I swear to God, the GOP is about to abortion themselves right out of gaining a majority in either chamber of congress in November. Not only that, but they may just cost themselves some state legislatures as well.
Chris Hayes on All In on MSNBC tonight reported that a poll showed that 85% of Americans want to keep abortion legal in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is threatened. Shit, you can’t get 8 out of 10 coworkers to agree on where to go for lunch! Ohio’s GOP Governor, Mike DeWine is taking a ration of shit over a report that a 10 year old girl who was raped, and found out she was pregnant 6 weeks and 3 days later, had to travel to Indiana for an abortion since Ohio had a strict 6 week law for abortions.
The GOP can’t run on their insane abortion position, and moreso, they know they can’t run on it. Word is that there are GOP tutorials floating around out there to instruct GOP incumbents and candidates to structure their public appearances to avoid having to talk about Roe v Wade, and their views on abortion.
Fortunately, state Democrats seem to have gotten the memo. In Michigan, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is running to protect protection in the state. So are Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. They are building their campaigns around protecting women’s rights in their states.
Good for them! They know that the GOP can’t defend their position. And if they run strong on this, and succeed, then their popularity on that issue with state voters might just allow them to drag local candidates for the US Senate across the finish line, finally ridding us of that GOP creepazoid Ron Johnson in Wisconsin.
We need every top tier incumbent in the Democratic party to run on this issue in their races. Because it’s a stone loser for the GOP, and they know it. And the more the top tier Democratic candidates grind out the votes, the better the chances that they can flip down ballot seats as well. Don’t touch that dial.