This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, May 11, 2022:
The polling company asked 1,083 citizens, who say they are likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, “Do you believe that publishing the home addresses of the five U.S. Supreme Court Justices and calling for protests at their private homes is an acceptable way to protest the High Court’s upcoming decision on Roe v. Wade?”
Three-quarters of them said “no,” with just barely 16 percent saying “yes.” But when sorted by party affiliation, a jaw-dropping 66 percent of Democrats said “no.”
When asked about Biden’s refusal to condemn the protests, a majority (52.3 percent) said that refusal only encourages them to become unlawful or violent. But among Democrats, more than a quarter agree (27.7 percent) that his refusal to condemn those protests only encourages them to become violent.
Such a refusal to condemn has also turned unaffiliated likely voters against the Democratic Party’s soft-headed response. Nearly 55 percent of them told Trafalgar that that refusal to condemn “encourage[s] protests to become unlawful or violent.”
The tin ear of the Democratic Party leadership was exposed by a recent CNN poll showing no political impact of the protests. Instead, as noted by The New American, hopes that such protests would “sway the Court back into the pro-Roe camp … ha[ve] backfired.… They have failed to achieve their hoped-for reaction of swaying both the justices and the public. Instead, it appears that … they have hurt their … cause.”
Undeterred by political reality, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today is pressing forward for a vote to “codify” Roe v. Wade into federal law, even though he cannot muster the 60 votes needed for passage. In fact, as Guy Benson points out at Townhall, Schumer cannot even secure “the 50 votes needed for hypothetical post-cloture passage.”
The Democratic Party leadership, it seems, is determined to continue its policy of self-immolation despite the rapidly approaching midterm disaster waiting for them.
American voters have awakened to that effort of Democrats to install their radical agenda before the window closes in November. As Benson noted, Democrat protests are “an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs.” Benson added:
Today’s Democratic Party is profoundly out of step with the American people.… Their extreme position ignores modern science and public opinion….
Democrats’ extreme position is radical … and it is wildly unpopular with the American people … 97% of Washington Democrats support a position that only 19% of Americans want.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen has confirmed Benson’s conclusion. In a memo to the America First Policy Institute, Rasmussen noted that “sixty-five percent [of Americans] think abortion laws should be established by voters or their elected representatives.” And 73 percent of them acknowledge that “there are two lives to consider” in abortion: “the woman’s and the unborn child.”
If the notion that Democrats are determined to install their agenda regardless of the political consequences in November is correct, voters and citizens should be prepared for additional attacks on the foundations of the Republic before November.