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.
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 IV, Kelly Daughtry, Renee Ellmers, Kent 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.