Poll: Biden's Trans Focus Is Turning off Democratic Voters
“Is this really happening?” That’s what the University of Kentucky’s Riley Gaines thought to herself, looking around the room. No one told her — or any of the other swimmers — that they’d be sharing their NCAA locker room with a fully-grown man. “So not only were we forced to race against a male,” she told Tucker Carlson about Lia Thomas, “we were forced to change [in front of] one.” And if President Biden gets his way, every girl in America — from kindergarten to college — will be in the same boat.
Fox News’s Carlson, like most dads, was flabbergasted. “[Was Thomas] wandering around the women’s locker room?” he stopped her to ask. “Yeah,” Gaines replied. “And that’s not something we were forewarned about, which I don’t think is right. Any man changing in the locker room with [people] who [have] different parts…” Carlson interrupted her. “They just set a dude loose in your locker room and didn’t tell you?” he said, floored. “Exactly,” Gaines nodded. It was a surreal feeling, she said, “Like, ‘What is happening?’ Like, honestly — is this really happening? This is crazy.”
It wasn’t the first time girls had found themselves in vulnerable positions with Thomas. A group of University of Pennsylvania swimmers had already complained to the college and city authorities that they felt anxious going to shower and change. “It’s definitely awkward,” one teammate admitted, “because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women.” But, like Gaines, their concerns were completely ignored. As Kentucky’s star pointed out, none of the NCAA officials and organizers seemed to care about the girls’ feelings. “We’re sitting there not even knowing who to talk to — who to complain to — because this kind of all happened behind the scenes… Like, people didn’t really know what to say, who to say what to, how to feel.”
Well, the American people certainly know how to feel about it — and if the Biden administration gives a rip about their party’s fate, they might want to stop and listen. According to a new Competitive Edge Research poll of more than 1,000 Americans, everyone — including Democrats — is disturbed by LGBT extremism that’s being forced on this country. An overwhelming number (62%) think transgender activists — of which Biden is the biggest — have “gone too far” with their agenda.
Although most admitted they have no understanding of the Title IX changes Biden is demanding, they fiercely object to what it would do when the policy is explained. Seventy-one percent despise the idea of men and boys on girls’ sports teams (60% strongly). Even more (75%) reject this ridiculousness of punishing teachers and students over “inappropriate” pronouns. When it comes to assigning sleeping arrangements on school trips, mixing the sexes went over like a lead balloon. Even Democrats (59%) flat-out rejected the idea, the majority (63%) arguing that it would lead to sexual harassment and assault.
Of course, none of this even touches on the president’s passionate crusade for child mutilation, which he’s pushing at all levels of HHS — despite the FDA’s terrifying warning that transgender hormones and puberty-blockers are having major medical repercussions in kids (brain swelling and lost vision, to name two).
“They’re continuing their outrageous, extreme leftist ideology,” Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-Ill.) argued on “Washington Watch” Wednesday. “Monday, they announced a new rule, which is going to require insurance providers to provide transgender services — which include hysterectomy, mastectomies, breast augmentation, hair removal, and a lifetime of cross-sex hormones to people… And [they are basically] forcing taxpayers and insurance providers to pay for this,” Miller explained. “It’s outrageous. It’s abusive. It’s not scientific.”
Miller reminded everyone of the back-and-forth she had with HHS Secretary Becerra earlier this year when she asked if “chemically castrating a 12-year-old is child abuse,” and “he refused to answer me.” (That’s putting it nicely. What he actually said is: “I’m not going down that rat hole with you.”) The truth is, Miller insisted, “They have no answers.”
Like most Americans, the Illinois conservative can hardly believe that we’re living under an administration so radical that it would even take away children’s lunch money if schools don’t adopt their LGBT fanaticism. “I can’t even believe that we’re at this place — that they’re forcing this on us… [especially] in light of all the crises in the nation. This is what they’re focusing on.”
Meanwhile, Democrats seem surprised that 75% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. But frankly, the only thing that’s shocking — given Biden’s policies — is that it isn’t more.
Suzanne Bowdey serves as editorial director and senior writer at The Washington Stand.