Katha Pollitt, a leading abortion writer, has found an even crueler way to kill babies–boil them! To be fair, she said that she would be fine with voting for Joe Biden even if he supported boiling babies. To step back for a moment, no one asked her. No one said, “If Joe Biden supported boiling babies, would you still vote for him?” This writer just sat down the other day and said it.
Absolutely no one:
Katha Pollitt: I’d support Joe Biden if he boiled babies
Pollitt’s column centered around whether she’d support Joe Biden in the face of sexual assault allegations against him. We won’t go into that right now, because our focus is the absurdity of Pollitt saying she’s okay with boiling babies. She stated, “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them. He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important.”
Look, we’ve all had to meet a certain word count for a school paper or, if you regularly write like I do, for a blog or op-ed. But this was her first sentence! It wasn’t a throwaway line at the end to try to hit her word count. She thought of all the things she had to say, this was the most important line!
Pro-lifers and pro-choicers were swift to criticize Pollitt:
This is deranged. A writer for The Nation says she would vote for Joe Biden even if he ate boiled babies. This is what many in the Democratic Party have collapsed to in the Trump era. A willingness to abandon all principle and justify literally anything if it will hurt Trump. pic.twitter.com/XKcJzSropI
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) May 21, 2020
Ball is no conservative–she even ran for office as a Democrat in Virginia several years ago.
People say at least Katha Pollitt is being honest here in this lede, but given her views against the sanctity of human life, I think she might be even more likely to vote for Biden in this scenario. https://t.co/wF4Xw8A4Qz
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 21, 2020
— studentsforlife (@StudentsforLife) May 26, 2020