Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his radical conservative peers on the nation’s top bench did not consult the public when they overturned Roe earlier this year. They did what they were put there to do, with no last-minute polling or significant weighing of consequences needed.
Now, there are early signs that this Judicial power grab which denies basic human rights to women could prove to be the GOP’s undoing, come November. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who is running for Governor of Texas believes Roe is the issue to run on, right now. Let’s take a look at his two new campaign commercials:
Women are no longer free. There it is. Plain as day. Now, what will Texans do about it? What will Americans from coast-to-coast do about it?
Is Greg Abbott too extreme for Texas? The answer is coming in November and for pregnant women and millions of people who are scared, deeply offended, and ready for change, the answer can’t come soon enough.
What Is Abbott’s Appeal?
In Governor Greg Abbott’s first campaign ad of the season, he doesn’t touch on issues at all. His wife simply makes a case for his character. She also suggests that “Hard work, perseverance, and family—that’s what defines Greg Abbott and how he governs Texas.”
For the GOP, keeping things simple for voters is paramount. Abbott is a good guy, a safe bet, and most importantly he has an ‘R’ next to his name. In other words, the more milquetoast he can appear the better.
You may wonder, doesn’t Abbott, like any politician, need to persuade people to vote for him? That would be logical but this is Texas. People outside of the state might be surprised to learn that it was 28 years—in 1994—since a Texas Democrat won a statewide election. Since that time, the GOP has held the governor’s office and every other statewide office.
GOP candidates in Texas expect to win and for almost three decades they’ve been right. Maybe this midterm election will be different. Maybe people have had enough of corruption and chaos. Maybe, the US Supreme Court just handed the Democratic Party the best chance it has had in decades to win and win big at the local, state, and federal levels.