Richard Hanania: Abortion as the Affirmative Action of the Right

This is news to me.

Didn’t Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams run on abortion?

Wasn’t abortion on the ballot in the states that have actually banned or limited access to abortion?

Richard Hanania:

“I’ve previously written about how affirmative action is widely unpopular, and loses even in states that are solidly Democratic. Looking at the results of last night, it appears that the abortion issue is something of a right-wing equivalent. …

Election denialism and candidate quality certainly had a large role to play. But Republicans have been under Trump’s spell for six years now, so the fact that things started to go sour after Dobbs indicates that abortion may have helped Democrats more than any other issue. We know this in part because abortion itself was on the ballot last night in 5 states, and the pro-choice position universally ran ahead of Democratic candidates, sometimes by a very wide margin. As I write this, we see the following results. …”

This is the current status of abortion access in the United States.

Kay Ivey, 2022

Brian Kemp, 2022

Greg Abbott, 2022

Ron DeSantis, 2022

John Boozman, 2022

Bill Lee, 2022

Tedd Budd, 2022

As we saw on Tuesday, Democrats stunned the nation by pulling off shocking victories in states which have actually banned or limited abortion access. It was a Red Wedding in #Roevember.

In the Senate races, Marco Rubio won in Florida. Katie Britt won in Alabama. Herschel Walker is tied in Georgia. Rand Paul won in Kentucky. John Kennedy won in Louisiana. James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin won in Oklahoma. Tedd Budd won in North Carolina. Tim Scott won in South Carolina. Eric Schmitt won in Missouri. John Boozman won in Arkansas. Mike Lee won in Utah. Chuck Grassley won in Iowa. JD Vance won in Ohio. Mike Crapo won in Idaho. John Thune won in South Dakota. Ron Johnson won in Wisconsin. Todd Young won in Idaho. It was a clean sweep in Red America in states with abortion bans. Republicans might pick up a Senate seat in the Georgia runoff in December.

In the governor races, Kay Ivey won in Alabama. Brian Kemp won in Georgia. Ron DeSantis won in Florida. Henry McMaster won in South Carolina. Sarah Huckabee Sanders won in Arkansas. Bill Lee won in Tennessee. Greg Abbott won in Texas. Kevin Stitt won in Oklahoma. Mike DeWine won in Ohio. Kim Reynolds won in Iowa. Kristi Noem won in South Dakota. Brad Little won in Idaho. Arizona still hasn’t been called and Tim Michels lost in Wisconsin. In those two states, the abortion bans which went into effect were from the 19th century. It was a clean sweep in the governor races in states that banned abortion. In most cases, Democrats lost by greater margins with Florida being the most spectacular example.

In the House, it appears that Democrats have largely lost across the board in Red states with abortion bans or limits on abortion. The lone exceptions can be explained by redistricting. Mayra Flores (R) lost in Texas because of redistricting. Andy Ogles (R) picked up a House seat in Tennessee because Jim Cooper’s old seat in Nashville was gerrymandered out of existence. Bo Hines (R) lost Ted Budd’s old House seat in North Carolina which is also due to redistricting. Zach Nunn (R) flipped the last Democrat House seat in Iowa. Republicans picked up several House seats in Florida. Derrick Van Orden (R) flipped a House seat in Wisconsin. There isn’t a single House seat in all of Dixie which Democrats captured because of abortion. Republicans won a House seat in Virginia and nearly toppled Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton who represent the DC suburbs in NOVA. Virginia doesn’t have an abortion ban.

In Kentucky, Republicans expanded their supermajority in the state legislature. In North Carolina, Republicans won a supermajority in the state senate and only lack a supermajority by one vote in the state house. More importantly, they flipped the North Carolina Supreme Court which had struck down the redistricting map in that state. North Carolina will now be redrawn in time for the 2024 election which should enable the GOP to pick up several more House seats. Florida Republicans now have a supermajority in the state legislature. Alabama Republicans preserved their supermajority. Iowa Republicans have secured a supermajority in the Iowa state legislature.

Cultural geography is king.

If anything is true, the familiar fault lines are hardening. No one should be shocked that Vermont, California and Michigan enshrined abortion access into their state constitutions as those states are full of Reddit libtards, OR, that banning abortion BOOSTED the GOP across the entire South.

Note: “Journalists” don’t live in the same country that we do.


  1. Hunter who is that picture of the guy wearing the cape and why is he featured here? I have no idea who this is but keep seeing him here.

  2. “If anything is true, the familiar fault lines are hardening. No one should be shocked that Vermont, California and Michigan enshrined abortion access into their state constitutions as those states are full of Reddit libtards”

    Yet abortion also won in Kansas and Kentucky.

