There’s a book and a documentary about the National Lampoon magazine whose title is a quote from the movie “Animal House.” It’s called “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.” If anyone ever writes the history of this era when Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi ran Congress, they’ll have to borrow that title because instead of good, compromise legislation to lift all Americans, what we got instead was a series of doomed futile and stupid gestures. Now, brace yourself for yet another one.
Next week, Senate Democrats plan to force a vote to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law (although as I’ve already told you, that’s not even true. They basically want to make California's abortion law federal law. If they codified Roe, it would ban most abortions past mid-pregnancy, which is what most Americans want, and the Senate Democrats never do what most Americans want.)
This is a futile and stupid gesture because they don’t have 60 votes to overcome the filibuster, and they don’t have 51 votes to kill the filibuster, so they already know it’s not going to pass. But it will give them a chance to waste lots of our time and money waving their arms, pointing fingers, calling names and firing up their base with false accusations and utter nonsense. Still, better they should do that than actually pass any more awful legislation, so have at it.
Incidentally, here’s a look at just how radical and unserious the Democrats’ abortion bill is.
To make it look somewhat like an actual law, they had to take out a lot of loaded PC buzzwords like white supremacy, gender oppression and reproductive justice; and to appease their base, they had to add some word salad about protecting the right to abortion for anyone with the “capacity for pregnancy,” including “transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender, and others.” I assume by “others,” they mean “women,” who (pardon my triggering hate speech) are still the only people who can get pregnant.
I’d suggest that they take a Biology 101 course, but these days, it’s not likely students will learn any facts about the birds and the bees there, except maybe that a male bee can give birth to a bird if it identifies as a female bird. Probably a cuckoo. Here’s an example of the kind of Dr. Frankenstein’s Cookbook that passes for medical textbooks these days. I warn you, once you read this, you won’t be able to unread it.