Democrats swap race card for gender identity ahead of elections, as GOP fights back

"The fact that the government is getting involved in trying to push this stuff is, I think, it's where the parents now draw the line.".

Updated: June 21, 2022 - 11:03pm

Two years after the George Floyd riots began, and just as Pride month comes to a close, Democrats have shifted from playing the race card to leveraging the gender identity card, causing Republicans to launch a counteroffensive. 

Despite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message being that his children would "one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," Black Lives Matter protests and riots promoted the opposite.

Instead of not judging people by their skin color, the self-declared Marxist organization brought it back to the forefront, claiming that white people are oppressors and that anyone black or brown is being oppressed. 

Democrats hopped on the BLM bandwagon as they marched in the movement's protests during summer 2020, painted the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on city streets and named plazas after the cause. President Joe Biden even chose his vice president, Supreme Court justice nominee, and latest press secretary partly based on skin color, a feature which was repeatedly emphasized among their qualifications.

Now Democrats are focusing more on categorizing people by gender identity, while simultaneously promoting drag-queen story time for children and criticizing Florida's Parental Rights in Education law that prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3. 

Earlier this month, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the D.C. Pride parade, where she said, "Our children in Texas and Florida should not fear who they are." The parade also featured drag-queen story time and a partially nude transgender male-to-female twerking in front of children and police officers.

In February, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) issued an opinion that considers gender-affirming procedures and treatments, such as reassignment surgeries and puberty-blocking drugs, as "child abuse."

Congressional Democrats are now pushing to have all federal surveys include questions on sexual preference, including for children. 

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) told the "Just the News, Not Noise" television show on Monday about the bill and his amendment that would exclude children from having to answer the sexual preference questions. 

"For adults, that's outlandish enough. I mean, for adults, there was a time where the gay-rights movement was about, right, 'Don't ask, we don't care. We don't want to know what you do in a bedroom.' Now they're switching it to everybody has to on this federal form -- you can refuse to answer, I suppose. But everybody's gonna be asked what their sexual preference is. 

"Worse, the bill includes surveys that include even pre-schoolers. So you're gonna be in a situation which you're supposed to be asking six- or seven-year-olds, 'What is your sexual preference?' The Democrats will say, 'Hey, wait a minute, Johnny doesn't have to answer, Johnny doesn't have to fill out that line.' But nevertheless, it's there. It's one more step trying to sexualize the young."

Grothman said his amendment would have prevented the sexual preference question from being asked of children under the age of 18. 

"I had a hard time putting the amendment out there because of course, you have no business asking those questions to people who are over 18, either. But I put it out there and, to my shock, every Democrat said, 'No, we should be asking the eight-year-old, we should be asking the seven-year-old, What's your sexual preference?'

"It's just outlandish the degree to which the Democrat Party has been taken over by the most extreme members of the LGBT coalition . And the idea that they would expect an eight-year-old child to answer the question on their sexual preference –  under federal law – I mean, unbelievable."

The Congressman said he believes the survey is an effort in "proselytizing" children. 

"You know, presenting to kids as young as seven or eight, 'This is an option. Let's talk about what trans means. Let's talk about what bi means.' Because you got to know that if you're going to fill out the question. So I think it's just another survey dealing with, to me, a little bit of proselytizing there."

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake also commented on the Democrats' bill Monday, saying, "If you've got children, you want your kids in school, learning the basics – learning actually some skills that can prepare them for the jobs that are out there right now. And we're not churning out kids that are ready to take those jobs. So this is lunacy, what's happening. Any sane, hard-working person is done with this. And we're going to fight back against it to bring back just some normalcy to what's going on. 

"And the fact that the government is getting involved in trying to push this stuff is, I think, it's where the parents now draw the line. And that's why you're seeing so many moms and dads jump into politics because they're saying, 'Wow, I can't just sit here on the sidelines. As busy as my life is raising my kiddos, working, I have to get involved to save this republic and stop this madness.'"