And in the Senate, 46 Democrats voted for it.In fact, it’s not just Joe Scarborough trying to warn Democrats against flying off into the twilight zone. Just prior to the May 11 vote, NBC News added this warning in its “First Read” tipsheet:?Senate Democrats are headed for a show vote on abortion that risks dividing their party, depressing their base, and looks all but certain to be defeated?And another Democrat, Matt Yglesias, tweeted: “Traditionally, the majority leader seeks to hold votes on message bills that unite his caucus and divide the opposition. But Chuck Schumer doesn’t roll that way and believes in dividing his own caucus while uniting the opposition and somehow Democrats think this is good?”.
But Chuck Schumer doesn't roll that way and believes in dividing his own caucus while uniting the opposition and somehow Democrats think this is good.
Wade at the hands of the Supreme Court, the Democratic Left is on high alert. Unfortunately, that high alert doesn’t seem to be too centered on what most American voters would actually support. With the enthusiastic support of the Democratic Left, Chuck Schumer had the Senate vote on a bill that would effectively have legalized abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy (perhaps a third of Americans support legal third trimester abortions).So now election-minded Democrats—including Scarborough, NBC News, Yglesias, and Teixeira—are seeing the headlights coming at their party. And the collision could come on the apparent pending Supreme Court decision on Roe, which seems destined to ignite a disharmonic convergence of leftist passions in favor of redefining women and elevating transgenderism.?Still, political optics matter, and so now Democrats fear that pro-abortion activists will continue to threaten Supreme Court justices, and their families, in their homes. In response, Bill Maher, normally sympathetic to Democrats, exclaimed on his HBO show, “It’s wrong!In fact, The Washington Post, always looking out for Democratic fortunes, ran this advisory headline: “Some Democrats warn abortion rights demonstrators not to go overboard.” And finally, 16 long days after the Supreme Court leak, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared that violence was “unacceptable.” (Still, given the Democrats’ soft stance on crime, who can say for sure how tough the Biden administration will be?–let’s pray that we don’t have to find out.).So can Democrats keep themselves under control? Will their outrage spill over into bad optics
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