The media likes to painting Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin as a “reasonable.” He’s not. He by no means was. And to show it, he bragged on Fox Information that he was coming for the liberty of ladies and ladies.
On Fox, the Republican mentioned he had been utterly direct and clear, and that he would “defend lives,” which means he would endanger the lives of women and girls in an effort to that males do not must take private duty for quitting. undesirable pregnancies:
Glenn Youngkin on Fox: We had been utterly direct and clear. I’ll assist a invoice banning abortion pic.twitter.com/BPVz1hUsmD
– DNC Conflict Room (@DNCWarRoom) November 7, 2023
And as soon as once more, right here he’s final night time promising to “advance” a invoice banning abortion, which is able to endanger the lives of younger women and girls and so naturally he calls it “defending life”, which is dangerously deceptive:
On the eve of Election Day in Virginia, Glenn Youngkin simply promised that he would “impose” an abortion ban if the Republicans took full management: “I simply needed to ensure folks understood what we had been going to deliver. All (Republicans) comply with “advance” the abortion ban pic.twitter.com/Wk7GN87NkX
– DNC Conflict Room (@DNCWarRoom) November 7, 2023
Banning abortion is the theft of a basic human proper. It’s a necessary freedom, which we spoke about in as we speak’s publication, highlighting why polls missed the pro-freedom motion in 2022 and will miss it once more now: “The query of private freedom over one thing as important as management of 1’s personal physique trumps any noise that happens in polls. »
Republicans know that their place that they endanger, and even kill, girls and ladies in order that they will take no private duty for males will not be standard. It seems that many males truly love their sisters, wives, daughters, girlfriends, coworkers, and moms and do not actually need a world during which they’ve to observe them be medically tortured.
And that is why Glenn Youngkin lied about his place earlier than profitable in 2021: “GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin mentioned he needed to restrict his anti-abortion feedback on the marketing campaign path for worry of alienating Virginia’s impartial voters, however that he could be “offended” if he gained energy and the Republicans gained a majority. within the Home of Delegates.
Spoiler alert: that is the place we’re proper now. Youngkin rose to energy by misrepresenting his assaults on “vital race idea” and trans fearmongering as “parental alternative” and hiding his true agenda on abortion. He gained. He’s now making an attempt to get the Republicans to realize a majority so he can ban abortion.
However they won’t cease there, and that is clear from the actions of Republicans throughout the nation and likewise from these whose directions they observe (Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán). They lie to realize energy, use their energy to legalize their energy theft, after which seize extra energy, so the desire of the voters is meaningless. Legalizing democratic backsliding is the calling card of authoritarians.
The media says Virginia shall be a bellwether on abortion, however we have already had loads of bellwethers on abortion, as Rachel Maddow factors out under. Up to now there have been Montana, Kentucky, Kansas, Vermont, California, Michigan and Kentucky. All of them mentioned BACK THE F UP to the Republicans:
Rachael #Maddow on No. 1 in Ohio, “Republicans are fairly positive they will lose a statewide vote in Ohio tomorrow. Voters in Ohio are anticipated to vote to enshrine the best to abortion within the state structure. pic.twitter.com/AJEN4xtOf7
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 7, 2023
Virginia is not going to function an correct abortion barometer as a result of Glenn Youngkin’s “reasonable” election group purged almost 3,400 authorized Virginia voters from the rolls earlier than this election. (In Ohio, Republicans began mendacity to voters about primary, which is the modification on which a sure vote will enshrine the liberty of ladies and ladies.)
They cheat, they lie, then they steal. That is the sport plan.
Glenn Youngkin does not actually care about abortion. He makes some extent of utilizing his cool, reasonable persona – anybody keep in mind former Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder? He pulled the identical stunt and succeeded in basically harming communities of shade – to develop into his get together’s subsequent nice white hope; a person who can promote moderation when in actual fact he’s Clarence Thomas in ethics and Donald Asset in energy.
He plans to someday develop into president of this nation very quickly. He plans to attain this on the backs of ladies and ladies and by attacking black rights. It achieves this by denying freedom to greater than half the inhabitants.
So what do we predict he’ll do if he will get into the large workplaces?
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