Now and then, your enemy will blatantly reveal himself to you, as if daring you to do anything about it:
Noted True Conservative Rick Wilson of the Noted True Conservative North American Man-Boy Lincoln Association comes out breathing fire against Texas’ terrible terrible abortion law, trying to organize a boycott against any corporation that merely exists in Texas.
See, if you base a company in Texas, you’re forcing women to work in an anti-abortion state.
Here’s a thread about those Before Times when Noted Conservative Rick Wilson pretended to be against abortion.
I’ve said this a million times but it keeps being more true: Conservative, Inc. has always been leftwing. Always.
They’ve always misled actual conservatives into accepting liberal policy. “This isn’t the hill to die on.” “The optics on this aren’t good.” “We can’t pass this kind of bill now! We have an election coming up next year!”
(Note: We literally always have a big national election coming up this year or next year. It’s a two year cycle.)
They’re venomously, viciously angry at you because their old bullshit isn’t working anymore and you won’t listen to them any longer.
So they hate your guts.
Once again, Ace strikes the jugular.
But wait: there’s more! Just about every time I’ve labeled abortion “the sacrament of the Left,” Leftists have poured their vitriol onto me. Nevertheless, it is so. Here’s the proof:
Leftists turned on the feminist hero and women’s rights crusader, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, refused to block the implementation of Texas’ “heartbeat bill” on September 1st, effectively banning most abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected….
Key to the ruling was Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who sits in the seat [Associate Justice Ruth Bader] Ginsburg vacated when she died.
“In retrospect, maybe Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have stepped down from the Court in 2014,” one leftist commentator sneered.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg really, really should have stepped down,” another added. “When you are a leader of people, with their lives in your hands… you have to do what’s best for them, always. She didn’t.”
When she was offered the opportunity to step down, she was 80 and Democrats had a comfortable majority in the Senate, allowing Obama to replace her with a dedicated liberal justice and without Republican input.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s categorical refusal to retire brought us here. So thanks you old dead white bitch,” sniffed a self-described “feminist” who later deleted her tweet.
As our favorite Bookworm notes, abortion is far more important to the Left than the loss of American lives in Afghanistan:
While my lefties are being pretty low-key, if you go to Twitchy, you’ll find post after post with leftists showing complete hysteria about the fact that one state is curtailing abortion. My favorite is Cori Bush who seems worried about homosexuals accidentally getting pregnant:
I’m thinking about the Black, brown, low-income, queer, and young folks in Texas. The folks this abortion health care ban will disproportionately harm.
Wealthy white folks will have the means to access abortion care. Our communities won’t.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) September 1, 2021
Whereas for the pseudo-conservatives of “Conservative, Inc,” there’s no such thing as “a hill to die on,” the Left will sacrifice any other issue and any number of lives and freedoms to protect the abortion sacrament. But then, sacrifice is what you do to uphold and defend a sacrament, isn’t it?
There’s only so much one can say about this subject before succumbing to pointless repetition. However, the central point must not be missed: the commentators of “Conservative, Inc,” who are also called “NeverTrumpers,” are not friends to those of us who seek a return to Constitutional order and the norms of pre-World War II America. Something is more important to them than actual conservatism. It might be money. It might be acceptance by D.C. society. Or it might be their hope to be invited onto CNN or MSNBC as a “representative of the Right.” Whatever it is, it clearly outweighs the principles and values of the Right.
Draw the moral, Gentle Reader. Don’t allow yourself to be misled by someone who has his eyes on a different prize.
A conservative political party is impossible if there is universal suffrage, especially if women have the vote. So the Republican Party can only be a center-left party with a dominant liberal wing. The Republican Party has been that way since its founding, and until the great reshuffling of the big tent parties in the 1970’s, the Republican Party might have been further left than it is today. Nixon gave us affirmative action and proposed a basic guaranteed income for all. Nelson Rockefeller was Vice President under Ford. All the civil rights legislation passed because of Republican votes. And, of course, the original Progressive movement of the 19th Century was a Republican movement. Teddy Roosevelt was the candidate of the Progressive Party in 1912.
The Republican Party, as a party, does not oppose any New Deal or Great Society program. To expect them to oppose abortion rights is delusional.
Also, please note that the Supreme Court merely imposed a procedural delay in the Texas abortion case. The Texas law will now be adjudicated following the normal process. When it ends up again at SCOTUS, I expect it to be overturned.
There are lost causes. Abortion and conservatism are among them.
What a dear Representative Bush is. EVERYTHING has racial, ethnic or sexual undertones. Greeting someone with a kind “hello” is an example of white supremacy to this woman. She is a woman, right?
For my thoughts on the abortion morality play, I’m going to borrow from Mark Twain’s remarks on James Fenimore Cooper’s characters: I dislike the good characters, am indifferent to the bad, and wish that they all would get drowned. For these purposes, it’s not necessary to determine which side is good and which is bad. Note also that this approach can be applied to many other rancorous debates.
I can’t agree about Lost Causes. If you had mentioned, before Reagan decided to run for President, whether an unabashed conservative had a prayer, almost all would have said, “No”.
The thing is, in this country, we are so hemmed in by What You Cannot Say in Public, However True, that any issue’s support is merely a guess at this point.
What you CAN do is to look, not at what people SAY, but at what they DO.
And, what they are doing is clearly NOT what the Left wants them to:
So, based on the above, we’re in that period that I would call Quietly Preparing for War.