The governor’s race is shaping up to be both close and dirty. The polling, as one might expect this far in advance (I think some enterprising state attorney general should examine the monetary relationships between parties/candidate and polling companies on these early polls) are all over the place. The Democrats are accusing Republican Matt Bevin of profligate spending while screwing teachers (average teacher’s salary in Kentucky is nearly $54,000/year; median household income in Kentucky is $46,000, so, yeah, someone’s getting screwed). The problem for the Democrats is that they are running leftwing wacko attorney general Andy Beshear. Beshear’s role in mainstreaming transexual ideology into the Kentucky school system has become an issue.
Riffing of the situation in Connecticut where boys who identify as girls are dominating girls’s track and Texas were a boy is kicking major female ass as a wrestler, a political action group called the Campaign for American Principles has released these two ads in support of Matt Bevin:
The apologists for allowing boys pretend to be girls in sports complain:
Under Kentucky law, a transgender individual may only change their birth certificate if they obtain a court order, go through gender confirmation surgery, and have a licensed medical provider attest to that fact that the person has transitioned, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Given those obstacles, the likelihood of a transgender student in Kentucky: A) being out; B) having affirming parents that would allow them to express their identity; C) undergoing gender confirmation surgery, which would require a lengthy recovery period; and D) obtaining all the proper documentation to confirm their transition would be nearly impossible, and could take longer than a student’s entire high school career to take effect.
Regardless of what a policy “might” be today, the issue is really what the law might become. Beshear is seemingly onboard with the transexual mania because he won’t say that he will not allow a Connecticut-like regime to be instituted once he is governor. We’ve seen across the country how the rush to embrace sexual perversion and mental illness…and dare I say it, cynical opportunism in regards to competing for academic scholarships in women’s sports…in the name of “tolerance” and “inclusion” have rolled over our schools like an ugly tidal wave of #FAIL.
According so some polling data, these ads may be moving the needle. The group running the ads, as reported to Breitbart.com, is claiming a home run.
The ads are moving voters in an incredible way — the chart below represents over 2,000 respondents. The gray bar represents Bevin’s support among voters BEFORE seeing the ad and the blue bar is Bevin’s support from voters AFTER seeing the ad. For voters 45-54, Bevin sees an 8pt increase in support, 55-64 give him an additional 4.1pts, and 65+ shift over 9.4pts towards Bevin after seeing the ad.
Right now all the Beshear campaign can do is fume and have its media lapdogs attack Matt Bevin as a meany-pants. But I suspect that these ads are going to move moderate and undecided voters in large numbers. Bevin won his last race by nearly 9 points while Beshear squeaked out a 1 point win. The ads may no be vital but they do seem to have the ability to put this race out of reach for the Democrats.
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