Gary Bauer / Apr. 21, 2016

New York Results: The Democrats

Stung by a series of consecutive losses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did what she *HAD* to do [Tuesday] night: She scored a decisive victory over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders bet big that an upset in New York would upend the Democrat race. He reportedly outspent Clinton 2-to-1 on ads. But in spite of the big money, big rallies and whatever momentum Sanders had, Hillary hit it out of the park [Tuesday] night, winning 58%-to-42%. She added at least 173 delegates, bringing her total delegate count to 1,930 or 81% of the total needed to secure the Democrat presidential nomination.

Stung by a series of consecutive losses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did what she HAD to do [Tuesday] night: She scored a decisive victory over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders bet big that an upset in New York would upend the Democrat race. He reportedly outspent Clinton 2-to-1 on ads.

But in spite of the big money, big rallies and whatever momentum Sanders had, Hillary hit it out of the park [Tuesday] night, winning 58%-to-42%. She added at least 173 delegates, bringing her total delegate count to 1,930 or 81% of the total needed to secure the Democrat presidential nomination.

Nevertheless, Sanders is vowing to fight on.

New York Results: The Republicans

Favorite son Donald Trump also scored a huge victory [Tuesday] night, taking 61% of the vote, followed by John Kasich (25%) and Ted Cruz (15%). Trump secured 89 of New York’s 95 delegates, and now has 835 delegates or 68% of the total needed to win the GOP nomination.

Trump is expected to do well in next week’s round of voting in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. It should be noted, however, that most of the delegates in Pennsylvania are unbound, and the Cruz team thinks it can win at least half of delegates.

It is worth repeating that the primary elections and the delegate selection process are different. They have always been different. This is not some bizarre scheme that the RNC concocted this year to derail Donald Trump. But it does create an optics problem for the party.

By the way, Trump got 61% of the vote and at least 94% of the delegates. Is that cheating? Is that fair?

Ted Cruz deserves credit for his grassroots organization. Donald Trump deserves credit for making lemonade out of lemons. He has managed to spin his lack of a grassroots organization into an attack on the GOP establishment, claiming it is attempting to cheat him out of the nomination.

The Courts v. Common Sense

Not that long ago, many well-meaning people would often ask me why they should care if two men wanted to get “married.” It wouldn’t affect their marriage or how they lived their lives … or so they thought.

Now that the courts have redefined marriage, we’re finding out now just how much this radical social experiment is going to affect us all.

[Tuesday] the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, issued a disturbing decision that could force young girls to share public school bathrooms with boys.

To be clear, the federal court did not decide the issue. But their 2-to-1 opinion does allow a lawsuit against a Virginia school district to proceed, suggesting that gender specific bathrooms represent some form of unconstitutional sex discrimination.

The ACLU and other left-wing groups are applauding the decision as “a complete vindication of the Education Department’s interpretation of Title IX.” But the Obama Education Department’s interpretation is utter nonsense!

Title IX was passed by Congress in 1972 to eliminate blatant sex discrimination between men and women in educational opportunities. No one in 1972 had transgenderism in mind.

But that is how Obama’s radical bureaucrats are interpreting — rewriting — the law today. And left-wing judicial activists on the courts are going along with it.

Fortunately, Judge Paul Niemeyer’s dissenting opinion made the case for common sense. He wrote:

This holding completely tramples on all universally accepted protections of privacy and safety that are based on the anatomical differences between the sexes… This unprecedented holding overrules custom, culture, and the very demands inherent in human nature for privacy and safety, which the separation of such facilities is designed to protect. More particularly, it also misconstrues the clear language of Title IX and its regulations. And finally, it reaches an unworkable and illogical result.“

Where is the left’s concern for the privacy rights of young girls?

Are you prepared to accept boys using your daughter’s bathrooms and locker rooms at your local public school? Are you prepared to share a public bathroom with someone of the opposite sex?

Are you willing to accept this assault on common sense?

That is how this radical cultural revolution is going to affect us all, to say nothing of the ongoing consequences for religious liberty.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.