Joe Biden made one costly mistake that’s derailed all his plans.
He outrageously insulted a group of his biggest supporters.
And Joe Biden’s announcement about his running mate just left jaws on the ground.
In the Democrat Party there’s a deep guilt that for all their talk about diversity, they are going to end up with an old, white male as president.
It’s not enough for them that the last candidate was a woman, and the last Democrat President was African American.
After all, during both those elections they blamed Republicans for not voting for their candidate because of sexism and racism.
Now, by their own standards, Democrats are sexist and racist.
Elizabeth Warren made it harder for Democrats to accept because she complained that sexism was the reason she had to drop out, saying, “One of the hardest parts of this is all those big promises and all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years.”
Elizabeth Warren is kidding herself if she thinks that the mainstream media would have given her a shot if she had been a man.
The media completely let her off the hook about the fact that she lied for years about being a minority to help her career.
The media never would have done that if she hadn’t been a woman who they wanted to win.
The reason Elizabeth Warren lost was because she’s a liar that the voters didn’t like because her plans were truly awful.
Yet Democrats feel guilty because even with all the special treatment that the minorities and women got, they weren’t able to guarantee the outcome.
Joe Biden wants to help make the Democrats feel better about their guilt but he’s stumbled here really badly and just insulted women instead.
It’s not empowering to give women greater opportunities if it is to people who are underqualified.
Joe Biden, by telling people that he was going to pick a woman vice president just for the sake of having a woman vice president, is being unbelievably patronizing.
As the Washington Examiner put it:
There are plenty of qualified women who deserve a shot at the vice presidency. The problem is that Biden, specifically, seems less interested in the accolades of female politicians and more concerned about checking a box on the Left’s inclusivity checklist. Biden has even admitted that the primary reason he wants a female vice president is that there has not yet been a female vice president.
Women certainly deserve more political representation. But Biden has done a disservice to his future running mate by emphasizing her gender rather than her accomplishments. Now, whomever he chooses, whether it’s Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, or Sally Yates, will be seen as the most inclusive option, rather than the most accomplished.
If Joe Biden had been smart, he would have said that he’s going to pick the most qualified person for the job.
Joe Biden has a habit of being his own worst enemy on the campaign trail and once again, with his words, he’s inflicted damage on himself that he could have easily avoided.