The person formerly known as Bradley Manning is running for the United States Senate representing Maryland:
By Jenna Portnoy | January 17, 2018 | 6:00 AM EST
In her first utterances as a U.S. Senate candidate, Chelsea Manning declares war on establishment politicians, proclaiming, “We don’t need them anymore” in a video that includes clips of white supremacists, police assaulting protesters and grinning congressional leaders meeting with President Trump.
The transgender former Army private convicted of passing classified government documents to WikiLeaks is challenging Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, a two-term senator and the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Her candidacy brings drama to an otherwise staid primary and gives Republicans an opportunity to stoke divisions among Democrats. But analysts say Manning’s maverick approach may not play well in Maryland, a progressive but establishment state that is home to the National Security Agency and went for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a large margin in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
“Challenges like this rarely succeed around the country, much less in Maryland,” said John T. Willis, a political-science professor at the University of Baltimore. “Maryland is a fairly strong party state, and the political culture is one that rewards experience and familiarity in the political world.”
Manning’s unlikely entry into the race could draw a different kind of national attention to Maryland in a year when Democrats are trying to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who has distanced himself from Trump, the GOP’s biggest electoral liability in a blue state.
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In 2014, Bradley Manning won a court order allowing him to legally change his name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, and the United States Army, then holding Mr Manning as a prisoner at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, did not raise any objection. Therefore, Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is is full, legal name. The First Street Journal recognizes that to be his legal name, but we do not choose to use it. Further, this site recognizes reality: that Mr Manning was born male, and regardless of how many hormones he takes, or what surgical mutilation he undergoes, he will always be male. While I have not corrected the Washington Post article, which uses female pronouns to refer to him, this site will continue to use the pronouns which reflect his sex.
We will also note that while Mr Manning remains a male, he is not, and never was, a man.
This could prove an interesting race. It would be my guess that Mr Manning’s candidacy will draw a lot of cash from the looniest among the left, the establishment Democrats will funnel large amounts of money to Senator Cardin; the last thing that they want is to face a Republican candidate in the general election with Mr Manning as their standard bearer. Even those Democrats who believe in ‘transgenderism’ are going to have a difficult time voting for someone who betrayed his country, and his oath as a soldier.
But Mr Manning is absotively, posilutely the ideal Democratic politician. He is clearly delusional, not being able to recognize his own sex, and he is apparently has “believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” In a time where Baltimore has a record-high number of homicides, Mr Manning wants to disarm the police. He called Immigration and Customs Enforcement “literally the new gestapo,” for trying to enforce immigration law, and he even claims to be a veteran, when, under 38 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1 (A), §3.1(d), he isn’t, due to having been dishonorably discharged.
And so it is for much of the Democratic Party, which sides with illegal immigrants over American citizens, which is full of people supporting socialism, despite what socialism has actually accomplished in the world. The problem for the Democrats isn’t so much Mr Manning as the face of their party as it is that so many Democrats believe what he believes. No wonder President Obama commuted his sentence.
Despite his notoriety, Mr Manning is the perfect Democratic candidate!