It really is amazing to see an entire political party in the state of Iowa lose by nearly historic margins and then double down on its insanity.
But that is exactly what Iowa Democrats in the legislature are doing.
Last year not one Democrat — not one — mustered the courage to support a bill that said biological boys are not allowed to play in girls’ sports in Iowa.
Not a single Democrat was willing to make that statement.
In November, Democrats lost big in Iowa. If the Republican Party of Iowa had offered any sort of real help to Todd Halbur in his bid for Auditor, the GOP would hold all the statewide seats today.
Despite the resounding Republican win in November, Democrats are back in Des Moines proclaiming their support for radical gender theory.
On Tuesday, Democrats embraced teaching radical gender theory to kindergartners and championed the idea that schools should keep secrets from parents regarding children’s perceived “gender identity.”
Rather than distancing themselves from the radical gender ideology, the Democrats are doubling down.
In fact, during the House Education Committee meeting on Monday night, Democrat State Rep. Sharon Steckman said she was so upset she couldn’t talk.
Perhaps she was upset because she spent much of her day trying to defend what really is indefensible — the idea that parents should be left in the dark while the school and student work together to change the student’s gender.
I could see where it would be exhausting, difficult and downright depressing to try and defend that position.
Steckman called for a caucus after it was suggested by her colleague, Democrat Rep. Art Staed.
Even after the “cooling off period,” Steckman was still upset. During debate in the committee on State Supplemental Aid for school districts, she said:
“This bill, $107 million, excuse me, a million, to 14,000 kids, the vouchers. Um, if you add that, 107, um, that’s exactly…I’m so upset tonight I can’t speak tonight, I’m sorry. I have to start over.”