Democrats are working overtime to get President Donald Trump ousted from the White House in November. They have gone to extremes, as evidenced by progressive Katha Pollitt's opinion piece in The Nation, saying she "would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them."
Her comments were part of an opening lede in a piece about whether or not she believed Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against the former vice president (obviously, she believes Creepy Joe).
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. Four more years of Trump will replace what remains of our democracy with unchecked rule by kleptocrats, fascists, religious fanatics, gun nuts, and know-nothings. The environment? Education? Public health? The rights of voters, workers, immigrants, people of color, and yes, women? Forget them. And not just for the next four years: A Trump victory will lock down the courts for decades. I cannot believe that a rational person can grasp the disaster that is Donald Trump and withhold their support from Biden because of Tara Reade.
People were, rightfully, confused and disgusted by the remark.
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
It should be obvious this is a deeply dangerous type of politics which is morally repugnant. Also unclear that it’s even a political winner as the Russiagate obsession and willingness to endlessly fan the wildest conspiracies should confirm. Years were wasted on a failed critique— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) May 21, 2020
Democrats used to have contempt for what they viewed as stupid MAGA cultists who would vote for Trump even if he shot someone on 5th ave. Now they have become what they hated.— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) May 21, 2020
This is such a nutty thing to write even as hyperbole. https://t.co/gRvpI0m7Nn— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 21, 2020
Good. God. https://t.co/u0oLQrjAMF— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 21, 2020
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
Well, making it easier to kill babies is already part of the Dem platform ... https://t.co/FYiLNoFg2o— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) May 22, 2020
Is that now part of the Democratic platform? https://t.co/OKujjOjRWS— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 21, 2020
In her defense babies are really delicious https://t.co/0n3bfcUAvR— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 21, 2020
OOH, have a recipe? https://t.co/4Ht0dYiz3f— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair ?? (@senatorshoshana) May 21, 2020
I read this with my baby in my lap https://t.co/cjp5jC5fBf— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) May 21, 2020
I think it's safe to put the writer of this piece in the "not persuadable" category. ????? https://t.co/pOvwUpoajA— Ryan Gorman (@ryanegorman) May 21, 2020
She’s not exaggerating. https://t.co/Ju1XG3RDwY— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) May 21, 2020
Unpopular opinion: You really shouldn't vote for any politician who boils babies and eats them. https://t.co/UirrK4SRoJ— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 21, 2020
"Joe Biden: The Boiled-Baby Eater Who's Working For You." https://t.co/kC9IFJV2JU— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 21, 2020
At least one Democrat was disgusted by the comment.
Gross beyond words. On so many levels: political and personal. In what bizarre universe does “boiled babies” become a metaphor to use for any purpose. Sick.— James J. Zogby (@jjz1600) May 21, 2020
If Democrats want to go to bat for Biden, fine. So be it. If they want to choose to believe Biden over Tara Reade, they have that prerogative. But why does everything have to be so over-the-top and like the world is going to end if President Trump is re-elected? Oh, that's right. Because it means people will be working and not relying on government handouts. Remember: unemployment was at record-lows before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic broke out (thanks, China). It means the Trump administration can continue on criminal justice reform and undoing the terrible policies that Biden was responsible for pushing – like the 1994 crime bill – that disproportionately impacted black families. It means another four years of administration standing up for religious freedoms, the sanctity of life and the Second Amendment.
Democrats will turn a blind eye to Biden's wrongdoings, not because they believe in his policies, but because they hate Trump that much.