The Democrats are doing it again; don't they ever learn?

Oct 2014
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In the past the Republicans have been fairly successful at getting into legislative battles about hot-button social issues in the run-up to major elections, leading to Democrats proposing and sometimes passing legislation whose major effect is to rile up Republican voters so much that they turn out in droves to vote against every Democrat in sight.

It happened over abortion, it happened over gay marriage, and now it's happening over transgender issues. Things are getting so heated that Republicans will be getting up off their deathbeds to vote. If the Democrats could only dial back a bit over the next few months and not give the Republicans any more reasons to paint them as the party of child molesters, it would be very helpful. Or else we'll end up temporarily winning the battle over transgender rights and losing the war over which party occupies the White House and has a Senate majority.
 
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Oct 2014
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No, they don't learn... They are, generally speaking, intolerant short sighted radicals that are not happy if they don't have some cause to pursue.


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Jun 2014
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In the past the Republicans have been fairly successful at getting into legislative battles about hot-button social issues in the run-up to major elections, leading to Democrats proposing and sometimes passing legislation whose major effect is to rile up Republican voters so much that they turn out in droves to vote against every Democrat in sight.

It happened over abortion, it happened over gay marriage, and now it's happening over transgender issues. Things are getting so heated that Republicans will be getting up off their deathbeds to vote. If the Democrats could only dial back a bit over the next few months and not give the Republicans any more reasons to paint them as the party of child molesters, it would be very helpful. Or else we'll end up temporarily winning the battle over transgender rights and losing the war over which party occupies the White House and has a Senate majority.

Democrats didn't pass the unconstitutional anti-transgender laws in North Carolina or Mississippi.
 
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Oct 2014
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Democrats didn't pass the unconstitutional anti-transgender laws in North Carolina or Mississippi.
No, but their reaction to those laws is playing right into the hands of the Republican Party, whose supporters tend to get a lot more worked up about these sorts of issues than Democrats do.
 
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Jun 2014
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No, but their reaction to those laws is playing right into the hands of the Republican Party, whose supporters tend to get a lot more worked up about these sorts of issues than Democrats do.

I don't think that the Democrats' actions have been nearly as offensive as have been the actions of the Republicans. You can't just ignore it when Republican politicians attempt to step on the rights of a minority group simply to rile up their electoral base. Hell, their bigoted electoral base has grown too small to matter, if sane people will only step up and vote. The Republicans have been on the wrong side of every one of these civil rights issues since the civil rights movement in the mid-1960s. They've lost, in the long run, on every single issue. They'll lose even quicker this time. Transgenders are only 0.3% of the population and the vast majority of those are adults. Most kids don't even attend school with a transgender classmate, so this isn't exactly an issue that normal folks have been worried about. Of those who do actually know a school age transgender person, it's quite likely that most of them are sympathetic toward their situation, rather than seething with fear and hatred. Republicans have run out of effective boogeymen to frighten their sniveling minions if they're down to attacking transgender kids.
 
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