Sunday, June 5, 2022

Thank the 1970s for today’s Supreme Court | The Hill

If, as expected, the Republican Supreme Court this month votes to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion protections and further weakens the ability of states and localities to impose gun restrictions, trace it back to the late 1970s.

That marked the emergence of a new Republican coalition, with evangelical Christians and zealous pro-gun forces, led by the National Rifle Association. Both provided foot soldiers, and the NRA provided lots of campaign money.

It began a seminal change. The 1972 Republican platform cited gun control, and the 1976 GOP platform acknowledged there were divisions within the party over abortion — but in short order, there were few Republican office holders who weren’t anti-abortion and pro-guns.


The odd thing I feel sure I understand where Al Hunt is coming from. And it's consistent with thinking everyone ought to think and see the world the same as Al Hunt. If he relaxes this constraint of seeing the world from his own point of view, as it were, the world would open up for him. He's not living in the world he thinks he is.

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Al Hunt is, was and always will be an Idiot. He was an idiot when I attempted to read his effluvia many years ago in the Wall Street Journal.
I see nothing has changed.

Posted by: STU | Jun 6, 2022 8:03:39 AM

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