“Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex — not qualification. She’s been a disaster.”
Former Democrat representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took aim at the ridiculous race and gender limitations Joe “I am the Democratic Party” Biden has placed on a potential Supreme Court nominee.
Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex—not qualification. She's been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) January 31, 2022
Former Democratic congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard lamented President Biden’s vow to select the first black woman to the Supreme Court, tweeting Monday that “[i]dentity politics is destroying our country.”
“Biden chose [Kamala] Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex — not qualification. She’s been a disaster,” wrote Gabbard, who is part-Samoan. “Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria.”
Gabbard, who represented Hawaii for eight years in the House of Representatives, endorsed Biden for president after she dropped out of the race in March 2020.
Biden confirmed last week that he would pick a black woman to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, saying it was “long overdue.”
Tulsi is getting support even from progressives (who are surprised they agree with her on anything).
Uck.. I’m agreeing with Tulsi these days? 🥴😵💫 https://t.co/LEEl1f6ZpW
— Ray Liu (@RayLiuNYC) January 31, 2022
This isn’t really very surprising given the recent poll that shows that the vast majority of Americans (76%), including 72% of “nonwhite” Americans and 54% of Democrats, reject Biden’s key requirements for a SCOTUS appointment being race and gender.
One of the problems being touted by the left is that this emphasis on race and gender over qualifications, fitness, and ability is actually doing a disservice to the ones “benefiting” from the racist practice.
Supreme Court pick from unfair chronic sneering and prejudgments that they’re only in their positions due to arbitrary characteristics.
However, he just wanted to be patted on the back and they’re/they’ll be struggling as a consequence.
— The Collector (@TheCollectorAFC) January 31, 2022
I don’t think he’s wrong. In fact, I’ve said much the same thing myself, though I don’t think that is Kamala Harris’ problem. She was rejected outright by Democrat primary voters, including black Democrat voters, so her problems run much deeper than looking like a token hire. Though that doesn’t help.
Of course, there are numerous qualified Black women whom Democrats might enthusiastically embrace as welcome additions to the Supreme Court. But regrettably, Biden’s pronouncement risks undercutting their achievements by explicitly putting their race and gender first.
Most obviously, Biden’s pledge to consider only Black women for the nation’s highest court detracts from the individual excellence of nominees by making their selection more about identity than merit. It essentializes their identities, failing to treat nominees as individuals with diverse opinions, accomplishments and experiences.
Further, the pledge restricts the shortlist to a particular subset of under-represented groups, precluding the selection of a Black man, as well as members of groups or identities not represented on the Court, including indigenous Americans, trans individuals and Asian Americans.
One of the major problems with the Democrats’ Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity push, up to and including its push for racist CRT “antiracist” training, is that it is really about artificially and systemically lifting up black people. Only black people. But as they make up such a tiny segment of the population (about 13%), they begrudgingly included “POC,” a loathsome term that treats all nonwhites as the same, touted as essentially having the ‘same lived experiences’ as black Americans and therefore must accept that they are “oppressed” ‘victims’ and always will be no matter what. This isn’t just unAmerican, it’s virulently anti-American, but that’s what is happening.
This is starting to sink in and to turn off significant segments of ‘identity’ voting blocs that the Democrats need to win elections, notably Latinos and Hispanics, and in growing numbers Asian-Americans, as well. The reasons are naturally nuanced and different for each of these Americans, but they are rooted in the same thing: a rejection of the radical leftist racialization of (quite literally) everything.
If the radical regressive fringe had its way, identity politics would indeed, as Tulsi says, destroy our country. But there is hope because people of all ‘colors’ and across the political spectrum are rejecting the Democratic Party.
No one wants to live in a country that is hated by its leaders, by its cultural output, by its institutions, and no one wants to be told that, in America(!), they have no future, no hope, because they were born with the ‘wrong’ skin color. But that’s the evil, hopeless, dystopian lie Democrats are selling.DONATE
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