Roe-venge is a-coming

Women want a little Roe-venge

Axios morning email thingie shows us that the beltway press has woken up to the obvious after only a few months:

Tom Bonier — a Democratic strategist and CEO of TargetSmart, a data and polling firm — says a “Roe wave” of new women voters, fired up by the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, could swamp GOP hopes of a red wave in November’s midterms.

  • “In my 28 years analyzing elections, I’ve never seen anything like what’s happened in the past two months in American politics: Women are registering to vote in numbers I’ve never witnessed,” Bonier writes in a New York Times op-ed (subscription).

Why it matters: “I’ve run out of superlatives to describe how different this moment is, especially in light of the cycles of tragedy and eventual resignation of recent years,” Bonier continues.

  • “This is a moment to throw old political assumptions out the window and to consider that Democrats could buck historic trends this cycle.”

The states with the biggest surges in women registering after the Dobbs decision were deep-red Kansas, where abortion rights triumphed in a referendum last month, and Idaho, Bonier writes:

Key battleground states also showed large increases, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, which are all facing statewide races in which the fate of abortion access could be decided in November.

🧮 By the numbers: N.Y. Times Upshot found (subscription) that in 10 states with available voter registration data, women registering to vote rose by about 35% after the decision, compared with the month before the leak of a draft opinion. Men ticked up by 9%.

The fetus-fondling gawd-bothering Republicans FAFO what happens when you make women angry. The midterms are gonna be LIT.

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4 Responses to Roe-venge is a-coming

  1. Jimmy T says:

    I really like the photo of the saucy young woman standing on a pile of books, while the police having drawn their guns are attempting to talk her down. It’s the perfect metaphor for today’s America…

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  2. w3ski4me says:

    I would really, really, love it if the Right Wing Supreme’s lost the election for the GQP. They reached too far this time and made a stupid decision. Their masters, the godless Rethugs, deserve to pay dearly. If only this is enough to do it. After all, we Democrats outnumber the Rethugs, but we have a bad habit of not voting en mass. This time just may be different, and I so hope so.

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  3. roket says:

    What about memberships in republican women’s clubs? What do they talk about now that their main campaign issue is no longer an issue? Trickle-down economics? Taking rights away from the least among us? Voter Fraud? Roses? What?


  4. purplehead says:

    Roevenge in Roevember.


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