Friday, November 28, 2014


We were assured that this kind of thing wouldn't happen:
The big Republican gains in the November elections strengthened and enlarged the anti-abortion forces in the House and the Senate. But it's the GOP victories in the statehouses and governor's mansions that are priming the ground for another round of legal restrictions on abortion.

Arkansas, for instance, already has strict anti-abortion laws. But with a Republican governor succeeding a Democrat who had vetoed two measures that would have banned most abortions beyond a certain stage of pregnancy, lawmakers plan to seek more restrictions -- such as barring doctors from administering abortion drugs through telemedicine. Republican gains in the West Virginia Legislature will redouble pressure on Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to accept a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks, which he has previously deemed unconstitutional. And Tennessee voters approved a ballot initiative that removes a 15-year barrier to legislation limiting abortion legislation in that deeply conservative state....

"We came out of Nov. 4th with a lot of momentum," said Chuck Donovan, president of the research and education arm of Susan B. Anthony List, which is dedicated to electing candidates who oppose abortion. He expects the number of anti-abortion measures proposed in the states to reflect that. "I think we're about to get another uptick." ...
This has been happening, of course, since the last Republican wave election, in 2010. And I'm sure the mainstream media is just shocked -- after all, the MSM was certain that the tea party wing of the GOP, which dominated in 2010, wasn't the least bit interested in all those social issues, given its laser-like focus on taxes and spending. And then this year the MSM swore to us that the Establishment grown-ups were in charge, and they really didn't care about social issues at all.

So I guess abortion-zealot pod people were secretly substituted for all those socially moderate Republicans who've gotten elected since 2010, right?


Victor said...

Rabid wolves in dog's clothing?

'Sure, you can pet the big dog. Just make sure he doesn't smell any meat on you!'

Procopius said...

Also, too, they won't do it because they want to prove they can govern.