by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Judging by the way Democrats have reacted to the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, it’s almost funny to remember that a core promise from their most recent presidential nominee was that if elected, he would lower America’s collective blood pressure. …
… No doubt you fondly recall that the same people who whipped up mass Covid hysteria and instigated months of violent Black Lives Matter rioting as the same ones to insist they were the ones you should trust to settle everything down.
Almost two years later, the left is as obnoxious and bitter as ever. Winning the White House and taking full control of Congress didn’t assuage their resentment. It made it worse.
After the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion draft last week that would fully open abortion to state and federal regulation, Democrats immediately began reminding us how uncomfortable things can be when they don’t get their way.
At a protest last week in New York City last week, one woman told a journalist for New Yorker magazine, “If we really scare the shit out of them (the justices) they’ll change their minds.”
Four days later, a mob descended on the Washington home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to scream outside his door. Beforehand, a protester smiled as she told a reporter, “You don’t get to take away our bodily autonomy and enjoy your Saturday night at home. You get to do one or the other.”
The next day, a pro-life group’s headquarters in Madison, Wis., was set ablaze and defaced with graffiti reading, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
There is no sense of shame or even discretion among these people when any policy dispute doesn’t land in their favor.