In the latest brouhaha from Washington, President Biden decided to stir the pot with a controversial tweet where he proclaimed LGBTQ youth as “all our kids.” It was a bold shout-out to Pride Month, but let’s just say it hasn’t exactly gone down well with everyone.
In a video, Biden goes on to say, “These are our neighbors. Not somebody else’s kids; they’re all our kids. And our children are the kite strings that hold our national ambitions aloft.” Hmm, a poetic touch there, Joe, but the crowd’s divided on this one!
Not surprisingly, the Republican gang didn’t take kindly to Biden playing daddy to the nation. Rep. Doug Lamborn from Colorado thinks Biden’s stepping too far into the culture wars and needs to be a bit more neutral.
Then we have Rep. Ron Estes from Kansas, who flat out calls Biden’s statement a “bad precedent.” He believes parents should be the ones raising their kids, not Uncle Sam.
Crenshaw Cares…About Something Else
Here’s an interesting twist. Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw doesn’t seem to give two hoots about Biden’s statement. But he’s got a different bone to pick: he’s more interested in working on new legislation that would essentially defund hospitals performing gender-affirming care. Talk about changing the subject!
Democrats Weigh In
On the blue side of the aisle, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who happens to be the mom of a trans kid, backs Biden all the way. In fact, she goes on to say, “I think these are all our kids.” Well, that’s one way to look at it!
A Moral Matter?
For Rep. Jamie Raskin, this issue goes beyond politics, it’s a moral matter. According to him, children belong to all of us and we’re all responsible for their fate.
Down in the trenches, Rep. Nancy Mace asserts that both Republicans and Democrats care about the children. However, she feels Biden’s approach to the matter is disingenuous and dishonest. And don’t even get her started on underage children being injected with hormones and drugs!
Rep. Byron Donalds from Florida is a bit more blunt about it. He believes politicians should just stay out of this stuff and let kids be kids.
The Big Guns Weigh In
Stepping out of the political arena, even Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign had something to say about Biden’s tweet. Musk sternly reminded everyone that “our kids are not fodder for the government.” Meanwhile, the DeSantis campaign went with a simple but clear message: “They are not your kids.”
What do you make of all this, folks? Is Biden overstepping his bounds or showing a much-needed sense of unity? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s get this conversation rolling!