We have to confront a harsh reality:
The attitudes and policies espoused on the campaign trail often mutate into something different when a candidate is elected and safely installed into his or her comfortable office in Washington.
That’s not to say they’re all disingenuous or blatant liars, but something definitely happens when one crosses the beltway, and it can be very discouraging.
The other problem is that the two major political parties are not entirely monolithic.
There are Republicans who vote in ways similar to the Democrats, and there are Democrats who do not genuflect before every extreme leftist idea cooked up by the political soulmates of the likes of Nancy Pelosi.
Nevertheless, we’d still appreciate some congruence between the positions on which they campaign and how they vote in office.
In the spirit of these comments, we’re distressed by the fact that 24 Republicans have seen fit to support government funding of transgender surgeries and related hormone therapies.
This collides with orthodox Republic beliefs on so many levels that one is forced to wonder what these legislators must be thinking.
“[O]n Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 214-209 to reject an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have banned the Pentagon from paying for surgeries and hormone therapy for mentally disturbed individuals who are confused about what sex they are.“
And then we learn of the duplicity of 24 Republicans who made this policy possible.
“The kicker? Twenty-four Republicans, including supposedly fiscally-conservative libertarian Justin Amash, made this travesty possible by bucking their party and voting with the united Democrats.
The amendment, proposed by Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler, would have saved upwards of $1.3 billion over the next decade but hey, turning girls into boys and boys into girls is the least Uncle Sam can do for its ‘gender-confused’ members.”
The problem is not only the cost of the surgery, but the fact that the military will be recruiting into its ranks those who will be unable to deploy as they go through this process and recover.
”The deployability of individuals going through the sex transition process is highly problematic,’ Hartzler continued. ‘requiring 210 to 238 work days where a soldier is non-deployable after surgery.
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This recovery time equates to 1.4 million manpower days where transgender personnel cannot deploy and fight our nation’s wars, therefore relying on an already stressed force to pick up the burden.
It makes no sense to purposely recruit individuals who cannot serve.”
Recruiting individuals who will be non-deployabe for almost a year as they go through the sex transisition process is a stupid idea and incrediby wastful.
These 24 Republicans should be shining a light on this dangerous and wasteful nonsense, not collaborating with liberal Democrats to make it happen.
Bottom line: They are in need of replacement in the next Republican primary election. Conservative voters, please make this happen.
Source: Bizpac Review