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Jim Jordan Urges GOP Midterm Candidates To ‘Lean Into’ The Party’s Efforts To Ban Abortion

With Labor Day having now come and gone, the final two months of campaigning has begun for the 2022 midterm election, which at one time were predicted to be a massive “red wave” that would carry Republicans into control of both the House and Senate.

Increasingly, however, it looks like the Supreme Court’s June ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could turn the red wave blue, according to the Associated Press:

The political landscape, while still in flux, follows a string of President Joe Biden’s legislative victories on climate, health care and gun violence, just as Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidates in electoral battlegrounds like Arizona, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania struggle to broaden their appeal. But nothing has undermined the GOP’s momentum more than the Supreme Court’s stunning decision in June to end abortion protections, which triggered a swift backlash even in the reddest of red states.

“This midterm looks and feels significantly different than it did six months ago,” said veteran Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. The abortion ruling “has energized some segments, especially the Democratic constituency, and it has thrown a wrench, at least to some extent, into the hopes of winning a ton of seats.”

Polling in key battleground states — Arizona, Georgia Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — suggests Democrats will likely add or hold seats in the U.S. Senate, which would give them a significant advantage on all sorts of issues.

Yet despite the bad omens looming for Republicans, one of their most outspoken members, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says he thinks GOP candidates should “lean into” the Dobbs decision and the party’s attempts to ban all abortions.

Jordan was a guest on “Fox & Friends” this morning, and he was asked how he thought Republicans should handle “messaging” the abortion issue, to which he replied:

“Lean into it! We’re the pro-life party. We’re going to protect the sanctity of human life and Democrats have the radical position! They’re the ones that think that you should be able to take the unborn child’s life right up until their birthday, for goodness sake!

“That is frightening, so lean into it! We’re the party that’s going to protect the sanctity of human life like we’ve always been. This was a huge win for the precious nature of human life and I don’t think we should shy away from it.”

Yes, by all means lean into it! Maybe then we can get rid of even more Republicans and relegate them to permanent minority status.

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Nancy Pelosi Has The Perfect Clapback To Republicans Who Want To Regulate Women’s Bodies

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has had more than enough of Republicans trying to control what American women can do with their bodies, and she’s making it clear that she isn’t going to sit idly by and let the GOP continue to attack the rights of women in the United States.

At her daily press conference, the Speaker was asked about Republicans in Congress making speeches on the House floor in which they reference her. She replied:

“We’re not going to negotiate a woman’s right to choose. What are you going to negotiate? Whether a woman can have contraception? Is that cause for negotiation? Whether people can have birth control? A little bit here. A little bit there. Yes or no? Look, you’re in my wheelhouse now because I had five children in six years and one week. God blessed us with that, and Republicans have said on the House floor Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the Pope. Yes, I do, and I think other popes would agree…That’s what we’re talking about. Respect freedom of reproductive health.”

Men have no right telling women what they can do with their bodies. How do you suppose Republican men would feel if they were suddenly told they had to have mandatory vasectomies if they weren’t fathers by the age of 40? Or how would those same men like being told they can’t have sex without the approval of the state legislature?

The government should never get into private matters that are between a woman and her doctor. If we’re going to open that door and demand that women be subjected to a different standard, then we might just as well go ahead and declare that no one has any rights so the world can know we’ve become a nation of tyranny.

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Lauren Boebert Gets Hit With Massive Backlash For Calling Pro-Choice Americans The ‘Genocide Squad’

Once again, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is in very hot water for remarks she made on Fox News suggesting that anyone who is pro-choice is a member of what she called the “genocide squad.”

Boebert made her comments Friday evening during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s nightly show, which was being guest hosted by Gregg Jarrett, telling him:

“Leftists, who now make up the genocide squad, want abortion anytime, anywhere, including babies who are already born. But that’s not going to happen.”

Minutes later, Mediaite reports, Jarrett introduced attorney Alan Dershowitz:

Jarrett bid Boebert adieu and noted the protestors who demonstrated outside a Washington, D.C. steakhouse where Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining with his family on Wednesday. Kavanaugh was one of the justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, thus striking down the constitutional right to abortion in a decision handed down by the Supreme Court last month.

Jarrett welcomed Dershowitz and Charlie Hurt to the show.

Dershowitz immediately said he took offense at what Boebert had just declared:

“Look, I oppose the reversal of Roe v. Wade. I think, by the way, what Congresswoman Bobert said – calling people on my side of the issue the ‘genocide squad’ and saying that we are prepared for babies already born to be killed – is even more disgraceful than anything that happened to the justice. And I just want to condemn those remarks in the starkest terms.”

He then added:

“I support a woman’s right to choose, but I do not support anybody protesting Justice Kavanaugh eating a meal in peace, being at home in his house, or not having to fear an assassin walking on his lawn. Americans have the right to protest, but they should protest in the right place in the right manner.”

Boebert has yet to apologize for or walk back her disgusting remarks, and knowing her, she likely won’t. She’s far too busy trying to get reelected to actually propose solutions to problems. Like almost every Republican, Lauren supports insurrection and treason, but doesn’t think a woman should have the right to make her own reproductive choices.

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Abbott: Texas Women Who Are Raped Won’t Need Abortions Because I’ll ‘Eliminate All Rapists’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Tuesday that women in his state who are raped need not worry they won’t be able to get an abortion because he plans to “eliminate all rapists” in the Lone Star State.

At a signing ceremony for yet another piece of bad legislation (which makes it harder to vote in Texas), Abbott was asked:

“Why force a rape or incest victim to carry a pregnancy to term?”

The governor responded:

“It doesn’t require that at all because obviously, it provides at least six weeks for a person to get an abortion. That said, however, let’s make something clear. Rape is a crime, and Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them.”

No need to worry, ladies. Gov. Abbott is going to do what has never been done in the history of the world: Completely eliminate rape by arresting all the rapists and prosecuting them for the crime. Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner? This Abbott guy must be a freaking genius!

Actually, he’s as dumb as a damn stump.

What Abbott conveniently neglected to mention was that rape is already an underrated crime because women feel shame when it happens to them. And yet now Texas wants to all but guarantee that women and girls who are raped or victims of incest have no choice but to give birth. It’s beyond horrific; it’s inhumane and outright torture.

Even worse, for Abbott to pretend he actually gives a damn is also perverse. If he cared, it wouldn’t have signed the anti-abortion law in the first place. If he cared, he wouldn’t try to make it harder for people to vote.

But like nearly every Republican in today’s GOP, Greg Abbott only cares about himself and his own self-aggrandizement. Everyone else is secondary to his political ambitions. Too bad there isn’t a law to cover that crime.