MUH BATHROOMS: New Republic Confirms Democrat Elites Remain Catastrophically Out-of-Touch

MUH BATHROOMS: New Republic Confirms Democrat Elites Remain Catastrophically Out-of-Touch

After decisively losing a presidential election they were sure of winning (not to mention losing seats everywhere), you’d think Democrat leaders would rethink at least some aspects of their current policies and political strategies. However, what we’ve mostly been hearing has been a stubborn refusal to accept responsibility for their own failures, with Democrats blaming everything from the Electoral College and the FBI to WikiLeaks and Russia for Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Right-wingers who for decades have claimed that Democrat policies revolve around rejecting personal responsibility can surely feel vindicated as they witness how Democrat politicians and pundits now deal with defeat.

One rare Democrat politician who seems at least somewhat willing to admit that left-wing excesses helped Trump get elected is Bernie Sanders, who’d probably have faced Trump in the 2016 election if the DNC hadn’t rigged the primary. Sanders has criticized both political correctness and identity politics, the two sacred cows of contemporary American left-wing ideology. For doing this, the Jewish politician who lost family members in the Holocaust has been accused of defending White Supremacy. Gee, I wonder if the American Left might not have gotten a tad bit unhinged..

An article in The New Republic from last week, while less hysterical in tone, is just as ridiculous in terms of substance. Seemingly without any irony, it chides Sanders for caring more about issues of economic inequality (which affect more than 90% of the population) than mandating that transsexuals get to use their preferred bathrooms (an issue that affects 0.3% of the population at most). And no, that’s not an exaggeration:

The town hall also revived Sanders’s chronic problem of prioritizing economic justice over the identity-based concerns of marginalized groups. Towards the very end, Cuomo asked the senator what he’d say to Americans who see Democrats as “more concerned with what bathroom people go into [than] how they earn a living?”

“Very fair question,” Sanders said.

But it wasn’t a fair question. It was based on a pernicious premise that the senator should have challenged. Ensuring transgender Americans can use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identities isn’t some tertiary issue. It’s a vital anti-discrimination measure. And, for transgender Americans in the workplace, it’s very much about being treated equally as they earn a living.

Beyond the fact that “transgender rights” issues in general are undeniably tertiary (again, they make up a tiny, tiny group, which the ridiculous amounts of attention devoted to their cause by academia, the MSM and pop culture can’t change), the bathroom issue seems an especially inappropriate litmus test. We aren’t talking about equal rights here, but special rights –  the supposed right of biological men to use bathrooms reserved for women, and vice versa. And since you don’t need to get your genitals examined before using a public bathroom, this only affects transsexuals who look nothing like the sex they’re claiming to be anyway.

Even if you’re comfortable with the idea of gender identity trumping biological reality when it comes to which bathroom non-passing transsexuals get to use, there is no proposed way to ensure that only people actually suffering from gender dysphoria/gender identity disorder get to take advantage of this. Any male pervert wanting to creep on women in their private spaces will be able to use “I identify as a woman” as his get-out-of-jail-free card whenever the security guards come for him, without even needing to change up his appearance (The SJW extremists that have hijacked the “trans movement” fiercely oppose society requiring any proof of trans-status – Listen and Believe remains a fitting slogan).

In short, this would be a ridiculous hill for the Left to die on – but that is exactly what The New Republic is demanding. Taking for granted that men getting to use female bathrooms is the defining civil rights struggle of our time, it continues thusly:

You wouldn’t have known this from Sanders’s answer. As always, he railed against the plutocrats, disparaging Democrats for joining with Republicans to deregulate Wall Street and pass free trade deals. “I think the American people understand that there’s something profoundly wrong in this country when you have a small number of billionaires that have so much power,” he said. He also trotted out stump-speech lines about tuition-free public colleges and higher minimum wages; with passing mentions of fighting climate change and reforming our immigration and criminal justice systems.

What Sanders didn’t do was mention bathrooms—or transgender Americans—even once.

And he wonders why critics say he only cares about economic issues.

Besides the fact that Sanders was clearly addressing plenty of non-economic issues as well (climate change, immigration reform and criminal justice reform to be precise), the main objection this article seems to have is the fact that Sanders doesn’t consider “trans bathroom rights” an issue of comparable importance to economic inequality, the super-rich subverting democracy, affordable higher education or a living wage. It was at this point that I had to double-check to see if I hadn’t accidentally clicked on an article from The Onion.

Forget about right-wingers and centrists – I can’t for the life of me imagine that most left-wingers, outside of the loathsome SJW crowd, are on board with elevating the trans bathroom issue, and similar nonsense, to the top of their policy agenda. In terms of electoral politics it seems outright suicidal, and it similarly fails on policy merits. Many Trump-supporters have increasingly taken to telling Democrats “This is why Trump won” in response to their increasingly unhinged rhetoric and policy positions, but most leading Democrats seem to remain in denial about this. Oh well, if they want to ensure Trump gets 4 more years to beat back the Globalists, I can’t be too upset about that.

Christi Junior

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  • fnd

    Leftists are really good at making culture war, i’ll give them that. The problem for them comes when too many leftists start believing their own bullshit.

    • Frank Riese

      Agreed. There have also been some very two-faced individuals that have found refuge in the ranks of the left, which the left never held accountable. Through my ex, I had been involved in the SJW crowd for some time, but soon saw what kind of horrible people they are. If they would at least uphold the values they proclaim, I would have less disgust for them.

