Danica Roem, the transgender Democrat running to unseat Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), claims over and over that she’s not running on the possibility of being the first transgender legislator in the United States. She claims her run is all about transportation issues, and education, and jobs.
Hogwash. Roem has made her transition from male to female the centerpiece of a bizarre campaign almost entirely devoid of substance. It’s almost as if Roem is trolling the entire progressive movement in some sort of performance art act in which sees just how outrageously ill-informed and politically ignorant she can be while still garnering knee-jerk support from Democrats from across the country simply on the basis of a decision to identify with another gender.
Is competence and the right character important for an office holder? Is an innate understanding of policy and procedure key to the effectiveness of a legislator? Or is fashionable “victimhood” all that matters? Roem is the embodiment of the dangerous progressive project to elevate identity politics over literally everything else, regardless of the consequences. As we can see from the photo above, this infection has spread to the top of the Democrat ticket.
Do you really think Roem is about roads, and schools, and ensuring first responders have adequate resources? Do you really think Roem knows the first thing about the Dillon Rule, or how the State Corporation Commission works, or how the state budget is formulated? Think again.
Here’s a video of Dan Roem as front man of a Northern Virginia thrash metal band not so long ago. If you had any doubts before, they’re surely removed by around the 3 minute mark, where Roem is depicted emerging from a bathroom stall while wiping another man’s genetic material from his lips.
This video was apparently scrubbed from social media, but has been recovered. It’s no wonder why the paid staff around Roem wouldn’t want this seen, as it shows just how deeply unserious Roem truly is.
This is not the kind of “leadership” Virginia needs in the General Assembly.