Democrats Realize They’ve Got No Out for 2022 By Bonchi for Red State
Last week’s Supreme Court oral arguments sparked a glimmer of hope on left, with the hope being to use a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade as a wedge issue in 2022 to drive turnout. But while signs are certainly pointing toward the “right” to abortion being gutted, would such an event really represent a reset for the coming election?
Color me extremely skeptical that the electorate is that malleable at this point, and I’m apparently not the only one throwing cold water on the idea. Politico spoke to several Democrat strategists who not only think the abortion issue isn’t a winner for them, but that they should actually avoid it altogether. Of course, that realization isn’t a happy one for them.
Shorter Politico: Democrats realize they’ve got no out for 2022.
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I’m not so sure we live in a “post outrage world.” That seems more like an excuse for why people aren’t buying what the left is selling. People can certainly still get outraged, on and off the internet, but the idea that a curtailing of the right to kill a baby in the womb was going to cause a massive shift in the electorate never made much sense.
That’s primarily because the electorate is already fairly set when it comes to the issue of abortion. Those who are militantly pro-choice already vote Democrat and show up at the polls. Demographically, we are talking about single, college-educated women. But your average swing-voter is voting on economic issues, not rabid support for abortion. And though the article tries to make it seem like such a position lacks virtue, I don’t see that at all. It is perfectly acceptable to vote based on what actually affects you.