That Sound You Hear is the Bus We’re About to be Thrown Under

From Metro Weakly:

Legislation that would protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination will reach the floor of the Senate before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday.

Appearing on the Senate floor Monday, Reid announced the Senate would take up consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) during the four week working session that began today.

…just at the right time for Ted Cruz and his Presidential Ambition Fluffers the christianist whacko wing to read the now-proven-false-though-that-won’t stop-them-or-their-TERF-associates, hot-off-the-rightwing-presses ‘reports’ about the trans kids in schools verbatim into the record and to scare conservadems – like Reid – into either throwing us under the bus completely or poisoning the bill with the non-trans-authored-yet-fraudulently-presented-as-trans-approved, currently-en-vogue public accommodations language that means that the bill will, in fact, offer no real protections for trans people.

Interesting timing, don’tcha think?

Perhaps being thrown under the bus actually isn’t the sound we’re hearing.

In fact…

Upon further review, I’m thinking that maybe it is the sound of a gun being loaded on a grassy knoll…

while the legitimate portions of ENDA are in a limousine on Elm Street.

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4 Comments

  1. But can we really be thrown under a bus that has no credible hope of making out of the Congressional Parking Lot and down Pennsylvania Ave. to the White House? Most interesting is FL Sen. Bill Nelson signing on. He was having issues with the trans protections but now he’s on board. What does that say? I’m not sure yet but I bet we find out soon.

    • “can we really be thrown under a bus that has no credible hope of making out of the Congressional Parking Lot and down Pennsylvania Ave. to the White House?”

      2007 is calling.

      It has your answer for you.

      • I disagree. The big difference between ’07 and now is that when they pulled that then they got pounded by the left over it and their most visible LGBT pet organization became popularly villanized, forcing powerful Dems to give up their seat at their local HRC galas, along with the opportunity to schmooze wealthy lefties for campaign cash.at the events. Call it a hunch, but I don’t think they’re going to make that mistake twice.

  2. Notice how the political rhetoric around the trans situation keeps moving back, and to the Right…. Back, and to the Right… Back, and to the Right…


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