Just after musician Kid Rock tweeted out the possibility of Senate run in Michigan, Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner told a New York radio audience she is eyeing a Senate run in California.Jenner told radio host John Catsimatidis that she was mulling whether she could accomplish more as an outsider “working the perimeter of the political scene” or “from the inside.” (Snip) “For me, philosophically, I’m on the Republican side. I have conservative views. But I’m also trans," she said. "…I would much rather convince Republicans to do better with (LGBT) issues than to try to convince Democrats to
Comments: Well why not. He/She must attract the ´cross over´ vote we hear so much about.
I wish this person nothing but the best in whatever "she" wants for the future...but there will always be a small corner of my brain that remembers the suicide statistics for people with gender dysphoria...most of whom are suffering from multiple other/underlying mental problems.
Even in the Scandinavian countries, whose culture is the most accepting toward all minority sexual identities, the rate of suicide attempts is astronomical.
I wonder if it would be kinder to offer treatment for their other mental illnesses before jumping right to flooding the body with hormones and surgical mutilation, especially in younger people. Some studies show up to 90% decide they are happy with their DNA-determined gender when allowed to go through "normal" puberty before treatment.
The reporter is as dumb as a box of rocks. Caitlyn is a guy that changed his name from Bruce, started crossdressing, then had himself mutilated. Claiming that the definition of a woman is a confused person into self mutilation is, at best, a profound insult to women. Not long ago that kind of misogyny was not tolerated. Caitlyn is a very troubled man and I wish him no ill. He is, however, NOT a woman and never will be.
#!0, on the other side of what you said....there are females going thru a procedure(?) so they can be males. I know of a young female that recently had her breasts reduced in size to that of a male. She/He/ is taking hormones also. How that works, I don´t know. This sex change stuff befuddles me. I think it´s plain nutso.
Bruce, Dude, As messed up as CA politics are I´m fairly certain that you would just be another distraction in the already crazy CA political circus and if your intent its to shove more accommodations and privileges for infinitesimal percentage other poor souls who share your mental illness you won´t get my vote.
Part of the reason this is so funny is that when we look at the group of feckless "professionals" in the Senate, we all know this troubled man is probably as bright and no more messed up than a great number of them!!!
By having his cojones cut off does she prove she has the cojones to stand up to the man? And who will Hillary support? Can she say not to vote for the perfectly created candidate who is on the right side of history on every issue? And what happens when Bill bites the lip of the blond after an evening of revelry expecting a quickie? How unfortunate the funniest soap opera ever envisioned happens to be our nightmare reality.
Our ´leaders´ are a bad joke. They are only after wealth and power for themselves, and special interests. Caitlyn will fit right in.
Most of the people in government really aren´t interested in governing. They would rather rule.
Its up to the voter to clean up swamp/government, but how can that be done when the quality of candidates are so poor? A special interest candidate like Caitlyn will rake in money, where competent candidates cannot get enough to be competitive.
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