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What Is More Shocking To Diane Sawyer (And The Twitterverse): Bruce Jenner Becoming A Woman Or That He Is A Republican?

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:57 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Not only did Bruce Jenner come out last night with Diane Sawyer and admit that yes, he is for “all intents and purposes” now a woman, he also came out as a conservative and Republican:

“I’ve always been more on the conservative side,” Jenner said.

Sawyer, looking shocked, asked if he identifies as a Republican, to which Jenner answered, “Yes.”

Because completely transforming from one gender to the other is not shocking and extraordinary, but being a conservative and a Republican is.


47 Responses to “What Is More Shocking To Diane Sawyer (And The Twitterverse): Bruce Jenner Becoming A Woman Or That He Is A Republican?”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Not just Diane and the left twittersphere. I worry Mark is somewhere under a doctor’s care and possibly on life support.

    elissa (64443d)

  3. Heh. Bad girl, elissa!

    Dana (86e864)

  4. LGB____________T peoples are just assumed to be huge fascist obamawhores but how true is this in real life actually?

    someone should make a graph

    happyfeet (831175)

  5. Does. Not. Fit. Narrative.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  6. Ahaha! So true, Dana.

    norcal (0213aa)

  7. Clearly, Jenner is a RINO.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  8. Now my lesbian friends can have another reason to despise trans women.

    Pious Agnostic (4e1a81)

  9. Good luck to Jenner, hope he/she finds some happiness. Glad to hear Jenner’s not a fan of this president.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. It’s amusing that Dianne Sawyer spent some years working as a research assistant to Richard Nixon when he was living in San Clemente after he resigned the presidency. Then she moved to New York and married a playwright.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  11. The Sin That Dare Not Speak Its Acronym–GOP.

    M. Scott Eiland (a742b7)

  12. Mirror, mirror on the wall
    Who’s the nastiest of them all?

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  13. I said nastiest.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  14. Do you have a wake or a going away party for your unit? What becomes of it? Do you keep in the freezer or fin a jar in formaldhyde on the mantle? Do you … last time…one or 2 of it’s functions?

    Bugg (bd9445)

  15. 14-Mike k
    lotta hate from those people.
    Hell, when I think back on how I felt when he was going for the Gold, I thought of him as a warrior and when he won, the greatest athlete alive. That was a great scene when he beat that commie. He will always be a champion to me.

    mg (31009b)

  16. sometimes when you’re a woman trapped in a man’s body trapped trapped trapped deep in the abyss of maleness all you can do is run like the wind run as fast as you can, but it’s never fast enough

    you look behind you – surely your penis is receding into the distance

    you’ve left it behind!




    there it is

    it’s still there

    mocking you

    god bless america what’s a lady gotta do for to emancipate herself anyways?

    you shouldn’t have to have a series on E!

    Lindsay Graham please to hold hearings immediately thank you on behalf of all of us trans activists

    happyfeet (831175)

  17. I worry Mark is somewhere under a doctor’s care and possibly on life support.

    FWIW, Elissa, I posted a snippet about this earlier today in the thread on “Student Sues School Over Mattress Stunt.”

    As for Diane Sawyer, she may have been surprised not that Jenner is a conservative/Republican per se, but that a person with his, uh, non-conforming strangeness isn’t invariably, inevitably of the left. Or perhaps a variation of damning (or not damning) with faint praise?

    Mark (607f93)

  18. this does beg a verry important question.

    How does Bruce jenner know what it feels like to be a woman?

    Michael Ejercito (d9a893)

  19. This would sure make a suhweet Wheaties box, no?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  20. Her shock was almost laughable. Almost, because it’s so dumb and so dangerous.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  21. A number of years ago an elite female athlete from Wisconsin was revealed to spend her weekends as a high priced call girl in Nevada (leaving her husband and children at home). A psychiatrist was interviewed who did a lot of sports psychology said something to the effect that none of the Olympic athletes he had met would have qualified as being a well-balanced emotionally healthy individual.

