The Ultimate Nightmare of Liberal Identity Politics

Maureen Dowd on the Democratic Party competition between the “victims” of the “white patriarchy”:

…With Obama saying the hour is upon us to elect a black man and Hillary saying the hour is upon us to elect a woman, the Democratic primary has become the ultimate nightmare of liberal identity politics. All the victimizations go tripping over each other and colliding, a competition of historical guilts.

People will have to choose which of America’s sins are greater, and which stain will have to be removed first. Is misogyny worse than racism, or is racism worse than misogyny?

As it turns out, making history is actually a way of being imprisoned by history. It’s all about the past. Will America’s racial past be expunged or America’s sexist past be expunged?

Yes, the “tripping and colliding victimizations.” That’s nice. Modo never liked the Clintons (they offend her Catholic and feminist sensibilities), and she lets us know with the line about how the Democratic campaign is “all about the past” (that would be Hillary).

John McCain must be a very happy man today.

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