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Response to UTUSN (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 01:07 AM

17. This is the danger inherent in identity politics

 

This is a trend in the Democratic Party for decades, and demographically, it favors us.

But, if you are really only in the party for "women's issues" or "black issues" or "Latino issues" or what have you, you are susceptible to seeing other groups as your enemy.

Why this issue involving a black woman and a black man is somehow cutting across one of those divides is curious. And dangerous, because this discussion is getting very close to "You can't trust a woman, especially when she is accusing a black man."

Back to the original question. If the accuser of Barack Obama was a respected law professor, specializing in civil rights, I would probably have had to done some serious soul-searching.

Part of the reason I believed Ford is because I actually generally have faith in people and don't think someone would make up that horrific an accusation just to score a political point. I actually don't agree with James Carville and the idea of dragging a dollar through a trailer park so I certainly don't agree with the idea of dragging a dollar through Harvard Law.

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