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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Obama's Transgender Agenda

On National Public Radio, liberal pundit Cokie Roberts said Monday morning that President Obama's push to allow transgender people to use whatever bathroom they want—despite the gender on their birth certificate—is a way for the president to help the Democratic Party maintain control of the White House.

On NPR’s Morning Edition Roberts said, “You always wonder, though, at this stage in the year - in the calendar, why would these rules come out? And yes, the president wants to get a lot done before his time is up.”

“But it also might be a political ploy on the part of the administration to try to get young people excited and remind them that the Republicans, in many cases, are against transgender people, gay marriage, that kind of thing, just an attempt to keep the Obama coalition together going into the election,” Roberts added.

However, the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker—also part of the discussion—disagreed with Roberts. “I don't think people are very interested in arguing about that right now,” Parker said. “I think they're much more concerned about, you know, who's going to be the president than they are about who's going to which bathroom.”

The discussion is related to the states and school districts deciding whether to comply with a directive from the Obama administration stating that transgender students may not be treated differently from other students. Both the Education and Justice Department warned the states not to discriminate against transgender students or else they risk losing federal education funds, though the guidelines aren’t legally binding.

Transgender usage of bathrooms has become a contentious issue this year. On Tuesday, Texas governor Greg Abbott posted on Twitter

The Democrats are trying to retain control of the Executive branch for another four years. The transgender bathroom issue may be their only lifeline in light of failed policies, domestically and internationally, under eight years of an Obama presidency.

Source: AAN


Anonymous said...

Are we stupid? This is on the schedule of the Democrat playbook. Bring up contentious issues before an election to confuse and divide people, issues that existed years before, issues that, in the end, are mostly fluff.
It's been done locally by Jim Ireton on more than one occasion, most recently with some foolishness that he brought up before council months before the 2015 election. It was such a ludicrous issue that nobody even remembers it now, but it seemed important to some then. And has he continued to pursue it, or even mention it since becoming a councilmember? Nope!

Anonymous said...

Nothing more than insidious diversionary tactics. These people are the scum of the earth.

Anonymous said...

All he is doing is continuing to weaken this dumb country and you dumbos are falling for it hook, line and sinker.

Divide and Conquer!!

NWO is coming!

Anonymous said...

Everybody is dancing but nobody States the obvious. The Constitution of the United States of America does not allow the president to say anything about this issue.

Anonymous said...

What was the point of the first sentence labeling her as a liberal pundit?
Because there was nothing liberal about her statement.
What she said was true and she never said she supported him or the policy.

Anonymous said...

Come on folks!

It is not BARRY. It is his bosses.

Focus on the important thing: WHO is creating this stuff? WHO is in charge? WHO is writing his scripts? WHO did he work for, and why?