Democrats have become so comfortable seeing everything through the lens of color, they now publicly defend their reliance on the divisive issue of identity politics.
Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking at the progressive gathering Netroots Nation, offered logic that’s hard to argue, saying identity politics “define our identity as Americans” — at least, from a Democratic social justice viewpoint that looks past the content of one’s character.
“I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris told the audience. “Because let’s be clear, when people say that, it’s a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide, and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up.”
The left have become experts at flipping reality on its head, blaming others for the very behavior they project.
Harris launched into the discussion on identity politics after noting the Democrats “shouldn’t just be thanking women of color for electing progressive leaders in 2018, we should be electing women of color as those leaders.”
The California lawmaker declared Democrats “won’t be shut up, and we won’t be silenced” on issues like playing the race card, abortion and advocating for illegal immigrants.
“And let’s be clear these issues that they’re trying to diminish and demean are the very issues that will define our identity as Americans,” she concluded.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, in an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” nailed the mindset Harris is propagating.
“In Kamala Harris’s world, in the world of most of the leftist Democrats, you have the clearest example of the differences between a conservative and a liberal,” he said.
Huckabee said conservatives believe in individual liberty and liberals “believe that my freedom is tied to whatever group I’m in.”
In effect, the left believes that as individuals, they can only advance as far as their group can advance collectively.
“If you want to know the difference between the left and the right, there it is. Do you believe in individual liberty? Individual responsibility? Or do you believe that we’re part of groupthink?” he said.