A narrow majority (54%) of readers disagreed with national polls and said they are not in favor of the Democrats new “Manchin deal.”
Before we move on to today’s question, I want to answer a question that was asked in yesterday’s Street Talk by Bob Anthony of Medina about the Pelosi trip. Bob commented “Yes, honor the pledge. Question: was trip bipartisan? How many Reps invited?”
Yes, Republicans were invited Bob. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited Republican Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
‘Any member that wants to go, should. It shows political deterrence to President Xi,’ McCaul told NBC News. ‘But she should also pay attention to the military if it’s going to cause a blowback and escalate things,’ he added. McCaul said he couldn’t go for scheduling reasons.
Today we look at the surprising Kansas vote against a strict new anti abortion law.
“The democratic lessons of Kansas’s pro-choice upset” writes featured Guest Columnist Jason Willick. “Strict federal anti abortion laws now look unlikely, but the vote dents the ideological premise for Roe that states won’t give abortion policy a fair hearing” says Willick.
“The Kansas bombshell shows how Democrats may fix a big 2022 problem” is the contention of liberal duo Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent.
“Until now we’ve assumed disappointed young voters won’t turn out in November. That may be changing.”
“Whoops, we forgot women could still vote” writes funny but snarky Alexandra Petri. “And, well, they did! Yes, it turns out that women can still vote.
“The Kansas abortion vote sends a powerful message to the Supreme Court” is how David Von Drehle sees it. “It could also be a glimpse of the future for Republicans who have gone all-in with the hardcore anti abortion crowd.”
“A stunning GOP losing streak since Dobbs could remake the midterm landscape” writes liberal columnist Jennifer Rubin. “There is no place for Republicans, who have made abortion extremism their signature issue, to hide.”
Is she right?
Should Republicans be worried about the surprising Kansas pro-choice vote? That’s The Daily Post Reader Poll question for Friday.