If Dems actually cared about Roe v. Wade much as their bluster suggests, late-term abortions would be illegal everywhere. But the whole thing is no more than political theatre.
The most delicious part of this is not the ruling itself. None of us really expected this would wind up being an issue the Senate would blow up the filibuster over.
Nor was it the fact that Senator Manchin threw a wrench in Democrat dreams of one-party rule, although watching the pained outrage on the faces of everyone who once praised ‘Maverick’ John McCain for his now infamous ‘thumbs-down’ vote. Nor was it even the fact that 49 Democrat Senators have shown their open contempt for any checks and balances that stand in the way of their raw use of power.
No, the best part was watching the pained expression on Kamala’s face.
Remember how she crowed when she went on Face the Nation a few months ago?
VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS: In fact, the president and I joke and when I leave one of our meetings to go break a tie, he says, Well, that’s going to be a winning vote. Whenever I vote, we win. It’s a- it’s a joke we have, but- the stakes are so high. And we can’t afford in this moment of time where we have an opportunity to do something so substantial in terms of public policy in America, to literally help families. To- we can’t- I- I refuse to get caught up in the what might be personal politics when the people who are waking up at three o’clock in the morning worried about how they’re going to get by could care less about the politics of D.C. They just want us to fix things.
Well, she was present, but she never got the chance to cast that tie-breaking vote. Instead, she got to be the one who announced that her party’s latest power grab had been shot down by a Democrat. Which Democrat? The last Democrat Senator with any shred of bipartisan principle left.
BREAKING: Senate Republicans, Sen. Manchin block bill to codify Roe v. Wadepic.twitter.com/4pcdCv5EP2
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 11, 2022
There will be no cackling today, Kamala.
The Senate fell far short Wednesday in a rushed effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of the nation’s partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action.
…Harris can provide a tie-breaking vote in the 50-50 split Senate, but that was beside the point on Wednesday. One conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted with the Republicans, saying he supported keeping Roe v. Wade but believed the current bill was too broad.
“The Senate is not where the majority of Americans are on this issue,” Harris said afterward.
McConnell is saying the same thing that the Supreme Court is believed to be moving toward, which is to say, that the states will decide this issue.
After all, regional governance providing solutions in line with the interests of local citizens was the entire point of Federalism in the first place… and is a core tenet of representative government.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.