Bill Maher Takes Apart Jen Psaki and the WH Over Abortion Protest Response – Opinion

One of the reasons it’s interesting to look at the evolution of “Real Time” host Bill Maher is that he’s someone who defines himself as a liberal, but he’s seen the Democrats go so far to the left, that it’s left him more in the center and agreeing with Republicans on a lot of issues.

It’s the people in the center who Democrats are going to lose come November, because they look at what Democrats are embracing now and just refuse to sign on board the crazy. The crazy part of this is Joe Biden’s and Democrats’ approach to protests against Supreme Court justices following the release of the draft opinion. Roe V. Wade

On Friday’s panel discussion on abortion, Bill Maher criticized Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary for not being cool about the demonstrations against the justices. Psaki said that the Administration didn’t have “an official position” (which is taking a position of not being supportive of the law that forbids such action).

“But we do [have an official position],” Maher exclaimed. “It’s wrong! It’s intimidation! It’s against the law!” Good for him for holding up the rule of law there, despite being pro-choice. It is too rare for Democrats to support justices who are not being intimidated and uphold that principle.

Jane Harman (former California Representative) referred to 1950 law, 18 U.S.C. Section 1507 and said that the statute prohibits demonstrations outside any residence or courthouse for influence on a judge. But Harman said, it would be much better not to do that, noting that there was going to be a major rally not at justices’ home and she might go to that. She still seemed to think the decision might change, “Let’s wait a month.”

Ian Bremmer said that the issue could hurt Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate seat in November.

However, initial polling does not suggest that this is the case. According to our report, although the Republican enthusiasm was up slightly, it rose more. Now it might change with a final decision, but it doesn’t appear to have helped them much at this point.

Not only that, Americans are not at all happy with the protests marching on the justices’ homes that Democratic leaders have endorsed. Seventy five percent opposed that, and against the doxxing in their own homes. In that poll, that’s 67 percent of Democrats who don’t approve. That’s not going to be helpful for the Democrats when people are deciding how to vote.

The other thing is that most Americans don’t want–the radical position that Democrats just presented in their abortion bill that was just blocked and went down in flames in the Senate. It would have permitted abortion until the point of birth. The bill also eliminated all other state laws, even partial-birth abortion.

Maher pointed out how the Democratic politicians’ position on this has radically changed. It isn’t in line with the thought of most of the American people anymore.

Maher cited the Clinton-era abortion mantra “safe, legal and rare,” arguing “that’s not where the Democrats are now” and that they “don’t say that anymore.” He went on to slam the pro-choice caucus in the House for sharing terminology changes, which included changing “choice” into “decision” and using “pro-abortion.”

“No one should be pro-abortion!” Maher exclaimed.

Political scientist Ian Bremmer agreed, pointing to this week’s show vote in the Senate that failed to get the support of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. because “the progressives wanted to be able to drive more of a spike on this issue.”

“So much of what we’re seeing right now is unprecedented compared to the days of 1992,” Bremmer said. “You didn’t have opinions leak. You didn’t have people- masses demonstrated outside of the houses of Supreme Court justices!”

That’s what the voters are going to be thinking when they go into the booth — just how extreme Democrats have become. Those who are centrists and independents believe in the rule-of-law will not be pleased with this.

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