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Trump is not a “federalist.” He has no conception of what that means. He’s a sociopath.

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“At his heart, he’s a federalist, and he thinks the states are better suited to handle this.” - Ummm, no. This would require thoughtfulness. We all know “at his heart” he’s a deluded, nasty, narcissistic, psychopathic moron who blurts out whatever thought enters his sick mind.

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Trump owns all the abortion related misery and chaos nationwide. He caused it all.

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Over the years, I wonder how many abortions Trump paid for?

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“In his view…”

Seriously? The most transactional person in world history has no views.

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I find it interesting how hard it is to figure out what polices Donald would pursue in substantiative issues, but then by now he's mostly taken discussion of policy out of politics and his personality is all the assurance some need.

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"Anti-abortion activists have tried to persuade him to back a 15-week limit, but for now, Trump is keeping quiet about his policy preference. His campaign says the former president believes it’s an issue best left up to the states."

Trump's [sic] policy preferences are whatever will make him more money, personally (being the transactional thing that he is, he craves power for how it affects his bottom line, not for power in itself).

If he can't manipulate MAGA cultists' desires to satisfy his own, he goes on a rant and the knuckle draggers fall back into place.

If he is reelected [turns head and spits three times between index and middle fingers], there will be no state issue that isn't a federal one also; states won't be free to pursue policies wanted by their constituents, any legislation will need to be approved at the federal level -- like any laws passed in DC have to go through Congress for its stamp of approval. IOW, there will be no autonomous state's rights. We will not be talking about just "trickle down" policies on economics starting in the Executive; abortion, LGBTQIA+ rights, religious rights (I can see an American Church, like the Church of England, where POTUS is both the head of government and is Pope of the only allowed Church -- the King is not the head of government nor of the C of E, he's just a figurehead in both), civil... no, human... rights policies will all originate in the Oval Office.

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"SBA Pro-Life America" [I bring this up every time I see that name]

Organizations on the right (and a few on the left, too) choose very ironic names for themselves: Moms for Liberty, the House Freedom Caucus, and America First to name a few. But right up there near the pinnacle is Susan B Anthony Pro-Life America. What makes this one so insidious is that people have heard of Ms Anthony, a few know she was a leader in the women's suffrage movement, and almost no one actually knows what she stood for. She was pro-choice, an abolitionist (in the fullest sense of the word), and an active participant in both education and labor reforms.

Don't let the asshats at SBA Pro-Life continue to abuse the name of a civil rights leader. More info:

https://susanb.org/

Ok, I'll get off my high horse now. It just burns me when good people are besmirched when their name is hijacked by people/organizations diametrically opposed to what the stood for and practiced.

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“At his heart he’s a Federalist”. I call BS. Why didn’t Caputo?

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Apr 2·edited Apr 2

One of Trump's campaign promises in 2016 was to appoint Justices to the Court that were opposed to 𝘙𝘰𝘦. With help from Heritage but most of all, thanks to McConnell's chicanery, he was actually able to fulfill that promise, spectacularly so. So now here he is, running away from one of his few "accomplishments". It's a lot like his handling of the COVID vaccine. I'd be willing to give him some credit for the innovative way he multi tracked its development; but if he avoids taking credit for the vaccine, why should I volunteer to give it to him?

The crazy irony is how Trump and the GOP truly are the proverbial dog that caught the car. They indeed were better off with abortion as a campaign issue than with what you might think they would claim as an achievement . They wouldn't even have needed the preposterous, unconvincing pretenses they now find themselves performing with issues of border security to keep the campaign issue alive, either.

One thing the whole episode of the overruling of 𝘙𝘰𝘦 and the aftermath have shown all too vividly is that sometimes it may be prudent to preserve a longstanding way of doing things even if it is thought it may be wrong rather than risk the turmoil and uncertainty of discarding it. What i have in mind is a report I saw about the late Justice Ginsburg. Although she ultimately voted in favor of the 𝘖𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭 decision, she was reported as having some reluctance doing so, fearing it might be as disruptive as 𝘙𝘰𝘦 had been. In both cases, too, public opinion and legislatures appeared to be moving toward the desired result, so imposing it by the Court was arguably unnecessary. On the other hand, I don't think anyone would now suggest that 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘷. 𝘉𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥 should have been decided otherwise in spite of the immense turmoil it prompted.

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“At his heart, he’s a federalist, and he thinks the states are better suited to handle this.”

This might be the funniest quote ever about Trump. There’s about zero percent chance he even knows what a federalist is.

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Trump just breaks politics because he has no fixed ideology. He is, however, pretty freaking good at taking only vague positions that are broadly popular and avoiding every thing else.

He's for GREAT HEALTHCARE! Abortion limits set at a point where almost every abortion already has happened and exceptions that are already basically the only circumstances for abortion after 16 weeks.

He's for a strong military! But also not for using that military! He's for big spending! And huge tax cuts!

How can you possibly argue against this shit?

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"At his heart, he's a Federalist..." And the Founders are truly rolling over

in their graves!

At his heart, he's a Grifter, Liar, Thief, Adulterer and more.

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Trump won’t come out pro life, won’t say he will ban TikTok, won’t back Netanyahu? Am I becoming a Trumper???? These dems need to get off their asses!

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It is way to late for dump to craft an opinion of abortion; this is the same guy who bragged about overturning Roe . If I was creating an ad for Biden, I would show the clip where dump smirks and takes credit 24/7...

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The Loser and MAGA Republicans simply don't get it, that most people don't want politicians and lawyers controlling what goes on in women's uteri.

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