For years, the Democrats – masters at division and identity politics – have pitted black against white, male against female, young against old, rich against poor, gay against straight, religious against secularist, citizen against illegal, American against foreign-born, socialist against capitalist, Republican against Democrat. By so doing, the Democrats believe they can cobble together every niche group, every self-identifying victim, every aggrieved malcontent and every demographic they’ve splintered off into a large enough constituency to defeat President Trump in November.
The conventional wisdom coming from the left is that the Republicans are the Party of “old, white men” while the Democrats are the Party of Diversity, the Party of the “woke” who “stand with women….African Americans…..LGBTQ” and every segment of the population they’ve been able to convince that America is a racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobic, xenophobic nation populated by “deplorables” and “irredeemables.”
Meanwhile, the Party of Diversity, which initially offered it’s most-diverse group of contenders ever and the largest (27) in at least 40 years, has since winnowed down to two old, white men, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The Party of Tolerance and Inclusiveness, which presented us with Cory Booker – an African-American man, Kamala Harris & Amy Klobuchar – two women, one, an African-American, Julian Castro – a Latino, Andrew Yang – an Asian-American, Pete Buttigieg – a member of the LGBTQ community, Michael Bloomberg – a Jew and even a faux “woman of color,” Elizabeth Warren……..in addition to many others who dropped out before we even knew they were in…….has seen every one of them rejected by Democrat primary voters. Tulsi Gabbard is still in the race with one delegate, but may “suspend” her campaign even before I finish writing this piece. When that happens, the Party of “Wokeness” will have also rejected a Samoan, Hindu woman.
Let’s also not forget that the Party who despises the rich and abhors all things Russia offered up not only some of the richest men in America, including Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, but Bernie Sanders, a millionaire with three homes who honeymooned in Moscow and who, just two weeks ago, was praising Fidel Castro and Communist Cuba and even doubled and tripled down on his accolades. This self-avowed socialist is not even a member of the Democrat Party, yet was the Democrats’ guy to beat until the DNC stepped in for the second time to quash his presidential aspirations as they attempt to drag quasi-cadaver Joe Biden across the finish line. Even so, I am not writing Bernie Sanders off just yet. November is a political eternity away. But I digress.
Elizabeth Warren was no sooner forced to end her campaign when Speaker Nancy Pelosi began the excuse-making and – just because she cannot help herself – played the misogyny card.
For argument’s sake, let’s assume that Pelosi is correct. Let’s assume that Elizabeth Warren was rejected because she is a woman. This is a Democrat primary. ONLY DEMOCRATS VOTED. So, according to Nancy Pelosi, Democrat voters– 56 percent of whom are women – are misogynists. There is no other way to define it. Nancy Pelosi said so, herself, as did any number of left-wing media types.
To take it a step further, if misogyny was the reason for Elizabeth Warren’s collapse, then so too were racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and antisemitism to blame for the collapse of the many diverse candidates who comprised the Democrat field not that long ago. And, given that the only candidates left standing are two white men, could not white supremacism be the reason they were chosen over the candidates of color?
But don’t shoot the messenger. It is not the writer making these claims. Address your angry letters and phone calls to Nancy Pelosi.
To be fair, Pelosi is not the only one to play the misogyny/sexism card and to use it as either a weapon or a shield depending on the immediate need. She is also not the only WOMAN to do so. During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, we watched a number of milquetoast men – liberal, emasculated, feminized, emotional, mental and psychological eunuchs – play the misogyny/sexism card as a weapon against Kavanaugh and as a shield to protect themselves against any past, present or future allegations or accusations of sexism, misogyny or “toxic masculinity.”
Just as an aside, on the topic of misogyny/sexism, here’s something to ponder: It is the “woke” among us who’ve been telling us for years that “gender is fluid,” “that there’s no difference between men and women” and that people can change their genders from day to day, depending on how they feel that day and how they self-identify. These are the same people who also insist that we must vote for a woman. If their “gender-fluidity” claims are true, then there is no such thing as a woman, correct? If that’s true, it shouldn’t matter to them who we vote for, correct? Once again, I digress.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton said that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.” In 2020, based on the outcome of the Democrat Primary – and using the very same logic of the Left – the same can now be said (and was said, for all intents and purposes, by Nancy Pelosi and so many left-wing pundits) of Democrats, of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden supporters. And, who exactly is “raising THEM up”? The Party of Diversity, the “woke.”
On February 3rd, Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway said “I think Democrats’ idea of ‘woke’ is a joke.” Now, one month later, after the Democrat voters spoke, “woke” has gone up in smoke. In fact, they’ve burned that mother down.