Tulsi Gabbard’s Parting Shot At Democrats: ‘Protect Women’s Sports Act’ And ‘Born Alive’ Bill
“Denying biological differences between men & women undermines the reason why Title IX was created in the first place,” Gabbard stated in defense of the Protect Women’s Sports bill she introduced in the House.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has long been a gadfly in the Democratic party, ruffling the feathers of party leaders by at times taking positions at odds with party leaders and the far-left base. In the process, she has helped expose deep divisions within the party’s ranks that Republicans including President Trump have capitalized on in bids to further fracture the Democratic base and win over converts.
Gabbard upset the pecking order during her time as vice-chair of the DNC when she publicly criticized the limitations and qualifying criteria put on debates for the Democratic candidates for president in 2015. She ended up leaving the DNC in early 2016 after internally accusing them of playing favorites with Hillary Clinton, an accusation DNC/Clinton campaign emails leaked by Wikileaks later that year confirmed to be true.
In June 2016 she tried and failed to force the DNC to end their use of superdelegates to pick their party’s presidential nominee.
Gabbard was also a force to be reckoned with during her 2020 presidential campaign, landing a one-two debate punch on Sen. Kamala Harris in July 2019 which was credited with the downfall of Harris’ presidential bid. She also sued Hillary Clinton after Clinton suggested without evidence that Gabbard was a “Russian asset” during an October 2019 podcast. The lawsuit was later dropped.
Though her 2020 campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, Gabbard continued to make waves in the party throughout her national campaign by, among other things, voting “present” on President Trump’s impeachment, a vote she says she cast as “an active protest against the zero-sum game the two opposing political sides have trapped America in.”
While most of Gabbard’s policy positions put her squarely within the rank and file of the Democratic party, over the last two years she has portrayed herself as a centrist in contrast with the far left direction Democrats are headed courtesy of out-front self-admitted socialists like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Most recently, Gabbard has spent her final days in Congress (she opted not to run for reelection to the House during her presidential campaign) introducing bills that further shine a bright light on how extreme her party has become.
Last week, Gabbard introduced the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” a bill which she said in a statement “would clarify [that] Title IX protections for female athletes is based on biological sex”:
Today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced H.R.8932, the Protect Women’s Sports Act. Given the average difference in abilities conferred by biological sex, this bill would clarify Title IX protections for female athletes is based on biological sex.
“Title IX was a historic provision championed by Hawai‘i’s own Congresswoman Patsy Mink in order to provide equal opportunity for women and girls in high school and college sports. It led to a generational shift that impacted countless women, creating life-changing opportunities for girls and women that never existed before. However, Title IX is being weakened by some states who are misinterpreting Title IX, creating uncertainty, undue hardship and lost opportunities for female athletes. Our legislation protects Title IX’s original intent which was based on the general biological distinction between men and women athletes based on sex,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “It is critical that the legacy of Title IX continues to ensure women and girls in sports have the opportunity to compete and excel on a level playing field.”
After the predictable outrage among transgender rights activists ensued, Gabbard took to the Twitter machine to defend her position:
My 'Protect Women’s Sports Act' simply protects the rights & interests of girls & women who participate in sports so they can compete on a level playing field. Denying biological differences between men & women undermines the reason why Title IX was created in the first place.
— Tulsi Gabbard ? (@TulsiGabbard) December 11, 2020
My ‘Protect Women’s Sports Act’ is based on science. It safeguards equality & ensures a level playing field for girls & women competing in sports. It upholds Title IX’s original intent which was based on the general biological distinction between men & women athletes based on sex
— Tulsi Gabbard ? (@TulsiGabbard) December 11, 2020
Title IX was created out of a recognition of a biological distinction between men & women, & the need to make sure women & girls have equal opportunities to compete on a level playing field in sports. My bill upholds the original intent of Title IX, & strengthens it. That’s all.
