Monday, January 15, 2007

Jolly, Jolly, Jolly, GOPers Make Democrats Day!

It's not bad enough for Northern Virginia Republicans that traffic clogged streets are becoming even more clogged as their fellow GOPers block every measure that might help solve the pesky problem.

Nope, it seems that Del. Robert G. Marshall of Prince William has a political death wish. That's right, boys and girls, should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, Marshall wants to ban abortions.

Hmmm, sure looks like Marshall just sent a late Christmas present to Mr. Bruce Roemmelt, his likely Democratic opponent this fall.

The Washington Post today reports that Marshall introduced a bill in the House that would ban abortions; you know, just in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, all the planets align in a straight line and hell freezes over. With five known pro-choice justices on the Court, this bill is nothing more than pure bullshit and a waste of everyone's time.

Indeed, with a Democratic majority in Congress, it hardly seems likely that a pro-life nominee would actually see the light of day out of Judiciary, much less be confirmed. Gov. Tim Kaine has also publicly stated he would veto such a bill.

The bill proposes that Virginia revert to pre-1973 abortion laws if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Under those laws, abortion would be illegal except if the life of the woman or fetus is endangered.
A poll in 2005 showed that 61 percent of Virginians favor abortions in "ALL CASES." Howling Latina can't help but harken back to the good ol' days when Congressional Republicans thought their gerrymandered districts guaranteed them a seat in the halls of power. Forever. But tick enough voters off and it's a brand new day.

Oh yea, speaking of brands, with Bush in office, the national Republican brand is in the trash; and with Sen. Jim Webb, Gov. Tim Kaine and former Gov. Mark Warner winning accolades across the state by the media, Marshall is playing with matches like the fire obsessed spawn of pyromaniacal parents who lays waste to everything.

Dangerous stuff; and deadly hubris that could come back to burn GOPers in the fall as each and everyone of them votes on the measure.

Hm, seems there's a lot of republicans committing political suicide lately.
Actually, I guess you weren't aware that quite a number of other states already have these "trigger" laws (i.e., reversal of Roe triggers this law taking effect). And, no, Republicans who introduced and voted for those laws in other states did not in the least harm their political careers.

So hold your rejoicing. Marshall and his ilk are not going away any time soon. And if the law fails this year in Virginia (and other states where it has been or will be introduced), it will be back.
"And if the law fails this year in Virginia (and other states where it has been or will be introduced), it will be back. "

...and it will get shot down again, and again, and again.
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