by Shelt Garner
It’s interesting how the two sides are just now beginning to overcome their shock that Roe was actually overturned and are now beginning to figure out their 2022 strategies.
If what I can see on Twitter is any indication, Blues are slow on the uptake, as usual. They throw out a bunch of dumb hot takes the involve things that will never, ever happen. They propose expanding the court or codifying Roe or any number of other things that are nothing more than social media mental masturbation.
I’m not see anyone propose the one thing that might actually address the question at hand — something like a Women’s General Strike. No, everyone wants to be a keyboard warrior and think up things that will never work just because they make them feel better.
Meanwhile, Republicans have a plan: lie.
They tell us this really doesn’t change anything. Lie. They say women still have a right to choose. Lie.
And when they aren’t lying they’re being quite clear that they’re going to try to catch the car AGAIN, by ultimately passing a national abortion ban as soon as they are in control of the legislative and executive branches again.
So, for the time being, it’s advantage Republicans. As always. And given how totally ineffectual Blue leadership is, I have every reason to believe we’re going to slip peacefully into autocratic Trumplandia and Blues won’t even put any fight at all.
Republicans will steal our democratic birthright in a very brazen manner and we just don’t have the gumption to do anything about it.