Joe Biden wants to convince anyone who will listen that he’s a moderate Democrat who has little or nothing in common with the “socialist” Bernie Sanders or the extremist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal. He’s his own man, and he’s a throwback to the Democratic Party of old. Sure, sure, he’s going to raise your taxes like any good Democrat would do, but he’s not down with all of that crazy stuff, guys! He’s your old Uncle Joe! You KNOW him!
Well, the only problem with this message is that Biden consistently steps all over it with his own quiet attempts to push his agenda. A perfect example is what happened on Friday when Biden vowed to sign the “Equality Act,” a piece of legislation that would make it mandatory for schools to allow transgender girls to compete with actual girls in athletic sports. Just so there’s no confusion, when we say “transgender girls,” we are talking about boys who think that they are actually female.
This disturbing bill ran into the stone wall of the Republican-controlled Senate last May, but it will go all the way to the White House desk if Biden wins and the Democrats take control of the congressional upper chamber. So, yeah, we have THAT to look forward to.
“My administration will enact the Equality Act to end legal discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, expand economic opportunities for LGBTQ+ people, reform our treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in our criminal justice system, ensure access to accurate identification documents, and improve government data collection to better track violence against the transgender community,” Biden said in a statement. “I believe that Trans Lives Matter and, as president, I will fight on behalf of every vulnerable person in this country.”
If you’re voting for Trump, you ain’t trans!
Anyway, Biden also addressed the issue of transgender children at ABC’s town hall event on Thursday, where he basically said that it’s just fine for 8-year-old kids to decide for themselves to change genders.
“I’m the proud mom of two girls, 8 and 10. My youngest daughter is transgender,” a questioner asked. “The Trump administration has attacked the rights of transgender people, banning them from military service, weakening nondiscriminatory protections, and even removing the word ‘transgender’ from some government websites. How will you as president reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under U.S. law?”
Instead of shrugging and saying that, as a moderate Democrat throwback candidate, he wasn’t going to get into all of this silliness, Biden went full-crazy.
“I would flat-out just change the law, eliminate those executive orders, number one,” Biden said. “The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, ‘I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be. It’d make my life a lot easier’ — there should be zero discrimination.”
Uh-huh. “Discrimination” now means telling your eight-year-old boy that they can’t just decide to become a girl on a whim. You heard it straight from the “moderate” Democrat running for president.
Another good reminder that, in today’s political climate, there is no such thing.