I don’t care.
Why would anyone who is pro-life care about this story?
Democrats are campaigning on nuking the filibuster in order codify Roe into federal law. They also want to codify gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law. The only thing that is stopping them from doing that and a lot of other things which are much worse is the filibuster.
The argument from people who are pro-abortion is that you should be so angry with Herschel Walker that Raphael Warnock should be allowed to hold that Senate seat which would keep Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate which would guarantee the legalization of abortion nationwide.
“Looking at the PRRI data, one might confuse cause and effect. Because the Republican Party’s white Evangelical base had changed its views over time about the importance of character, you might reason, Donald Trump was able to win the presidential primary. I think the truth is the opposite. It’s because Donald Trump was able to win the presidential primary that the white Evangelical base changed its views about the importance of character. …
We might ask, finally, why it matters what Herschel Walker does in his private life so long as he votes the right way on legislation. Neither side disputes that he’ll reliably support his party’s agenda as a senator, which may or may not eventually include a national ban on abortion. If he’s pro-life publicly, should we care that he’s pro-choice privately?
It would make him a hypocrite, sure. But if hypocrites were unfit for office, we wouldn’t be able to staff the government. …”
A decade ago, White evangelicals might have been dumb enough to fall for this. When the True Cons like Allahpundit ruled and defined conservatism, there was nothing more virtuous than losing on major social issues to the Left. These people tried to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton.
In 2016, White evangelicals got tired of losing.
They shrugged off the disingenuous character arguments from people like David French and voted for Trump. As a result, they succeeded in tipping the Supreme Court dramatically to the Right, which ended Roe which was the biggest victory for social conservatives in generations. The dividends from that decision will continue to pay off for decades as the Supreme Court rules on other social issues.
It also wasn’t just voting for Trump which produced the Dobbs decision for White evangelicals. It was showing up and voting in the 2014 midterms. Republicans won control of the Senate which enabled Mitch McConnell to blockade a ton of judicial nominations including Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court after the death of Antonin Scalia. Imagine what the Supreme Court would be like today with a 5-4 Democratic majority with Chief Justice Merrick Garland and Ketanji Brown Jackson on the court. This is the scenario that Never Trumpers like David French and Allahpundit wanted.
I’m not endorsing Herschel Walker. I’m just saying … it is a positive development that most conservatives have wised up and can see through these fake oppo morality plays. It is a positive thing that these professional chumps like Allahpundit are no longer taken seriously. Politics is about nothing but power to the Left. Give them an inch on an issue like gay marriage and they will take a hundred miles.
All kinds of awful things have passed the Democratic House under Joe Biden including amnesty for all illegal aliens, the Equality Act, Build Back Better, codifying abortion, contraception, gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law, DC statehood and $60 billion dollars for Ukraine. The Senate is where most of that has gone to die due to the filibuster and Manchin and Sinema’s reluctance to get rid of it. Senate races are the most important races in the country because that is the chokepoint. The only thing stopping Democrats from pushing through their entire agenda is two Democratic senators. The only way for Republicans to push through their agenda is to control the federal courts and the Senate.
If the Democrats lose control of the Senate, this will have major ramifications. Joe Biden becomes a lame duck president who will be paralyzed and consumed for the next two years by investigations like the 1/6 Committee. Judicial nominations including for future Supreme Court nominations grind to a halt. The filibuster remains intact which guarantees that nothing awful like amnesty for illegal aliens has a chance of passing the Senate. Half of Senate Republicans also opposed the latest $12 billion for Ukraine which means it will be extremely difficult for Mitch McConnell to continue funding this stupid war in Ukraine without deeply dividing his caucus and relying on Democratic votes.
If Chuck Schumer remains Senate majority leader, Raphael Warnock is reelected and Democrats can muster two new Democratic senators (Fetterman in Pennsylvania and Ryan in Ohio), the filibuster will be nuked to codify Roe. Everything awful that has been stopped by Manchin and Sinema will be passed. The flow of arms to Ukraine will continue for two years. Joe Biden and Schumer will also stack the federal courts with as many people like Ketanji Brown Jackson as possible.
Today, few people remember several of the cucks who were elected to the Senate in 2014 like Cory Gardner. The fact that Gardner was elected to the Senate in Colorado in 2014 though is what prevented Merrick Garland from being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Gardner lost to John Hickenlooper in the 2020 election. He served his purpose which was preventing that disaster from happening.