Some on the left are enraged after former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton warned that Democrats might lose more elections if they focus too much on controversial issues like transgender rights.
Clinton made the statement during an interview with the Financial Times.
“We’re standing on the brink of losing our democracy, and everything else that everyone is interested in goes away,” she added. “Look: the most essential thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so terrifying that anything that doesn’t aid your campaign should be put on the back burner.”
She also debunked the notion that police should be defunded in response to Black Lives Matter.
“You’ll need accountable metrics. You also need police. It simply fails the common-sense test, in my opinion. Some political beliefs are so extreme on either the right or left that they hide in their corners,” Clinton added.
She went on to say that politics should be about adding rather than subtracting.
Transgender individuals and their supporters were furious after hearing Clinton’s remarks, which sparked a storm of protest on social media.
“Hillary Clinton has always been a transphobic piece of s***, and it’s amazing that supporters tried to gaslight people into believing she was some kind of role model in the LGBTQ+ community,” one furious detractor remarked.
“By not weeding out the clintons, Democrats do themselves a big disservice. Bill is a real pedophile and hillary is an abnoxious figure who comes out to opine on issues supported by the majority of Democratic voters are stupid and that marginalized communities should go away,” said another angry liberal.
Others labeled Clinton a “TERF,” which stands for “transgender exclusionary radical feminist.” A slur used by transgender activists to slap people who challenge their political objectives, the term refers to those who believe that biological sex determines gender.
“Hillary Clinton is a terf. She’s always been one. Her recent remark that she won’t make trans issues a priority in Democratic campaigns isn’t just because she wants to win votes; it’s because she genuinely hates the transgender community. Don’t mistake me,” reads another response.
“Hillary Clinton follows the typical route for neoliberals who get wounded by the left: becoming a TERF edgelord,” observed one user who described himself or herself as “a queer lawyer.”