Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D as in dingleberry – NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. The latest addition to the high-humorousness of her life is her demand that U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D as in determined – AZ) be primaried over her refusal to fling the filibuster into the round file over Roe v. Wade’s possible overturn.
Sinema is refusing to take action on the filibuster. We can protect Roe tomorrow. Until that changes she can take a seat talking about “women’s access to health care.”
Hold everyone contributing to this disaster accountable, GOP & Dem obstructionists included. You should nominate her. https://t.co/NWLsixsiNH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 3, 2022
AOC might be upset that Sinema would prefer Sinema to her. But I digress.
Alanis Morissette level irony is that Sinema, who is staunchly pro-choice, and no ally to Republican efforts at restoring abortion to a state matter is Sinema. AOC is thus angry at Sinema because she refused to condemn a technique that her party uses when it returns to Republican control of the Senate in November.
This is an issue before the Supreme Court and not Congress. Even if the current Congress attempted to push through a bill legalizing abortion at the federal level, how delusional must AOC & co. be to believe enough red district or state Democrats facing re-election this fall would severely risk their political future by supporting the bill?
They are persistent, though.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and members of the group of left-wing congresswomen known as the “Squad” are urging their colleagues to pass a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade and reestablish a federal right to abortion. Some Democrats state they need to abolish filibuster because of their slim majority.
Yes, that’s a good idea.
It is not easy to fault the Democrats for going into full-on dogpanic mode. They’ve seen the polls. They are aware that Biden is becoming increasingly demented and is rushing to become a poster boy for the 25th Amendment. They understand that the economy has become a floating, unmanageable wreck and is waiting to strike the last reef. And don’t ask about foreign policy unless you want to hear about citizens dying in Ukrainian streets and Chinese forced labor camps.
Assuming the GOP doesn’t muck it up too badly, which given who we’re talking about is always a concern, no matter how much the media yells “SQUIRREL!” between now and November, the Democrats will be shellacked. And no, AOC, it won’t be Kyrsten Sinema’s fault if a pro-baby murder … er, abortion bill doesn’t pass Congress before the next one is seated.