  3. My $.002 worth … my biggest question was the timing of the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade. More people than me were asking that question. Aside from the “morning after” pill being made freely available, traditional abortions had gone down dramatically thanks to social distancing from Covid … which was more popular in Blue States than in Red States.

    Moreover, even the talk show hosts kept saying that nothing in pro abortion states would change. So again,my question was why go there and why go there just before midterms? Conservative women, in Red States and Blue States, were unlikely to get an abortion and Leftist women would still be getting them; they would be more expensive due to travel, but it could still be done and even then, there were employers in these states who were willing to pay all their abortion expenses because it was less costly than paying for maternity care, maternity leave and dealing with a woman whose prepartum and postpartum care and the needs of a small infant would be reduced to a part-time employee.

    In the Red State where I lived, I noticed that more White women had White children during the two year lock down. Thanks to the flap where parents were forced to stay home and listen to the Zoom calls with teachers, they found out about the CRT and LBGT grooming agenda which was planned for their children. Many women are homeschooling now and have discovered that, with strict economies, they could live on only their husband’s salaries. (I suspect inflation was allowed to get out of control to force those bitches back to work now that the teachers have returned to school).

    We got our answer now. Overturning Roe v. Wade was an Incumbency Protection Plan. The economy was so bad and the War in Ukraine was losing popularity that the Democrats AND the Republicans needed SOMETHING to galvanize the Democrat base in all over the country, but in Blue and Purple States, in particular to come out and vote for them en masse. There is no way it could have happened unless in smoky, cigar-filled back rooms of The Old Boys and Girls Club unless the Democrats signed off on it.

    Yeah, there was a lot of theater on the LEFT with crazed twits running around in red habits (like the Handmaid;s Tale) at the Supreme Court and pro abortion maniacs calling the FBI as THEMSELVES threatening the lives of conservative justices. But then there was a lot of theater on the RIGHT with the completely astro-turfed “Christian Nationalist” movement being bandied about. Never heard of it before the decision overturning Roe v. Wade was overturned. American Kabuki Theater at its best.

    We should have smelled a rat when that weasel, Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the conservatives in court. This is the same weasel that feinted left on the very unpopular Obamination Care that basically imposed a mandate that forced the middle class to pay more for health care that they could not use because the deductibles were so high.

    The Democrats needed to allow Roe v. Wade to be overturned to galvanize their base to come out and re-elect them in BLUE and purple states. Yeah, there was a lot of yadayadayadablablabla about “Our Democracy.” That was bullshit.

    The Republicans colluded with the idea that they could blame the Red Mirage on Donald Trump (who is too stupid and vainglorious to run silent, run deep at the appropriate time). Instead of using the time of this election to take his family on a nice Mediterranean tour or visit Trump Town or whatever they named their latest illegal settlement in Israel’s latest erosion of more Palestinian land, he had to get involved and display his usual lack of judgment, especially when it came to fellow crony celebrities with no political experience whatsoever.

    He pushed Dr. Oz (who was portrayed as a carpetbagger by the press) over Dave McCormick. His candidate lost to John Fetterman. The one thing the Georgia state primary proved is that a White, Brian Kemp (who he tried to defeat with David Perdue) could beat a Black, Stacey Abrams. Instead he pushes Herschel “Mumbles” Walker against Raphael Warnock after Perdue (who lost his Senate seat to Jon Osoff) declined to run. And Hunter, of all people, knows how Trump interfered with Alabama politics which replaced Populist Republicans with whom he had a personal vendetta in primaries with corrupt, unpopular establishment Republicans. One race even produced a Democrat win.

    So, I think I can predict, with confidence that the Republicans will capture a slight majority in the House. They will probably get 51 out 49 seats in the Senate producing gridlock in the Senate. McConnell put his thumb on the scale to ensure that the usual RINOs like Lisa Murkowski came back. The point is, the Democrats won’t get a filibuster proof majority and the Republicans won’t get veto override majority. The House will get a majority but not enough of MAGA Republicans like Greene or Boebert to unseat McCarthy.

    The only thing that will be accomplished is that a small Republican majority will save the country from student loan forgiveness, giving Democrats some new carrot to dangle before their base come 2024.

    Now before the Usual Suspects blame WOMEN for ruining this country, I’d like to point out that even though is is no longer reported by the FBI, because it doesn’t promote the narrative of the miscegenation agenda afoot in the country, there is a tsunami of Black on White rapes in this country and that is only REPORTED rapes which, I suspect, is only the tip of the iceberg. In BLUE States, in particular, the Leftists have made it a crime for a White woman to call the police on a Black man. Abortion is their only safeguard from having a Mulatto. Thus the hysterics, even in Blue States, over Roe v. Wade being overturned.