— Tulsi Gabbard ? (@TulsiGabbard) December 12, 2020
She also introduced an amendment last week that is similar to past failed attempts by Republicans to pass legislation that would protect babies born alive after botched abortions:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, appears to be defying her party’s leadership again as she introduced a law mandating medical care for infants who survive abortions, a measure that appeared to be similar to one her party blocked earlier this year.
Introduced on Wednesday, H.R. 8923 would amend U.S. criminal code “to ensure a health care practitioner exercises the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”
The brief amendment resembled legislation pushed by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., earlier this year. Both the Senate and House Democrats rejected the bill, which would have imposed penalties on doctors who refused to provide lifesaving medical care to abortion survivors.
This, too, generated outrage among the usual suspects.
And earlier this month, Gabbard tweeted support for President Trump over his opposition to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act:
.@realDonaldTrump I fully support you on this. Please don’t back down. The freedom and future of our country is at stake. https://t.co/A5EPgvAuqX
— Tulsi Gabbard ? (@TulsiGabbard) December 3, 2020
Though Gabbard’s women’s sports bill and born alive amendment stand no chance of passing, the fact that the legislation is already considered DOA effectively stands as another stark reminder to the American people of just how far out of the mainstream Democrats have gone at a time when Joe Biden is lobbying behind the scenes for the party faithful to tone down the extremist rhetoric on issues like defunding the police.
Accusations of socialism from Republicans and vocal Democratic support for BLM-driven “defund the police” efforts have been credited with hurting House Democrats big time on Election Day, and Biden made clear in leaked audio he believed such talk could also hurt the Democratic candidates in the two upcoming Georgia Senate runoff races.
Though Gabbard hasn’t said much about what she’ll be up to after her Congressional term ends next month, if past history is any indication she’ll continue to be a thorn in her party’s side for the foreseeable future. A choice Republicans are likely to continue to use to their advantage in upcoming political campaigns.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —
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The last moderate democrat.
Moderate democrat = persona non grata in the DNC.
Burning bridges on her way out. Very Trumpian move.
Burning bridges? I think she’s the ONLY bridge between the left and right.
“Moderate democrat” is like saying “moderate fascist”.
In any event, democrat, republican – it doesn’t matter anymore. As we’ve just learned, we’re living in a corrupt oligarchy, no different than Russia’s, except for appearances. Although, John F. Kennedy would argue otherwise. At this point, can we all agree he had his brains blown out by the CIA? And that the Vietnam war was a business decision?
We’ve been duped for scores of years. Voting has probably been rigged since the invention of the “voting machine” – and in the suitcase and the dollar bill.
Our country has rotted too deeply to be rescued. It could have been rescued prior to November 3rd by William Barr. Instead, he tore out the final post holding it up, ensuring it will collapse:
Barr Worked to Keep Hunter Biden Probes From Public View During Election:
It’s done. We can NEVER trust our government again. No decision any court makes, no law any legislature passes, no military decisions they make, to keep secrets protecting us they are bound to keep. It’s all for sale, from the FBI, to Congress, to our courts, to our military (Mattis and company).
We need to either accept living under a mafia that’s going to get more hostile to it’s ‘citizens’ and loot us even further.
People wonder how anyone raises a family on a single middle class income anymore – they can’t. They used to be able to. The reason they can’t anymore is because of the cost of everything. As we’ve finally learned, every regulation lines the pockets of the American government Mafia. If you’re not part if that mafia, you can’t loot from it. If you’re not part of that mafia and you get into office, you’re either corrupted, threatened or tolerated until your voice becomes too loud, like Donald Trumps. And this mafia isn’t above murdering whistle-blowers, as we’ve seen since the JFK assassination. Just ask Seth Rich. Just ask the families of hillary clinton’s “Arkancide” victims.
It’s all bullshit now, and it took hundreds of years to rot as deeply as it has. But is has.
Let’s move on to the fix.
She has bravely represented her country in the military and in Congress.
In a real world, she would be treated as a true heroine. In the current world, she has and will be harassed unmercifully.
