Is the A-word a winning vote getter?

The people will decide, not the court.

Democrats used to sayAbortion should be safe, legal and rare.”

The irrepressible Bill Buckley rejoinded; “Why rare?” But then, Buckley always went out of his way to provoke liberals.

“Rare … because it acknowledges the unease many even pro-choice Americans have about abortion,” says the Werkes favorite blogging former mayor.

Place your bets on which political party benefits from the impending overturn of Roe v Wade. We suspect Republicans in some states felt emboldened to enact absolute bans since 1973, figuring the decision shielded them from actual enforcement. Then again, why didn’t Wisconsin and federal Democrats protect abortion in statute when they had their majorities?

The case citation itself, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization betrays the reliance on euphemisms to stand in for the A-word. “Pro-choice” advocates circumspectly substitute anodyne terms like “women’s health” and “reproductive rights.”

On MSNBC last night 05-04-22 (yes, we watch MSNBC on occasion. Can we please move on!), Chris Hayes tried to exorcise the curse. He must have uttered the word “abortion” 40 times. When you live that far inside the bubble, the word “abortion” does become a sacramental incantation. We do note that Mandela Barnes, Alex Lasry, Tom Nelson, and Sarah Godlewski have no such reticence. Then again, they’re trolling for votes in the Democrat(ic) primary. I.E., appealing to the base.

But most Americans aren’t there, cautions Ruy Teixiera in The Liberal Patriot. “Democrats need to avoid overplaying their hand on this one.”

Voter views on abortion, as noted above, are quite complicated. Voters generally support some restrictions on abortion access and are decidedly unenthusiastic about abortions after the first trimester. Democrats should be cognizant of this and stick to a simple message of preserving basic abortion access and opposing blanket, no-exception bans.

Even Roe allows the states to enact restrictions, such as “informed consent” involving sonograms — even outright bans after 20 weeks. Abortion is also less acceptable. Nationally, abortions are down 20% from 2009.

Witness the discomfort of the Democrats’ nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Rep. Tim Ryan is ostensibly a moderate. Bret Baier on Fox News put it to him: Any exceptions to his pro-abortion position? Third trimester ban? “Look, you got to leave it to the woman,” Ryan answers.

That’s why “Joe Biden hates saying the A-word,” Jonah Goldberg speculates. In its place, the President warns that the leaked Alito decision portends no more gay marriage, inter-racial marriage, etc. —  probably imposition of the burqa. Goldberg:

Even NARAL — which once stood for National Abortion Rights Action League … abandoned the acronym and changed its name to “NARAL Pro-Choice America.”

The reason for this is pretty obvious. Most people don’t like abortion. David French points to a fascinating Notre Dame study that confirms this, again, pretty obvious point. “None of the Americans we interviewed talked about abortion as a desirable good.” … No compassionate person would dismiss a miscarriage by saying, “Well, it was just a bunch of cells.”

In any case, Democrats already have the abortion vote locked up. And plenty of states will continue to legalize the peculiar institution, as slavery was once called.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Chuck Schumer now calls the Supreme Court “unaccountable.” (But not when Roe was decided?) The court’s impending decision merely sends this contentious issue to the legislative branch, which IS accountable.

Will Dobbs defeat inflation, crime, and immigration?

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14 Responses to Is the A-word a winning vote getter?

  1. patrickmoloughlin says:

    I thought the whole idea of lifetime appointments, was so that the courts could NOT be “held accountable.”


  2. AdamC says:

    Federal and State officials, liberal legislators, and media scumbags are inciting people to violence against our judiciary.

    There is already highly inflammatory intimidation of judges. If there is one attack on a judge will the worst provocateurs get the same treatment as the Jan. 6 nonpermitted paraders? Should but probably won’t.