    • Hi, my name is Troy McClure! You may remember me from such amazing political campaigns as ‘we should deport Muslims from Europe, because they are anti-Semitic’ and ‘the wretched masses of the third world should not immigrate into our white homelands, if they do not assimilate to our values such as feminism and gay pride’! Today I am here to tell you to focus your attention on the true saviors of the white race and western civilization: anti-immigration hardliners and natural conservatives who insist on aborting their own offspring while being otherwise reddit tier shitlibs in every single aspect of their lives. We all know that people who vote human vegetable look-a-likes of the Grug meme and troons who insist on rioting for St. Floyd into office only demand their right to kill their own child to safeguard them from having to a birth a mulatto after being raped. Any opposition to such an amazing strategy is clearly a conspiracy by ZOG and Christian white male patriarchs of country clubs. They are our only hope! *tips fedora*

      • I guess we’re simultaneously fedora-wearing incels and sexual degenerates who want to abort our own offspring.

        “safeguard them from having to a birth a mulatto after being raped”

        Is that not something that happens? Or should we just stick our head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t happen like we’re supposed to do for all the other negative outcomes of multicult?

        • What exactly is your problem with miscegenation? Every single House Democrat voted to enshrine the sacred right to miscegenation into federal law.

          • As I understand it, the Alt-MSNBC strategy is to align with Democrats on every issue except for race and immigration. Quite interesting. I just wish they would incorporate more of Salter’s “On Genetic Interests” into their rhetoric. Actually, I wish both sides would.

          • Makes a lot of sense.

            Democrats tried three or four times to pass a massive amnesty in the last Congress. Over 5 million illegal aliens crossed the border in two years. They also passed the George Floyd Act in the House and support open anti-White discrimination at every level of government

          • “What is your problem with Miscegenation?”

            Really? REALLY? Besides being one of the Ten Commandments (“THOU SHALT NOT ADULTERATE”) the late Finis Dake compiled 30 Biblical reasons why this great sin, is the ‘slippery slope’ for all the rest – gays, trannies, pederasty, etc. Even as late as the 1970’s, BJU still upheld this Commandment…

            Well, Here they are.

            30 Reasons for Segregation of Races
            by Finis Dake
            Acts 17:26

            And hath made [of one blood] all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; (KJV)

            1. God wills all races to be as He made them. Any violation of God’s original purpose manifests insubordination to Him(Acts 17:26; Romans 9:19-24)
            2. God made everything to reproduce “After his own kind” (Genesis 1:11-12, 21-25; 6:20; 7:14). Kind means type and color or He would have kept them all alike to begin with.
            3. God originally determined the bounds of the habitations of nations(Acts 17:26; Genesis 10:5, 32; 11:8; Deuteronomy 32:8)
            4. Miscegenation means the mixture of races, especially the black and white races, or those of outstanding type or color. The Bible even goes farther than opposing this. It is against different branches of the same stock intermarrying such as Jews marrying other descendants of Abraham(Ezra 9-10; Nehemiah 9-13; Jeremiah 50:37; Ezekiel 30:5).
            5. Abraham forbad Eliezer to take a wife for Isaac of Canaanites (Genesis 24:1-4). God was so pleased with this that He directed whom to get (Genesis 24:7, 12-27).
            6. Isaac forbad Jacob to take a wife of the Canaanites (Genesis 27:46-28:7).
            7. Abraham sent all his sons of the concubines, and even of his second wife, far away from Isaac so their descendants would not mix (Genesis 25:1-6)
            8. Esau disobeying this law brought the final break between him and his father after lifelong companionship with him(Genesis 25:28; 26:34-35, 27:46; 28:8-9).
            9. The two branches of Isaac remained segregated forever (Genesis 30; 46:8-26).
            10. Ishmael and Isaac’s descendants remained segregated forever (Genesis 25:12-23; 1 Chronicles 1:29)
            11. Jacob’s sons destroyed a whole city to maintain segregation (Genesis 34)
            12. God forbad intermarriage between Israel and all other nations (Exodus 34:12-16; Deuteronomy 7:5-6)
            13. Joshua forbad the same thing on sentence of death (Joshua 22:12-13)
            14. God cursed angels for leaving their own “first estate” and “their own habitation” to marry the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1-4; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6-7)
            15. Miscegenation caused Israel to be cursed (Judges 3:6-7; Numbers 25:1-8)
            16. This was Solomon’s sin (I Kings 11)
            17. This was the sin of Jews returning from Babylon (Ezra 9:1-10:2,10-18,44; 13:1-30)
            18. God commanded Israel to be segregated (Leviticus 20:24; Numbers 23:9; 1 Kings 8:53)
            19. Jews recognized as a separate people in all ages because of Gods choice and command (Matthew 10:6; John 1:11). Equal rights in the gospel gives no right to break this eternal law.
            20. Segregation between Jews and all other nations to remain in all eternity (Isaiah 2:2-4; Ezekiel 37; 47:13-48,55; Zechariah 14:16-21; Matthew 19:28; Luke 1:32-33; Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5)
            21. All nations will remain segregated from one another in their own parts of the earth forever (Acts 17:26; Genesis 10:5,32; 11:8-9; Deuteronomy 32:8; Daniel 7:13-14; Zechariah 14; Revelation 11:15; 21:24)
            22. Certain people in Israel were not even to worship with others (Deuteronomy 23:1-5; Ezra 10:8; Nehemiah 9:2 10:28; 13:3)
            23. Even in heaven certain groups will not be allowed to worship together (Revelation 7:7-17; 14:1-5; 15:2-5)
            24. Segregation was so strong in the O.T. that an ox and an ass could not work together (Deuteronomy 22:10).
            25. Miscegenation caused disunity among God’s people (Numbers 12).
            26. Stock was forbidden to be bred with other kinds (Leviticus 19:19).
            27. Sowing mixed seed in the same field was unlawful (Leviticus 19:19)
            28. Different seeds were forbidden to be planted in vineyards (Deuteronomy 22:9)
            29. Wearing garments of mixed fabrics forbidden (Deuteronomy 22:11; Leviticus 19:19)
            30. Christians and certain other people of a like race are to be segregated (Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 6:15; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16; 1 Timothy 6:5; 2 Timothy 3:5).

