Heads Explode After Caitlyn Jenner Compliments Ted Cruz
Last month, Olympic athlete-turned-transgender reality star Caitlyn “Don’t Call Me Bruce” Jenner told an audience at the University of Pennsylvania: “I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.”
That became overwhelmingly obvious this week when LGBT supporters turned against Jenner viciously following a recent interview with The Advocate. In the interview, Jenner was asked to appraise the best candidate for the Republican nomination. “I like Ted Cruz,” Jenner said. “I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.”
But Jenner said that despite the reputation Democrats have for being on top of social justice issues, there was more than enough reason to support a Republican for president:
Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.
Naturally, these comments did not sit well with the ideologically-intolerant legions of LGBT liberals. The New York Daily News highlighted several tweets opposing Jenner’s semi-endorsement:
I’ve unfollowed @IAmCait and @Caitlyn_Jenner As a woman who loves and respects women, I feel duped and disrespected. #tedcruz
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 4, 2016
Time for the #LGBTQ community to stop embracing #Caitlyn Jenner. Her embracing @TedCruz is despicable. @IAmCait is a bad person.
— Face Ripper Monkey (@FaceRiperMonkey) March 4, 2016
Zack Ford, a writer for ThinkProgress, said that Jenner’s “insistence on supporting Republicans that are openly hostile to trans rights continues to taint her credibility.”
It’s simply unimaginable to these people that a person might vote for reasons unrelated to their own social cause.
At the same time, these hyenas aren’t entirely wrong. Cruz isn’t going to go within ten miles of this endorsement, and everything Jenner has done to himself is abhorrent to anyone with a shred of common decency. The guy’s free to live his life as he wants, but the LGBT push for “trans rights” is about as twisted as this country has seen.
The idea that Jenner’s support of Republicans – and not the fact that he dresses up as a woman – is what ruins his “credibility” is pretty damn amusing, though.