One way to tell that Roe v. Wade is overwhelmingly popular is by looking at public opinion polls. Another way to tell is how conservatives continue to deny that the judges they support have any intention of overruling Roe, a shell game that has continued even after they’ve done it:
The producers at @MeetThePress should be ashamed of themselves. How about experts. Major journalism fail by this team led by a consistently not strong anchor guy. https://t.co/G17u2bRSRz— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) September 3, 2021
Yup, right, if California had passed a law creating a $10,000 civil bounty for anyone who successfully sues someone for violating the state’s new ban on all handguns, the Court would totally have allowed the law to go into effect because this was just a narrow procedural holding. Even Noah Feldman agrees!
Amazingly, Fox News spent most of the day ignoring this altogether:
Republicans have a lot of experience flooding media with lies and agitprop while advancing their real agenda sotto voce, but given a unique opportunity to rub libs faces in a huge culture-war victory, it turns out they’re too scared to tell their own marks where this all leads. https://t.co/H6b0NOjwdS— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 2, 2021
Somehow, I don’t think they think that a law crafted by misogynist sickos that will allow any rando to sue a woman who miscarries with no penalty for the suit being frivolous is going to move the needle in the pro-life [sic with extreme prejudice] position.
Admittedly, Tucker did get around to it, and his approach was just to lie his ass off:
Tucker Carlson has said several times Roe v Wade was decided 5-4 times. In fact, you could say a good portion of his argument is based on what he says was a close vote.
Roe v Wade was decided 7-2 pic.twitter.com/1pchpA9XdK— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 3, 2021
As always, what “Borking” means is that the greatest act of incivility in American politics is to accurately describe a Republican judge’s views.