You know that skank whore Harris is going to use the levers of power to screw her, in retribution for getting her ass handed to her during the debates. Gabbard exposed her as the lightweight, brainless, race-baiting whore that she is.
Skanks and whores who read this blog will be insulted by your comparing them to Harris.
The White House will soon be The Best Little Whorehouse In D.C. It’ll be as legitimate as Al Sharpton.
Of all of the Democrats that ran for President she was the only one I was concerned about in a fair election. She is smart but she has some very liberal ideas and some other good moderate ideas. She is a good looking woman that has served honorably in the military.
Yes, I thought she was the only one who had a chance against Trump in a fair election, because she was the only one who seemed sane, normal, and sensible enough to appeal to swing voters. I worried for a bit that they might chose her and really compete against Trump. But then it seemed they were too stupid to recognize her appeal, and she wasn’t radical enough for the dems in power, so they shut her out. Now I know that they were never concerned about electability anyway. They always planned to steal the election, and Biden’s senile malleability will let them run things anyway, until they force him out and install Harris in his place. It’s so infuriating that SCOTUS won’t overturn this obvious fraud. It feels like our country is done.
” It’s so infuriating that SCOTUS won’t overturn this obvious fraud. It feels like our country is done…”
Got news for you, Julia: our country is done. What Trump has exposed – and Barr finally showed positively – is our country is a very corrupt mafia, sold like a kamala harris to our enemies.
We have a two tier justice system – as Barr has proved – to anybody but the most clueless or stubborn or frightened among us:
Barr Worked to Keep Hunter Biden Probes From Public View During Election:
It’s done. We live under a government akin to Putin’s Russia. At least in Russia, you know where you stand with Putin, and Putin puts Russia first.
The White House will officially a Whore House in January, selling out our country to ANYONE who pays. And you know who’s paying.
We have to plan our exit from our maggot-infested government and the useful idiots they pay with crumbs to betray to support them or do violence against us.
She was always the one Democratic candidate that I thought actually stood a chance of defeating Trump in a fair and unrigged election, mainly because she came across as moderate and reasonable. Not saying she is either moderate or reasonable, just that she presented herself as such. Certainly more reasonable and sane than the other Democratic candidates. Willing to actually negotiate instead of the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude the other had.
Protect Women’s Sports… Females of feminine gender, and some bands in the transgender spectrum (“Rainbow”) including trans/homosexual females, too. Women without the benefit of masculine gender attributes, including: muscle density, lung capacity. Throw a feminine female in the ring with a transvestite male, trans/quasi-female, or trans/neo-female. Then again, there is precedent, not noted by Gabbard. Throw another baby… Fetal-American on the barbie. #SocialProgress #SocialJustice
I sent an email to Rep. Gabbard a few weeks ago expressing my general support. She was the best candidate the Dems. had to offer and if Trump were to lose I’d prefer it be to her. She votes her conscience and seems pretty “normal”. And considering most politicians are narcissists and sociopaths (why else would they have the overwhelming desire to be validated in a personality contest where the prize is control over their supporters?) she’s okay in my book.
And just because I think Tulsi Gabbard is okay doesn’t take away from the facts that 1) President Donald J. Trump is the best occupant the Oval Office has ever seen, and 2) unless we can put PDJT back in for another four years our Republic stinks worse than a restaurant dumpster in the middle of a trash haulers’ strike.
She’s a surfer girl. Pretty and cool. Go ahead and swallow the red pill.
She is the best of the worst. She’s a liberal cancer, only not as aggressive a form.
Still: she’s a cancer because she is a liberal.
But, but, science!
At the behest of my wife ;-), we did some Christmas shopping in a couple of Target stores this past weekend. I told her the next time she could go alone and if I wanted to be among the f’d up gender dysphoric I would visit a prison or a mental institution 🙂
I’ve a feeling that Tulsi is not going away and that she will switch allegiance to the GOPe.