Joe Manchin Scuttles Democrats’ Plans on Abortion – Opinion

As I said Wednesday morning: Democrats lose their minds about the overturning of power. Roe V. WadeThey have searched for an escape route. While their best hope is for Chief Justice John Roberts to somehow lure one of the five conservatives to his side, another ploy is to “codify” a “right” to abortion at the federal level.

Senator Chuck Schumer already announced the vote on a bill which will allow abortion to be legalized through birth. In order to pass it, Democrats have been stumping to blow up the filibuster, a common refrain when it comes to anything they can’t otherwise pass in a legitimate manner.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a pro-abortion advocate, has other ideas. He came flying in off the top rope and nuked not just eliminating the filibuster, but he’s a “no” on the bill itself.

It is a total embarrassment to Schumer and his Democratic Party. Their cardinal issue is abortion, mainly because they have nothing else to run on, and they aren’t even going to get 50 votes on their big codification bill. Worse for them, what if Jon Tester or some other “moderate” senator also votes against it and this turns into a wipeout? The failure of the bill also makes a lot of Democrats look like idiots for once again stumping to blow up the filibuster when they don’t even have the votes to pass the bill regardless.

Your political capital about the fight to end the filibuster will soon run out. If every single issue is worthy of blowing it up over, then onlookers are going to get the hint that the Democrats simply don’t care about our system of government and will do anything to get their way. Don’t like a Supreme Court decision? Don’t forget to pack the court. Don’t like our immigration laws? Do you want to create a huge spending spree? Eliminate the filibuster. That’s not going to play well with most Americans.

It is also striking to me how stupid and politically ignorant the Democrat leadership are. This was their chance to win the argument. RoeBy proposing a restricted codification, which essentially protects abortion during the first trimester. Do you agree? However, most Americans would. That also would have garnered Manchin’s vote and several votes on the GOP side. They chose to instead propose a bill allowing abortion, which only a tiny percentage of voters support, as Democrats are too dependent upon the far-left.

Republicans will be embarrassed by the display of failure. Schumer knows he’s going to lose this vote, but he’s naive enough to think that getting everyone on record will benefit Democrats. I just don’t think it will. Instead, I believe it’s going to provide fodder on how radical the left is. I guess we’ll find out.

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