Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line
And never was that more true than ion the 50 years since the Roe v Wade decision from the SCOTUS. The GOP’s most rabid, most motivated, single issue voting bloc was the far right refried Jesus wheezers. And the GOP set forth to harvest them like a wheat crop.
Like the Chinese Communist Party, the GOP took the long view. They already knew two things. First, they knew that this wasn’t something that was going to be solved in the short term, it would take decades. Second, they knew that as long as they kept at least giving the appearance that they were working to overturn Roe v Wade, they could drag the Evangelical suckers along behind them almost eternally.
Their attack was two pronged. One, anytime they had the White House and the Senate, push to pack the federal judicial system, both district as well as appellate courts with far right conservative judges, meaning more conservative rulings that could work their way up to the SCOTUS for eventual decisions. Two, the keystone pledge became a campaign promise that if elected, their first goal would be to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe.
And in all that time, what were the Democrats doing? Not a goddamn thing. With almost childlike trust, liberals took the SCOTUS ruling as absolute precedent case law, which meant that Roe wasn’t going anywhere. And so, they totally ignored the importance of not only the Supreme Court, but also the district and appellate courts, which set the table for the Supreme Court, and went on about their merry way.
And now look what’s happened. A Roberts court has basically gutted The Voting Rights Act. It’s turned our precious democratic election process into basically a big, dark money free for all under a bullsh*t free speech ruling. Roe v Wade is now a thing of the past, making millions of American women into characters from A Handmaids Tale. And as of today, minorities no longer have any to level the college admissions or workplace table.
And will wonders never cease. Now all of a sudden, Democrats and liberals are all up in arms over the GOP hijacking of the federal court system. And the liberal knee jerk reaction to abortion rights being overturned led to turnout that avoided a catastrophic 2022 midterms, and will be a driving force in turning out voters in 2024. And now the end of affirmative action is here, the Democrats will use that too to generate minority voter turnout in 2024. The Democrats have belatedly discovered the power of the courts.
But here’s the McGuffin. The worm has turned. For 50 years the GOP has used the courts and the overturning of Roe v Wade to fill their campaign coffers with kaboodle, and get the Evangelical sheeple out to the polls. But now, with the Roe decision overturned, the GOP Evangelicals are voting with their feet. At the height of the Christian struggle, polling showed that some 90% of Evangelical voters were highly motivated to vote in elections. Post Roe, polling shows that only 52% of Evangelicals are highly motivated to show up at the polls. Meanwhile the same poll shows that a whopping 87% of pro choice supporters are highly motivated to go to the polls in November.
And that’s the problem. Fueled by overturning Roe, GOP controlled legislatures went to mortal Kombat with each other to pass the most draconian abortion measures, they turned even red states like Kansas, Montana, and Kentucky into voting to enshrine voting rights into the state constitution. And they’re not letting up.
And today’s decision is only going to make things worse for the GOP. While everybody with a soul is ranting and raving, former Trump butt noy and all around racist scumbag Stephen Miller already has an action group put together to start heading to court and start suing corporations like McDonald, Microsoft, and Starbucks over their inclusionary hiring practices. He’s already bragging that affirmative action was a fig leaf for corporate America, and now that it’s been ripped away, it will be the end of woke corporate America.
The Supreme Court is now the GOP’s Frankenstein monster. They built this goddamn thing, they gave it life, and now that it’s running uncontrolled around the countryside, not only isn’t the GOP Frankenstein trying to put it back on the table, they’re running around pointing out cottages for him to ravage! And meanwhile, the Democratic villagers are honing their pitchforks and soaking their torches. As the bible says, As you sow, so shall ye reap. The GOP spent 50 years hoisting the Supreme Court as the Holy Grail, and now, it’s become a witches cauldron for them instead. Tough sh*t, morons.