Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) was asked by MSNBC how Democrats are going to cope with voters not being that concerned with abortions. Democrats have banked that it would be a major motivator only to find out that people are more worried about the rising costs, crime, and day-to-day concerns like interest rates.
According to Abrams, inflation and abortion go hand-in-hand. She proposed that abortions are the answer to inflation.
“I would assume, maybe incorrectly, that while abortion is an issue, it nowhere reaches the level of interest in voters such as the cost of gas, food, bread, milk, things like that,” MSNBC anchor Mike Barnicle said. “What could you do as governor to alleviate concerns of Georgia voters about the livability, daily, hourly issues that they’re confronted with?”
The election denier wasted no time defending the unholy sacrament of leftist politics. Children — not Democratic policies — are causing economic angst, she said.
“But 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,” Abrams rebutted, claiming that abortion is not a “reductive issue” for women.
Abrams is currently getting clobbered in the polls against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (R), so it appears her final pitch is a rallying cry for killing children. Of course, national polls show that abortion is nowhere near the top of the list for most voters’ concerns.
“You cannot divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child,” she claimed.
.@staceyabrams says abortion can help address inflation issues: "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 reductive issue." pic.twitter.com/BNHJWqKRpa
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 19, 2022
I guess it’s safe to assume that Abrams is still trying to work the abortion angle but is it really what voters care about? None of the polls indicate that it’s even of the top 5 concerns of voters. Democrats would know that if they spend more time listening to voters and less time pandering to lobbyists.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.