Proving yet again that there is one form of racism that remains completely acceptable, if not outright venerated, in American society these days, feminist author Jill Filipovic suggested Monday if we would all be better off if Democrats could just get rid of all the tired WHITE MEN at the top of the political field.
“Whatever happens in November,” Filipovic tweeted, “what if all Democrats pledged that no white guys will run for president next cycle?”
When several of her followers suggested that maybe it’s more important to simply find the best candidates, regardless of their race or gender, Flilipovic replied: “And yeah we all want the best candidates to run, but if that’s your immediate response here, you’re kind of telling on yourself that you don’t think there are plenty of excellent candidates who aren’t white guys.”
Well…where are they? We’re old enough to remember when Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren were in the 2020 race. Come to think of it, we’re pretty sure one of them is still there (though that could change at any second). The Democratic voters showed very little, if any, interest in supporting them. Maybe it’s because they were [insert protected class identity here]. Or maybe it’s just because they weren’t all that compelling. Why would any party handicap themselves by cordoning off the process and disallowing white men? Why does promoting “diversity” always mean WHITE MEN have to take a step back and fall on the sword?
Is it really proving anything if your uncle lets you win at chess? Is it really proving anything if The Great Oppressors have to take themselves out of the picture for you to win a political race?
All of it’s quite silly, anyway, seeing as how 2008’s nominee was Barack Obama, 2012’s nominee was Barack Obama, and 2016’s nominee was Hillary Clinton. One white male nominee after twelve years is too many?
But Filipovic isn’t the only one put off by the WHITE MEN left in the race; in an interview with CBS’s “The Morning” on Tuesday, former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett said that it is important that no matter who the nominee might wind up being, they choose a “woman of color” to be their running mate.
Jarrett, who definitely does not remind us of either Planet of the Apes or the Muslim Brotherhood, said that the WHITE MEN running for the nomination have to be cognizant of the changing cultural tides.
“I think that whoever emerges tonight, particularly if it’s Bernie Sanders, if it’s Vice President Biden or even if it’s Mayor Bloomberg, what I would do is break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” Jarrett said. “Woman, person of color, someone who reflects the diversity of our party. And yeah, that’s not usual, that’s not what they normally do, but these are not normal times. And I think it would send an important signal going into the next round of primaries to do so with a running mate.”
Oh boy. Can’t wait to watch Biden and Sanders fight it out over who gets to attach spoiled loser Stacey Abrams to their ticket. Although Sanders might just go all out and ask Ilhan Omar to run as his vice president. And why not? Diversity is everything, WHITE MEN suck, and that’s just the way it is.