If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s rise accomplished within the Republican party over the last half-decade, it’s been to help separate some of the rot from the core. Neoconservatives like Bill Kristol now spend their time stumping for Democrat positions and doing MNSBC hits, and that’s a good thing. GOP didn’t get any benefits from having a group of scared squishes leading it. They were exposed as an objective benefit.
Unfortunately, there’s still work to do in regards to the establishment of the party, which brings me to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.
You may recall Cox as being the “conservative” who recently shot down school choice in his state and refused to sign a bill to protect women’s sports from radical transgender ideology (he was overridden). You know, because he’s super principled and stuff.
Cox now bends his knee to the religion wokeness, taking things one step further. In a recent video, the governor is seen sharing his preferred pronouns while riffing on the importance of “equity and inclusion,” a phrase that is often used as a stand-in for Critical Race Theory.
You can ignore the funny overdubs or comedy cuts. It’s what he actually says in the video that is relevant.
Utah “republican” Governor Spencer Cox shares his preferred pronouns with students to teach kids leadership with Equity & Inclusion#utpol @GovCox @SpencerJCox #Utah pic.twitter.com/ioLWv7WC4r
— Adam Bartholomew 🗨️ (@lifeisdriving) April 5, 2022
It is already obvious that some conservatives will respond, particularly those who have been around the commentsariat for a while. “This isn’t worth fighting over,” they’ll proclaim, asserting that while they don’t agree with Cox, “he’s not hurting anything.”
But I disagree. The reason we are in the position we are in, having to fiercely fight a culture war over radical transgender ideology, is because spineless Republicans decided a decade ago that “this isn’t worth fighting over.” So instead of nipping this insanity in the bud, it was allowed to become pervasive with almost no pushback until recently. Republicans such as Cox are content to accept that if they refuse to fight and abandon the idea, then they’ll lose.
To conservatives, objective reality must be important. “Preferred pronouns” do not exist because pronouns are not malleable. Instead, they reflect what the actual situation is. Anyone who accepts the notion that they can be changed by someone is feeding the beast which will eventually consume him.
I don’t know what the heck is going on in Utah, but the voters there need to wake up. It’s bad enough they’ve sent Mitt Romney, who is going to vote to confirm far-left Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, to Washington. But to elect someone like Cox who can’t even be counted on to promote basic conservative principles like school choice? As if to pander, Cox is bowing before the woke. Utah, one of America’s reddest states, can do and should be better.