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Kayleigh McEnany Says ‘Abortion Will Go Away’ And No Longer Be A Political Liability For The GOP

Now that it’s clear Republicans screwed the proverbial pooch in the midterm elections and will only have a miniscule majority in the House with the Senate very probably remaining split 50-50 between the parties, it’s obvious that the issue of abortion and the Supreme Court’s June ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing states to take away a woman’s right to choose, was a major factor that hurt the GOP with voters.

And yet, former Trump administration press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is dismissing the impact of abortion as an issue, predicting that it will “go away.”

HuffPost notes that McEnany made her remarks during an appearance Thursday on Fox News:

“Roe v. Wade, and overturning it, was profoundly more important than any short-term politics. The victory that happened over the summer was a victory for the rule of law, and it is far more enormous than any slight margin in the House could have been. So we’ve got to look at the long game: Abortion’s going to go away.”

No, Kayleigh, abortion is NOT going to go away, and the more stories we see and hear about children who were raped or are the victims of incest yet cannot abort the product of those disgusting attacks, the more it will become clear to the vast majority of American voters that the Supreme Court was wrong and the right to choose must be enshrined in federal law.

Abortion is a losing issue for the GOP. It always has been and always will be. No matter how much the party tries to please the extremists on their right wing, those people will never be happy. Their vision of America is something right out of The Handmaid’s Tale, and they refuse to even consider compromise on the matter.

So, while Kayleigh McEnany think that abortion is just a one-time election issue, she’s wrong, and Twitter wasted no time letting her know that.

 

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Trump Fan Twists Himself In Knots Trying To Defend Herschel Walker’s Abortion Hypocrisy

According to many Republicans, abortion is murder and needs to be declared illegal across the country, no matter the reason a woman may be trying to terminate her pregnancy, with some on the right even going so far as to say there should be no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

That hardline position is leaving many right-wingers in a difficult position when it comes to Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who says he’s opposed to abortion yet reportedly paid for at least two women he impregnated to terminate their pregnancies.

Such was the case with a Georgia man who was interviewed by Jason Selvig of The Good Liars.

The man — who was wearing a pro-Trump cap and told Selvig that he did indeed support Walker — was asked:

“You think abortion is murder?”

The man replied:

Selvig then asked:

“Do you think that Herschel Walker is a murderer if he paid for an abortion?” 

The man responded:

“Well, actually we’ve all done bad things.”

Once again, Selvig pressed:

“Murder is, you know — that’s one of the worst you could do, right?”

The man attempted to change the topic to Walker’s opponent, incumbent Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock:

“Warnock hasn’t repented for his sins.”

But Selvig had the perfect comeback:

“But, I mean, totally unrelated to Raphael Warnock, if Herschel Walker paid for an abortion, and you think abortion is murder, does that not make him a murderer?”

That led the man to tell Selvig:

“You know, it’s according to what you want to call murder. I mean, if you see somebody breaking into your house and you kill him, is that murder? If you accidentally run over somebody—”

Selvig asked yet again:

“Is abortion murder?” 

The man replied:

“Well, if you do that, a premeditated taking of a life, I think that is murder.”

Selvig:

“So that, by definition, if the allegations are true, he was a murderer, but that’s okay with you because he repented.”

The man continued to twist himself into pretzel shape, replying:

“Well, what is sin is sin. I mean, some sins are more long lasting.”

Spoken like a true fake Christian who has either never read the Bible or read it and didn’t understand a word about forgiveness, redemption, and sin.

Here’s the video:

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WATCH: Lindsey Graham Pitches A Hissy Fit When A Fox Host Asks Him About His Abortion Ban

For years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said that the issue of abortion should be handled at the state level because it’s a matter of states’ rights, not the business of the federal government to set policy on such a personal matter.

And yet, on Tuesday Graham introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would ban all abortions beyond 15 weeks at the federal level.

Why the change of heart from the South Carolina Republican? That’s what Shannon Bream of Fox News asked Graham on Sunday, according to Mediaite:

“Graham’s stunt is a godsend and helps us remind voters Republicans want to ban abortion everywhere,” Bream said, quoting a source from Politico. Bream then brought up The American Spectator, a right-leaning outlet which just ran the headline “Lindsey Graham Hands Abortion Fans a Box of Hand Grenades.”

