After Alabama declared itself a Sanctuary State for the Unborn, a few conservative writers sent up flares saying Alabama had overstepped (like this column from David Harsanyi at the Federalist).
The law goes too far, so the argument goes. And the pushback from the Left will hurt the pro-life movement.
But I don’t see it that way.
Now if we were dealing with sane people, I would agree with Harsanyi’s assessment.
But the Democrats are not sane people. These are the folks who set their hair on fire over every little thing.
It’s why President Trump can so easily bait them into acting like idiots by simply tweeting.
And I know these Democrats. They always overreact. And they always push too hard and too far.
Yes, the Alabama pro-life legislation is probably the strictest to come down the pike since Roe v Wade. I agree with that assessment.
But the way I see it, the Alabama law is a baited hook – dangling there waiting for the overreacting Democrats to pounce.
And like the insane idiots that they are, the Democrats took the bait.
Only 13% of Americans believe abortion should be unrestricted. The vast majority of Americans think there should be at least some limits on abortion – for example, banning third-trimester abortions.
If these Democrats were smart, they would have tempered their responses to the Alabama law – keeping in mind that the vast majority of Americans do expect some limits.
But they didn’t.
Instead, Democrats took the bait.
Like the overacting hysterics they are, the Democrats running for President are now calling for a Federal law that overturns state laws and protects abortion on demand with no restrictions.
From Elizabeth Warren to Saint Kirsten Gillibrand to Pete Buttigieg, all these 2020 Democrats took the bait. Without any thought of the consequences, they are telling voters just how radical and extreme their abortion views are.
The conservatives who cautioned that the Alabama law would backfire didn’t take the Democrat Party’s reactionary default setting into account.
The Democrat Party does not believe in reasoned persuasion. They believe in radical pushback. So it isn’t at all a surprise that their response was to drop all pretense of “safe, legal and rare” and go all-in on unfettered, unrestricted abortion on demand.
Add to that the Democrats’ distaste for representative government or the rights of the states, it isn’t surprising that their reaction is to propose a centralized, authoritarian Federal dictate that ignores the will of the vast majority of the people.
Meanwhile Progressive Democrats in Congress are calling for the purging of any pro-Life Democrats that may still be lurking in their midst.
They expect absolute fealty from their party while at the same time making it crystal-freaking clear that any state’s citizens who aren’t in lockstep with their extremism on abortion will be forced to obey.
Now, I’m not saying the legislators in Alabama proposed this pro-life law as a way to bait these morons. The voters in Alabama are largely pro-life and their representatives were practicing that quaint notion of, well, representing the will of the people.
It’s just an added bonus for us that the modern Democrat Party is populated by overreacting kooks who stupidly took the bait.
Now the façade is gone.
Thanks to the Alabama law (and Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana etc.), voters are witnessing in the clear light of day the virulent hatred many in the Democrat Party have for the American people. From “white women to “old white men” to “the religious right” to “red state rednecks” — you name it – the Democrats despise them all. And they have no problem saying so.
In fact, their sputtering hatred for anyone who disagrees with them makes Hillary’s “deplorable” comment look downright quaint by comparison.
Abortion has always been one of those issues that most Americans didn’t want to have to think about. Even those who consider themselves pro-choice aren’t particularly comfortable with the practice. Which explains why such a large majority of Americans believe there should be some limits on abortion.
Including Democrat voters.
Only 46% of Democrat voters believe abortion should be legal in the second trimester. And as far as third trimester abortions go, only 18% of Democrats favor the practice.
In other words, only 18% of their own voters believe abortion should be legal in all three trimesters.
Yet, despite that, the Democrats are pushing to remove any and all restrictions on abortion.
This is not a party that has its finger on the pulse of the American people.
But these Democrats can’t help themselves.
They do not brook disagreement.
They cannot win over the people through persuasion and a better argument. So instead, like insufferable authoritarian scolds they’d rather force people to do what they want.
Like the old joke goes, “Democrats: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.”
And thanks to the recent spate of pro-life laws, we are getting to witness the radical extremism of the Democrats in full view of the public.
Americans do not respond well to those who openly hate them while shamelessly declaring that the citizenry will be forced to bend to their will.
It’s just not in our nature to accept the role of obedient sheep.
So even if the Alabama law gets overturned in the courts, it will have been worth it.
The Democrats took the bait.
Alabama pulled the curtain back and let us all see just how radical the modern Democrat Party has become.
As Jesse Kelly always says, “All the Democrats have to do is not be insane. But they can’t do it.”
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