Well, we knew this was going to happen eventually. Democrats are already getting a bit miffed over the fact that the current frontrunners to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election are men.
At this time the three top-ranked Democrat contenders are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Robert “Beto” O’Rourke. Each candidate places differently through varying polls, but the end result is that these three are always at the top.
According to The Hill, however, the left, being the party that focuses on race and sex that it is, is just seeing three white men, not what the men can accomplish or what they have to offer. Naturally, this is a sign to the Democrats that the left isn’t as woke as it should be:
While some Democrats believe the early polls are merely a metric on name recognition, they say it defies the party’s mission to be more diverse and more inclusive that the top three candidates are all white men.
“It’s almost like we’re moving backwards,” said one Democratic strategist. “We elected a black president in 2008 and 2012, we nominated a woman in 2016, so why are we now back with three white men at the top of the polls?”
Democratic strategist Seth Bringman added that it “definitely sends the wrong message about who our party is.”
To be sure, a number of Democratic women and members of minority groups have expressed an interest in running for president.
One of the aforementioned female Democrats expressing interest in running for President in 2020 is Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who is more concerned about having a president that checks boxes, instead of a president that is best for the job according to The Hill:
In an interview last week, CNN host Van Jones asked Gillibrand, who has been a vocal supporter of the “Me Too” movement, if she found the latest poll concerning: “In a party as diverse as ours, does it worry you to see the top three being white guys?”
“Yes,” Gillibrand replied.
“I aspire for our country to recognize the beauty of our diversity at some point in the future and I hope someday we have a woman president,” she continued after Jones pushed her on the point.
“I love the fact that Barack Obama was our president for eight years. I hope more people of color not only aspire [but] win the presidency because that’s what makes America so extraordinary, that we are all of that, we are everything, and I think a more inclusive America is a stronger America.”
Democrats seem concerned that an “old white man” leading a party that consists of women and minorities will have a bad look, and may turn many away from them at the polls.
As I’ve written ad nauseum before, including an article just earlier today, the left’s consistent embracing of identity politics is divisive, and that has cost them in the past, with the 2016 elections being a perfect example. Clinton embraced the narrative of anti-patriarchy, made victims out of everyone who was not white, and painted middle America as a racist, backward place.
And then Trump was elected.
At this time, the top three candidates that have put their best foot forward just happen to be three white men. They’ve exhibited characteristics that people see as unifying, though Sanders just seems to be all about free stuff, which is very seductive. I could go into why the assumptions by Democrats about their top three chosen candidates are wrong, and perhaps in another article, I will.
But at this time I want to draw attention to the fact that what the Democrats are doing is exposing their own racism and bigotry by being disappointed that the top three people are white and male. If one comes along that is a female minority that has a strong chance of winning (take Oprah for example) then throwing their collective weight behind her wouldn’t be a question.
But what Democrats should see is that people aren’t interested in voting for someone because of their melanin levels and chromosomal makeup. It cost Clinton the election when Democrats focused on that, and it will cost them 2020 too.
I expect this to get worse before it gets better, and the internal war for the racist soul of the Democratic party will be nothing short of fun to watch.