Monday, September 12, 2022

The Dobbs Ruling Isn't Hurting Republicans

Conventional DC wisdom says Republicans are about to pay a heavy political price for supporting the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v Wade. The prospects of a Red Wave election are deteriorating. An “invisible army of women” are flocking to register to vote. Dobbs had fired up Democrats. Joe Biden’s fortunes, miserable for only a few months, have suddenly turned around. The Economist says that cheering on Dobbs was “one of the worst political decisions of recent memory.”

Even if all of this were true, and I’m highly skeptical it is, “cheering on” the Dobbs decision was completely worth it. Just as cheering the overturning of Dred Scott or Schenck was worth it. Not everything is about short-term partisan gain.


This is the other side of the story of the TNR piece linked below.

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