The most radical members of the Democrat Party have reacted to Sen. Kamala Harris’s voluntary withdrawal from the 2020 presidential election Tuesday by basically trashing Democrat voters, including presumably the black ones, for being such racist white supremacists.
Their beef concerns the fact that, thanks to Harris’s departure, the only candidates left who boast enough credentials to earn a spot in the upcoming Dec. 19 primary debate are white: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, and billionaire Tom Steyer.
While this fact shouldn’t matter a single bit, given as debate eligibility is based on merit, to members of the far-left, it’s a sign of the Democrat Party’s white supremacy.
So is the equally irrelevant fact that two of the remaining candidates happen to be white male billionaires. Again, in an ideal world, this shouldn’t matter.
But in the left-wing world, it does (*Language warning):
Harris dropping out leaves the Democrats with an all-white debate stage for December — Biden, Sanders, Warren, Steyer, Buttigieg, Klobuchar
The Democratic Party has created a process with includes Steyer but excludes Cory Booker.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 3, 2019
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).
White supremacy is not just a Fox News problem, folks.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 3, 2019
It’s really fucked up that straight white male billionaires (plural) are going to qualify for the next debate while Kamala Harris is leaving the race. Like, immensely.
— Adam Nathaniel Peck (@adamnpeck) December 3, 2019
Very fitting that Kamala would drop out and the myriad of rich white dudes whose names people can’t even remember are staying in
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) December 3, 2019
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.
Bad look, Democrats.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) December 3, 2019
Kamala may not have been my number one candidate, but she belongs in the race.
Now we’ve got rich white dudes papering the airwaves with their bullshit.
It’s not right.
I’m not voting for Biden or Buttigieg.
I’m just not doing it.
— ??Imani Gandy Cane?? (@AngryBlackLady) December 3, 2019
. @KimberlyEAtkins addressed Kamala Harris dropping out yesterday:
“If the debate were held right now, it would be a bunch of white people on the stage. And this is where the Democratic Party just … two election cycles past Obama. That’s a big deal.” #MTPDaily
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 4, 2019
For as much as the Democratic Party holds itself up as the party of diversity, why do the “best viable candidates” wind up being the white ones?
— Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac) December 4, 2019
I’m not really feeling the idea that the Democratic Party should be offering up a bunch of white guys promising to do better taking care of the country’s women and people of color than they have for the past two and a half centuries.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 3, 2019
The Democratic Party is getting exactly what it wanted: an all white primary.
We keep telling our kids they can do anything and be anyone.
This election cycle is showing Black, Indigenous and brown kids how we are feeding them lies.
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) December 3, 2019
There’s a word for such this sort of attitude: RACISM.
Granted, the Democrat Party’s primary process does boast serious problems, as has been noted repeatedly by candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. The irony is that the same far-leftists angry over Harris’s voluntary departure think that Gabbard, a practicing Hindu of Samoan descent, is either a white supremacist, a Russian asset or both …
But it’s not just members of the perpetually angry blue checkmark Twitterati who’ve taken to issuing arguably racist statements about Harris’s withdrawal — so have official members of the Democrat Party, including 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker.
“Today I’m a little angry we started with one of the most diverse fields in our history and it’s a damn shame now the only African-American woman in this race who’s been speaking to issues that need to be brought,” he said Tuesday evening on MSNBC.
His attitude about her withdrawal reeks of as much racism and bigotry as the attitude of those complaining about racism and white supremacy.
Why? Because the remaining field is still highly diverse, as it includes a Jewish candidate, a gay candidate, and two women, as noted by Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institute:
Good God. This is really what some people are saying. First, it’s a pretty diverse slate: a Jewish candidate, gay candidate, two women. It also includes those, like Biden, who have *highest* support of black voters, so you’d have to argue that they’re the ones being “racist” https://t.co/xayUl3hime
— Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) December 3, 2019
Plus, Biden, the leading candidate, is backed by a large contingent of black Americans.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden is the top pick among black voters, with a 24 point lead over his closest competitor in the 2020 Democratic primary field,” The Hill reported in October, citing data from a Hill-HarrisX poll.
According to the identity politics-rooted logic of the far-leftists upset over Harris’s withdrawal, these black voters must be racist white supremacists.
Either that or they must not exist.
“The real problem the Democrats are going to have in the next debate is that you have no black on the stage and the Democratic Party cannot have a stage where black voters do not see themselves reflected,” race hustler Al Sharpton argued Tuesday on MSNBC.
“The real problem the Democrats are going to have in the next debate is that you have no black on the stage & the Democratic party cannot have a stage where black voters do not see themselves reflected…” – @TheRevAl w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/zZRcrwhYei
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) December 3, 2019
Like other backward, race-obsessed leftists, Sharpton doesn’t see the candidates as individual people with unique strengths and weaknesses. Instead, he sees them purely as colors — and, more specifically, as the one color he hates most: white.
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