Citing a 4,000% increase over 10 years in teenage female gender dysphoria, the Burlington Republican Committee Thursday night passed a resolution that affirms the natural distinction between the sexes and opposes promotion of gender identity ideology to minors.
Democrats may find that the defining moment of their supermajority may be the first government shutdown Vermont has seen in generations. Despite passing the largest budget in the history of the state, the Progressive wing of Vermont’s Democratic Party are suddenly asking for even more.
State Republican GOP Chair Paul Dame appeared on the “Morning Drive” radio show Friday to discuss how to regain footing after the party lost seats statewide in 2022 despite an expectation for a ‘red wave.’
The Durham report proved that our nation’s law enforcement agency was far too eager to take the misinformation fed to them by a political campaign, and launch an unwarranted investigation that ensnared the Republican President’s first two years, and cast a shadow over his entire term.
But despite the super-majority Democrats have, Republicans have been able to make some modest gains on certain issues that advance our cause despite our minority status, and we’re not letting up.
The extreme imbalance in the Legislature has led the entire caucus of Democrats reaching further and further away for the central functions of government to pursue novelty when what Vermonters truly want is reliability in these uncertain times.
On Friday the Republican State Legislative Committee, the national party organ that deals with state legislative races, announced that a party switch by Louisiana State Rep. Francis Thompson gave the GOP its 24th legislative supermajority.
Part of the reason that Republicans make better coalition builders is because while Democrats preach diversity, it’s actually Republicans who have the more independent-minded legislators and policy advocates. That is the benefit of a big tent that has ideological diversity.
It seems that the “loyalty” that has held their party together is beginning to fray. And this is giving Republicans an opportunity to earn small wins despite a deck stacked against them.
Democrats are now proving that even in the quaint settings of our beloved Green Mountains, the sense of entitlement to power is leading them to abuse the supermajority entrusted to them merely because they are feeling threatened by the minority of the Vermont Progressive Party.
The Democrat Party seems to be bent on further tumult beyond justification. But that’s part of their brand; you can always count on Democrat lawmakers to meddle and complicate something that used to be so simple.
In the upcoming legislative session, House Republicans will have just 38 representatives to oppose a slew of progressive policies planned by Vermont’s majority Democrats. This presents an extraordinary challenge for state Rep. Pattie McCoy, R-Poultney, the House minority leader.