Hillary Clinton has warned that Democrats’ insistence on focusing on transgender issues and spending their time convicting JK Rowling could cost them the 2024 election — and democracy itself.
In an interview with financial timesThe former Secretary of State and presidential candidate agreed with reporter Edward Luce that Democrats sabotage themselves by focusing on the wrong issues.
“Democrats seem to be doing everything they can to lose the election by taking activist issues, particularly the transgender controversy, that only concern a small minority,” Luce said. What does it mean to portray JK Rowling as a fascist? ”
The former first lady and 2016 presidential candidate did not dispute Luce’s assertion, responding, “We are standing on the brink of losing our democracy, and everything other people care about is going out the window.”
“Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so scary that whatever doesn’t help you win shouldn’t be a priority.
Hillary’s comments came just days after President Biden signed an executive order to provide “gender affirming care” that could include hormone therapy and surgery while accusing Republican lawmakers of “bullying” LGBT children.
JK Rowling has become a go-to for supporters of more hawkish pro-trans policies after she said that some places like domestic violence shelters should remain open to non-trans women only, for safety reasons.
Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Action Network’s national conference in New York City on April 7, 2022. In an interview with the Financial Times on Friday, she said Democrats sabotage themselves by focusing on the wrong issues.
Writer JK Rowling at the March premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” in London. She has been an outspoken critic of pro-transgender policies and has been attacked by Democrats in the United States.
Clinton spoke as Democratic progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted on gender-neutral terminology for women including “people who menstruate” and “pregnant.”
The terms are designed to include transgender and non-binary people. But many women — including those on the left — said they feel erased by modern terms, after centuries of fighting for equal rights.
He also urged some gays and lesbians to be wary of treating children who say they are transgender, after some research showed that many young people who expressed such feelings grew up to be gay men or women who were content in their own bodies.
“Look, I’m all about having a strong debate.” I think it’s a good thing, and it gives people a chance to be a part of the process,” Clinton told MSNBC in December while expressing concerns about the Democrats’ midterm projections for 2022, but at the end of the day, it means nothing if we don’t. We don’t have a Congress that gets things done, and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.
Clinton’s comments were published in the Financial Times just two days before the controversy over transgender women’s competition in women’s sports — revolving around UPenn swimmer Leah Thomas — came to a head.
The International Athletic Federation of Swimming on Sunday changed its policies to state that transgender women can only compete in the organization’s women’s races if they have completed their transition by the age of 12.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an outspoken user of catchphrases like “pregnant” and “people who menstruate,” which many centrists say alienates them from Democrats.
Leah Thomas, a transgender swimmer who has been at the center of an ongoing debate about the place of transgender women in women’s sports
Clinton also spoke about the possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade, and the implications for what might follow.
“If you go down the rabbit hole of far-right thinkers, you’ll see that birth control, same-sex marriage — all of this is in danger,” she said.
Then with a reference to The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, she discusses what the Christian “endgame” is and points out how the future could imitate the novel and beat up the Hulu show.
“The level of deceptive rule-making further oppressing women is virtually endless,” says Clinton. You look at this and how can you not help but think that Margaret Atwood was a prophet? Not only is she a wonderful writer, she was a prophet.
Bill and Hillary Clinton both suggested that American democracy teeters on the brink of existence in separate interviews this week
Less than 48 hours before Hillary’s interview with her was released, former President Bill Clinton shared similar grim sentiments in an interview with James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show Wednesday night.
Corden asked Bell how he stays “very positive in a very, very dark few years,” without mentioning Donald Trump by name.
The Democrat admitted that it was “impossible to be pessimistic about the future” as he watched his grandchildren grow up, but continued to paint a bleak picture of America’s future — just hours after the Jan. 6 third committee hearing.
Clinton added, “I actually think there’s a fair chance that we will completely lose our constitutional democracy for two decades if we continue to make it — if we make the wrong decisions.
I’m not naive about this. I’ve been in a lot of fights. I lost some, I won a set. I was elated and sad.
“But I’ve never been so worried about the structure of our democratic form of government,” he added.
Corden asked Clinton how he remains “very positive in a very dark few years,” without mentioning Donald Trump by name. The Democrat admitted it was “impossible to be pessimistic about the future” as he watched his grandchildren grow up, but continued to paint a bleak picture of America’s future — just hours after the third hearing of the committee’s Jan. 6 hearing.
Clinton family interviews followed Yahoo News/YouGov poll Released on Wednesday shows that 55% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans Sharing this belief is a startling sign of pessimism about the country’s future.
In addition, the poll finds that a majority of Republicans – 52% – say there is likely to be “a civil war in the United States in their lifetime” while half of independents – 50% – and plurality of Democrats – 46% – agree.
The poll, of 1,541 adults and conducted from June 10 (the day of the first Jan. 6 hearing) through June 13 (the day of the second hearing), found that Americans have largely given in to each other.
Members of both parties chose negative terms to describe the person across the political aisle.
Republicans, when asked to choose the statement that “describes most people on the other side of the political aisle from you,” the majority used “out of touch” (30%), “threat to America” (25%) and “immoral” (8%) ) and “a threat to me personally” (4%) to describe Democrats.
Very few chose “good faith” (4%) or “not different from me” (6%).
Democrats felt the same about Republicans, using terms such as “out of touch” (27%), “threat to America” (23%), “immoral” (7%) and “a threat to me personally” (4%) to describe them.
Very few used words such as “good faith” (7%) or “not much different from me” (5%).