According to FOX News, the Democrats' “Divide and Conquer Strategy” has “Backfire[d]” and Sen. Harry Reid’s “racially-charged campaign comment” has elicited nothing short of a media “uproar.”
The obscene remark in question was uttered by Reid at a Hispanic gathering promoting English education; it reads as follows:
I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK?
I’m, of course, relieved to learn that the Democrats have been foiled in their attemtps to stereotype Mestizos, but it appears that the only people who’ve expressed “outrage” at Reid have been White Republican operatives and FOX News celebrities. In a Google news search, I was unable to find a notable Hispanic who was insulted by Reid’s comments and who also wasn’t Florida senatorial hopeful Marco Rubio.
As the GOP has become the White People’s Party demographically, its various spokesmen have become ever more fearful of pointing out what’s in front of their eyes and ever more eager to play the great game of accusing one’s opponent of “racism.”
Appearing on “Hannity,” Bill Bennett even promised FOX’s viewers that the GOP leadership would soon be even less representative of the people who actually vote for it: This is a “different Republican Party,” a “very diverse group of people”
While scouring the Internet for outrage, I did come across this short blog by a young, White female conservative, Jenny Erikson, which seems particularly revealing:
Well, I don't know how anyone can vote based on identity politics. No one should vote for one party or another because they're Mexican, black, female, or a circus carnie.
I'm not a Republican because I'm a blonde California mom that drinks too much Coke Zero. To say that is to say that Republicans treat my kind of people and other minorities differently than they treat other groups.
The fact is that every single person in the United States is a minority, and impossible to fit into a little box. Statistically speaking, I'm young and a woman, so I should vote Democrat. On the other hand, I'm pro-life and a homeowner, so I should vote Republican.
Democrats love women, but hate anyone against abortion. Democrats say they want kids to get a great education, but then deny the access to it by not allowing school vouchers. How is one supposed to align themselves with a party based on identity politics, when every person is a unique individual made up of a little of this and a little of that?
Republicans don't play identity politics because they don't need to. The truth is, Republican Party values are better for everyone, not just select groups of people.
So, Mrs. Erickson, who from all appearances seems to be a bright and thoughtful young woman, is ...
- devoutly Christian,
- Internet savvy,
- dedicated to raising her children,
- married to a decent guy who pays his mortgage,
- interested in free-market solutions to national education problems,
- not acquainted with anyone who votes on the basis of identity politics, …
Jenny is an individual, to be sure, but she’s deluding herself if she doesn’t recognize that she’s also very, very, very White. Saying things equivalent to, “I’m a Republican, but then I also play golf and enjoy the novels of Jane Austen,” proves the opposite of what is intended.
Now, one could legitimately criticize Harry Reid for the factual inaccuracy of his remarks: regardless of whether Barack Obama, George W. Bush, or John McCain were in office, mass amnesty would be pursued in Congress and La Raza would be federally funded.
What I don’t understand is how anyone of European heritage would think that the Republican Party supports them. Ok?
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