Barack Obama has a major problem on his hands.
It came from the last place he ever expected.
And Barack Obama was frozen by the curveball the Supreme Court just threw him.
John Oliver, a left-wing comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, recently ripped Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Chuck Schumer over the leaked Supreme Court draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Claiming that abortion as a means of birth control was perfectly acceptable to him, Oliver staked out ground as a radical pro-abortion-on-demand fanatic.
“Some who get abortions are survivors of rape or incest, others might need one for medical reasons, but also just to be clear, some will be seeking abortion because they fucking want one, and this is very much about them, too,” Oliver ranted. “This is a fight for people’s right to have control over their bodies. It’s about bodily autonomy.”
Oliver then ripped the Democrats for not trying to pass a bill codifying Roe v. Wade into law over the past few decades.
“But, of course, they didn’t do that. Nor did they do it as the anti-abortion movement kicked into high gear in the late 1970s, with the support of evangelical leaders like Jerry Falwell, who helped elevate the abortion issue as a way of motivating conservative voters to the polls. They didn’t even do it as anti-abortion legislators managed to pass a thousand restrictions into law at the state level,” Oliver added.
According to Oliver, Obama, Clinton, and Schumer were all “squeamish in their defense of abortion.”
Of course, they are squirmish for a reason.
Even though Democrats like Obama support abortion up until the moment of birth, they know this stance is wildly unpopular with voters.
After all, Trump pointing out that Hillary Clinton supported unrestricted abortions helped swing the 2016 election, as voters who made the Supreme Court their number one issue broke 58 to 41 for Trump.
But Oliver doesn’t care about that.
Instead, he demanded Democrats dive headfirst into the debate over unrestricted abortions.
“We need elected officials to stop tiptoeing around the issue of abortion and take steps to properly safeguard it,” Oliver exclaimed. “The dream version of this would be a Constitutional amendment that’d support people’s fundamental rights to make personal decisions about contraception, pregnancy, marriage, and family life.”
Initially, Democrats thought the leaked draft ruling would mobilize their base for the elections.
However, the Democrats are only alienating even more swing voters by coming out so radically pro-abortion.
And the 2016 election is proof positive of this important fact Democrats refuse to believe.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.