Saturday, July 09, 2022
Abortion backfires on Democrats
Don’t take my word for it. Read the Guardian. Liberals are angry because Democrats failed to codify Roe.It ran a story, “Biden urged to do more to defend abortion rights: ‘This is a five-alarm fire.’”
The newspaper quoted Aimee Allison, founder of She the People, a progressive advocacy group that works to mobilize women of color, who said, “Is it that they can’t, or they won’t, go as far as they need to to stem the tide of the radical Republican agenda?”
The story also said, “For many Democrats, the president has failed to capture the urgency and fear they feel as conservative states and courts rush to ban abortion.”
Yesterday, he signed an executive order that merely reiterated current law such as access to contraception (which Obamacare made insurance companies provide) and access to life-saving emergency care (which Reagan signed into law four decades ago).
He is not important.
He is impotent.
And in politics that is a death sentence at the polls. He may as well put on the Carter cardigan.
Another Guardian story said, “New reports of a White House struggling to respond to mounting challenges have even fueled a discussion among Democrats over whether Biden should seek re-election in 2024.
“In recent weeks, speculation has mounted over potential alternatives. Among them are California governor, Gavin Newsom, has positioned himself as a pugnacious leader in the fight to protect abortion rights and Illinois governor, JB Pritzker, offered a guttural response to the Independence Day shooting in his state that drew contrast with Biden’s more restrained approach.”
That may help Democrats in 2024 but this is 2022. Democrats thought the reversal of Roe would help them. Polls show otherwise. The latest Harvard-Harris poll showed the decision will cause 36% to vote Democrat in November — and 36% to vote Republican.
The Monmouth Poll found only 5% of the public cares about abortion.
Among Republicans, 0%.
Among Democrats, 9%.
The media championed the idea that reversing Roe would fire up the Democrat base, which may be true. The problem for Democrats is that they have had all the time in the world to codify Roe — 49 years in fact — and haven’t. Even after the Trump triplets were installed at the court, Democrats could have made Roe the law of the land ahead of this reversal.
And they are doing nothing now even as the clock ticks on ending their total control of the federal government. This is a failure by Democrats and far from getting their voters to show up, Democrats are giving them one more reason to stay home.
Posted by Don Surber at 7/09/2022 07:00:00 PM