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[–] dixiechick547 32 points (+32|-0)

Wish he wasn’t a South Carolina state legislator. Southern Democrats tend to be more moderate and generally dismissed by the rest of the party. I doubt this will get much traction. I would love to see him interviewed to find out why he’s picking up this issue.

[–] [Deleted] 25 points (+25|-0)

Aren't they key to winning primaries though?

[–] marmaladestripes725 30 points (+30|-0) Edited

Incredibly. Biden wouldn’t have won the nomination if he hadn’t had the support in South Carolina.

[–] dixiechick547 19 points (+19|-0)

Most definitely. The progressive wing of the party hates them for that but can’t win without them. Moderate black people, mostly black are the base and they’re not having this shit.

[–] Hollyhock 21 points (+21|-0)

Yes, we need the feminists, but Biden fucking OWES the Black Democrats in the south...especially the women. If this man gets shit from rank and file Democrats, there would easily be a backlash from older, Black voters who, frankly, have given, given given to the Democrats and not received much in return.

[–] Ave_Lucifuge 13 points (+13|-0)

Democrats owe the black community a lot. That creepy ass "adults can date young teens" Republican from GA (what was his name?) just barely lost to a dem back in 2018 because black women were out in full force. They pretty much snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, it was incredible.

[–] dixiechick547 8 points (+8|-0)

Doug Jones in Alabama. My sister volunteered for that campaign. Jones is a good man. His loss in 2020 is awful.

[–] EvaDemeter 7 points (+7|-0)

Not as easily dismissed these days, but the party has got to come to grips sooner or later with the fact that outside of certain demographics, transing kids is not seen as a favorable thing. It's not even something most people come across, it just comes off the same way it does to everyone here. About time they realize a lot of people who feel this way are Democratic voters.

[–] VeggieAnnie 2 points (+2|-0)

What I see as hopeful about the fact that this is state-level legislation is the fact that state legislation tends to move in waves across the southern states. Think of the anti-abortion "heartbeat bills" that popped up from one southern state to another. That same phenomenon could work in this instance. Other states are going to be emboldened by the actions of South Carolina and Alabama.

[–] dixiechick547 1 points (+1|-0)

I really thought it would be set off by that case in Texas with the little boy whose dad didn’t want him transed. I thought Texas had a bill to end medical transing of kids but I couldn’t find it. It might’ve died in the legislature. That case just vanished from the news after the judge imposed a gag order. The mom now has custody and is proceeding with transing the kid. He’s 7 years old.

[–] VeggieAnnie 1 points (+1|-0)

That is so sad! Probably the gag order means no one is allowed to cover it, hence it vanished from the news. I'm sure you've heard about the Canadian father currently serving jail time over a similar case? He called his daughter "she" after a court order not to, and he's serving time.