Democrats are going absolutely insane over Alito’s leaked ruling in the Dobbs case, a ruling that, if real, would mean that the court is returning the power to deal with abortion to the states and is no longer treating it as a fundamental right.
All that really means is that if some red states have courage and leaders with spines, it will be harder to kill babies in those states, and blue states can do more or less what they want.
But still, unswayed by reason or any degree of moderation, Democrats are going crazy and some are even threatening violence or, worse yet, already rioting and attacking pro-life advocates.
Among those Democrats calling for major action to be taken was Democratic strategist James Carville.
He, appearing on CNN’s “OutFront” on Thursday decided to raise the temperature of the public conversation by a few more degrees when asked by the host what Democrats are planning to do as the ruling. She said:
“So what Democrats have been talking about, now look, it’s 48 hours past the Roe vs. Wade news, so who knows where things are going to go, but they say we’ll motivate our base on this. Hillary Clinton went on CBS and talked about it — that the outrage that people will feel will get people to come to the polls. Do you think that’s true?”
Responding, Carville first made a creepy, cringe remark, implying that he talks with his daughters about abortions and not in a discouraging way, saying:
“Well, I don’t know. I’m like a lot of dads today, been fielding calls from angry and distraught daughters. I think that’s going on in all over the United States.”
No, most dads aren’t cheering abortion when talking with their daughters. That’s weird. Regardless, Carville then escalated things, implying that Republicans need to be taught to fear Democrats and saying:
“To date, they have no fear of Democrats. That’s why they do this. Democrats, you have to understand how significant this is in politics. Democrats have won the popular vote in seven out of the last eight presidential elections.
“Roe is over 2-to-1 in approval. And Alito and them said they say we don’t care, we’re not fair, and we don’t care. All Democrats are going to do is sit around and talk about veganism and pronouns. To some extent, that is a justified opinion they have.”
He then went on to highlight some of the incendiary and quite MAGA-themed things the GOP is doing around the country, implying that if Republicans “feared” Democrats more, then those measures wouldn’t have been taken.
Speaking on that, he said:
“Now I hope that Hillary Clinton is correct. I hope that people understand that in Louisiana, the legislature passed a bill today out of a committee that would make a 20-year-old scared young female who chooses to get an abortion charged with homicide. In Texas, the governor will challenge the right of public education for children. In Oklahoma, they are passing bills you can’t even get an abortion in case for life of the mother. If this doesn’t motivate people, if this doesn’t get you going, then I can’t do anything to help you.”
Returning to the topic of needing the GOP to “fear” Democrats, Carville then said:
“And I’ll tell you who’s not helping is these progressive advocacy groups. No one cares what they say, no one fears them, and they need to start dispatching people to Georgia and North Carolina and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and Michigan and Nevada and Arizona and places like that, and get out of Washington, and get out of talking points and get out there in the field and start registering people and motivating people, that’s what I think.”
What does he mean by “fear”? He’d of course say that he meant something about the political process, but the implied threat is obvious, particularly given the ferocity of the George Floyd riots.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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