In the last few days I have seen several editorial cartoons with the following theme:
Let me spell the message out for Republicans: oppose Sotomayor and you will lose the "Hispanic" vote.
Oh the horror!
The sad thing is that Republican strategists are all aflutter at that terrible possibility. I submit that is the case only because Republicans have accepted the fundamental narrative of the left and have bought into the whole system of identity politics that dominate political behavior today.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
It's the same refrain you hear repeatedly these days in our multiculti, PC, and increasingly racist society. Yes, I said racist--and I'm talking about the definition of racism that Martin Luther King used; not the postmodern version. But the postmodern left has made this kind of racism cool and chic; and is preoccupied to the point of obsession with race and sex and gender and identity in our society.
It is sick. It is insane. And it is destroying what the idea of America has always represented.
In fact, just as America was on the verge of doing away with such discrimination; just as the content of one's character was beginning to take hold as an essential aspect of the American Dream, the political left and the Democrats decreed that one's skin color--and gender and sexual orientation and ethic origins and etc. etc.--were far more important considerations.
Why can't the Republican Party once again be the party of the individual? Why should we pander to all these identity groups? WE ARE ALL AMERICANS and that is all that matters--or should matter.
Screw the Hispanic vote. Screw the Black vote. Screw the White vote or Women's vote. Forget the LGBT.
And speak to people as individuals.
GO FOR THE INTELLIGENT VOTE. GO AFTER THE SANE VOTE. SPEAK TO THOSE OF US WHO DON'T GIVE A FLYING F*** WHAT COLOR OR CREED OR ETHIC ORIGIN A PERSON HAPPENS TO BE.