Not 24 hours after Sen. Kamala Harris announced that she was dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, left-wing pundits were crawling out from behind every rotten log in America to tell anyone who would listen that this was just another black mark in the country’s long history of racism.
It was particularly angering to people like writer Sally Kohn to realize that, with Harris’s announcement, the next Democratic debate would have nothing but (gasp!) white people on the stage.
“Obviously I’m no centrist but it’s downright effed up that smart, compelling, *very* experienced, centrist Democratic candidates of color are floundering while a smart but wildly inexperienced, centrist white mayor of teeny tiny city is surging,” Kohn tweeted. “Bad look, Democrats.”
As much as we love it when the left eats its own, who the hell is Kohn criticizing, exactly? The entire spectrum of Democratic voters in America? You didn’t get behind Kamala Harris, so you’re…what? A bad person? We don’t disagree that there’s a gulf between Harris’s experience and Pete Buttigieg’s, but so what? If we picked presidents solely based on their respective resumes, we could skip all of this tiresome election business and just hand our politics over to a computer program.
Side note: We have this gut feeling that we’re all going to look back in twenty years and cringe at absurd terms like “candidates of color”.
“It’s hard not to notice that with her departure, and with the struggles of both Cory Booker and Julián Castro to fundraise and qualify for the upcoming debates, the top tier of candidates remaining are all white,” lamented Jezebel’s Esther Wang.
It’s actually really easy not to notice that unless you spend your entire life looking for it and trying to make a statement out of it. The majority of Americans are still “all white,” so if we’re supposed to be picking people based on identity politics, it’s turning out exactly the way people like you should expect.
“Kamala Harris officially ended her campaign today, which means that all of the candidates who currently qualify for the December Democratic debate are white (Sanders, Warren, Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Steyer),” wrote liberal writer Lauren Duca. “White supremacy is not just a Fox News problem, folks.”
Duca, you’ll be unsurprised to learn, is a white chick.
We can only guess that Duca and the rest of these bozos have already forgotten that we’re only three years removed from having a black President of the United States. Apparently, unless there is an unbroken stream of black presidents, black Oscar winners, black tech geniuses, and black whatever-else-you-can-think-of, America has returned to its white supremacist roots. Who knew that failing to support Kamala Harris would come with so much baggage?