Sunday, September 04, 2022

Bo Hines Repents His Anti-Abortion Statements


Nothing says rising tide of blue like watching professional conservatives suddenly losing their shit over they past statements about abortion. I quote at length here about Bo Hines (he of checkered past) -- because it's so damn juicy -- from the newsletter "Indy Daily" by Jane Porter, editor of IndyWeek, delivered as an email last Thursday morning:

Good morning, readers.

Here’s a funny thing: Bo Hines, the 27-year-old second coming of Madison Cawthorn who doesn’t like to be compared to Madison Cawthorn, has scrubbed his entire campaign website of any mention of his "pro life" values—but they featured heavily in his primary campaign for the Republican nomination for the 13th Congressional district. 

So that’s weird, right?!

Scroll down to the first photo in this newsletter for receipts. There used to be a whole page linked to Bo Hines’s position on "Life and Family" on his website that has now mysteriously disappeared. Web archives indicate that when you clicked the vanished link, a page would have popped up with the following statement:

"I am pro-life. I believe that life begins at conception and that we must protect the rights of the unborn. I also believe in traditional marriage. We must fight to protect our core family values that are rooted in biblical principles."

But you can’t find any references to Bo Hines being pro-life on his website anymore. Could it be that since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision came down in June, North Carolinians, including those in Bo Hines’s tossup district, have vociferously and via survey indicated their support for abortion access and reproductive rights?

Some polling certainly indicates that that’s the case: here’s Blueprint from earlier this month. Here’s a joint survey from WRAL and SurveyUSA from June. 

Let’s not forget that before his primary—in which Bo Hines ran against and defeated DeVan Barbour IVKelly DaughtryRenee EllmersKent Keirsey, and three other candidates—he told the News & Observer that he would support legislation banning all abortions with no exceptions. Funnily enough, Bo Hines has been mum on the issue ever since. 

Here’s another funny thing: there’s a video on Bo Hines’s website touting his endorsement from the legally embattled former president, one Donald J. Trump. 

But a Public Policy Polling survey from last week indicates that, of 506 residents polled, 56 percent of people in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional district have an unfavorable opinion of the former president while only 35 percent of survey respondents have a favorable opinion of Trump. 

How long before that video disappears from the website as well? The PPP survey shows Bo Hines running neck and neck with Democratic state Senator Wiley Nickel, both with 40 percent support from respondents and 20 percent undecided. So, go ahead—do the math, and place your bets now. DJT and a hardline anti-abortion stance likely won't play well in the new 13th district. 

Have a great Thursday! Thanks for reading.



Wolf's Head said...

No matter what the results of the election this year are, you lefties will have to figure out how you're going to live with all of Trump's supports.

Such as the ones in the below video.

No matter what you think, they are legion and living near you.

Anonymous said...

You're right. The fascists are legion in the Trump party and are proud to peacock their white nationalist sympathies.

I'm puzzled as to why the fascist have turned their back on democracy and embrace authoritarianism.

Wolf's Head said...

Ask Joe Biden. He's doing everything he can to silence the opposition to his agenda. A typical fascist trait.

Or, if you honestly think Trump supporters are authoritarian fascists, why don't you talk to your neighbors who are Trump supporters and find out why?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Most want Trump because they want white men to stay in power against a future that says minorities will be the majority, in the not too distant future.

You know this. You have stated that Rhodesia was an example of good governance.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what silence of the opposition that you speak.

Wolf's Head said...

"Most want Trump because they want white men to stay in power against a future that says minorities will be the majority, in the not too distant future"

It's not so much white men, but Western Civilization. We have seen severe declines in longevity and standard of living and will see even greater ones this winter.

If non whites are so effing brilliant, why isn't South America, the Middle East and Africa havens of enlightenment and prosperity?

Rhodesia was not about 'good governance', but about bringing western civilization to a primitive society who in the end, only wanted to live as their ancestors did, full of violence, disease, corruption and misery.

Like Detroit or Chicago, both democrat run paradises.

You should read 'White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling.

"Take up the White Man's burden—
The savage wars of peace—
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch Sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hopes to nought."

Which is exactly what is happening.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know what silence of the opposition that you speak.

1:29 PM

A district judge has ordered the White House to surrender the emails of senior White House officials with social media companies over collusion to censor information about Covid and the 2020 election.

Maybe this will all come out in court, but no one will care.

The truth is out there.

O Suzannah said...

Now I suddenly understand why you're anonymous. Good Lord.

Wolf's Head said...

Prove me wrong.