As primary season heats up, Democrats are racing further and further to the left of one another.
Last month, Pennsylvania congressional candidate Kevin Strouse filled out a questionnaire from a local gay advocacy group that asked him whether he supports federal funding of sex change surgeries under Obamacre, Medicare, Medicaid, public employee plans, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and prison health care.
“I support funding for sex reassignment procedures under Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare plans,” Strouse replied in the questionnaire to the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club.
Likewise, Strouse’s Democratic primary opponent, Shaughnessy Naughton, alsoexpressed support for the government to pay for sex change operations.
“I think that the Affordable Care Act, and all other government-funded health programs should cover sex reassignment surgery and all other medically necessary procedures,” Naughton wrote.
The media in recent years has focused on how competitive Republican primaries have forced candidates to run to the right, causing problems with independent voters in general elections.
But this Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district in suburban Philly is an example of how a Democrat primary also forces candidates to take far-left positions that could prove costly in a general election in a key swing race.