This week was a glimpse into the seriousness of the Democratic presidential contender field as two leading candidates addressed the concerns on the minds of millions of registered voters. First out of the gate was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who said Friday that she would support the creation of a “third gender” on all federal levels. Asked at a New Hampshire campaign event if she would support a federal designation of “X” for people who identify as neither male nor female, Gillibrand said that she would most certainly put her weight behind such an initiative.
“Yes,” Gillibrand said quickly.
CBS reported that LGBT activists loudly applauded at her answer.
No doubt, this fast-thinking response just won Gillibrand tens of votes in the primaries.
Then there was Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who told her own crowd of New Hampshire liberals that she was in favor of scrapping Columbus Day and turning it into “Indigenous People’s Day,” in honor of recognizing the “crime scene” that was America’s founding.
“We have to remember our history. Uncomfortable, to your point about truths, though it may make us,” she told an audience member asking about the change. “When it comes to indigenous Americans, the indigenous people, there is a lot of work that we still have to do. So count me in on support.”
That will probably net Harris at least a dozen extra votes in the primaries, but it might be canceled out by the Italian-Americans who will feel slighted by the notion of dishonoring Columbus. Close call.
Of course, this is all rather silly, insubstantial stuff, but it doesn’t surprise us that these are the topics of conversation coming up at these primary events. This is what the modern left has become – a bunch of permanently-outraged “I wish I wasn’t white” activists who hate everything about America’s founding and everything about straight, white, naturally-male men. They have it in their minds that if they can just overthrow this cabal of white supremacy with nonsense like third genders and Indigenous People’s Day, everything will be well again in the United States. Or well for the first time, as the case may be.
We can only pray that the silliness continues. The further down the social justice rabbit hole these presidential contenders go, the better Trump’s chances become. By the time the general election rolls around, we could be looking at a historic landslide in the making. Men, women, and even X’s will be lining up to vote for a second term.