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Nancy Pelosi And Democrats Embrace Drag Queens

Normalizing the abnormal has become the hallmark of today’s Democratic Party, and nothing expresses this psychosis quite as vividly as an article in the Style Section of last Saturday’s Washington Post extolling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”

For the millions of Americans who agree with the World Health Organization that people who have transvestism Nancy Pelosi Ru Paulare suffering from mental illness and who have never seen the VH1 television show it is self-described as “featuring some of the most sickening queens to ever take the ‘Drag Race’ runway.”

That the “reality” show, hosted by RuPaul Charles, is now in its tenth season and has won several Emmy ® Awards shows just how far the normalizing of the abnormal has come in our culture.

RuPaul’s Drag Race runs in prime time and features cross-dressers (drag queens) engaged in various competitions. The New York Times described the program as, “Loosely modeled on “America’s Next Top Model,” hosted by Tyra Banks, the show features 12 (or so) contestants who gather to compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize that varies per season but can be as much as $100,000. To determine who will advance to the next round, the queens are given elaborate challenges, like creating haute-couture runway looks from scratch or starring in music videos.”

Of course, one must acknowledge that men dressing and performing as women is a cultural phenomenon that has been around forever, and, when it is acknowledged as a parody, such as in Harvard’s Hasty Pudding performances or the stage show in the movie “South Pacific” it is all in good fun – and normal.

But to most Americans outside the urban elite cross-dressing as a “lifestyle” is different, or at least it was.

According to the New York Times’ Jenna Wortham, drag has been featured in popular culture – and slowly normalized – for decades.

Movies like “Kinky Boots,” “Tootsie,” “The Birdcage” — even “Mrs. Doubtfire” — have showcased men, some gay, some not, who dress and perform as women. But most tended to treat drag as high jinks, wrote Ms. Wortham.

“Nothing about the inner lives of queens has hit critical mass quite like ‘Drag Race,’ not even the 1991 documentary ‘Paris Is Burning,’ which followed the black and Latino drag ball circuit in New York during the 1980s. ‘It is a popular movie, but it didn’t reach everyone the way a weekly television show does,’ said Lady Bunny, a drag queen in her 50s who is often regarded as one of the legendary figures of American “drag culture,” claims Wortham. “Many people have never had any interaction with a drag queen, and barely know what it is,” Bunny continued according to Ms. Wortham’s reporting. “Anytime Middle America gets a taste of a community that they’re not familiar with, it does normalize the L.G.B.T. experience.”

Popular culture may attempt to “normalize the L.G.B.T. experience,” however, as George R. Brown, MD, Professor and Associate Chairman of Psychiatry, East Tennessee State University; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Texas, explained in an article for the consumer version of the Merck Manual, “Transvestism is a form of fetishism (the clothing is the fetish), which is a type of paraphilia. In transvestism (cross-dressing), men prefer to wear women’s clothing, or, far less commonly, women prefer to wear men's clothing. However, they do not wish to change their sex, as transsexuals do. Also, most of them do not have an inner sense of belonging to the opposite sex as people with gender dysphoria do. However, men who cross-dress may have feelings of gender dysphoria when they are under stress or experience a loss.”

Dr. Brown also explains that this disorder requires treatment only if it causes distress, but that:

Heterosexual males who dress in women’s clothing typically begin such behavior in late childhood. This behavior is associated, at least initially, with intense sexual arousal.

Cross-dressers may cross-dress for reasons other than sexual stimulation—for example, to reduce anxiety, to relax, or, in the case of male cross-dressers, to experiment with the feminine side of their otherwise male personalities.

Later in life (sometimes in their 50s or 60s), some men who were cross-dressers only in their teens and twenties develop gender dysphoria. They may seek to change their body through hormones and genital (sex-reassignment) surgery.

In other words, the urge to cross-dress may have serious social and health consequences for the person suffering from the disorder and, consequently, one cannot consider those suffering from this condition to be in a condition of normal mental health.

So why would Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House and the leader of House Democrats take a prominent role in this event?

Because the Democrats have fully embraced the idea that cross-dressing is not a mental disorder and that “drag culture” should become accepted as a normal part of mainstream American culture.

As the Washington Post’s Jessica Contrera reported Pelosi’s appearance on “Drag Race” was a marketing opportunity, a chance to tout her record as a steadfast advocate for LGBTQ rights.

“I’ve said to people all along, ‘Say what you will, but you’ll soon be saying what I’m saying, because this is the future,’ ” she [Pelosi] said.

Is that future threatened, now that the president has called for a ban on transgender people in the military and eliminated protections for transgender students in public schools?

“We are very saddened about some of the things that have happened in this administration in rolling back protections and opportunities and the rest,” she told the crowd at Nellie’s when she was handed a microphone. “We are very sad that we don’t have a Congress that will reverse that.”

Someone shouted: “Yet!”

“Not just yet,” she concurred. That was another reason to go on “Drag Race.” She used the segment as an opportunity to remind viewers, “If you don’t vote, you don’t count.”

Andrew Breitbart was often quoted as saying politics is downstream of culture, and in Nancy Pelosi’s embrace of “drag culture” one can see just how for from the mainstream the normalization of the abnormal in American culture – and Democratic Party politics – has taken us.

George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's A veteran of over 300 political campaigns, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Director of Policy and Communication for Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry now-Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

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demcommies running out of misfits to recruit

It is really pathetic when the party of perverts and human baby murderers is so desperate for $$$ they are down to the Drag Queen level. It's probably because the favorite victim card to lay "RACIST" isn't playing well with the sane public anymore.


Pelosi is trying real hard to be irrelevant, but she already is! Irrelevant squared?