Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) seems to be the only elected Democrat anywhere in America who actually understands that populism can cut both ways. There’s a huge swath of voters out there who don’t live and breathe politics like some of us. And if you can appeal to their wishes, promise to make their lives better and fight for them, those people will turn out to vote for you in large numbers. Donald Trump proved this in 2016 and 2020, and it looks like Gabbard is now positioning herself as a populist leader for the 2024 race.
Rep. Gabbard has now introduced a bill that is doomed to fail in a Nancy Pelosi-controlled House of Representatives. It’s called the “Protect Women’s Sports Act” and it’s written to clarify the protections of women and girls under Title IX when it comes to sports. If passed into law, it would mean that big, burly transgender men can no longer beat your daughter up on the soccer field to win all of her trophies.
“Title IX was a historic provision… to provide equal opportunities for women and girls in high school and college sports,” says Gabbard. “It led to a generational shift that impacted countless women, creating life-changing opportunities for girls and women that never existed before.”
Gabbard’s bill is very straightforward. If a school district refuses to protect its girls’ sports teams from hulking transgender dudes, that district no longer receives any federal funds under Title IX. It’s hard to imagine any parent, regardless of political party, who would object to this bill. But it has many establishment Democrats and SJWs on Twitter infuriated.
While pretending that he has secured the presidency, Joe Biden has stated that on “Day One” in office, he will make trans-mania the law of the land. Transgender dudes will be showering and peeing in junior high girls’ locker rooms and roughing girls up on basketball courts everywhere due to a Joe Biden executive order.
You might be thinking, “Hey, wait a second! Joe Biden never mentioned this on the campaign trail!” And you’d be right. That’s because, much like gun control, allowing brawny insane guys to beat up the ladies and then shower with them is not actually a “popular” position with something like 80% of the people. Most people recognize Joe Biden’s suddenly-discovered position as insane.
As if that wasn’t enough, this bill follows on the heels of another bill that Gabbard sponsored and introduced about a week ago: An amendment to the 2002 Born Alive Infant Protection Act. While abortion doctors are already obligated to try to save a baby’s life during a botched abortion, there’s no penalty under the original law if they fail to do so. Gabbard’s bill would correct this by making it a federal felony to not resuscitate or care for a born-alive baby.
That bill also drew howls of derision and fury from the Democrat Party. SJWs on Twitter are calling for Tulsi Gabbard to be kicked out of the Democrat Party entirely, and preferably out of the Congress as well.
I haven’t seen people this angry with a politician since 2016, when Donald Trump said we needed to limit our immigration numbers and stand up to China. Oh… right…
See what Tulsi Gabbard is doing there?
If you do stuff as a politician that people actually support, people will vote for you. Tulsi Gabbard is setting herself up as the populist socialist candidate for 2024, but without all of the insane SJW baggage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris.
Gabbard recognizes the fact that no sane person actually supports allowing beefcake dudes to give girls a black eye on the basketball court and then hop in the shower with them. She also recognizes that the “make the baby comfortable” wing of the Democrat Party, embodied by people like Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is so evil that it’s driving people away from the Democrats in droves.
It’s hard to find anything to object to in either of those Tulsi Gabbard bills, even as a conservative. Because these are popular positions. Gabbard has a lot of baggage that will eventually prevent her from winning the White House, if the media ever shines a spotlight on her past. But don’t let anyone try to tell you that she’s not smart. She’s trying to peel off voters from both parties, which is a strategy that actually works.