Liberals are celebrating this morning following the news that Christine Hallquist has won the Vermont primary and is headed to the governor’s race in November.
Hallquist’s top qualification? He/she is a transgender and in the age of identity politics, that trumps all with the very special people ranking very high on the totem pole of liberal demographics.
Voters in the California of New England delivered a big win to the history-making first ever transgender candidate to be nominated by a major party in a gubernatorial contest.
Hallquist is a former utility company exec who is a novice in terms of statewide politics but when the powerful LGBTQ lobby aka Big Gay is using their power and money to shine a national spotlight on the The Green Mountain State, gender identity matters.
Congratulations to Christine Hallquist for making history! Progress will not be stopped. https://t.co/NaW5BOt9oo
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 15, 2018
Via The New York Times “Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary”:
“Tonight, we made history,” Ms. Hallquist said, addressing supporters at an election night party in Burlington. She added, “I am so proud to be the face of the Democrats tonight.”
It is a remarkable milestone, even for an election year already dominated by an influx of women and a record number of candidates who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or queer.
“Christine’s victory is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality and is especially remarkable given how few out trans elected officials there are at any level of government,” said Annise Parker, the chief executive of the L.G.B.T.Q. Victory Fund, which trains and supports gay and transgender candidates, in a statement on Tuesday evening. “Yet Vermont voters chose Christine not because of her gender identity, but because she is an open and authentic candidate with a long history of service to the state, and who speaks to the issues most important to voters.”
Ms. Hallquist was not the only transgender candidate on the ballot in the country in recent days. In Hawaii on Saturday, Kim Coco Iwamoto, a lawyer, lost her bid to be the Democrats’ nominee for lieutenant governor.
And more transgender candidates will be on the ballot soon, including Alexandra Chandler, a former naval intelligence analyst who is running in Massachusetts’s Third District. Ms. Chandler is trying to differentiate herself in a crowded congressional primary in early September by emphasizing both her national security bona fides and the historic nature of her candidacy. “I’m running for Congress,” she said in a recent campaign video, “to be a voice for trans kids out there.”
It will now be up to voters to decide whether the left has taken this entire diversity as religion thing too far. It’s at the point where any schmuck can come in off of the street and end up running a state if they are openly gay or transgender.
Considering the other winners from Tuesday’s election, the Democrats are starting to turn into the Village People.