Nancy's Nut House™ Update: Rules Package for New Congress Nixes 'Gendered Terms' Like 'Father,' 'Daughter,' 'Brother'

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Nancy Pelosi’s House Caucus might have received a beatdown in the 2020 election, 2021 might be ushering in a new Congress in which the Democrats will have a razor-thin majority, and Donald Trump might not be around much longer to trash, 24×7, but make no mistake: the Democrat Party will continue its march to the Left without even breaking stride.

One look at the 117th Congressional Rules Package is all you need to make the point.

Henceforth, as announced by House leaders on Friday, “future-focused” proposals will abound, one of such being a proposal to replace “gendered terms” with “gender-neutral” terms. As reported by Daily Caller:

The resolution would change “pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender-neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families – including those who are nonbinary,” McGovern’s announcement said.

The new rules also change “seamen” to “seafarers,” “chairman” to “chair” and “submit his or her resignation” to “resigns,” according to the resolution.

So… kids… here are a few more super-woke “progressive” pronouns from mommy and daddy, grandma and grandpa, and all of the other personal pronouns you have been taught since you were two:

References to fathers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and in-laws would be changed to “parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law,” according to the resolution. Extended family members would be referred to as “child’s parent” instead of aunt or uncle, stepparents, and siblings-in-law.

The House Rules Committee, no doubt damned pleased with itself for saving America from hateful pronouns in the nick of time, issued a statement announcing how proud it was of itself.

“This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history.”

And, of course, being her out-to-lunch self, Pelosi said the rules change was made in part to “reflect our priorities” “as a country.”

“Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent, and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people. These future-focused proposals reflect our priorities as a Caucus and as a Country.”

How can I say this, tactfully?

Here are more details, via Breitbart.

Within the proposals are the creation of the “Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,” which would require Congress to “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.”

In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter” will be removed.

In their place, terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild” will be used, instead.

The bottom line.

One of the foundational tenets of liberalism is symbolism over substance.

Democrats do things, say things, change rules, and enact legislation that not only “proves” to Planet Looney Tunes how “sensitive,” “caring,” and “understanding” they are; but also because — mainly — it makes them feel good about themselves.

And the really sad part? They are completely clueless as it relates to the pulse of real America. I’m not even talking exclusively Trump Republicans, but to hear San Fran Nan pontificate about crap like this as “bold reforms to meet the needs of the American people”? “Future-focused proposals [that] reflect our priorities as a country”? Oh, please.

The group-thinking total lack of self-awareness within today’s Democrat Party is damn near mind-numbing — yet hilarious, just the same. Operative words: “damn near.”