Live By Identity Politics ... Die By Identity Politics ... (Castro hoists Buckley with his own petard on FITN) - Granite Grok

Live By Identity Politics … Die By Identity Politics … (Castro hoists Buckley with his own petard on FITN)


And we are all supposed to stand in solidarity with Ray Buckley and the New Hampshire Democrats because our cherished first-in-the-nation status is being challenged:

Well count me out. The New Hampshire Democrats love to play IDENTITY POLITICS against the GOP. This or that person has to be elected because we need more LGBT people on this or that board. “Jeannie” needs to be reelected because we need more women in the U.S. Senate. We need more “youth” in the State Legislature because it’s too old. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

This elect so-and-so simply because of his sexual-identity or her age reflects the abhorrent we-are-our-skin-color or sexual-identification, etc. etc. etc. view of the world that Squad-member Ayanna Pressley expressed to Netroots Nation:

“We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice,” she said. “We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.

Well Ray Buckley and the Democrats don’t get to have it both ways … at least as far as I am concerned. They don’t get to play the identity-politics card only when it suits them. Castro has hoist them with their own petard. And the New Hampshire GOP should be pointing that.

A couple of other points. One: if a New Hampshire GOP Chairman had responded to a Hispanic GOP candidate in the dismissive way that Ray Buckley responded to Castro, Buckley and the local press would be howling about perpetuating the stereotype of the hot-blooded Latino.

The second is get a load of this tweet by Mayor Petey:

Just what the hell is that supposed to mean? That Iowa and New Hampshire are the “white primaries,” South Carolina the “black primary,” and Nevada the “hispanic primary”?!?!?! Hey Petey, how come the “white primaries” always get to go first?