Joy Reid Referred To Pro-Life Bills as Talibanism
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Far left-wing progressive MSNBC host Joy Reid referred to recent Texas Republican pro-life bills as Talibanism. Reid, the host of the MSNBC show, The Readout, shared an opinion piece written by Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin.
The op-ed titled, Republicans Now Stand for Lawlessness and Disorder, criticized the abortion ban signed by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott. This law, quote, "is designed not to protect life." That's actually what it does, "but rather to create fear and uncertainty for women and health care providers," Ruben wrote.
She continued, "these miscarriages will lead to a lawsuit from a noisy office worker seeking to cash in on the reward, while abortion Bonnies become a weapon in divorce and custody cases. No one knows, and that's the point. The law seeks not to protect the fetus in any way but rather to intimidate women. Making them into cash cows for spiteful anti-choice busybodies."
I don't even know what that means. She retweeted the post again, along with her own thoughts, and she said, quote, "So, now Texas Republicans are putting bounties on pregnant women. I almost hate to ask what this benighted party will think of next," she said and continued, "this is Talibanism. Are Texas conservatives going to be spying on women of childbearing age and turning them in for bounties?"
Geez. ATP is amazed how it seems to be common practice to label every political policy you don't like as racist, Nazi-like, fascist, or in this case, Talibanish. Logic be damned because name-calling works just fine, doesn't it.