Lawrence O’Donnell Mainly Calls Every little thing Republicans Say On Abortion A Lie

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell confirmed that Republicans have a historical past of mendacity about abortion, and don’t imply something they are saying on the problem.

O’Donnell mentioned:

Republican elected officers, particularly presidential candidates, don’t imply what they are saying about abortion, they by no means have. They’ve all the time been posturing, and none of them ever wished to take care of the fact of their place on abortion, which we at the moment are coping with, and the folks of Arizona are coping with tonight, having been thrown again to 1864. To reside by a legislation written by one man who nobody elected to something, again when Arizona was a territory, a half-century away from turning into a state. Make America nice once more now means make America nice the way in which it was in 1864. When the territory of Arizona was preventing on the facet of the confederacy within the civil conflict to protect slavery in America and imposing legal guidelines on girls and medical doctors and nurses that everybody in Arizona has to reside with tonight.

The Democrats within the state legislature in Arizona tried to repeal that legislation at present, and the Republicans blocked it, and so the Republicans in Arizona, actively made the choice at present that the folks in Arizona should reside as if it had been 1864, and it wasn’t even a state. And so, reporters can and may hound Donald Trump on the marketing campaign path in regards to the five-year jail sentences that medical doctors and nurses and assist employees and drivers are dealing with in Arizona, now, however you must also stand exterior George W. Bush’s dwelling in Texas and demand a solution from him. Is that this what he wished when he selected Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court docket? Or was George W. Bush simply taking part in the sport of abortion politics? Similar to each Republican did earlier than him. The sport was by no means to win. The sport was to maintain the sport going.

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Abortion was all the time a get out the vote scheme for Republicans. They by no means wished Roe overturned, as a result of then they must take care of the insurance policies that they’ve been advocating for many years, however by no means wished to implement, as a result of they might be politically disastrous.

The canine was by no means imagined to catch the transferring automobile.

The issue is that after many years of brainwashing their supporters with anti-choice speaking factors, Republicans can’t admit that their earlier place was a lie, and within the period of Trump, they’re ruled by extremists, so the celebration is leaping off of the political cliff one after one other whereas reassuring the particular person in line behind them that abortion gained’t matter in November.

Abortion will matter, which is why Trump is operating rapidly away from it, however the ex-president is like an arsonist. Trump retains fleeing the scene, but in addition returning to marvel in and take credit score for his blaze.

Republicans have a historical past of mendacity about abortion, which is why nobody ought to imagine them now.

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