After the Trump Train officially derails on November 8 and we are left to sift through the ruins of the conservative movement, some may ask who should be less welcome to participate in the reconstruction: (A) those with enough intellect to understand that Trump is a lowlife, but who have belligerently demanded that we support him anyway; or (B) shallow ignoramuses who have worshiped the cheesy, fascistic fraud from the beginning, siding with him against legitimate conservatives? The best argument for choice A is any given 5 minutes of Dennis Prager’s radio show. The best argument for choice B was Sean Hannity (see here, here, here, here, here, and here) — until Laura Ingraham surpassed him:
Talk radio host Laura Ingraham claimed Thursday morning that conservatives who refuse to vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump explicitly support abortion.
Yes, she’s serious — or at least she seriously thinks her bogus moral bullying can be used to browbeat weaklings into bowing before her golden calf.
As usual with members of the Trump cult, her argument boils down to “if you don’t like one degenerate authoritarian progressive, you must like the other one.”
“They’re standing with the woman who stood up there today and said, ‘I’m hundred percent for Roe v. Wade and partial birth abortion,” Ingraham said in reference to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s performance Wednesday evening at the third and final presidential debate.
“That’s what ‘Never Trump’ stands for, I guess,” she said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Roe v. Wade and partial birth abortion. Fantastic.”
Trump toady Mike Huckabee is on the same page.
“Hillary Clinton vividly defended the idea of late-term, partial birth abortion, calling it women’s health,” Huckabee said. “Donald Trump boldly took a stand for life tonight. And for all these ‘Never Trumpers’ out there, they need to get off their keister, if you will, just stand up and recognize —”
Hannity interjected, “Get off their ass! Just say it. Tell them to get off their ass and stop being a bunch of crybabies.”
You could just as easily argue that these three stooges are supporting abortion by helping to link opposition to it to a transparently untrustworthy con man who is reviled by most of the population.
Once again, low-wattage Stormtrumpers have thrown a hanging curveball to the conservative opposition. Ian Tuttle takes a swing:
Let’s do a little recollecting, shall we?
Which of us supported the GOP primary candidate who once described himself as “very pro-choice,” even “pro-choice in every respect”?
Which of us supported the primary candidate who once said that he would not support a ban on partial-birth abortions?
Which of us supported the primary candidate who recommended his pro-abortion sister as a Supreme Court justice?
Which of us supported the primary candidate who parroted the false talking point that abortion is a “small part” of Planned Parenthood’s operation, and claimed that the organization helps “millions and millions of women”?
Which of us supported the primary candidate who said that maybe Planned Parenthood shouldn’t actually be defunded?
If you really gave a damn about abortion, maybe you’d have gotten behind an actually pro-life candidate. But to foist this charlatan on pro-life conservatives, then condemn those of us who can’t in good conscience back him as “standing for Roe v. Wade and partial-birth abortion,” is, quite simply, despicable.
But you can’t blame Laura Ingraham for getting desperate. She has lashed herself to the mast of a sinking ship. Unless Trump TV turns out better than the comparably poorly timed venture Trump Mortgage, her career options following this debacle will be limited.
On tips from Varla and Torcer.