Joe Biden’s Definitely Not Getting My Vote in 2024.
Let me start by saying that I live in the state of New York.
I believe in voting strategically, particularly during the primaries. It’s certainly not healthy or productive to disengage entirely, so of course I will still be voting down ballot and aiding true, vetted progressives in their efforts to get elected. But, I have absolutely no intention of giving Joe Biden my vote.
I didn’t in 2020, either.
I was fortunate enough living in New York to feel not one second thought about writing in Bernie Sanders, and I absolutely will not apologize for it.
Frankly now, I have never, ever been more glad of that decision.
The true, final nail in the coffin for me came quite recently.
Personally, I’m still trying to come to terms with the reality that Roe vs. Wade has been overturned. It still has not sunk in. I keep going back and forth between raw anger, sadness, numbness and even denial. Just…grief. I’m still trying to process what this means for women all over the country, and the consequences it will bring for anyone living in a state where a uterus is considered government property to be heavily regulated.
But in the midst of all of this grief and anger and frustrated pleas for Democrats to actually do something, Biden evidently had other plans.
Our Democratic President of the United States decided to make a deal with Mitch McConnell, and will be handing an anti-choice Republican attorney a lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship in Kentucky.
The attorney’s name is Chad Meredith.
In 2018, Meredith defended the State of Kentucky’s law forcing doctors to show women ultrasound images and listen to the “fetal heartbeat” before they had an abortion.
Ryland Barton with WFPL wrote at the time:
“…Chad Meredith, Bevin’s deputy general counsel, argued the law makes sure that women seeking abortions are more fully informed because “not every patient understands the consequences of the abortion procedure.”
“This is right in the heartland of what states are permitted to do to regulate…