Mike’s Midterm Tsunami Truth #29
They’ve Got Big Plans That We’ve Gotta Stop
On June 24th this summer, our Supreme Court — 67% White, 78% Catholic, 59% Men and 66% who don’t know what dry shampoo is — issued their religious edict forcing all women of childbearing age who hold a fertilized egg into a government mandated and enforced pregnancy, under penalty of law. The Court ran out of room on their parchment scroll to list what the exact penalties would be should a woman try to escape the 9-month incubation by removing the clump of cells, so they left it up to the profound wisdom of the states — like Texas, where successfully performing an abortion is now a first-degree felony, punishable by up to life in prison. We are not that far from women hanging on the wall off the Boston Common. To think otherwise shows one’s stupidly dangerous naïveté.
On that day in June, with a nation in shock — and a gender in revolt, the spoils of which will be revealed on spikes in 12 days — much was made of the clear and incoherent opinion issued by the 12th-century Vatican scholar Samuel Alito. But there was little attention paid to the concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas who, like Alito, is a true believer in shoving vicious, never-uttered-by-Jesus Catholic ideology down the throats of America.
On that day of infamy, Justice Thomas waxed poetically, wondering just how far the Christian Nationalists could take their Roe-killing decision.
According to Thomas, very far.
Here’s what he wrote in his concurring opinion:
“We should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold (which legalized Birth Control), Lawrence (which invalidated sodomy laws), and Obergefell (which legalized same-sex marriage). Because any substantive due process decision is “demonstrably erroneous,” we have a duty to “correct the error” established in those precedents. After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions…”
So, to translate Thomas’ plans, here’s what he’d like the Court to do:
Outlaw birth control.
Outlaw same-sex sex.
Outlaw same-sex marriage.
The idea is to build on outlawing abortion, using the Court’s new rationale to expand their bans on other sexual behaviors they find to be deviant and against God’s will.
But as we know, it’s usually the actual deviants, in their sick and twisted minds, who want to stop the “perverts” who use a diaphragm or a condom or an IUD, or any pill or device that grants women absolute control over their bodies. That, to them, is the ultimate crime.
And now they think they can get away with it because, well, they just did get away with it.
Thomas is not alone. His opinion was hailed by all forms of Republicans and right-wingers, and emboldened a swath of Republican lawmakers to publicly pledge their loyalty to this agenda.
In July, when the House Democrats, as the majority, put the “Respect for Marriage Act” — a bill that would repeal the “Defense of Marriage Act,” and prohibit states from discriminating against couples married in other states regardless of the couple’s “sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin” — up for a vote, 157 Republicans voted against it.
Democrats followed up a few days later with a vote for the “Right to Contraception Act” — a bill written to “protect a person’s ability to access contraceptives, to engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.”
This time, only 8 Republicans crossed the partisan line to vote with the Democrats, 2 others abstained, and a whopping 195 Republicans voted against Americans having the right to buy, use, or even learn about condoms.
But, my friends, the fatal flaw in their agenda, the actual Achilles’ heel here, is that what they’re trying to attempt is actually something the vast majority of Americans oppose:
71% of Americans support same-sex marriage.
75% of Americans support access to birth control.
In fact, as the LA Times reported, “Only four states — S. Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas — lack clear majority support for marriage equality, according to state-by-state surveys by the Public Religion Research Institute.”
As the “Respect for Marriage Act” sits and waits for its vote on the Senate floor after the Midterms, 5 Republican Senators have publicly stated their support, while 8 Republican Senators have clearly stated their opposition. For the rest, mums the word, as they try to “wait it out,” past the election, knowing the will of the majority of the American people stands in conflict with their base.
It’s clear though in the last couple weeks, that despite the actions of their colleagues in the House, the Senate Republicans have been told to tone down their rhetoric, that their anti-abortion stance is a losing proposition in this election.
One of the 5 Senators that has publicly stated his support for the “Respect for Marriage Act” is Ron Johnson who said that while he thinks the bill is unnecessary because he believes Obergefell will never fall, “should it come before the Senate, I see no reason to oppose it.” Why? Because he’s running in a hotly contested Senate race and he knows full well that 72% of Wisconsinites support marriage equality — including 58% of Wisconsin Republicans.
And that, my friends, is why they’re going to lose. Even Ron Johnson can see the writing on the wall.
Not just because of everybody reading this, but because everybody wants and needs birth control. Everybody wants to marry the person they’re in love with, regardless of their gender. And everyone wants and deserves their God-given right to have sex.
Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truths:
Truth #1: The Campaign
Truth #2: Even a kid from 4th hour Trig class can beat this crowd
Truth #3: The Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing The Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the Big Bad Wolf. But he is very afraid of You.
Truth #6: The Easy-to-Digest Republican Party Platform
Truth #7: Biden, Don’t F**k with Me
Truth #8: If you’re not registered, you can’t Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote!
Truth #9: Why will we win? Because the American people hate fascism.
Truth #10: Meet Blake Masters, Whackadoodle No. 9
Truth #11: 147 Reasons We Will Win on November 8th
Truth #12: Biden just gave us a boost and a toke.
Truth #13: Women. That’s it.
Truth #14: If the Mainstream Media Thinks There’s a Chance We May Be Right about Roevember, Watch Out.
Truth #15: Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, Whackadoodle No. 8
Truth #16: As Alex Jones has now been fined a billion dollars for his lies, that is nothing compared to the punishment other Republicans are going to get on November 8th.
Truth #17: Early Voting, Mail-in Voting, Dropbox Voting — These Were Made for Libs, Hard Workers, Book Readers, Artists, Busy Parents, Slackers, and Progressives like us! In other words, The Majority!
Truth #18: The Good Queen vs. The Mad King
Truth #19: A Workers' Revolt Extends to the Voting Booth
Truth #20: We Are in Charge
Truth #21: Don’t believe it.
Truth #22: If the election is about inflation and the economy, THANK GOD — We Win
Truth #23: We Believe in Science. And that’s why we will win.
Truth #24: Vote Local, Win National
Truth #25: The side with the best nursery rhymes wins.
Truth #26: We Will Win Because Americans Don’t Want to See This Happen...
Truth #27: We are going to win because our side has millions of good souls like this…
Truth #28: Whackadoodle No More
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Ok people, this is it, this is the final stretch. do not look away from the target for one second. do not listen, read, pay attention to anything that can potentially discourage you. if you have teenagers of voting age, you must register them and take them to the polls, this is for their future. if you have women in your family of voting ages, make sure they are registered and that they are voting, offer a ride if you are close by. these midterms are so important, so essential, everyone must vote. they will try anything and everything to distract and discourage you, do not let them. I understand some things will give you a visceral reaction but use that to make you even more determined. Critical thinking in this environment is essential, they count on people not having critical thinking, they count on people to listen to their propaganda and getting either discouraged or making them vote for things that work against them. VOTE! VOTE BLUE
Clarence Thomas needs to be IMPEACHED. So much corruption.