Still unable to recognize just how much this obsession with identity politics has cost her party, former first lady Michelle Obama appeared at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women this week to bash on white politicians for a receptive liberal audience.
According to Michelle, people of color don’t have a lot of faith in the Republican Party because it’s filled with nothing but white men.
“We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue,” she said. “Shoot, I would see that in Congress. At the State of the Union address, when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.
“I look at that, and I go, no wonder,” she continued. “No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like. If people haven’t had the experience of being other and out, and you are trying to fix the problem of those folks, it’s hard to come up with the right answer when you haven’t lived it.”
Right. And what happens when you have a Ben Carson or a Tim Scott or a Mia Love or even a Marco Rubio? They are viciously smeared by liberal Democrats who call them Uncle Toms and worse. They are seen as traitors to the “struggle.” In many ways, they are treated by the media and the left even more wretchedly than your average white Republican. So don’t even TRY to give us this, “Oh the Republican Party needs to be more diverse” crap. You don’t want diversity of skin color, Michelle. You want diversity of ideas. In other words, you want liberal Democrats in the Republican Party. Don’t pretend otherwise.
Frankly, we’d love to see more blacks, Hispanics, females in the Republican Party, because it would signal that the message of conservatism is finally beating back decades of Democratic dominance over minorities. Political dominance that hasn’t done a thing – NOT A THING – for the benefit of those groups. But it’s only going to happen when these “minorities” stop seeing their primary identity as belonging to one particular group and start seeing themselves as individuals. Then real progress can be made.
And we’re sure when that day comes, Michelle Obama will be out there blasting them for voting against their own interests.