By Jonathon Van Maren
As Democratic presidential candidates battle for airtime in their efforts to make the next debate stage, the progressive Olympics are fully underway. Elizabeth Warren, with her characteristically magnificent obliviousness to irony, celebrated her birthday at Planned Parenthood. Kirsten Gillibrand attempted to display her rainbow street cred by awkwardly downing a shot in a crowded bar and pausing before croaking, “Gay rights!” Joe Biden is busily scurrying to catch up with the abortion extremism of his colleagues, and Tulsi Gabbard is promising that her experience as a veteran of the War on Terror taught her that her previous socially conservative views on issues like same-sex “marriage” and abortion were wrong.
And then, of course, there is Spartacus. Cory Booker is second only to Kamala Harris in his cloying, insufferable wokeness, and he is apparently determined to prove to the American voters who cast their ballot for Donald Trump that he can be counted on to elevate the transgender cause like no other Democrat. He recently sat down with Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality Action Fund, and he was so eager to prove that he was fully on board with the agenda that he began by making up a brand-new word: “nie-phew.”