            I’m surprised I ( a Catholic) has to tell a Protestant, that which your own church once forbade throughout the entire South….

        • Concern Troll spotted

          I remember back in 2010, when I was in my Lolbert phase, and before I became a WN, I believed in downplaying or just straight up challenging conservatives and GOP voters on social issues so that we could build a coalition around economic issues – which is to say, the Reagan-Thatcher agenda of tax cuts, spending cuts, and deregulations. The primal scream of “Leave Us Alone.”

          I was naive to how unpopular Reaganist policies actually are, and after a brief flirtation with populism in 2013 and 2014, I never did learn to accept and digest the communitarianism at the heart of populist policies – I genuinely dont want to live in that kind of country or economy, as there is nothing in it for me and too much to be taken away from me.

          That all being said, my 2010 strategy of downplaying social issues in order to win around economic issues has, on orders of magnitude, a morbillion times better chance of winning and seizing power than the Alt-MSNBC strategy of “Agree with the shitlibs on everything except race and hope they ignore that disagreement.”

          You do realize that anti-white hate and slander is at the beating heart of the Progressive ideology, right?

      • Cly has been around these circles for a ling time. She means well. I’ve always enjoyed her commentary.

        But, from where the White World stands here in 2022, she is officially one of the Good Ones. Your critique is mostly spot on. White women under 30 years old are pretty much universally worthless, specifically the educated ones.

        They are getting their just desserts for voting for all the wrong politicians and policies by not being able to call the police on negro rapists. They can always move to the rural areas if it gets too bad, but that would be worse for them, because then they’d be surrounded by Pat’s “Rural Retards” with their lifted trucks, football, and cheap beer.

        On that note, let me make this clear to the Alt-MSNBCers who monitor Hunter’s blog: None of you faggots has any inherent right to live in cities or urban areas where everything is in walking distance. You will have highways and automobiles for as far as the Los Angeles eye can see, and you will be happy.

    • When Lindsay Graham came out with a federal anti abortion proposal I knew he was subject to blackmail from our ruling elites. How much more obvious could it be?

    • > We got our answer now. Overturning Roe v. Wade was an Incumbency Protection Plan.

      Yes. This was absolutely why the blackrobed marionettes were permitted to overturn Roe. Predictably, the D-jerseys massively campaigned on the urgent “threat to a woman’s sacred right” when in reality the decision only kicked the issue back to the sates – where it properly belongs. (D’s the party of the mega-rich, easily outspent Rs 10 to 1 on the issue). Elements in the R-jerseys played along, with the media ginning-up the term “white Christian nationalism” non-stop as R-jerseys urged laws with no exceptions for rape and incest (as someone noted, less than 1% of actual abortions). This was naturally trumpeted endlessly by (((gaslight media))) nationwide to get unmarried degreed white females – a very reliably shitlib demographic – to march to the polls. They didn’t have to use massive fraud this time, just enough to ensure the desired outcome.

