My column today at The Federalist is “Pete Buttigieg’s Candidacy Exposes Democrats’ ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Approach To Black Voters.” It’s a familiar theme, but from a different angle.
That is, I have written a fair amount about the Democrats’ “upstairs / downstairs” coalition, in which a disproportionately white woke runs the party in ways not fully supported by the more diverse rank-and-file voters. Today’s column addresses the fact that a part of the Democratic coalition holds socially conservative views on LGBTQ issues (and more), yet does not receive the treatment woke elites give to anyone else holding those views.
What got left out due to length? Over at Commentary, Noah Rothman recently reminded readers what happened to Californians who supported Prop 8, the 2008 ballot initiative outlawing same-sex marriage. Yet today, even with same-sex marriage much more accepted, nonwhite Democrats who oppose it get a pass from social justice warriors. That’s a very hypocritical look for a campaign cycle which (barring a recession) is shaping up as a “culture war” election.
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