Do any of the Presidential candidates give a crapola about abortion?
I watch a lot of television coverage of the campaigns (CNN and Fox) and I have yet to hear either Hillary or Trump even say the word “abortion.” Remember in years past it was a pretty hot issue? Well, this year you don’t hear a peep about it.
Well, maybe every once in a while one of them mentions the Supreme Court and I think I heard Trump say he will appoint pro-life judges but it clearly was not the main message of his speech. Actually, I’m never sure what his main message is, come to think of it.
Trump does intrigue me, however. Billion dollar “playboy,” three wives, the Big Apple. Are you telling me that he’s never been personally involved someway in the procurement of an abortion? Now that would be a story, wouldn’t it? Indeed, out of curiosity I called a doctor friend of mine at a large clinic in Manhattan and I asked him if he ever saw Trump come through his doors. To his credit, however, he said “well, if I did, I could never tell you.” Oh yeah, I forgot about that confidentiality thing.
The pro-choice folks know Hillary is clearly on their side and has, in fact, come out in favor of taxpayer funded abortions. But as for Trump, I know a number of pro-lifers are skeptical of his position on abortion. Like me, they look at this high-flying jet setter and it spells “I knocked someone up and I took care of it.”
But the pro-lifers have nothing to worry about. Even if he has some pro-choice in him personally, if he became President here’s what will happen. First of all, if he becomes President that means the U.S. Senate will remain in Republican hands. So, he would right off the top have Justice Scalia’s seat to fill – and who do you think he would nominate? Well, he is going to have to nominate a pro-lifer. If he doesn’t, if he tries to play games, that person will not be confirmed. Simple as that. The Senate Republicans will be in no mood to accept any kind of moderate. And you know what? Trump will go along with them because he honestly could give a shit about the Supreme Court. That’s not his thing. It takes too much thought to consider the ramifications. He’ll be busy trying to build his wall and would rather not be spending any time talking about Supreme Court cases.
Now, when Hillary wins, the Senate might go back to the Democrats. But she will not have 60 or more Democrats needed to stop a filibuster of her nomination. Indeed, the MINUTE she nominates a pro-choice justice, the likes of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and other would be candidates will be lining up for the microphone to lead the “historic filibuster” against the nominee. So she is going to have to be very clever – nominate someone who is pro-choice but whose position on the issue is unknown. And how she does that is anyone’s guess.