Gun Control + Abortion versus Everything Else
There isn’t much that the Democrats have to brag about in this election year. So, they can only attack their Republican challengers on issues that are far from the voters’ minds, in order to distract those voters and to cater to their hardline supporters. Issues of real importance to the voters are treated like coiled rattlesnakes by the Democrats.
Or in other words, look at my left hand and not my right hand.
Inflation got you down? Stacey Abrams, the once and current candidate for Georgia governor has the solution; get an abortion. She said, “Let’s be clear. Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas. It’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women this is not a reproductive issue. You can’t divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child.” (The choice is between having a child and filling up your gas tank, so blame the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v Wade and increasing gas prices?)
Crime an issue? Not worth bothering about in New York, according to the leftist media. Focus instead on is the recent Supreme Court decision in NYSRPA v Bruen which is characterized by the leftist media as overturning a “century old New York law”. (Like that other long-term Democrat law that was once overturned, “Separate but Equal”?) Kathy Hochul is complaining that the Supreme Court is keeping her from protecting New Yorkers. No mention from her about “Bail Reform”, closing prisons, soft on crime D.A.’s or illegal immigration.
Children deaths an issue? Instead, focus on guns as the cause. U.S News & World Report writes that “Firearm sales in the United States broke records at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic…Now, researchers have found that firearm injuries to children also increased during the pandemic’s first two years…” In the leftist media’s world, more gun sales must automatically equal more children’s deaths, which is like the ice cream/rape connection; both ice cream sales and sexual assaults go up in hotter weather so ice cream must be related to rape. And depending on the research, the definition of children goes up to 19 and occasionally to 24. No mention of teenage gang related activity as a possible cause of teenagers dying.
Climate change is always a preferred distraction. In August, California banned the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles, starting in 2035. Almost immediately, California had to ask electric vehicle owners to not recharge their cars’ battery during peak hours because of feared electrical blackouts. Embarrassing timing for the all-electric, green energy universe? Nope, not at all. Just another opportunity to focus blame on climate change and not their handling of the electrical grid. As one liberal columnist said, the danger of blackouts was actually a good thing as it was training electric vehicle owners to change their behavior and not recharge when convenient or necessary for them but, instead, to wait until it was convenient for the future green powered electrical grid. Another wrote that the risk of rolling blackouts could be greatly reduced except for other factors - such as reliability. (Reliability should not be a factor in our green energy future?)
When in doubt, focus on Donald Trump to distract voters. For instance, since Lee Zeldin is close to an upset in the New York governor’s race, rather than defend Hochul’s policies or attack Zeldin’s proposals, that Democrat’s mouthpiece, the NY Times, headlined: “Zeldin Built His Profile Defending Trump. Will New Yorkers Mind? And then it wrote an article about Zeldin’s ties to Trump. Nothing about the numerous financial scandals that are chasing Hochul. (It also ignores that there are millions of people who like Trump, but they probably don’t read the NY Times.)
One of our main concerns is gun owners’ habit of not voting. The usual reason given by the non-voters is “What difference will it make in New York State”. (The media will ignore any mention, as above, that Zeldin might win.) The leftist media is reinforcing that mindset of not voting with their doom scenarios that Democrats are turning out in record numbers in early voting. (You might as well give up.) Don’t fall into that mindset. It’s obvious that’s a last-minute media narrative concocted by the Democrats and advanced by a partisan political press to discourage you from voting.
S.C.O.P.E. Shooters Committee On Political Education