Democrat candidate talks sense. Liberal heads explode

Caption: John Hickenlooper, mansplaining like a patriarch.

Like too many other leftist parties, the Democrats have become utterly consumed by the poison of identity politics. Actual policies, even the ludicrous ?Green New Deal?, are secondary to identitarian posturing. So when a Democrat presidential hopeful says something sensible, ?progressives? faint and reach for the smelling salts. Quote:

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper triggered immediate liberal backlash on Wednesday when he pushed back on a question about whether he would choose a female running mate.

At a CNN town hall in Atlanta, host Dana Bash asked the former Colorado governor what has become a standard question for Democratic candidates: ?Governor, some of your male competitors have vowed to put a woman on the ticket. Yes or no, would you do the same?? End of quote.

This is tokenistic nonsense, like so much leftist moral posturing. But tokenism is a leftist dogma. Rejecting tokenism is heresy. Quote:

?Of course,? responded Hickenlooper, a 67-year-old centrist. But then he turned the question around on Bash, as a representative of the political press.

?Well, I?ll ask you another question,? he said. ?But how come we?re not asking, more often, the women, ?Would you be willing to put a man on the ticket?’?

After a moment of stunned silence, someone in the audience released what sounded like a yelp of disapproval. CNN then went to commercial break. End of quote.

Avert your eyes, children! Quote:

Meanwhile, Sen. Corey Booker of New Jersey declared his unequivocal intent to put a woman on his ticket during an appearance Wednesday on ?The Ellen DeGeneres Show.? End of quote.

pluralist


Corey Booker? Oh, you mean this Corey Booker?

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