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Old 04-03-2019, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
No justice ever nominated by a Republican will ever be a threat to Roe v. Wade. Not overturning Roe is the Republicans' #1 criterion for a judge, because if they ever delivered on that, they wouldn't be able to us it to rally people to vote for corporatist candidates.
I don't know why people still think this. Abortion is but one out of a hundred things that motivates conservatives and the right wing. Overturning Roe would still leave 99 other things for conservatives to clamor for (plus, overturning Roe hardly means the abortion war is won; it simply sends things down to the state level.)

This would be like saying, pre-2015, "Liberals would never want a SCOTUS justice who would actually vote in favor of gay marriage. Because if you pass gay marriage and satisfy the LGBT faction, suddenly there's nothing left for liberals to rally around."