  3. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Before DementiaJoKe decided to Gaslight Americans by saying what a Great Economy** he be havin’, he was FOR overturning Roe -v- Wade before he was AGAINST it:

    Biden Once Voted TO OVERTURN Roe -v- Wade

    **32K Dow-4K/S&P(correction~bear)/12K NASDAQ (Ursus Rubrum Atramentum Immensus!)
    **Worst Wall Street yearly start in over eight (8) decades
    **1st Q economy contracts 1.4%
    **Jobless claims on rise
    **PRODUCTIVITY PLUNGE Fastest In 74 Years
    **Inflation @40 + year high
    **Gas Prices WAY UP
    **Christmas treadmills still undelivered, etc., etc., etc.

    DementiaJoKe: Blame Truuuuump…Putin…MAGA!!!


    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Looks like you didn’t read Blaska’s post. Deflect much? Shields at maximum Captain.


  4. One eye says:

    Sarah Godlessski.

    You’re welcome. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “Buckley always went out of his way to provoke liberals”

    “♫♫Mistah We Could ♫♫Use A♫♫ Man Like ♫♫William Buckley♫♫ Again♫♫!”

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Gaetz called all the women “over educated” lonely losers. Way to endure yourself to those ladies Mr. G.


  6. richard lesiak says:

    The extreme right is already screaming that a clerk for Sotomayor leaked this paper. No proof, no name, just trying to start trouble. No matter what side your on you will have to deal with a whole lot of pi$$ed off women. And that is scary in itself.


    • One eye says:

      “No matter what side your on you will have to deal with a whole lot of pi$$ed off women. And that is scary in itself.”

      Absolutely agree. How long until football season starts? Gonna be a long, cruel cruel summer.


  7. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    The Good Ship Lefty’s listing dangerously, to no one’s surprise, aport, and they’ve been tossed a Leaden Life Preserver.

    Never underestimate li’l Lefty’s hapless penchant for trying to rent rooms in front when the back’s afire.

    To wit:

    Land of Fruit Cakes and Nut Cases Governor Gavvy: If Men Could GET PREGNANT This Wouldn’t Even Be A Conversation

    With his own WOKEWEBSITE assuring the great unwashed that men can, in fact, GET PREGNANT, take a (heh!) wild guess which direction this’s taken.

    Never Interfere With An Enemy While He’s In The Process Of Destroying Himself. attributed to N. Bonaparte

    The Gotch


  8. Bill Cleary says:

    I am going to church this Sunday. I am going to pray for this nation. I am also going to heed the warnings of Miss Vicki and the Gateway Pundit, both who have reported that there will be some problems at Catholic churches this Mothers day, Sunday. The headline from the Gateway Pundit reads:
    “Godless Pro-Abortion Activists Announce Plans to Storm Catholic Churches and Interrupt Mass on Mother’s Day This Weekend”

    Wouldn’t want the soy boys and the blue/green nose ringed girls to disrupt Holy Mass without them having to deal with the consequences of doing so. I think it is time that the human animals among us learn to behave themselves. The zoo is not too far away from my Catholic Church. A new animal exhibit might be a nice addition to the current exhibits.


    • David Blaska says:

      Wouldn’t surprise the Werkes. Let’s see what the communists around town are up to.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “Wouldn’t want the (‘nadless, flaccidly enfeebled, beta male) soy boys and the blue/green nose ringed girls to disrupt Holy Mass without them having to deal with the consequences of doing so.”

      A message needs to be sent; take ’em out, Bill, with EXTREME PREJUDICE!

      If The Gotch ends up on that jury, yer walkin’!

      The Gotch


  9. Bill Cleary says:

    What to carry, the 9 or the 40? Decisions, decisions, decisions.

    In reality, I want a peaceful Mothers Day Mass on Sunday. I pray that those who wish violence upon those who are unborn, do not invade the Holy Mass. Just as I would pray that those who wish violence would not invade prayers at a Mosque or a synagogue.

    I will protect to the death the right of any religion to express their right of conscience as they see fit even though I might disagree with their religion. This is America, we have that right! An attack on one is an attack on all!

    Why are we at this juncture in American history? I thought that we all had the right of conscience, that there was freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

    This is the hallmark of the civilization of our country. We all have to agree to appreciate and understand the differences of culture, religion, class, education, stage of development of all of our citizens.

    Failing to do so, we will all regret our eventual fall into the state of barbary that no nation can come out of with out consequences.

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