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Caitlyn Jenner Expresses Interest In U.S. Senate Run

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Charlize

I'm not sure that i could support her as so many of the things her party stand for are repugnant to me but i'd have to see her platform.  At least she would be a voice for trans* rights in her party.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Briana

No can do!  Jenner just turns my stomach.  I can't help but see everything she does as being decisive in some way.  Plus, I think it would be a total waste.  She had no real public appeal before...and less now. 

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Jani423

Same here.  She has a stage to make a point and that is good but her party's basic tenants are counter to what I want in a politician.  Sorry but no thanks.

Jani

 

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MaryEllen

I can think of more appropriate candidates. It is my thought that she's doing this for sensationalism. Not for any civic pride.

ME

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Carolyn Marie

Unless she moves to another state, her chance of success is nil.  I can't see Californians electing a Republican to the Senate.  Perhaps she can run for mayor of Malibu.  Gotta start somewhere, right?

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VickySGV

My eyeballs are rolling like the wheels on a Las Vegas slot machine.  I hope they do not line up for a jackpot for her.  I have to speak with a more gracious tone toward her since she has made significant monetary donations to two Trans* organizations that I am connected with, and will attend one of their functions a month from now.  She had done this before though, and I am lucky that I was not in the fore ground with those of my friends she actually had contact with at them.  Will my luck hold out??  Only time will tell!! 

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Carolyn Marie
1 hour ago, VickySGV said:

 I have to speak with a more gracious tone toward her since she has made significant monetary donations to two Trans* organizations that I am connected with, and will attend one of their functions a month from now.  .

Shelling out money to the "downtrodden" is an easy thing to do, and helps with her street cred.  In the end, though, its all about the benefit to her.  She doesn't do anything just for its own good, IMO.  I don't blame you for wanting to keep your distance, Vicky.

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VickySGV

@Carolyn Marie  Actually, the two groups do not really fit the "downtrodden" image that possibly SHOULD be getting a chunk of her cash, but both of them do make their members aware of those members of our tribe and in their own ways work for the actual "social justice" end of things.  You are right that they do make for better press, but I do have my agenda as well, and if being gracious is necessary, I will be gracious to "old Nick" themself. I am not an apologist for her or excusing her and her ilk, but I have no time to be wasting on her otherwise with wrath and disgust.  As I said above about her presence in the same geographic coordinates that I am in --

7 hours ago, VickySGV said:

I am lucky that I was not in the fore ground with those of my friends she actually had contact with at them.  Will my luck hold out??  Only time will tell!

 

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Cecilia
On 7/17/2017 at 1:25 AM, Carolyn Marie said:

She has no education in law;  and the Senate is the legislative branch.  Since she is dyslexic she cannot easily cram textbooks about law and politics.  I don't see how this can add value to our already under-functioning legislative branch.  People just think "Gee - if Al Frankin could go from Saturday Night Live into politics, I can do it too".  But Frankin has a degree from Harvard, and in fact was -an outer space experience- Laude with a Political Science major.   I guess the plus side is we would finally have a champion with a voice in Washington.  I'm conflicted on this.......

 

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VickySGV

Caitlyn was at our Trans Chorus Of Los Angeles Concert tonight, and my luck held out.  I have still not been introduced to her.  It was a close call but she was hugging our choir director at the time I squeezed by them.

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Cecilia
15 hours ago, VickySGV said:

Caitlyn was at our Trans Chorus Of Los Angeles Concert tonight, and my luck held out.  I have still not been introduced to her.  It was a close call but she was hugging our choir director at the time I squeezed by them.

 

I feel the opposite way.  I view her as a woman that is worth $100 million,  is a motivational speaker to many of the Fortune 100's in America, and advocates for Trans rights.  I don't have any suggestions to give her that she could further share with these large corporations (that she hasn't already heard);  but if I did I would like her to be a conduit for my ideas.  I do know she pressures the people that hire her to give consideration and funding to their diversity program.   I know a lot of Trans women feel she is too rich and has too much white privilege to represent them;  but it's not like someone who cannot even scrape up bus fare is going to be able to orchestrate change among the C level employees of USA's major corporations.  Almost ever politician is a millionaire or multi-millionaire,  and yet people organize protests and whatnot to get their point across.  Does that help any more than someone who has the private cell phone numbers of most CEO's and Senators?  I don't think so. 

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