MSM praising Christine Hallquist just because she's transgender
|Christine for Vermont|
By THOMAS REICH | AUG 18, 2018
Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary for governor in Vermont, making her the first transgender nominee from a major party in a gubernatorial race.
The mainstream media is praising her for this fact.
This is absolutely pathetic.
Don't get me wrong. I actually support Hallquist, but not because she's transgender.
She's a Justice Democrat. She supports single-payer healthcare, tuition-free college, a living wage, paid leave, criminal justice reform, and campaign finance reform.
The mainstream media is playing into identity politics and completely ignoring the progressive policies that she fights for.
They did the same thing with Rashida Tlaib, who won the MI-13 primary, hailing her for potentially being the first Muslim woman in the House, instead of for her progressive platform.
Deedra Abboud is a Muslim woman who's running for Senate in Arizona. Kerri Evelyn Harris is a black lesbian who's running for Senate in Delaware. Both of them are Justice Democrats and have excellent platforms, but I'm sure that when they win, the mainstream media will overlook their platforms and spew out identity politics bullshit.