    I am sure there was some confirmation bias in his experience, but I imagine there is a grain of truth in it. It is a little easier to understand someone working hard at athletics when it will earn you millions as a pro something or other, but to sacrifice so much of one’s life chasing “a moment of glory” seems to nearly require a pathologic drive.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  22. Michael Ejercito (d9a893) — 4/25/2015 @ 3:25 pm

    I have read where Johns Hopkins, once a leader in transgender surgery, has largely given up the practice, as long term results indicated patients were no more satisfied with life after surgery than they were before, they were still distressed and confused.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  23. Pole vaulting on the Wheaties box, col?

    mg (31009b)

  24. see, ignoring the facts you have either an XX or XY chromosome and carving yourself into some parody that is unnatural biologically is totally cool and not a sign you are mentally unstable, but being for lower taxes and whatnot (Bruce is/was an luxury airplane salesman for many years, btw) is an obvious sign you are bent . Leftoid ‘logic’ (I do not think that word means what they think it means)
    Now what about convincing the leftoids that the upper 18 inches of their bodies is a mistake and they need to fix it by having it removed … would that be sane as well? They never use it, so what would be the great loss?

    JP Kalishek (b3930f)

  25. MD, you mean this Johns Hopkins?

    Albeit I was a kid at the time, I remember adults speaking about Myra Breckinbridge as a semi pervented quasi fantasy

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  26. *semiperverted*

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  27. Does anyone really care about Jenner’s stuff? As long as he votes against this weird semi-socialist bordering on Facist Democrat party, he’s OK by me.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  28. Bruce Jenner? Won’t be seeing him around any more.

    f1guyus (9cbd15)

  29. Tolerance means you have to like what I like and hate what I hate.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  30. Interesting, kishnevi, but that is the student body.

    It would be interesting to compare political beliefs of surgeons with the rest of doctors. Surgeons are generally pretty much into what objectively and clearly works, so when they did not see transgender surgery working in the goal of helping people be better adjusted in life, they stopped it.

    I wonder what Mike K. would say about it.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  31. Personally I am shedding a spouse who can express three entirely incompatible demands in a sentence.

    This Jenner person is an attention whore but common as grass otherwise.

    DNF (208255)

  32. 22. That story made me sad but for all the wrong reasons.

    DNF (208255)

  33. Bruce Jenner can have some quack plastic surgeon castrate him and build him a faux vagina, and stick some beast implants in his chest, but he will still never be a woman.

    The coldly realistic Dana (1b79fa)

  34. now sissy that walk

    happyfeet (831175)

  35. I remember that article, MD in Philly.

    Apparently, Jenner’s confusion over the years was left untreated by anything other than hormones by his compliant team. Now that transgender is a fashionable political cause, he has chosen to take that final, surgical road. I hope he will be happy, but the fact that he sought and received two hours of attention on TV as part of his “treatment” and will get lots more in his reality series makes me fear for his future.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  36. he has chosen to take that final, surgical road

    Freddie Gray would not want this.

    happyfeet (831175)

  37. he has chosen to take that final, surgical road.

    He actually said he’s somewhat ambivalent about that. He also is sexually into women only, meaning if he does go the full road and become externally a female, presumably only mainly homosexual women will want to be with him. In effect, his choice of mates in the future will be limited to lesbians or bisexual females, making social situations probably less ideal for him as he grows older.

    The “yeech” factor of Jenner’s story is not as high as it otherwise would be since he’s never been attracted to or with males, but it also makes people like him — totally non-androgynous, successful, good looking, a history of creating fairly sound families — seem analogous to someone who won the $250 million Lotto and decided to throw all his money into the ocean.

    Given the lousy decisionmaking of most folks on the left, it’s really surprising Jenner isn’t a dyed-in-the-wool Hollywood Democrat.

    Mark (607f93)

  38. tent enlargement is what team r craves.
    No regifting

    mg (31009b)

  39. Mark – do you think it is a sign of squish-ness and left-leaning thinking to want to get your crank lopped off?

    JD (3b5483)

  40. Mark, but surgical I don’t mean just amputating the penis. He has already had lots of surgery and intends to live as a woman, at least in appearance.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  41. I detect a disturbance in the force.

    elissa (50fee7)

  42. He is doing a reality series….????

    With God nothing is impossible, including a “reality” series where people surprisingly wake up to reality and God’s redemption, though I am sure that is not what they have in mind.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  43. Patricia, I keep quoting that article.

    And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a “satisfied” but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.

    It is interesting that he also compares the present “transgender” craze to the “false memories” care of the 80s. That’s a good comparison that I hadn’t thought of.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  44. false memories craze !

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  45. “god i hate my accursed penis,” said bruce one day, quite out of the blue.

    “i want a feast!

    “i want a bean feast!

    “i want a vagina!

    “i want it NOW!”

    happyfeet (831175)

  46. where is mr. nk exactly

    happyfeet (831175)

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