This does not seem magnanimous on the part of LGBT activists.
Biden claims he’s the first member of a presidential administration to publicly voice support for gay marriage.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 16, 2020
Actually, that was Republican VP Dick Cheney:https://t.co/9wZjy63pSM
I misread Bernie’s broad 2016 ideological coalition as a generic candidate net favorability vote. But it now seems like he combined ideological objections to Hillary from 2 directions, the economic left & the social/racial/gender right, & has mostly retained only the left side— Matt Grossmann (@MattGrossmann) March 8, 2020
I think both Clinton and Sanders perceived Hillary’s attacks on Bernie as insufficiently left on culture to be effective when in fact they were counterproductive.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 8, 2020
This misunderstanding went on to shape many candidates’ 2020 decision-making. https://t.co/RK1Dj4jA95
Rural/non-college white vote for Sanders in 2016 was mostly socially right of Hillary and those voters are comfortable with Biden now (and in the general that could potentially include some Obama- Trump voters too).— Campaign Diaries (@CampaignDiaries) March 8, 2020
Bernie’s association with the “squad” cost him this vote.
A similar point, looking at why Warren’s campaign imploded. Via Tucker Carlson:
“Warren got derailed. More precisely, she got infected with a virulent strain of identity politics…. Elizabeth Warren went intersectional, and it killed her.”
Exceptionally well-prepared candidate who ran a groundbreaking campaign. He would never win my vote because of profoundly different views on some key issues, but Pete did some impressive things and transcended some appalling ugliness with dignity. https://t.co/cOGred8zsm— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 1, 2020
Not even 5 years ago, marriage equality became the law of the land. Tonight, @PeteButtigieg ends his presidential candidacy as the first gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates for a major party's nomination. And tonight, you have to reflect on what’s still possible.— Chrys Kefalas – Text CREATORS to 52886 (@CKefalas) March 2, 2020
This gif is unexpectedly moving. God bless America. https://t.co/bDqaqz5u2e— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 2, 2020
"As many LGBT activists see it, if you’re not a flamboyant queer socialist with a non-white partner, you apparently don’t really count as being gay"https://t.co/kRm9NSCpfI— Quillette (@Quillette) March 4, 2020
.@ArielleScarcell has been attacked mercilessly for speaking out against the radical LGBTQ community.— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) February 23, 2020
It takes REAL guts to stand against today’s “woke” insanity.
I have nothing but respect for Arielle and other people who walk away from the Left. 🙌pic.twitter.com/gxaN92Avry
From Andrew Sullivan, who is No Fan of our president:
The Human Rights Campaign’s Twitter feed has made no mention at all — even as they are rightly touting the first lesbian mother in Congress. Why is the first openly gay Cabinet member a nonevent? Because he’s a conservative. And to the activist left and too many of the Establishment liberals in the gay movement, that means he’s not really gay.
Ric Grenell just became the first-ever openly gay member of the Cabinet in U.S. history. You missed that? So did everyone else. Hate him or love him, it's a landmark. https://t.co/1imqE6pC3H— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) February 21, 2020
An example of the disparagement:
Hardcore partisan best known for brazenly lying about a terrorist attack weighs in: https://t.co/BgA6EKq1j2— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 21, 2020
Earlier, I made a similar point about conservatives and LGB critics of trans radicalism, but focused on opposition to the child transition movement.
I have conservative Christians in my feed celebrating a radical feminist lesbian while progressive queer advocates dismiss the notion of even interacting with her because she holds a single view they find heretical.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 23, 2020