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Saturday, April 23, 2016

TRUMP'S DUPLICITY - His aides admit his act is all a show to "project an image" and they reassure the GOP that he will support moderate policies once in office - TED CRUZ DENOUNCES TRUMP'S AGENDA AS COINCIDING WITH HILLARY'S including allowing men to enter little girls' bathrooms, raising taxes, and more

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  • This election campaign is offering candidates that should repel voters.  But with the public used to political mediocrity, the top contenders have enthusiastic followers. 
  • In one case just because the candidate is a female, in another because he offers lots of free stuff, and in a third instance because he spouts slogans that resonate with public discontent. 
  • The other candidates they left behind were no better. 
  • The GOP campaign has been embarrassingly childish and lacking in substance.  Even the most right wing Republicans cringe at the level of discourse.
  • Furthermore, both the Democrat and Republican establishments have proved to be undemocratic and politically corrupt to the core. 
  • How can any nominee, Democrat or Republican, be expected to run the country?
  • This blogger is not rooting for any candidate, only lamenting that such a culturally advanced nation keeps producing candidates for the highest office (and presidents) that are so unqualified, and that the system is so utterly rigged - considering that the USA's main claim to moral superiority is its "democracy".  
  • Breitbart - Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants told skeptical Republican leaders that the GOP front-runner has been “projecting an image” so far in the 2016 primary season and “the part that he’s been playing is now evolving” in a way that will improve his standing among general election voters. 
  • The message, delivered behind closed doors in a private briefing, is part of the campaign’s intensifying effort to convince party leaders Trump will moderate his tone in the coming months to help deliver big electoral gains this fall, despite his contentious ways.
  • Even as his team pressed Trump’s case, he raised fresh concern among some conservatives by speaking against North Carolina’s “bathroom law,” which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the sex on their birth certificates.  
  • Liberal progressives, with Donald Trump's support, are agitating for laws that would allow MEN - transgendered or not (who is going to check?) - to enter the same public bathrooms as little girls.  
  • Homosexual activism used to be about banning discrimination in the job, housing, and such. 
  • Now the demands keep escalating to the point of putting the safety of girls and women at risk - all in the name of political correctness.  
  • Voters' infatuation with Donald Trump is irrational, since the man has no political record behind him, and a vague agenda.
  • Trump has given no details on how he intends to implement his agenda of making America Great Again. 
  • His populist slogans are simplistic to the point of being insulting to voters' intelligence. 
  • This blog posted an article many months ago where an expert warned that Trump's candidacy was all about stopping Cruz, a real conservative, who is genuinely feared by the GOP establishment. 
WATCH VIDEO where political insider Robert Reich explains why Cruz is much more dangerous to the establishment than Trump. 

Robert Bernard Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.  Reich is currently Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, BerkeleySource

Key points on articles posted below:

  • TRUMP'S HILLARY VALUES - Trump said he opposed the law that requires transgendered people to use the restrooms accorded to their biological sex, and he said that things should be just left the way they are.
  • Trump said that asking businesses to create transgender-exclusive bathrooms would be too expensive.
  • Under Donald Trump’s political correctness, if a pedophile enters the women’s restroom waiting for little girls, law enforcement is not allowed to remove him.
  • A Pennsylvania man has just been charged with photographing a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom at a store.
  • Cruz said Enough is enough with this PC nonsense. The Obama administration right now is litigating against a junior high, trying to force the junior high to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls 
  • TRUMP'S DUPLICITY - Trump's top aides told the GOP that his conservatism is all about "projecting an image," and that he will moderate once in office.
  • So far Trump has avoided answering difficult questions and engaging in another debate.
  • Carly Fiorina once said that Trump and Hillary are two sides of the same coin.
  • Both Trump and Hillary are in favor or raising taxes.
  • Both Trump and Hillary support Obamacare.
  • Both Trump and Hillary support funding Planned Parenthood, a tax-funded organization still embroiled in scandal of selling baby parts for profit.
  • Trump, like Hillary, supported partial birth abortion at one time, before he became anti-abortion to sound more Republican.
  • Trump's blunder when he said he would punish women who have abortions (quickly retracted) reveals how little he understands the conservative pro-life movement, which regards both the mother and the aborted baby as victims, said Cruz.
  • People are now getting fired for daring to criticize transgender bathrooms. 
  • Boston Red Sox hero Kurt Schilling is one of the most salient examples.  He says he has nothing to apologize for.
  • Donald Trump endorses LIBERAL INTOLERANCE, as he has promised to punish media that criticizes him.
  • Both Trump and Hillary agree that companies that want to leave the USA should be punished - instead of making it easier for them to do business.
  • To help strengthen US manufacturing jobs Cruz promises ending amnesty, securing the borders, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping welfare benefits for illegal aliens
  • Target stores chain rushed to allow 'transgendered' men in women's bathrooms
  • There is now a boycott campaign against Target  
  • According to even the most generous assessment, the number of transgender Americans amounts to only 0.3 percent of the country
 ON THE DECONSTRUCTION OF TRADITIONAL VALUES  that provides nothing of value in its place - By Lauren Southern

