Michael Bloomberg and the guy in a dress
Let me be clear: I am not voting for Michael Bloomberg in November. Nevertheless, fair is fair, and Bloomberg is getting a raw deal on his transgender comments.
Let's read what he said:
If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that's not a winning formula for most people[.]
What exactly is wrong with that?
Some may call it insensitive. I call it political realism.
According to a poll, a majority of Americans oppose having transgenders playing in the girls' teams. My guess is that most Americans, especially parents of young women playing sports, don't like to read this:
In April, a transgender "woman" broke world records in women's squat, women's bench press, and women's deadlift. (Note: Those records were ultimately revoked on a technicality because the weightlifter had not transitioned yet).
In February, two Connecticut boys playing on girls' track teams broke state records, while actual girls found themselves unable to qualify for regional competitions, limiting their opportunities to be scouted by college coaches.
Most people read about transgenders breaking female records and wonder whether this is reality or a lost episode of The Twilight Zone.
So Bloomberg was not talking about the rights of a transgender. He was talking about a political party out of touch with the families living between New York and San Francisco.
Can Bloomberg survive the truth he stated? Maybe.
At the same time, nobody would be talking about "the guy in a dress" if he had run as an independent who can get things done.