We’ve been surprised that there haven’t been that many “Handmaid’s Tale” takes Tuesday after Monday night’s leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. That doesn’t make us think that the protesters won’t be digging out their handmaiden costumes and wearing them in front of the Supreme Court tonight, but we’re seeing a lot more references to the American Taliban. Here’s Newsweek editor-at-large Naveed Jamali:
The American Taliban really hates women and minorities.
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) May 3, 2022
And American liberals really love abortion. We get it. But we’ve seen a few people pushing back on this idea, saying not to use the term “American Taliban” to refer to the GOP because what we’re dealing with here is white Christian nationalism, not Sharia law. For example, here is Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali setting people straight:
It isn't the American Taliban. It isn't Sharia Law. It's the GOP and a conservative right-wing movement radicalized by white Christian nationalism.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) May 3, 2022
— Rando mind/your/own/business (@RandomFLDude) May 3, 2022
We also would have accepted “Christo-fascism.” Here’s a former congressional candidate:
This is why they fought against the Equal Rights Amendment.
This is why they wanted corporations to buy elections.
This is why they gutted the Voting Rights Act.
A blueprint to bring about White Christian Nationalism.
Stop calling them the American Taliban. This is the GOP.
— Lindsey Simmons (@LynzforCongress) May 3, 2022
I'm stunned that you lost your House race in Missouri by 38 points. You seem so level-headed and rational.
— AdamInHTownTX (Not a Biologist) (@AdamInHTownTX) May 3, 2022
— Ms.Fortune (@MsFortune70) May 3, 2022
Maybe you all shouldn’t have pushed the envelope to legalizing abortion up till birth
— ReedRo10 (@Ro10Reed) May 3, 2022
— Black 17 (@patriot1969007) May 3, 2022
Check out this sorry effort to piggyback on Ali’s tweet:
GQP-aliban or KKKrist-aliban ?
— John Carter (@jpcrtrsr) May 3, 2022
Solid effort, poor execution. Fail.
Oh no, he’s said too much: Joe Biden accidentally drives a stake through the heart of the pro-abort movement https://t.co/LEcdUhgzx8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2022