Graham replied:

“I’m pro-life, even in an election year.

“To those who suggest that being pro-life is losing politics, I reject that. Only in Washington is it extreme to protect a baby at 15 weeks from excruciating death…So I don’t apologize for being pro-life. I think the pro-life movement has found a position that most Americans will agree upon.”

Bream:

“You’ve got to explain the pivot.”

That’s when Graham pitched a full-blown hissy fit, going on an extended rant as he tried to defend his indefensible action which could wind up costing Republicans the midterm election:

“Number one if you know anything about me Shannon for 20 years I’ve been supporting federal legislation banning late-term abortions but you said there are states to make these decisions.  The states, here’s what Dobbs says elected officials can make the decision state or federal.  I’m not inconsistent in 2020. I had a bill on the floor of the United States Senate right across the Capitol that banned abortion at 20 weeks because the baby can feel pain. I had 51 republicans voting with me and two Democrats to suggest that I’m new to the game opposing late-term uh abortion is ridiculous.”

The senator continued, getting more animated as he spoke:

“No one’s excited. Listen I was the author of the unborn victims of violence act that made it a crime to hurt a baby if you attacked the mother you’d be charged with two crimes if you attack a mother and you hurt the baby it passed 72 votes in the United States Senate I never suggested there’s no place for the unborn in Washington, DC. if you tell the pro-life movement that we’re out of business in the nation’s Capitol that we can’t set some minimum national standard to prevent Chinese abortion policy in Maryland or California they’ll be a revolt by the pro-life community the people with me.”

Graham concluded:

“What am I saying I will not sit on the sidelines and watch this nation become China when it comes to boarding babies up to the moment of birth I reject that I will continue to introduce legislation at the national level setting a minimum standard. Okay at 15 weeks no abortion except for life rape uh save the life of the mother, rape, incest.”

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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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#Roevember Is Trending On Social Media – And Republicans Are Now Admitting They’ll Lose The Midterms

The Dobbs decision changed everything.

When the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June, the political landscape of the upcoming midterm elections was turned on its ear and Republicans were suddenly placed on the defensive, trying to explain why they wanted to take a right away from women that they’d had for a half-century.

Now, three months after Dobbs, some polls are showing that Democrats are now favored in the generic ballot to keep control of both the House and Senate, an outcome that seemed impossible when gas prices were above $4 a gallon in most states.

As a result of the Supreme Court abortion ruling and new polling data, one hashtag has gone viral on Twitter: #Roevember. And that has spawned T-shirts that showing up all around the country.

Are Republicans worried yet? Yes they are, and they’re sounding the alarm, according to The Hill:

Rick Tyler, a Republican strategist and analyst, said the environment looks “not even close” to a red wave election year.

“The enthusiasm is just not there,” Tyler said. “Last time Republicans had a good year, they were 6 points ahead in the generic poll. Now we’re barely 2 points ahead. So it’s definitely not going to happen.”

Tyler’s numbers, however, are either not up to date or he’s hedging, as the most recent polling average from Real Clear Politics shows the generic poll lead for the GOP has shrunk from 4.8 points in June to a single point now, a statistical dead heat when you factor in the margin of error.

The other drag on Republicans: Donald Trump.

And in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and the controversy surrounding Trump over Jan. 6, 2021, and the FBI’s seizure of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Democrats are aiming to emphasize negatives on Republicans rather than make the election a referendum on Biden or Democratic leadership.

Rick Tyler, a Republican strategist and political analyst says the “red wave” is not going to happen, and he places the blame on Trump:

“Donald Trump has turned this campaign from a referendum on Joe Biden, inflation, high food prices, high gas prices and affordable housing into a referendum on him.”

Well of course he has! That’s what malignant narcissists do. And this time it could wind up being what finally puts the GOP into a position of never winning another major election for the next decade or two. That would be a fitting punishment for a political party that tried to orchestrate a coup to keep their political god in power.