The enraged overreactions (from leftist journalists and celebrities) to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe keep pouring in.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid railed that American women will now become “state property.” Some of Reid’s fellow MSNBCers even warned that the conservative justices would soon end “desegregation”Take it with you “witch trials.” NPR’s Melissa Harris-Perry claimed that “future generations will look back on Dobbs” with “the same disgust that is now reserved”The infamous Dredd Scott decision.
A few shots were taken by the celebrity cast. ABC’s The ViewWhoopi Goldberg was upset that America had been compared to human rights violators like Saudi Arabia. Samantha Bee from TBS (just 16 days) was the talkshow host on TBS. assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh) urged her lefty viewers in a June 24 tweet to “raise hell in our cities, in Washington, in every restaurant Justice [Samuel] Alito eats at for the rest of his life, because if Republicans have made our lives hell, it’s time to return the favor.”
The following are just a few of the most recent outbursts from lefty journalists and celebrities stemming from the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Go to see more wild reactions from celebrities and journalists following the Supreme Court’s leak in May. Click here,Here Click here.
Women Are “State Property” Thanks to GOP
“More than 100 million women and queer folks with uteruses too, woke up to another day in America, basically as state property in the more than 20 fully or partially Republican-controlled states that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority unleashed to literally take physical control of half the population.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s TheReidOutJuly 5.
Dobbs decision as horrible as Dred Scott
“Just hours after the Supreme court handed down its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, overruling the nearly 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade, Missouri became the first state in the nation to ban all abortions….There is an irony that Missouri so eagerly participated in the reversal of the right to choose abortion. The state is the site of the Supreme Court’s most infamous decision declaring that a group of people did not have foundational rights, Dred Scott v. Sandford….Since last week’s decision by the court to reverse Roe v. Wade, many progressives have revived this Dred Scott conversation, but this time arguing that future generations will look back on Dobbs with the same disgust that is now reserved for Taney’s 1857 opinion.”
— Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on NPR’s What’s the TakeawayWNYC Radio July 7, 2007.
Dems Must Get to the Polls to Stop Real Life “Handmaid’s Tale”
“We are in Handmaid’s TaleHere is the territory. This is Gilead. And if there are people out there who are upset by the Supreme Court decision, by what Republican legislators around the country in states and localities are doing to further restrictions and bans on abortion, I don’t know what else could push people to the polls more than not just being stripped of a constitutional right, but having your right to — right to freedom, right to privacy, right to liberty not just taken away, but local officials doing everything they can to ensure that you don’t have autonomy over your own body. If that doesn’t get people out to the polls, I don’t know what will.”
— Washington Post Jonathan Capehart, Associate Editor and PBS Contributor PBS NewsHourJuly 15,
Conservative Justices Are Going to Bring Back “Witch Trials” and End “Desegregation”
Substitute host/New York Times columnist Charles Blow: “The abortion case is essentially a privacy case. What is the future of privacy rights in a post-Roe world?”
MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner: “Oh, I think privacy rights will be all but abolished. Whether it’s gay marriage. Whether it’s interracial marriage, which I think might qualify as irony for Justice [Clarence] Thomas. Whether it’s contraception. And, I don’t believe for a minute they’re not going to come after desegregation.”
— MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart hosts the Sunday ShowJuly 3.
“If you go back to the Dobbs decision people need to understand that the premise that life begins at conception is an overtly religious belief, it is a Christian fundamentalist belief….We have tried doing the new world the way [GOP Congresswoman]Lauren Boebert says you should know what it has done to us. The witch trials. What did you know? People died!….With this Court, we are not far away from that again.”
— The Nation justice correspondent Elie Mystal on MSNBC’s ReidOutJuly 11, 2005
Corporations Must Choose, Dance With the Pro-Life “Devil” or Pro-Abortion “Lord”
“As the country begins to grapple with the realities of Roe v. Wade being overturned, some companies have seemed to be stepping up. AT&T, Disney, Microsoft, and Amazon are all among those who have publicly pledged to cover their employees’ travel expenses so that they can access abortions uninhibited. But all four companies have also donated to supporters of state abortion bans, the very laws that will make such travel necessary….What role does the private sector play in even creating this landscape, and what’s their responsibility in fixing it? Because you can’t dance with the Devil and the Lord at the same time.”