On this page read:
  • Interview with Senator Ted Cruz about Trump's deception,
  • Interview with Curt Shilling
  • Boycott against Target stores that have opened women's bathrooms to transgendered men
  • Mark Levin radio interview with Ted Cruz, who says Trump is lying to voters.
  • Links to related articles

 TED CRUZ:  Trump's agenda coincides with Hillary Clinton's on allowing men to enter little girls' bathrooms, on raising taxes, on liberal intolerance of dissent, and much more.

By Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Sen.  Ted Cruz (R-TX), a GOP presidential candidate, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, slammed his chief rival and the party’s frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump over Trump’s comments on the bathroom law in North Carolina. 

Trump said he opposed the law that requires transgendered people to use the restrooms accorded to their biological sex, and he said that things should be just left the way they are, Cruz told Breitbart News on Friday afternoon:
Yesterday morning on the Today Show, Donald Trump agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that grown men should be allowed to use little girls’ restrooms. This is political correctness on steroids. It is basic common sense that a grown adult man, a stranger, should not be alone in a restroom with little girls. As a father of two young daughters, I can say unequivocally that’s a terrible idea. That is not a matter of right versus left or Democrat versus Republican. It’s a matter of common sense.  
The fact that Donald Trump is willing to join the PC police, the same zealots who just fired Curt Schilling from ESPN for making the obvious point that adult men should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls, illustrates that Donald meant it when he told us a couple of months he could be the most politically correct person on earth.

On the Today Show, Trump was asked about the North Carolina law that would not allow transgender folks to use the bathroom of their choice but require them to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological makeup.
“North Carolina did something — it was very strong — and they’re paying a big price,” Trump said on the Today Show. “And there’s a lot of problems. And I heard — one of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, leave it the way it is, right now.”
“There’s a big move to create new bathrooms” for such transgender people for themselves, Trump added. “First of all, I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country,” Trump said of that plan. “Leave it the way it is.”

Trump, though, thinks it’s better to not change anything—and to not strengthen the laws the way North Carolina did. 

“You leave it the way it is,” he said. “There have been very few complaints the way it is.”
Senator Ted Cruz

 Cruz, though, disagrees. In his exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Friday, the Texas Senator and thus far second place candidate for the GOP nomination for president, said that Trump’s comments indicate he’s not the conservative outsider he presents himself to be on the campaign trail. Cruz said:

This episode has even more significance when you combine it with the other remarkable things Donald has said in the last 48 hours. In that same interview, Donald came out in support of raising taxes. So now Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both support raising taxes on the American people.  

Simultaneously, Donald’s campaign team was down in Florida with RNC party officials telling them that everything Donald has been saying on the campaign trail was simply a show. It’s all for appearances. He doesn’t mean any of it.  
He’s not going to build a wall. He’s not going to deport anyone. That’s just what he’s saying to try to fool the voters. Strikingly, what Donald’s campaign said is almost identical to what Donald himself told the New York Times editorial board in January—that he doesn’t believe what he says on immigration, that he’s not going to build a wall and he’s not going to deport anyone.

