An analysis worth considering. Whether it be the democrat or republican party there is much the leadership should consider and much they both could learn.
Tucker Carlson wants you to know that Elizabeth Warren is a “race hustling, gun-grabbing, abortion extremist” — and, also, a better friend to the American worker than anyone in the Republican Party.
Carlson has been positioning himself as the (oddly red) face of intellectually coherent Trumpism for a while now. Like other Fox hosts, Carlson rails against the traditional adversaries of “Real America,” from “dirty” immigrants to Islam to gypsies to the government of Mexico. But like Trump in the early days of his primary campaign, Carlson also warns his audience of an enemy within: Baby-killing feminists may be undermining the nuclear family, but so too are the GOP’s own worshippers of Mammon, who sacrificed the working-class male breadwinner on the altar of globalization. Carlson’s avowed antipathy for “free market” economics recently led him to express grudging respect for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed crackdown on usurious payday lenders. And after Elizabeth Warren released a downright Trumpish proposal for a new “economic patriotism” Tuesday, Tucker couldn’t help but give that race-baiting feminazi her due:
As U.S. politics has grown more polarized around an urban-rural divide, the GOP’s structural advantage in partisan competition has swelled. The average U.S. state is now roughly 6 percentage points more Republican than the nation as a whole. As of 2017, the same was true of the average House district. If the GOP’s top priority were maximizing its vote share (rather than maximizing Charles Koch’s after-tax income), this tilted playing field would enable the party to utterly dominate the U.S. political system. Instead, Republicans’ structural advantage has enabled them to pursue a heinously unpopular economic agenda, while remaining a more than competitive major party.
Which is to say: From a certain angle, the Koch network’s donations to Republicans have been a gift to Democrats. Absent the GOP’s fanatical commitment to upward redistribution, there (almost certainly) wouldn’t be a Democrat in Kansas’s governors’ mansion. And without Paul Ryan’s crusade to turn chemotherapy into a luxury good, Nancy Pelosi’s caucus would almost certainly be smaller than it is
Combined economic liberalism and moderate social conservatism just might be the winning-est of political strategies in the good ole USA.
Those who believed reproductive rights of women was a settled issue were wrong. With the election of Trump, and his subsequent appointment of conservative anti reproductive rights judges, a women’s right to a safe and legal abortion is seriously threatened.
Several conservative states are moving in the direction of severely restricting abortion rights already and you know it won’t be long before Roe is threatened. It has always been the dream and goal of the religious right and republicans to overturn Roe-v-Wade. So, get your dander up. Protest the attempt to take abortion back to the dark alleyways of America. Contribute to pro-choice candidates. And vote. For pro-choice candidates only.
Excerpt from the Dallas News.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, said on a video released by an abortion rights group that women commit murder if they have an abortion and should “absolutely” be punished.
Reproaction, an abortion rights advocacy group, published a video May 30 asking Wright what he thought of women going to jail for self-managed abortions.
“Of course they should,” Wright said after stating he considered that by having an abortion “they committed murder.”
When asked if women should be punished in general for getting an abortion, Wright said “absolutely.”
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended funding of medical research that uses fetuses of aborted babies. Wright tweeted his support: “Body parts of babies that have been aborted will no longer be used for research.”
Renewed attention on abortion laws have unfolded this year as states where Republicans have control look to impose new restrictions on abortion rights. Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana have passed laws banning abortions after six weeks of a woman’s pregnancy.
Alabama’s governor signed a law preventing abortions once the birth progress has begun. The goal is to outlaw abortion at any point unless the woman’s health is at risk.
In Texas, state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, authored legislation that would ban abortion regardless of federal laws or court decisions and subject mothers and physicians involved in abortion procedures to criminal criminal penalties.
Calling for the punishment of a woman is not the traditional response from abortion opponents.
“Women fearing prosecution are unlikely to seek timely treatment in the event of complications from the abortion, potentially compounding the loss of the child with the loss of her life,” wrote Kyleen Wright, president of Texans for Life, in April. “Such tragedies would be exploited by abortion advocates and the media — a losing narrative pre-Roe and now.”…
This issue is far from settled.