Sunday, April 24, 2016

Transgender Bathroom Rights: How Republicans loose the argument to Democrats playing on the PC field

Yesterday The Hill had an article bemoaning how some conservative Republicans fear that political correctness is seeping into the Republican Party. 
I went ballistic and forcefully argue that PC is already entrenched in the GOP and has been for years. 

The dust up in North Caroline over bathrooms, to borrow a phrase from Rush Limbaugh is, a “teachable moment” of how Democrats play politics better than Republicans. 

Democrats have skillfully labeled this as an issue of “Transgender rights”.  It’s a trap waiting for Republicans to fall into and argue on that basis.  But, there’s a completely different view on the issue which is “women and children’s safety” which Republicans in Houston Texas successfully used to beat back an ordinance allowing men or woman use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.  Latest statistics report that there are nearly 17,000 registered sex offenders in North Carolina.  That’s an average of 170 sex offenders per county.  These are the kind of criminals who would gladly dress up as a woman and go into the Ladies room or locker-room to commit mischief or worse--felonious crimes.  It’s a legitimate view a preposterous law like this calls into question.          
But, here’s the problem with the GOP.  I haven’t heard Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weigh in on this issue nationally or if they have, it hasn’t been on the public safety aspects of it.   

Too often Republicans accept the premise that Democrats set on any issue and argue it on that basis.   Thus, guaranteeing their defeat of the debate before they even open the moths.   This is the definition of political correctness that afflicts the Republican Party and to this day they don’t realize it.