The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' powerful campaigner, has just abruptly dismissed half a dozen employees. Why? Because they are white.
Apparently nobody had anything against these special employees … except the color of their skin. Although about half of the committee's full-time employees (13 out of 27) were not whites, this was not enough for some Democratic members of Congress. They complained that DCCC chair Cheri Bustos of Illinois had employed too many white employees when she won the position. And they put enough pressure on them to sacrifice their faithful co-workers to the God of Diversity.
While all these employees have had to lobbish for loyalty, they are still more shocking than people might think.
There are two possible interpretations of this mass cleanup in the DCCC. Either a few Democrats turn a patronage issue into a race question by re-examining each other under the guise of intersectionality, or the Democrats genuinely resent that half of DCCC's staff are white. As is so often the case with the Democratic Left, it is difficult to tell where insincerity ends and fanaticism begins.
Both interpretations, however, imply that this is not a government-capable party.
Nobody wants whites to pursue identity policies or demand a certain quota of jobs anywhere. But that was not the point. It's about an organization that dismisses people because of their skin color from their current job. The suggestion that racist influences have led to Bustos selecting their staff and overtaking better non-white candidates is a continuation of what New York's MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began by saying absurdly of racist and sexism spokeswoman for the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi accused.
This dismissal, and that is what it is, not a free resignation, sends a message to all and especially to young people of every race who are interested in politics. If an organization is actually ready to discharge you from your job just because you're white, do you really want to get involved?
Would you even want to vote for it?
It is not healthy for American democracy that racial groups politically turn against each other. And the country should look forward to the day when politics is less racist polarized. According to survey data, whites have increasingly left the Democratic Party over the last 20 years. In the mid-term elections in 1
That's not enough to prevent the Democrats from winning, but it already means that they can not win in most states without consistently keeping 90% of the black and majorities with other minority blocs.
Do you really believe that this is a realistic winning strategy in the long run? If so, then this week's cleanup could have been a smart move.