A modest proposal
Earlier this week, as the intrepid Deanna noticed, Ward Report's Don proposed that Democrats give up Roe v. Wade as he's "just tired of being burdened with defending Roe often to the detriment of so many important things that we who are centrist and to the left of center need to be advocating."
Whoa whoa whoa; lest you think this is just about caving in: "Just think of the political fall-out to the GOP if they orchestrate an overturn of Roe and the windfall to the Democrats."
So naturally (and appropriately) arrows began to fly as bloggers, like Deanna, pointed out that this IS one of the things that the center and left need to be advocating etc etc.
Andrew has a better idea: give up Brown v. Board of Education and allow legal segregation. Amanda winks:
"Now, I know what you're thinking. Why the hell does this stupid white girl think she has a right to tell black people what an appropriate sacrifice for the good of the party is? But see, you have to understand, I'm not pro-segregation. In fact, forced segregation is far more unpopular with the electorate than laws banning abortion and I'm sure that the second Brown v. the Board of Education was overturned, the states would immediately rise up due to the anti-racist will of the electorate and pass laws banning segregation. And, barring that, I'm sure that Congress would immediately pass laws banning it. I'm sure of it."(Punning Pundit / Pandagon)
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