Meanwhile, Cruz hammered Trump for bringing on lobbyists like Paul Manafort, his new delegate and convention manager, and others. A story in Politico on Thursday detailed how Trump is bringing a variety of lobbyists aboard his campaign. Cruz said:
And, at the same time, we are discovering that Donald’s entire campaign has been taken over by career Washington lobbyists. The man running his campaign, Paul Manafort, has been a Washington lobbyist for 40 years representing dictators and torturers across the face of the globe.  
The man running Donald Trump’s campaign has been hundreds of thousands of dollars by Saudi Arabia to lobby against Israel and to lobby against moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and Donald’s lobbyist campaign manager has now brought in an army of Washington lobbyists to run every aspect of the campaign.  
As Carly Fiorina has powerfully pointed out, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are flip sides of the same coin. Hillary Clinton has made millions of dollars selling power and influence in Washington, and Donald Trump has made billions of dollars buying politicians like Hillary Clinton—trading power and influence.  
Donald Trump is the system, and his lobbyist campaign team is now saying very explicitly that Donald has been lying to us. I believe that Republicans want a candidate who actually knows what he believes, who’s not going to wake up tomorrow and embrace the liberal New York Democratic values that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have imposed on this country the last seven years.
The Politico report detailed how several lobbyists have joined the Trump campaign. Politico’s Ken Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf wrote:
Among the influence industry veterans who have been helping the campaign in recent weeks, according to sources close to the Trump campaign, are Laurance Gay, who worked with Manafort on an effort to obtain a federal grant that one congressman called a ‘very smelly, sleazy business,’ and Doug Davenport, whose firm’s lobbying for an oppressive Southeast Asian regime became a liability for

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
’s 2008 presidential campaign. The pair join another former Manafort lobbying partner named Rick Gates, who was identified as an agent of a Ukrainian oligarch in a 2011 racketeering lawsuit that also named Manafort. And Manafort this week met with Marc Palazzo, a former lobbyist for a Koch Industries subsidiary who used to work as a communications staffer for GTECH Corp., the controversial lottery operator, to which Gay, Davenport, Gates and Manafort all have ties.

Cruz also said that Trump should answer a question that Breitbart News’s Dr. Susan Berry sent to the Trump campaign on Thursday and again on Friday.
“Would Mr. Trump be comfortable with a 4-year-old Ivanka going into a bathroom at Target in which there was a 35-year-old man wearing a dress. YES or NO?” Dr. Susan Berry asked the Trump campaign.
Trump’s team has yet to respond to the question. When read the question over the phone, and asked about it, Cruz said he thinks Trump is too scared to debate—but he should answer the question. Cruz specifically noted that there hasn’t been a GOP debate in 44 days—a full month and a half. Cruz said:
I think Donald is afraid of answering difficult questions. It is why he is scared to debate. It’s been 44 days since the last Republican debate. That is a great question to come up in a debate, and let Donald answer it.  
He doesn’t want to answer that question because there’s a tension between the campaign rhetoric he’s been using to fool the voters, and what Donald actually believes. What Donald believes are the liberal Manhattan Democratic values that he has embodied his entire life.  
It is why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both support taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. It is why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both support the individual mandate in Obamacare. And so Donald doesn’t want to answer that question or any difficult question. It is striking that both Hillary Clinton and

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
have had one debate, and they’ve scheduled another debate. Both liberal Democrats are more willing to have their positions challenged, to be under the scrutiny of the voters, than Donald Trump. And part of the reason is he doesn’t have any meaningful solutions for the problems facing this country. 
If you ask Donald how we bring jobs back to this country, he has no idea. He has no economic policies that make any sense. He simply yells and screams and curses a lot.  
And one of the reasons why so many Republicans are uniting behind our campaign is that we want to be supporting a campaign with a positive optimistic forward-looking conservative vision with real solutions to bring jobs back to America, to reduce the burdens on small businesses, to bring manufacturing jobs back to America, to raise wages for working men and women—and Donald Trump has no answers to that, which is why he has refused to debate for 44 days straight now.

