Sunday, October 28, 2018

I Do Not Understand

Why someone would want to be with a political party that wants to erase them out of existence, it just doesn’t make sense to me.
As Trump administration eyes writing transgender people ‘out of existence,’ a reckoning for a transgender Republican
The Washington Post
By Isaac Stanley-Becker
October 22, 2018

Jordan Evans, 27, is a town constable and an elected library trustee in Charlton, Mass.

She’s a Republican, as are most of the people in her hometown, a rural community where about 54 percent of voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump in 2016. Evans is also transgender, as are about 1 million other adult Americans, according to rough estimates. Few combine the two identities. Evans is believed to be the lone openly transgender elected Republican — “my cross to bear,” as she puts it.

The tension involved in her unusual profile became acute over the weekend, when the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is weighing a move to define gender as strictly biological, denying the very basis of transgender identity. According to the Wall Street Journal, the scope of the new rules is unclear.
“I am afraid,” the Republican politician said in an interview. “I’m absolutely distraught.”

“Not so much afraid for me," clarified Evans, who has been embraced by those closest to her since she first came out as transgender in 2013 and began to medically transition in 2015. "I’m afraid for people who are younger than me — people who don’t have the kind of experiences in the world that I’ve had. They see this, and they’re rightfully terrified.”
Evans acknowledged being envious of the outpouring of support on the other side of the partisan divide. “Every so often,” she said, she is tempted to abandon the Republicans. “It would be easier, wouldn’t it?”

Where she stands now, she is held at arm’s length by both of the communities that are most important to her.

“I’m met with disdain from Republicans because of my identity and suspicion from the transgender community because of my affiliation,” she said.
Well I’ll tell you I don’t understand how you can say you can stay with a party that is doing everything to erase your existence and to make you feel not welcome?
Running in Republican circles as a transgender person can be a lonely, and sometimes frightful, experience, she said. At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual summit for conservative officials and activists, Evans was confronted by someone from what she described as a “far-right nationalist group.”

“He called me the downfall of the West to my face,” she recalled. This encounter was jarring, however, precisely because it wasn’t representative of her overall experience. She has been attending CPAC for years, she said, and has found support from some of the people she has met there, especially younger conservatives.
Isn’t that supposed to be the definition of insanity… doing something over and over again expecting a different outcome?

One person that has seen the light is…
Caitlyn Jenner regrets backing Donald Trump
Channel 24
October 27, 2018

Los Angeles - Former Olympic US athlete and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner has penned an op-ed voicing regret for backing President Donald Trump, and saying "I was wrong" about Trump's commitment to LGBTQ rights.

"Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to claim to support this valuable, vulnerable community, and I was encouraged by the applause he received when he said at the Republican National Convention in July 2016 that he would stand up for the LGBTQ community," Jenner said in a column published in The Washington Post Thursday.

"Sadly, I was wrong," added the lifelong Republican. "The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president."

She said Trump since his election had failed to live up to his words and accused him of using trans people as political pawns "as he whips up animus against us in an attempt to energise the most right-wing segment of his party, claiming his anti-transgender politics are meant to 'protect the country'.

"This is politics at its worst. It is unacceptable, it is upsetting, and it has deeply, personally hurt me," Jenner said.
It is better to seen the light later then never to seen it all.

The Republicans say they want to get government off our backs but they are doing everything they can to stick government in to our most personal parts of our lives.

The Republicans they want a balanced budget but they just passed a budget that created the largest deficit in history… almost two trillion dollars!


  1. There are numerous untruths and mis-statements or mis-interpretation of stated facts.
    Would you care to have me elaborate? Or will you just delete me out of existence ?