— Host Tiffany Cross on MSNBC’s Cross ConnectionJuly 2,
Will Biden Campaign Against the “Priests in Black Robes?”
“When you talk to Democrats who are younger, you talk to Democrats who are more progressive, there’s a sense that the party should get out there and run against these sort of priests in black robes and there’s a lot of questions about whether [Joe] Biden is going to be up for doing that….Is he going to be comfortable going to these swing states in the fall and campaigning against the Supreme Court institutionally as a malignant force in the country?”
— New York Times reporter Alex Burns on ABC’sThis WeekJuly 3.
Females may face death or imprisonment
“How long before an American woman is prosecuted for an abortion?…What’s even worse than a woman prosecuted for a miscarriage or stillbirth? Death. Doctors in states that have strict abortion laws may be reluctant to offer lifesaving treatment to a woman who is experiencing miscarriage. Because remember, the doctors face fears of prosecution, too.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s ReidOutJuly 6.
America Worse Than “China and North Korea”
“Even in some countries that embrace authoritarianism, and have horrible records on human rights and the treatment of women, abortion is still available on request….The right to an abortion, a woman’s right to control her own body, no longer has blanket Constitutional protection in America which means that women have rights in China and North Korea that they do not have in the United States of America.”
— Host Ali Velshi on MSNBC’s VelshiJuly 2,
America’s “Hands” Are as “Dirty” as “Human Rights” Violators Saudi Arabia
“I wanted to read something someone handed me….‘He [President Joe Biden] didn’t have to go to Saudi Arabia however to find a country that’s violating human rights or a country that’s opposing women because plenty of states that we live in are doing the same thing. Remove protected rights from women, disallowing them control over their bodies.’ So, I just want to say, you know, I think part of the big problem that we have is our own hands are dirty quite often.”
— Co-host Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The ViewJuly 18
Wishing “Hell” on Conservative Justices, Even After Threat to Kavanaugh
“It is insane that a Supreme Court that doesn’t represent a majority of Americans will cause women more death and suffering….I can’t describe how painful it is to be here now in a place where the Supreme Court has the power to erase 50 years of constitutional law. It is not over, it’s just the beginning. Conservatives won’t rest until all our rights are protected. We must take what we have worked so hard for back. It’s not just about voting in November. It’s about doing everything in our power to protect and help vulnerable people access abortion across state lines. In Washington and every other restaurant, Justice, we must raise hell in the cities. [Samuel] Alito eats at for the rest of his life, because if Republicans have made our lives hell, it’s time to return the favor.”
— Host Samantha Bee on June 24 Twitter promo for TBS’s Full frontal.
Late night whiners
“My time as a guest host was very enjoyable. But just like women’s rights, all good things must come to an end….Ever since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, urologists have seen a spike in vasectomies. It just shows that condom-wearing men will not stop doing so. I’ve never personally performed a vasectomy, but I’d like to try my very first one on [Supreme Court Justice] Samuel Alito.”
— Former Netflix and E! host Chelsea Handler substitute hosting on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, June 30.
“Overturning Roe might not be the Supreme Court’s only kick to your groin, because in a concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said the Court should also revisit decisions on the right to contraception, the right of gay couples to marry, and the overturning of sodomy laws. This would, among others, ban oral sex. And in response, I just want to say, Clarence Thomas can suck it.”
— Host Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, June 30.
Conservative Justices Turned Constitution into “Dogma,” Organs Can Now Be Forcefully Harvested
“This [overturning of Roe V. Wade]This makes the Court an unreliable pursuit. It feels like the Fox News of justice….the reason they call themselves Originialists is the same reason they quote the Bible. It’s dogma. It’s dead people. It’s people you cannot argue with….It’s fundamentalism. It’s saying this text is sacrosanct….Now they’re just a thumb on the scale….for one particular side….If a state decides the woman who is having a baby is not as important as the potential of that life, what they’re really saying is, to save a life autonomy means nothing. So let’s play that out. There is an organ shortage here in the United States. Organ donation saves lives. Under this how could they not go to a person and say ‘give me one of your kidneys, because it’s gonna save this person’s life?’ It would be consistent.”
— Former Comedy Central’s The Daily ShowJon Stewart is the host The problem podcast, June 30.
Happy So-Called “Independence” Day!
“Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights.”
— Actress Jessica Chastain tweets July 4th
“‘Baby you’re a firework’ is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh.”
— July 4 tweet by singer Katy Perry.