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If I were pro-choice, I’d vote for Trump

If I were pro-choice and I wanted to energize citizens, and embolden legislators, and encourage lobbyists to give me heaps of money, I would do everything I could do make sure Trump got the nomination at least, and the presidency if possible.
Think about it. The guy clearly doesn’t care if abortion is legal or not. A baby, to him, is a potential set of sexy legs and breasts. This is his own daughter he’s talking about, just after she turned one year old:
Robin Leach conducted a joint interview with Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples. Their daughter, Tiffany, had just turned 1 year old at the time and Leach asked Trump what attributes the baby inherited from each parent.

“Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla. She’s a really beautiful baby—she’s got Marla’s legs.” Then making a gesture that indicated large breasts, he added, “We don’t know whether or not she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.”

He says stuff like this all the time, because it’s what he really thinks. Women are for sex and decoration.

And now he wants you to think he’s pro-life.
What a gift for the pro-choice community. What a bounteous, glittering, free-and-clear gift dumped in their laps. A Trump presidency would be a dream come true. Every time he opens his fungal maw, they can say, “SEE? This is what pro-lifers stand for! Is this what you want? Is this what you want our country to be? No? Then write checks! Knock on doors! Call your senators! Keep those anti-Trump clinics humming along!”
Lots of voters are on the fence about abortion. It bothers them, and makes them feel ugly and uncomfortable; but they can’t shake the idea that women really need it to at least be an option. They can’t shake the idea that pro-lifers don’t care about women, and pro-choicers do. These folks are not deep thinkers. They’re not reading studies, and they’re not watching graphic videos. They go by headlines and sound bytes. This is what most voters are like.
Put Trump and his mouth in front of them, and they will flee into the arms of pro-choice. This is basic human psychology. It would be better for this country to have a millstone tied around its neck and be thrown into the sea than to elect President Trump.
Would I vote for Hillary? I doubt it. If it comes to Hillary vs. Trump, I probably won’t be able to vote. But I’ll tell you this: We already know what it looks like when someone like Hillary is in office. Her politics are pretty much like Obama’s. Which is to say loathesome, but what happened during his tenure? The pro-life community was enormously energized, and pro-life laws have been enacted around the country. The tide is shifting, both in the legislature and in the hearts of the people.
What is the main thing a president does? He sets the tone — especially when he is a charismatic, outspoken, larger-than-life kind of guy. He doesn’t make laws, he doesn’t make legal rulings. Yes, he influences these things, he appoints judges and cabinet members, and he exerts pressure, but the main thing he does is set the tone. What kind of tone do you think Trump would set? And what do you think would happen as a result?
Yup. If I were pro-choice, I’d cash in my 401K and hire a sky writer to put TRUMP IS PRO-LIFE over every major city. It’s a winning strategy to make abortion a permanent fixture from sea to shining sea.
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