    • Your comment is interesting and I want to acknowledge that.

      The timing of the repeal of Roe v Wade isn’t suspicious — the goal was to make it so states that wanted to ban or restrict abortion could — there have been a number of attempts — this one finally succeeded, per conventional wisdom due to the composition of the court: it now has enough justices who are ideologically opposed to abortion — but because abortion is so political, and people generally are not very intelligent, few will bother to read the original decision and its repeal, including in both cases the dissents, to judge the soundness of the legal reasoning.

      >Now before the Usual Suspects blame WOMEN for ruining this country

      People who point out the (rather obvious) issues with women, e.g. their voting patterns as revealed most recently in the 2022 midterms, aren’t necessarily ‘blaming them for ruining the country’ — but women and men are different — the natural empathy and tolerance of women, their susceptibility to peer pressure, preference to avoid conflict and create consensus, desire to please, etc, are all clearly problems now that they are playing more roles outside the home.

      Female college graduates now significantly outnumber males every year, and that gap is growing — over the last few decades, these women, who primarily choose soft majors, have flooded into fields like politics, government employment (administration), the media, law, education (including academia), etc, where they and their behavioral/psychological characteristics have a significant impact.

      Personally, I think women are simply intellectually and temperamentally unsuitable for many of the roles they now increasingly play in society, and they bear a large share of the responsibility for the problems we all see, as does the fact that men unwisely indulge them.

      Why women being more college educated than men is troubling for society

  4. This doesn’t change the fact that Republicans lack power on the national level, and need to pick up some northern states to win the electoral college. Playing this southern baptist anti abortion card will not win the game that is at play. You all acted like this was a big victory back in June when the republican were totally out of power and this was a giant propaganda point for the democrats to help keep it that way. You need to gain total power first before imposing an unpopular bitter pill on the population…yes, LIE, the democrats do it all the time, Bill Clinton pretended to be “a Christian.” The country was in the position that Henry Hill was in Goodfellas when his wife sniffed out his mistress. Laying back on the bed with his furious wife sitting on his chest holding a loaded revolver to his forehead. That is where America is, with our uppity white women about to blow Uncle Sam’s brains out. Did Henry Hill say “Bitch, this is Gilead, get back in the kitchen and make me dinner”? No, he smooth talked his way out of it to get her to lower the gun…then he took it away and beat her for her insolence. Instead you have these Southern Baptist Bubble autists out pushing this losing hand as far as it goes seizing defeat from the jaws of victory. Heck, even old Down Low Twinkletoes Lindsay Graham must have had a visit from the oligarch’s henchmen showing a video or two of him doing gay shit with the instructions to sponsor a federal anti abortion ban in September that would go nowhere because they knew what a good propaganda tool it would be for the democratic mafia. All this did was ensure more democratic victories, you have some very old supreme court justices who will soon be replaced by democrats, then a test case and Roe will be back shortly. The real chance to stop all these trends was in Bush Jr’s term and he completely sold us out. The Trump years were a gift for one more chance as difficult as it was, but he was not up to the task and seemed to expect his vanity alone to carry the show.

    • The only Northern states that Republicans need to win to take back the White House are Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin.

      In Iowa, Democrats lost their last House seat and Republicans have a supermajority in the state legislature for the first time in decades. In Ohio, DeWine won by a landslide and Vance won by 7 points. In Wisconsin, Ron Johnson was reelected and Republicans nearly won a supermajority in the state legislature. Winning those states along with Georgia and Arizona is now worth 272 votes in the Electoral College because Democrat states lost so much of their population over the last decade. Winning Nevada results in 278 Electoral College votes.

      After the last two elections, Virginia is also now back in play. Winning Nevada and Virginia is 291 votes in the Electoral College. Winning Virginia, but not Wisconsin and Nevada is 275 Electoral College votes. Reapportionment has changed the House map and the Electoral College. There is no reason why a generic Republican governor – someone like Youngkin or DeSantis – couldn’t win states like Virginia, Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin and the Electoral College. Even Donald Trump barely lost Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona.

      • But many states have shifted to the left, that’s IF you believe the elections are pure and untampered with. It’s probably so easy for them to change the counts.

  5. O/T but I’ve seen the term “Election denier” popping up recently. Is that supposed to be anything like a “Holocaust denier”? Are we supposed to associate the two terms for obvious reasons?

  6. Abortion was ruled on but that doesn’t mean the states won’t use it their advantage depending on what part of the political aisle you align with.

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