Earlier on Friday, Breitbart News reported that a Pennsylvania man was charged with photographing a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom at a store.
When asked about that, Cruz noted that this issue affects people in Pennsylvania and everywhere in the country. He went on:
I spent five and a half years as the Solicitor General for Texas, the chief lawyer for the state in front of the U.S. Supreme Court—and having spent those years in law enforcement I dealt with case after case of child molesters and pedophiles, predators who had taken advantage of and abused small children.  
Under Donald Trump’s political correctness, if a pedophile enters the women’s restroom waiting for little girls, law enforcement is not allowed to remove him. That makes no sense and the PC police need to answer the question of what you would say to that little girl who is abused because of nonsensical policies that refuse to recognize that there is a difference between men and women and the modern Democratic Party wants to pretend there are no differences.
Cruz wouldn’t criticize Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, who is actually supporting his campaign despite thinking he is “misunderstood” on these issues.
When asked about Jenner’s position on these issues regarding transgender people and public restrooms, and about how Trump said he would let Jenner use whatever bathroom—men’s or women’s—in Trump Tower than Jenner wanted to, Cruz didn’t even mention Jenner in his response. Cruz said:
Adult men who are strangers should not be alone in the bathroom with little girls. That is basic common sense. It is remarkable that Donald Trump cannot see that. But it’s not surprising because the politicians Donald Trump has supported for the last 40 years—Chuck Schumer,

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton—every one of those liberal Democratic politicians likewise supports policies allowing grown men to go into the restroom with little girls. 
Enough is enough with this PC nonsense. The Obama administration right now is litigating against a junior high, trying to force the junior high to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls.  
That’s not a reasonable public policy position. That is foolishness and it’s dangerous, and those are the policies that Donald Trump supports and those are the policies that the liberal Democrats that Donald Trump has funded support as well. They are not policies supported by the American people.

Cruz said that the instance of Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling getting fired from ESPN over common sense criticisms of the transgender bathroom issue is a sign that “of course” political correctness has gone off the rails in American media and culture.
Schilling appeared earlier in the day on Breitbart News Daily with Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM 125 The Patriot Channel to note that he isn’t apologizing because he did nothing wrong, and he won’t back down. 

Cruz continued:
There is a liberal intolerance that seeks to punish anyone who dares speak out against political correctness. It is an intolerance for free speech that Donald Trump has reflected as well when he has said he wants to punish newspaper reporters who dare criticize him.  
The left engages in bullying, they engage in using brute political force to punish those who disagree with them. Real conservatives actually believe in individual liberty, and believe in free speech. The same way Donald Trump says if any company actually dares leave America, he will punish them—that is almost to what Obama and Hillary say, that they’re going to impose fines and penalties on any company that leaves America.  
The companies leaving America are being driven out by misguided leftwing policies that are making it harder and harder for small businesses to survive. Rather than using force to punish those who disagree with you—which is the approach of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—we should be working to create and environment that businesses want to come and expand jobs.  
As president, my priorities will be jobs, freedom and economic growth—and by reducing the taxes and regulations that are hammering small businesses.  
By ending amnesty, securing the borders, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping welfare benefits for illegal aliens, we will see millions of new high-paying jobs come back to America, manufacturing jobs coming back to America, wages rising.  
So, in three or four years, we’ll hear yet more talk about corporate inversions but this time it’s going to be other countries complaining that their businesses are leaving their countries to come to America because it’s such a good place to do business—creating jobs here, driving up wages. That’s the proper approach.   
That’s not Donald Trump’s approach. Donald Trump’s approach is the approach of big government power to punish you and indeed that’s the same approach Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have. It doesn’t work. I believe in the power of the American people, not the brute force of the government to punish anyone who dares to oppose Big Brother.
When asked, to conclude the interview, if he believes that Trump’s answer here is proof that Trump is not prepared on issues or has no ideological core, Cruz replied that he thinks it’s worse than that:
It’s worse than that. Trump is and always has been a New York liberal. That’s why he supported partial birth abortion for most of his life.   
That’s why today he supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood just like Hillary Clinton.  
It’s why in the last 48 hours he came out for abandoning the pro-life planks of the Republican Party.  
It is why he is advocating for allowing grown men into the bathroom with little girls just like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  
It is why he supports the individual mandate in Obamacare just like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It is why he is advocating raising taxes just like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  
It is why he supports allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens just like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton although Donald would have them fly back to their home countries first and then come back as U.S. citizens. Those are his values.


