The usage of woke terminology, such as “pregnant people,” contributed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive ilk losing the abortion argument, according to Bill Maher.
Hours after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Bill Maher said on his television program Real Time with Bill Maher that abortion is a “tough subject for the Democrats to lose on, but they’re trying.”
Furthermore, he cautioned that the party could no longer naively rely on the traditional backing of minority groups, noting that Latinos’ voting preferences were just as “fluid” as AOC portrays gender to be.
Liberals have claimed for years that “abortion rights are women’s rights” and “if only males could get pregnant, this wouldn’t even be an issue.” Now that is incorrect.
Because somewhere there is a trans man who is pregnant, I say good for him. I’ll be looking for his story in a future issue of Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
“When the wokey end of the progressive spectrum talks about abortion now, they shy away from the word “women” and prefer terms like “birthing people” or “people who menstruate.”
Oh Democrats, let’s remove the first f****** word a human being understands: “mama” – and replace it with something that at least four Trotskyites at Berkeley can understand, he said, alluding to hard-left students at the prestigious California university.
The Democratic Party, according to Maher’s monologue, is being used by many various groups as their own personal legislators, which forces the party to concentrate on too many diverse constituencies.
He pointed out that Democrats just suffered their first defeat in more than 150 years in a special election in a predominantly Hispanic area of Texas.
They told you, “I’m an American now,” was their message. Here I am. Be my attorney, not the one representing the immigrant who just showed up in my backyard.
Then he attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive who has defended using the term “latinx” despite research showing that it is highly despised by Hispanics.
Gender is fluid, as AOC frequently asserts. Language can change. Indeed, Latino voters are changeable.
Maher also saw a shift in the political preferences of Asian Americans toward the Republican Party, which he attributed to Democratic policies that eliminated advanced education programs “in the name of promoting equity” and prolonged school closures during the COVID pandemic.
Additionally, he retaliated against President Joe Biden’s initiatives to pay off student loan debt in the billions of millions.
“Why should the ones who didn’t go to college and make less money subsidize the people who did go and want more,” the poorer two-thirds of American children who do not earn a college degree will ask.
“You want me to contribute so that a liberal arts college can construct a larger rock wall?” You are not my attorney.
Maher then made fun of a West Hollywood UBI trial program that was found unconstitutional because it distributed all of the funds to LGBTQ people.
‘Why?’ Maher queried. Why do they require more money than everybody else? due to the fact that no one in West Hollywood will employ a gay individual.
In addition, Maher criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders for supporting marijuana legalization during his campaign while promising to return funds taken from racial minorities by the drug war. Maher has previously said openly that he supports this position.
He asserted that this notion is what is hindering Republican support.
According to him, “as with all these issues, the undecided voter is telling her lawyer, the Democratic Party,
“Hey, so happy for you that you have so many other clients and that you care so much about their problems, and all the pro bono work you do, and you’re supposed to be my lawyer,” but you’re supposed to be representing me.”
Democrats must behave similarly to the attorneys you see advertising on billboards: “You hurt? We fight!, “Injured, get the Gorilla,” “Minsy makes them pay,” and my personal favorite, “Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty,” are some of the other catchphrases.
Does it not? Maher answered, “I believe it does. The problem with lawyers is that their clients don’t care whether they embellish the truth. They are invested in success.
You are aware of my demands for the Democratic Party, right? Win the Trump argument. Complete the work you began with the hearings on January 6 and make sure the candidate who will undoubtedly attempt to rig the next election is unable to run.
He concluded, “That’s what I want my lawyer to do.”
Just hours prior to Maher’s address, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that nullified five decades of constitutional safeguards by outlawing the right to an abortion.
The conservative-dominated court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion, holding that individual states might impose their own restrictions or bans on the operation.
In the days that followed, incensed pro-choice protesters asked the Biden administration to find a way to overturn the judgment as they took to the streets in cities including Washington, DC, Phoenix, New York City, and Los Angeles.
After Justice Clarence Thomas urged other judges to reverse earlier judgments that followed similar legal precedent, such as the Supreme Court case that legalized homosexual marriage nationally, some people were seen burning the American flag in the nation’s capital while others gathered outside his residence.
Police in Arizona were forced to use tear gas on protesters after they appeared to break into the State Senate building in Phoenix. Staff members were evacuated, but there were no reports of injuries.
A pickup truck struck pro-choice demonstrators in Iowa despite their cries for it to stop and their beating on the hood and windows.
