Pres. Obama's Twitter: Bruce Jenner's Transition Shows 'Courage'

ashley.rae | June 2, 2015
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According to the organization behind President Obama's Twitter account, Bruce Jenner deciding he is now a woman named “Caitlyn Jenner” is a story of “courage” that should be shared. When the story of courage involves America’s fallen heroes, however, Obama’s supporters take a different approach.

After Bruce Jenner revealed himself as “Caitlyn Jenner” on the cover of Vanity Fair, Twitter exploded with words of encouragement—including praise from the account for President Obama.

Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by Organizing for Action, sent the tweet congratulating “Caitlyn Jenner” while posting about the theme of "pride month:"

The President’s Twitter account claims, “It takes courage to share your story” regarding transitioning from a man into a woman.

In contrast, when the Democrats posted about Memorial Day—a holiday celebrating the courage of members of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives for America—the Democrats marginalized the stories of America’s heroes by posting a photo of Obama eating ice cream:

The Democrats also utilized Memorial Day as a sales gimmick, advertising there would be a 15 percent off sale for Democrat-related merchandise “this weekend only!”

With their tweets, Obama’s Democrats ignored the true meaning of Memorial Day by relegating it to a weekend about food and fun instead of the fight for America. When the topic is about a man deciding he is now a woman, however, Obama’s Organizing for Action believes these kinds of stories of "courage" must be told in the “fight for LGBT rights:”