Cruz also, for the first time since Trump’s big win in New York, once again hammered Trump for “New York Values.” That criticism got him in trouble in the Empire State, where he won no delegates after hitting Trump with the phrase earlier in the cycle, but now that the map shifts back to America’s heartland with Nebraska and Indiana in the month of May, Cruz is turning back to the attack line. He said:
They are liberal New York values and you know one of the most insightful comments made recently was made by Jonah Goldberg of National Review—it was when Donald Trump went on television and called for punishing women who have abortions. Jonah pointed out how Donald was rightly criticized by both pro-life supporters and pro-choice supporters for his ridiculous position calling for punishment of women.  
This is an important insight, Jonah said that is something that is said by a liberal that is pretending to be a conservative. A New York liberal who’s trying to pretend to be pro-life thinks that pro-lifers want to punish women. No one who is actually pro-life, who’s actually thought through the issues and principles, would ever believe that because with every abortion there are two victims: The unborn child whose life is taken, and the mother. There are millions of women who grieve about the consequences of abortion, who grieve about being pressured into abortion, sometimes against their wishes by Planned Parenthood true colors.


Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesCurt Schilling, the ex-Boston Red Sox ace pitcher, appeared on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 The Patriot Channel with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Friday morning to make absolutely clear he is not backing down to the left over his transgender bathroom comments.
Schilling, who led the Red Sox to their first World Series victory in 86 years in 2004 by carrying the team through the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees by literally pitching on an ankle so busted his sock was bleeding, was fired from ESPN this week for siding with the majority of America on the transgender public restrooms issue.
Schilling, a conservative, this week posted on his blog a photograph of a heavyset overweight man wearing women’s clothing and a wig with the caption: “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”
It came amid the controversy surrounding the North Carolina bathroom law regarding transgender people, and as such ESPN used Schilling’s common-sense comments to fire him. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated,” the network said in a statement.
When Bannon asked Schilling if he’s a “hater,” Schilling replied that he’s not.
“Hand to God, I’m going to tell you a quick story: in my family, my kids, the minute the word hate comes out of [somebody’s] mouth [when talking about me], they now kind of chuckle about it because I’ve always said, ‘Listen, there’s very little of anything in the world that I hate,’” Schilling said. “Hate takes effort. Hate takes energy. There’s far too much in this world that requires effort and energy otherwise that I don’t have the energy to hate. I don’t hate anything.”
Schilling, whose 20-year playing career ended in 2007, won three World Series during his time in the MLB
Schilling compared the accusations against him to someone who hasn’t molested children being accused of being a child molester.
“That’s how I feel,” Schilling told Bannon. “I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I’m not transphobic. I’m not homophobic. My 16-year-old son is one of the founding members of the LBGT club in high school. That’s his group. That’s the people he loves and hangs out with. He has no blinders on.
"His whole world is about ‘I don’t care who you are and what you are—you’re good people.’ Those kids are in and out of this house all the time. I’ve never in my life treated somebody based on a racial denomination or religion or sexual preference. I don’t care. I’ve never cared. As long as you’re not sleeping with my wife, I don’t care who you sleep with.
"So that, to me, to be where we’re at—something had to go wildly askew. I hate to use that defense when people talk about ‘oh, you’re a racist,’ that ‘no, I have black friends.’ But listen, I’m 49 years old. I had a company with almost 400 employees. I had many people that were transgender. There were people that were gay and all the things that were like that. They were some of the greatest people in the world; they’re still friends and some of the people I talk with. If in my past, I’d ever been a racist or I’d ever said something racist or if I had ever been transphobic or homophobic, somebody somewhere would have said something I’m sure given my status.”
Schilling added that the motivation of people who have been criticizing him over this seems to be that they have an agenda.
