What Will the GOP Do About Pro-Choice?

Mike Weisser
3 min readNov 28, 2023

There’s an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal which is such a misstatement about the conservative political tradition that no wonder a charlatan like Donald Trump is still the presumptive head of the GOP. Because if anyone with the slightest degree of knowledge about American politics buy this bullshit, then we might as well go back to understanding how the world works by studying Greek myths.

The op-ed is a fanciful discussion between two individuals who previously voted for Trump — one a ‘thoughtful’ conservative, the other a member of the MAGA crowd. Obviously, it’s what the more reasonable character says, because the whole point of the ‘responsible’ alt-right media like the WSJ is to promote an alternative to Trump.

But the narrative which the anti-Trump former Trump voter promotes is nothing but a bunch of stupid cliches which aren’t all that different from what the MAGA-type has to say.

Here’s the opening salvo from Mister GOP Respectable, who claims that he put up with Trump in 2016 because “we got a political leadership that was willing to take on the entrenched interests that have steered this country in the wrong direction for decades.”

Exactly what are these ‘entrenched interests’ that responsible GOP voters need to fight against in 2024? Here’s the list: “the progressive revolution [which] swept through our institutions, substituting open borders for controlled immigration, global economic opportunity for national interests, a green and woke orthodoxy for traditional values and faith.”

In other words, it’s not just the crazies on the MAGA team who want to lead a civil war or at least a cultural war against the Deep State. The looming encroachments of WOKE and green energy have also become a major concern for everyone on the GOP side of the slate.

Never mind the utter stupidity of this narrative, what else can you find to talk about when unemployment is under 4%, our troops are mostly at home safe and sound, and since nobody really understands the Israel-Hamas thing anyway, better just to leave it alone.

What’s most interesting about this make-believe world being carried on a WSJ page is the total absence of the one issue from the spiels of both of these dumb heads which will probably decide…