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Sure would be nice if some of those Republicans who say they oppose what their Republican politicians are doing would express their dissatisfaction by 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘷𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮. Unfortunately, the little (R) next to the name is more important to many voters than a candidate's voting record or platform- they'd vote for that letter, party loyalty above all reason, even if the candidate were campaigning to have everyone who voted for them fed feet-first into a woodchipper.

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I don't believe in polls, because they never say what the sample-sizes are and it's never been very accurate. BUT, it's still a good sign that people may be getting tired of what they're seeing their comrades do in the government.

Listen, I was on a veteran's Discord server earlier, looking for a Live game to watch. These guys were talking about trans people like they weren't listening to that conversation too. Well, I was. I keep hearing them say they don't care what people do, but don't shove it down their throats. This is going on everywhere, folks; not just that server.

Exactly how are any of us doing that? No, what's being shoved down throats is their utter disdain for us, including that conversation. That's what is being shoved down OUR throats. They were talking out of both sides of their neck. They don't care, but they do care. SMFH No doubt in my mind, they'd vote against us from this perceived notion that trans people are shoving who they are down their throats. If that was true, I'd be out around there, shoving myself down their throats. Such a stupid, ignorant, and dumb argument.

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"Don't shove it down my throat" = "don't ever remind me that you exist."

It's an admission that they wouldn't mind seeing everyone 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 wiped out, but they don't want to have to do the dirty work themselves, and are therefore (grudgingly) willing to live and let live... as long as we live way, way, 𝘸𝘢𝘺 over there, where they never, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 have to see, talk to, or think about us.

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"Don't shove it down my throat" = don't go out in public, don't use a public bathroom, don't be in my workplace, don't be a customer or client of the company where I work, don't be represented in a movie, don't be mentioned in a book, don't live in the house next to me, don't live in my neighborhood, I'll tell you where you can go, what you can do and what kind of medical treatment you can get, you'll live the way I want you to and don't fucking forget it

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I'm sure most of them have friends who are LGBTQ+ but they don't realize their friends are "other" so they "don't care".

I've lived in a mostly blue neighborhood for over 20 years and didn't realize my (right-wing) neighbor across the street didn't know I was queer until something came out in conversation a few months ago -- it was kind of interesting to see them clearly struggling with this new knowledge about someone they've been friends with for two decades... (we fly a huge Pride flag every summer -- and in 2023 kept it up from June until it disintegrated in the winter storms -- so I didn't think it was exactly "news").

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I should buddy up to them and after a while COME OUT and tell them I remember when I first saw them and the things they said. Hahahahaha. GOTCHA!!! No skin off my back. I can always block them if they get retarded about me. Whatevah...

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If you click on the words "new poll" in this article it takes you to the full survey report, where you can find the sort of information you are looking for regarding sample sizes, etc. The words are shown in green on my device.

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It wouldn't help, because I've been watching that action for half a century. They're 90% wrong anyway. LOL

It's also something that entertains other kinds of people, not me. I'm a numbers man, but not polls & statistics. They just don't tell the truth most of the time and are manipulated to fit people's narratives. People also weaponize polls & statistics. Always telling someone to "prove it" to them with crap like that; no matter the subject. Ya' know?

I'd rather watch "Shirley" right now. Just got released on Netflix. Thanks anyway.

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founding

Same hear, as for who takes time to willingly fill out or answer a survey is already creating a subset of our population that doesn't represent most people.

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Yes, and the reason for the poll results is because most people intuitively understand that medical decisions re. youth care are best made by parents, doctors, and of course the patients themselves. But this will not stop the GOP from pressing forward with more bans in the few states that haven’t enacted them, as well as going after abortion, and eventually probably IVF and birth control too. The reasons are as follows:

1) A desire to use youth as a stepping stone to ban adult trans care;

2) General hatred of trans people;

3) A desire for control and power over women (abortion, IVF, etc.)

4) A desire to stay in power, and the belief that falling in line with the right-wing agenda will allow them to do that

The overall result is depressing and disgraceful. Expect more trans care bans from GOP-led states, and the risk of national bans if November’s elections don’t go in a favorable direction.

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To all the feminists out there who are in a tizzy because they think transwomen are stealing all the toilet paper in the ladies' room - and who will never read this comment - if they can control the bodies and medical treatment and healthcare that trans folks can access, they can control yours too. YOU are the target. There aren't enough trans folks to waste there on time on them. Tip of the christo-fascist spear.

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founding

Exactly and they want to eliminate all LGBTQ from "out" existence.

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Thanks again for more news. The detrimental influence of locals parroting talking points or diatribe by those influencers is insidious. That's where they're getting away with too much. Slipping into political committee meetings is where I caught them recently. Giving lies towards HF2607 brought by Rep. Leigh Finke ( Fink-y). They're on video for Mn House info.

It's not seeming important to those in office representing me, that the liars show up. I have to choose helpful wording, I don't deliberately call them liars. My contact to about 5 hasn't shown they're interested in investing time towards counter measures. I suggested to mine that an investigation of what they're doing in that committee is of value. Nothing is happening. I don't know if Erin has sought some kind of investigation of these individuals or those like Kaltiala specifically?

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founding

Absolutely and we should be looking at their backgrounds to see whose interests they truly represent

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As a South Carolinian, born and raised (thankfully by my parents and not the government) we believe that government intervention in trans people care is abominable and we will support the candidate who supports the parent's decision-making in a child's care. As to the Medicaid issue, we can only pray that SC doesn't adopt the kind of senseless policy that Georgians face one state over. Georgia, under R-Brian Kemp, spends 90% of its medicaid dollars on administration and consultation costs with Deloitte consulting receiving the lion's share of the money and probably lining the pockets of republicans who support the barbaric requirements that excludes thousands from receiving the healthcare they need.

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founding

Great response from the survey but how many of those folks will vote blue if they vote at all. We have lots of support amongst ordinary people but too few of them vote and the GOP knows this. Evangelicals and maga folks vote.

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The ultimate problem with this analysis isn't that it's wrong. It's probably correct. That 29% probably accounts for the hard core Maga republican base which is about what thr national average is. The problem here is that the republican party members have one group of voters that they answer to, their base. If a republican in one of these districts wins their primary they are basically guaranteed the seat. Thus their only interest in electoral politics is the base

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founding

That base is too often composed churches, corporations and folks on the fringes of understanding how democracy works.

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