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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton:
I am running for all those women in their 90s who've told me they were born before women could vote, and they want to live to see a woman in the White House.
Identity politics, which many Democrats seem to think is a good thing, has one problem. Whichever group that's being championed at the moment runs the risk of alienating all the other out-groups. Also, it pretty much puts policy and competence aside as a campaign issue.



2 comments

So, would all these intelligent women in their 90s vote for Margaret Thatcher if they could? Gee, she's a woman. Indira Ghandi? What horseshit. Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/25/2008 4:23 PM  

What we're seeing is a brawl to the death to establish the hierarchy of identity politics.

If blacks win, then there will not be a woman president in our lifetime. If the woman wins, ditto for the black president.

In effect, the losing identity will have no future in the Democratic party and likely leave.

I don't think most Democrats understand the stakes in this primary.

By Anonymous jms, at 5/26/2008 3:08 PM  

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