Earlier, I made a similar point about conservatives and LGB critics of trans radicalism, but focused on opposition to the child transition movement.
If Pete Buttigieg wins the nomination: His inexperience and embrace of many extreme positions (which he doesn’t seem to realize are, from the viewpoints of a great many Americans, truly extreme, especially his abortion absolutism), means Trump wins.
If Bernie Sanders wins the nomination: The exposure of his years lionizing communist dictatorships, which his fellow Democrats have given him a pass on (hoping to pick up his supporters), and the far-left economic-redistributionist policies he still holds mean Trump wins in a landslide.
If Joe Biden wins the nomination: He increasingly seems old and befuddled and Trump wins.
If Mike Bloomberg wins the nomination: Trump is the “blue-collar billionaire”; Bloomberg is just a globalist capitalist who champions policies that hollowed out industrial America. Trump wins.
If Elizabeth Warren wins the nomination: She won’t.
If Amy Klobuchar wins the nomination: At this point, she’s a wild card who, if she hews toward moderate, centrist positions, has a shot. But she hasn’t really been tested and vetted, so odds are still Trump wins.
Today I asked @amyklobuchar if there is room in her coalition for pro-life people. She said yes of course. I asked if she’d try to find common ground on bringing down the number of abortions.— Chris Crawford (@CrawfordStuff) February 10, 2020
She said “Yes. Yes.” And told me about her work in the adoption caucus in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/CIvfMSulEE
Sanders is clearly the frontrunner at this point. The moderate lane is fractured. If Democrats wish to challenge Sanders internally, Biden and Warren both need to step out now, and Buttigieg and Klobuchar are going to have to determine before Super Tuesday which one is viable.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 12, 2020
We are advocating the dangerous and unethical use of puberty blockers, electively, on children and cross hormone therapy and elective plastic surgery for minors, should be illegal. https://t.co/x37B369xya— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 31, 2020
When these organizations manufacture study conclusions to confirm social and political agendas, their authority is no longer recognized and the people must act to legally prevent them from harming children. https://t.co/x37B369xya— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 31, 2020
Monday’s article in the Times: ‘it feels like conversion therapy for gay children’ say Tavistock clinicians. pic.twitter.com/CJNjxZ00Mr— Lily Maynard (@LilyLilyMaynard) April 10, 2019
My daughter was only a year older than this when she wanted to transition. We never referred to her as a boy. She’s now a young adult & a happy lesbian who says her younger self would have jumped at the chance to take T if we had enabled it. https://t.co/WDYuQZ3tzV— Lily Maynard (@LilyLilyMaynard) April 25, 2019
“I went to the detransition network launch in Manchester and it had a big impact on me… and I had a voice echoing through my head for weeks afterwards saying ‘They’re sterilising gay kids, they’re sterilising gay kids, they’re sterilising gay kids…’ “— Jan Skelton (@jan_skelton) February 9, 2020
Brad Polumbo writes that the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT lobby, once “worked with Republicans initially to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, an early piece of legislation that would have added sexual orientation as a protected class under federal anti-discrimination employment laws.”
More recently, however, “the group put out a statement blasting as ‘deeply dangerous’ Republican congressman Chris Stewart, who introduced a gay and transgender rights bill [the Fairness for All Act], because it disagreed with some of the exceptions his bill contained.”
Coleman Hughes writes:
Perhaps the most pernicious consequence of intersectionality, however, is its effect on the culture of elite college campuses. … It operates as a master formula by which social status is doled out. Being black and queer is better than just being black or queer, being Muslim and gender non-binary is better than being either one on its own, and so forth. By “better,” I mean that people are more excited to meet you, you’re spoken of more highly behind your back, and your friends enjoy an elevated social status for being associated with you. …
At the same time, elite campus culture is overcorrecting for more traditional forms of identity-based oppression by giving cis-straight-white students—or at least those among them who are embedded in the intersectionalist subculture—a choice between being honest with themselves and being held in high esteem by their peers. Ultimately, we should want to create a culture that does not provide strong incentives for people to be anything other than who and what they are.