During the horrifying encounter in Cedar Rapids on Friday night, one appeared to get caught in front of it and narrowly avoided being run over before the vehicle raced off, while another had her foot ran over and was left wailing in pain.
As he drove off, a third person was thrown to the ground and received scrapes and bruises.
And after over 17,000 people gathered in Washington Square Park and marched through the streets to Grand Central Station, Times Square, and Bryant Park, at least 25 people were detained in New York City.
They also halted in front of News Corp.’s corporate offices, which house Fox News and The New York Post, and shouted, “Burn it down!” Set it ablaze! Tucker Carlson, f-you! ‘F*** Fox’ was also spray-painted on the building’s side by vandals.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch came under fire from U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins for their votes on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The senators said at the time that they trusted Kavanaugh and Gorsuch to respect the law when they voted to confirm the judges selected by Donald Trump despite concerns that they would reverse the important abortion case.
Now that the court’s 5-4 decision to terminate women’s legal right to an abortion has been assailed, Republicans Collins and Democrats Manchin are accusing the justices of misled them.
Collins said in a statement that “this decision is inconsistent with what Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and in our conversations, when they both were insistent on the significance of preserving long-standing traditions that the nation has relied upon.”
“I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they stated under oath that they likewise believed Roe v. Wade was solid legal precedent, and I am horrified they chose to reject the stability the ruling has offered for two generations of Americans,” Manchin said, echoing the indignation.
When Trump chose Gorsuch in 2017 and Kavanaugh a year later, the future of Roe V. Wade had long been on the minds of the country.
Liberals worried that the conservative justices might try to overturn Roe v. Wade if given the chance, but both men stated during their confirmation hearings that the landmark decision was established law.
Gorsuch stated to senators in 2017 that the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade was a precedent set by the US Supreme Court. ‘ It has been confirmed again.
So a wise judge will treat it as precedent deserving of treatment on par with previous precedents, according to U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
In spite of declining to publicly state whether he thought Roe v. Wade was “correct law,” Kavanaugh insisted that the 1992 ruling in Casey v. Planned Parenthood, which upheld the federal right to an abortion, had not only settled the issue but had also reinforced it.
In 2018, Kavanaugh stated, “So Casey now becomes a precedent on precedent.” It is not as though this is just a routine case that was resolved and never looked at again; Casey specifically looked at it again, examined the factors of stare decisis, and decided to confirm it.
Collins claimed that during a one-on-one discussion with her in 2018, Kavanaugh repeated his remarks.
Collins recalled at the time, “We discussed whether he regarded Roe to be settled law.” He declared that he agreed with Justice [John] Roberts’ assertion that the matter was settled law during his nomination hearing.
We had a great, in-depth conversation about that matter and many others.
Due to specially designed “trigger laws” and previous bans that were automatically reinstated as a result of their decision on Friday, abortion was automatically made illegal in 18 states.
In the event that the highly expected Roe v. Wade decision was reversed, thirteen states drafted trigger laws that would instantly make abortions illegal.
They are: Wyoming, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
In such states, abortion restrictions will now take effect after 30 days.
Since 1973’s Roe decision, which automatically reinstated previous legislation that had been overturned, five additional states have similarly outlawed abortions.
Two of those five states—Michigan and Wisconsin—are led by Democrats.
Both Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer have fought to get such prohibitions overturned in court.
However, they are still in effect for the time being, and Wisconsin’s Planned Parenthood stated on Friday afternoon that it was stopping terminations as it awaited clarification of the law.
Alabama, Arizona, and West Virginia are other states that have recently adopted historic bans.
New anti-abortion measures are also expected to be adopted in eight more states. Abortion after six weeks was attempted to be outlawed in Georgia, Iowa, and South Carolina.
Although those laws were declared unlawful, they will probably be reviewed now that Roe is over. Additionally, initiatives to outlaw or restrict terminations are being developed in Florida, Indiana, Montana, and Nebraska.
But vice president Kamala Harris reminded supporters that the struggle continues and that voters will ultimately have the final say.
Speaking at a conference in Plainfield, Illinois on Friday, Harris declared, “This is not finished.”
“You have the ability to choose leaders who will stand up for and safeguard your rights.”
Millions of American women will go to bed tonight without having access to the medical and reproductive care they had this morning, Harris added.
Without having access to the reproductive or medical care that their moms and grandmothers received for 50 years.