  • Frank Riese

    I think we would be well served if we did actually take gender out of a lot of laws and political debate. Some things cannot be separated from biological realities, such as child birth, but there are a lot of gendered laws and bias in sentencing, enforcement and socially that hurts men. The pendulum has swung to far the other way.

    Men hating seems to have become acceptable political speech. VAWA has made false protection order run rampant. They have been abused much, but have done little to avoid violence, such as in the case of Eulalio Tordil of this past year.

    When immigrants were reported raping women in Cologne feminists wanted to implement a general curfew for all men. The rhetoric from the far left has become completely idiotic.

    Do I sound like some right-wing hardliner? I am actually LGBT, have Jewish ancestry and I am pretty much as ungendered as you can get without being transgender. The constant lying, violence, and bullying from SJWs has turned me away from identifying with the current leftist politics. Those people do not uphold my values.

    • “Those people do not uphold my values.”

      I’m not accusing you of anything, but what you said there in that quote sounds extremely similar to when ‘good feminists’ say “not all feminists are like that” or “radical feminists do not represent me” when they are questioned on why their movement has degenerated into the pile of man-hating crap it is, and questioned on why those whining misandrist fuck-faces like Jessica Valenti are constantly allowed to spew their faeces in the mainstream media, news media, academia, education, politics, government and entertainment media.

      I keep getting told that the radical feminists are a minority and that the “good feminists” far outnumber them. Isn’t it funny how we NEVER see the professional women’s groups and women’s organizations making any effort to call out and stop these radicals? I think we all know why.

      I kind of see the same thing with the LGBTQ community. I’ve encountered quite a few of these people online over the last 2 years or so, and despite them telling me that the radical LGBTQs are a “tiny minority”, this so-called “tiny minority” happens to control and dictate the entire community, not to mention having their narrative/ideology peddled in the mainstream media, news media, academia, education, politics, government and entertainment media.

      Again like I said earlier, I’m not accusing you of dishonesty. It’s just that based on the fact that it’s the radicals of these ideologies who are in control, dictate and dominate the MSM, academia, entertainment media, etc., it’s getting increasingly harder and harder to believe the “the radicals do not represent me or the ideology” line.

    • BanPC

      “Man hating seems to have become acceptable political speech.”

      Well, you’re only about 6 years late to that party. Truth be told, probably quite a bit longer than that.

      • It is quite a bit longer than that, it’s actually more like 30 years.

  • tz1

    I’m thinking some biochemical experiment escaped into the blue areas. Or maybe Alex Jones was right about chemtrails. Eric Raymond calls these “peacock issues”.
    The few remaining sane lefties (e.g. Glenn Greenwald) are fighting a losing battle. Hillary wasn’t even that good. Trump will easily win a second term, then Pence for 8 years…

  • lazypadawan

    The left has made the same mistake the “moral majority” socially conservative right made in the ’80s: trying too hard to impose top-down its most extreme version of its value system on people who don’t agree with it and don’t want it.

    • Frank Riese

      I like your comment. You might not agree with my general political leaning, but that is why I am libertarian (as opposed to what Americans call liberal). I think government needs to justify its involvement in people’s life. People should not have to argue why it should stay out of their life. Avoiding government abusing power and overstepping its bounds is a leading theme in a multitude of America’s most defining frameworks.

  • Silence Dogood

    Identity politics continues to be utterly asinine and the bane of legitimate social progress. Arguing over which shitter you use is MORE important than a job with livable wage and benefits? What the fuck? Priorities people. Shallow victory if you get to take your dick into the ladies room when you can’t afford to pay your fucking bills.

    • I can see why Chris would question whether or not he was reading an Onion article when they’re actually using lines like “And he wonders why critics say he only cares about economic issues”, as if such issues are so unimportant compared to the “vital need” that is identity politics. Food? Water? Air? That’s all trivial compared to ensuring everyone’s ability to say that they’re a zoosexual dragonkin on their medical form. Seriously, the left just looks more like a parody of itself with each passing day.

      • Silence Dogood

        I’m beginning to think the fluff in Warhammer 40K is prophetic and we’re gradually witnessing the influence of Chaos Gods of the Warp seep into reality. I have some mental health issues and let me tell you, it is fucking ALARMING the levels of crazy I’m seeing that most people don’t bat an eye at.

        • Toastrider

          I for one welcome our future Adeptus Mechanicus overlords.

        • DisneyVillain

          Hell, I’ve actually wanted to inhale mercury vapor (The term “mad as a hatter” comes from hat makers using mercury to felt hats and going insane from the vapor eventually leading to death) to increase my madness and SJW have a madness even I don’t want.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    Identity politics and “muh marginalized groups” will remain in the forefront of the democratic party’s priorities so long as they continue to be a party of corporatism, globalism, mass immigration, billionaire activism and Hollywoo celebrities. Obviously most of the biggest issues in the country with voters right now are fundamentally economic ones but the democrats can’t really go that route when they’re bought and paid for by people who are creating many of those same problems for fun and profit.

  • Mellowtonein

    The author is dead right: public bathroom use NEVER been an issue for people who look like the right gender, it has ONLY been an issue for “non-passable” ones who go out in public. So really this is probably more like .003 percent of the population. TGs have been taken up as a “cause” by the left because they are one of the very few