"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
46 dead at the border and other stories
Tuesday's video: 50 dead at the border and people switching parties
Abortion or the price of gasoline?
(My new American Thinker post)
The Democrats have tried everything, but nothing works.
So it's time to try abortion and that right taken away by those three justices appointed by Trump.
It's a great line but it will it work when they are talking to voters rather than F. Chuck Todd.
The most recent Politico-Morning Consult tracking poll asks respondents the following question:
“Now, thinking about your vote, what would you say is the top set of issues on your mind when you cast your vote for federal offices such as U.S. Senate or Congress?”
The answers were predictable: Economic Issues 43%; Security Issues 13%; Energy issues 10%; Women’s Issues 9%; Seniors issues 9%; Health Care Issues 8%; Education Issues 3%. Abortion is lumped in with various other “Women’s issues.”
It will be obvious to the meanest intelligence that the top concern of the respondents, all of whom were registered voters, involved economic issues. Even if we make the implausible assumption that abortion is the most important women’s concern, it still doesn’t qualify for a bronze medal in the issues Olympics. Even worse, when asked if the country is heading in the right direction, only 28 percent replied in the affirmative.
No amount of hysterics about Roe v. Wade is going to save the Democrats.
First, the Supreme Court and the public are on the same page concerning abortion.
Second, until the economy is fixed, no one really cares.
And that's it. It's the economy stupid, as someone once said. I think that it was a guy from Arkansas.
The Democrats have another problem.
"Roe" allowed a lot of Democrats to avoid the details of abortion by simply claiming something like: "Well, I'm not for abortion but it's the law of the land."
The debate will be different the next time they get together in Austin or elsewhere.
Should a baby with a heartbeat be aborted? They will have to say 'yes' or 'no.'
Are there any limits to having an abortion or do you believe that it can happen at any time? 12 weeks? 15 weeks? No limits?
We never had those debates before. We will now.
The Democrats may find voters a little more skeptical to abortion now that we are actually voting on details rather than "it's my body."
And let's not forget the price of gasoline on election day because that will matter more.
A word about June 28
On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.
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Happy # 81 to Al Downing (the man who gave up Aaron's # 715)
We remember Al Downing today. He was born in New Jersey on this day in 1941.
Downing was a pretty good lefty who broke with the Yankees in 1961 at age 20. He joined the starting rotation in 1963 and won 26 games in his first two seasons. Downing pitched in the 1963 and 1964 World Series but did not win a game.
In the late 1960s, Downing pitched for New York, Oakland and Milwaukee. He was 2-10 with the 1970 Brewers despite a decent 3.34 ERA.
In 1971, Downing was traded to LA and won 20 games. He pitched in the 1974 World Series with the Dodgers. Overall, he won 123 games with a 3.22 ERA.
We remember Downing for one pitch or home run: Aaron's # 715 on April 8, 1974.