Diversity. Tolerance. People of color. Respect. All things often heard from those left of center.
If that stuff is important, how come the Democrat Presidential field is limited to a geriatric white lady and a geriatric white man who also happens to be a card-carrying socialist?
Sanders, Clinton. Couldn’t get much more Anglo than that if you tried. Is this representative of a progressive recognition that Barack “Mister Exotic” Obama’s eight-progressive years have resulted in few accomplishments? In other words, steer clear of the dude with the funky sounding last name and the legacy thus attached? Pick the old white dude/lady instead.
And nothing against New England but that’s where this dynamic duo hails from. Granted, Hillary had to do the whole Arkansas thing. But again, where’s the diversity? We have 50 states. These two represent a region comprised of six. Diversity anyone?
Oh, there it is. Lincoln Chafee is considering a Presidential campaign as well. Lincoln. Chafee. Former Rhode Island Governor. New England Rhode Island. White as the driven snow. So Anglo that England called asking for their Chafee back.
Chafee isn’t much younger than Hillary either. It is amusing though that his state’s official name is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” — old white political hacks, Democrat voters, plantations, get it? If not there’s always Baltimore to help comprehension of the punch line. Ferguson too.
So, if Democrats are truly the party that represents struggling masses of people of color…how come there isn’t a success story from that struggling mass challenging the aged and white examples of Clinton, Sanders, and Chafee for their party’s nomination? No black, brown, red, green, yellow, or purple contender for Democrat Presidential blue?
Racism perhaps? Oh, those plantations.