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Democrats Did Do

Respectfully offering a different opinion from Ina’s Guest Post last month, many suggest that, though not perfect, Democrats did do what they could to avoid the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

As an example, Obama may have started his tenure as President with Democratic backing, but there were a lot of anti-abortion sentiments among those particular Democrats at the time.  Even if there had been sufficient backing of a federal right to abortion, and many have argued that there was not, there really weren’t enough votes to support a right as extensive as the one activists needed.  Would amendments have undermined federal codification enough to actually add restrictions that wouldn’t otherwise have existed?

And is there a “clear and present danger” in continually trashing the Democrats, thus undermining their support?  Would, for instance, it have been a mistake to do the same with a party opposing Hitler in the 1930s even if their imperfections were real?

Guest Posts

Wade Was Withdrawn

Democratic Dallas Prosecutor Henry Wade’s detachment may have made Jane Roe’s victory possible, but his fellow Democrats’ detachment has made overturning Roe v. Wade possible.  My friend Ina contributes some food for thought: Guest Post by Ina Bransome Women of means (white feminists and white women of means) will always…
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General Rantings

Shooting Shame

As most of you know, I was brought up in a world where however staunchly my father supported Adlai Stevenson, he was still capable of listening with respect to the man who first warned us about the military-industrial complex, President Eisenhower. It has disturbed me for a long time to…
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Aging

Awful Age

I once read somewhere that what aging really is, on the most basic level, is your cells…when they replicate…start making “mistakes.” If you’re privy to something akin to my sick sense of humor, you can learn to laugh at some ways in which this manifests. Like I defy the most…
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Idiots Abound

April Activity

Sources so exclusive that I’m confident no one else has heard of this have revealed to me that a top-secret meeting is taking place this month on an obscure island only reachable by private plane. Fantastically, no expense will be spared while the CDC, the FDA, Joe Biden, Donald Trump,…
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Breakfast

Before Breakfast

Finally John Steinbeck’s Breakfast inspired me to write the following: Alone by Sue Hollister Barr On January 1st of 1988 I suddenly found myself utterly alone with two young children to support. The cold fury of endless blizzards swirling around me perfectly echoed the cold horror swirling around inside me.…
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