Thorne at PJ Media wrote an excellent piece on that, so please give it a read:
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05/05/2022 06:15 PM
What most people don't realize is that this is like the Electoral College vs. the highest popular vote. Millions of those "majority who don't want Roe v. Wade overturned" live in California, New York, and a few other large population "Blue" states. When you go state by state, more states will want to overturn it.