“That’s why I sleep well at night—I’m okay with people I don’t know saying things that aren’t true because life is hard enough. I can’t live my life to make people that don’t know me like me,” Schilling said. “ And I won’t. And people don’t like that, for whatever reason they don’t like that. And one more thing I would tell you this: I am firmly a believer now in that this isn’t about me being transphobic or me trying to promote transphobic things. It feels to me like this is about people whose agenda is way more important to them than it is to me, and I’m not making a big enough deal about it.”
Alex Marlow, the Editor of Chief of Breitbart News, asked Schilling about a headline—“Contrition Continues To Elude Curt Schilling”—linking to a New York Times article that calls for him to apologize for what he said. Marlow noted that the “Social Justice crowd” is “trying to shame” Schilling into “one of those ritual public apologies.”
“Listen, people that know me know I talk a lot—I have opinions on a lot of things—I never have a problem admitting when I’m wrong or make a mistake,” Schilling said. “And I do it a lot–number one because I’m human and the only perfect human who ever walked the earth died a couple thousand years ago. I don’t try to be wrong. I love debate. I love to talk about things. I love to debate people who have a completely opposing opinion of mine because I think it helps me get educated about things I don’t know about, number one. But number two, I think vice versa is true as well.
"But here’s the problem: People have a very, very distorted view of opinions and beliefs. Beliefs, to me, are things that are foundational to what makes you. Jesus was the living Son of God, that’s a belief. I know that. An opinion is that I don’t think men should pee in women’s bathrooms, and vice versa. That’s an opinion. I don’t think anything differently about people because of that opinion. If you disagree with me, that’s fine. There’s a discussion to be had.”
Bannon noted to Schilling that “they’re trying to break you,” but Schilling said he won’t back down.
“Oh yeah, this is not the first time [they’ve tried to break me],” Schilling said. “For 20 years as a baseball player, I drove GMs [general managers] kind of batshit crazy because I wasn’t afraid to say what I thought and felt.
"Now, listen, that doesn’t make me right. That makes me me. I was in a position to question ownership and general managers because I knew I wasn’t going to get fired—and younger players wouldn’t say the things I said. So, if you’re expected me to give you everything I possibly have to win every night, I expect the same from you—and if you’re not going to give it to us, then I have a problem. That rubbed people the wrong way.
"That made GMs [upset]. But no one ever questioned—my job was to pitch every fifth day and win. No one I ever played with before would ever tell you, or question the amount of effort I put in on those days. So, that was my job. My job was to win. It wasn’t to play baseball—it was to win. And I took that very seriously, and I do that with everything—and much to my wife’s chagrin, 9 times out of 10, I don’t have the ability to just answer a question I’m passionate about ‘yes’ or ‘no’ because I think that that’s a shallow thing to do a lot of times.”

Backlash is growing against retail giant Target Corp. after its announcement this week that it will allow men or women who claim to be transgender to use whichever bathroom or changing room they choose while shopping or working at their stores.
After two days of a social media firestorm, forces are now gathering to #BoycottTarget over its bathroom policy.
On Tuesday, April 19, the retailer put out a statement welcoming transgender people to its stores, saying it celebrates “inclusivity,” insisting the company  “strive[s] to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
The retailer added, “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

The day after the department store chain’s announcement, the backlash began. By Thursday, many were flooding Facebook and Twitter with missives urging people to boycott the retail giant, with many of the posts linking to a new effort launched by the American Family Association (AFA).
AFA launched its effort on Thursday because, it said, Target “would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.”
AFA added that Target’s policy tells a sexual predator he “can simply say he ‘feels like a woman today’ and enter the women’s restroom … even if young girls or women are already in there.”
“Clearly, Target’s new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters,” AFA warned. “We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority.”
In the meantime, thousands of potential Target customers are warning the chain they will no longer shop there.
Facebook users posted thousands of complaints on Target’s own Facebook page.
According to even the most generous assessment, the number of transgender Americans amounts to only 0.3 percent of the country, meaning that less than half-a-percent of the nation claims to be transgender. A review of the 2010 census data says only 1 in 2,400 Americans change their name from one sex to the other.






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Friday, February 26, 2016

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