According to Dodai Stewart and Alexis C. Madrigal, the future of this country is “young, brown, queer, and female.” In an op-ed for Fusion.net, the writers argue that the hosts of the upcoming presidential debates should represent that future.
“Traditionally, presidential debate moderators have been white men over 40,” they write. “In 2012, all four moderators – Martha Raddatz, Jim Lehrer, Bob Schieffer and Candy Crowley – were white people over 55. It was the first time in 20 years a woman had been chosen to moderate.
“This isn’t what America looks like,” they say. “Issues around race, gender, immigration, discrimination and justice are not just talking points – they’re a matter of life or death for many. We need moderators who better reflect this reality.”
Uh-huh. Something tells us that Stewart and Madrigal would not be pleased to see a debate hosted by Ben Carson, Sarah Palin, and Milo Yiannopolous, so let’s stop pretending this has anything to do with race, gender, or sexual orientation. The authors want to put left-wing partisans in the moderator’s chair, have them dispense with any aura of objectivity, and throw shots at Donald Trump for two hours from the safety of their “I’m a young Hispanic genderqueer” force field.
“We need a moderator who will ask about Black Lives Matter,” they write. “We deserve a moderator who will ask tough questions about immigration. We are owed a moderator who will question the candidates about Islamophobia, who is not afraid to question the nominees about abortion, about deportations, about paid maternity leave, about LGBTQ discrimination, about student debt.”
And they should be wearing an “I’m With Her” T-shirt, assless leather chaps, and a hat that says, White People Suck.
But the authors focus solely on the appearance of the moderators because they know full well that, no matter how old, white, male, and straight the hosts actually are, they will gladly peddle the leftist nonsense they are looking for. And since contentment and liberalism cannot – by definition – coexist, they have to go looking for a problem.
Ideas should succeed or fail on their own merits. And if liberal ideas can’t survive old white people anymore, then why the hell are Democrats about to elect Hillary Clinton president?