Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Do They Care About Us?

Let us hope that they don't. That they are more interested other issues but us.
The Hill wrote,
 A majority of Americans said they believe politicians should not have a say in whether transgender people are able to access gender-affirming health care, even as a record number of states press legislation to severely restrict care for transgender youths and adults, according to a poll published Monday by The 19th News.


Most Republicans agree: When asked if they believe elected leaders should focus on restricting access to gender-affirming care, protecting transgender people or dropping the issue entirely, a plurality of Republicans surveyed — 58 percent — said they do not want politicians to wade into transgender issues.
But the Republican party doesn't care about the voters, they have their own agenda that they want to push for the votes and carter to their conservative base.
Most Americans also believe that lawmakers don’t know enough about transgender issues to make policies.
The Advocate
By Christopher Wiggins
September 18, 2023

Most Americans are not concerned with legislation around transgender issues and harbor doubts about whether lawmakers are informed enough on matters related to trans lives to create fair policies about access to gender-affirming care, according to a survey released Monday.

In their second annual “The State of Our Nation” poll, The 19thandSurveyMonkey examined the state of women in America, with a particular focus on women of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Respondents were asked about attitudes toward the economy, abortion, health care, guns and the workplace, as well as attitudes toward gender-affirming care and trans rights.

Transgender issues don't feature prominently in most Americans’ political priorities, according to the online survey of more than 20,000 adults conducted in late August. Just 17 percent believed politicians should focus on restricting gender-affirming care, while 33 percent thought they should protect transgender individuals.

All politics are local!

All politics are local!

All politics are local!

People care about what affects their pocketbook, or the street they live on, or the place where they work!

Out California Rep. Robert Garcia, who has the distinction of being the only Democrat who sits on three committees with Georgia firebrand and MAGA Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, was blunt about why Republicans continue to use a losing issue to push hate.

“It’s because the Republican caucus here in Congress is a bunch of bullies. They are willing and happy to attack folks who are the most marginalized, who are such a small part of the population, and who don’t always have the ability or the resources to fight back,” Garcia said in an interview with The Advocate. “They view the trans community and trans families as an opportunity to reignite and continue their cultural wars.”

I think there is another reason… their white nationalistic evangelical Christian base wants it and the Republicans are playing to them, let’s hope the it does the opposite to everyone else. That it turns them off.
“Now that they’ve realized that all their attacks on women’s health and abortion have backfired on them, they’re now turning to the trans community and the broader LGBTQ+ community because it’s both issues as their favorite kind of bullying tactic, and it’s shameful,” Garcia explained.

He added, “It’s also important to remember that they’re also trying to separate trans people from the broader LGBTQ+ community. We’re all in this fight together, and so we’re not going to allow it to happen.”
I think when the Republicans went after drag queens it united us and also people said wait a minute! They overturned Roe v. Wade maybe marriage is next?
More than 57 percent of survey respondents expressed their support for the rights of transgender adults to access gender-affirming care. However, a significantly smaller percentage (39 percent) indicated their support for gender-affirming care for minors, revealing a complex public opinion landscape on this critical issue.

Okay this is where we come in by every means possible we have to educate the public to the Republican lies about health care for us. They have brainwashed to public into believing that minors have surgeries and irreversible treatment to minors. They brainwashed the public into believing the puberty blockers are new and experimental, that they make changes to children that are permanent.

Hopefully the voters will continue to balk at this stuff…
Des Moines Register
By Katie Akin
September 18, 2023

A competitive swimmer who opposes the participation of transgender women in women's sports will be the special guest speaker at Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' annual fundraiser next month.

Riley Gaines, a former member of the University of Kentucky swim team, raced Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania, in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2022 NCAA Swim Championships. Gaines and Thomas tied for fifth place.

This isn’t even about trans swimmers winning events… we lost but they still blame us.

Since then, Gaines has become an outspoken opponent of including transgender women on women's sports teams. The issue has become a flashpoint for conservatives in recent years, including Iowa lawmakers.
Is this an issue that the general public can wrap their heads around? Or do they want something done at that intersection with all the accidents? Do they care about a fifth place winner complained about tying with a trans person?

1 comment:

  1. I live in Washington State which had had gender affirming care and has gender diversity rights written into the law for over two decades. Every one in awhile some GOP member in the lower chamber files a bill to negatively affect the LGBTQ community and it never gets out of committee. This past Sunday's issue of the Seattle Times has an indepth article about a family fleeing Texas because of the negative laws affecting them and their trans-daughter. I will not say "nobody cares" because I hear about hatred coming from the pulpits of some "conservative" churches stroking the fire. The masses are not going nuts about gays and lesbians, transgender youth care and abortion.