You’d be hard-pressed to find a Democrat who wants President Trump reelected in 2020. Yet increasingly, liberal rhetoric is playing into the president’s hands.
If Democrats want any shot at defeating Trump, then their sprint to the far-left must come to an end. And for that to happen, the party’s pseudo-religious adherence to identity politics must stop once and for all.
For years, the Democratic Party has billed itself as the party of inclusion, one that is committed to uplifting minority groups. And there’s some truth to this: When Democrats act in good faith, they’re genuinely trying to stand up for the oppressed and make our country a better place for minorities. But, more recently, the Democrat's attempt to protect minority groups has mutated into a grotesque form of new tribalism, which relies on making every argument about vague notions of oppression of supposedly marginalized groups.
Since then, it has become far more important to some Democrats to identify with the correct group rather than with the correct ideas. And in this increasingly monolithic thinking, dissenting opinions are no longer welcome. Any opposition to the ideas of the ingroup can be dismissed with labels such as “racist” or “sexist” — a reality even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has experienced firsthand. The four liberal congresswomen known as "the squad" have blasted the long-time liberal as racist because she has dared to push back on their ideas. The effect this has on discourse is corrosive: Who will be brave enough to dissent when they’re at risk of social slander?
One particular member of “the squad” has recently given us yet another example of the far-left’s identity politics tribalism. At a liberal political convention in July, Massachusetts Rep. ..