If there was anything we were happy about when Joe Biden won the election, it was that he would at least not enjoy the privilege of having every iota of criticism thrown at him deflected by the powerful shield of “That’s racist!” Biden couldn’t even claim the (less powerful, but still potent) shield of sexism that would have been wielded by Hillary Clinton or any of Biden’s female competitors in the primaries. He’s an old white guy; if he’s criticized, it has nothing to do with his “marginalized” status. Thank God.
But somehow, even though the 2020 election was between two white guys, at least one Democrat has decided that anyone trying to get to the bottom of the fraud is engaged in racism. Leave it to Rep. Cori “Defund the Police” Bush of Missouri to accuse Biden’s political enemies of being racist. Is there NOTHING that the magic of identity politics can’t do?
“Our Republican colleagues chose to do the work, to try to overturn the 2020 election,” Bush said on MSNBC on Tuesday night. “And on top of that, incite this insurrection that happened on January the 6th. There is no way that we can sit back and allow that to happen and just say, ‘Oh, but those are our colleagues, you know, we shouldn’t do anything, let’s just work on Donald Trump.’ Uh-uh-uh-uh, Donald Trump is not the only problem. We have to work on getting Donald Trump out, but we cannot allow his minions, we cannot allow his friends, we cannot allow his cousins to stay in place. Those doing his bidding have to go as well. You want to abide by the Constitution. If you want to abide by your sworn oath, it’s time for you to go.
“Let’s be clear,” she continued. “This was a racist attempt to overturn an election. This was more about trying to disenfranchise the voters of the Black, Brown, indigenous people’s voices, trying to invalidate our votes because we turned out in large numbers for this election, and to tell us that our votes don’t count, that they don’t matter? That’s another form of voter suppression. Also, to all of those grassroots groups, those Black and Brown organizers, those groups that push to help bring this win home for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, we won’t stand for it. So I’m speaking up. You are going to hear that we’re not going to let this go because this is a racist attempt. We have to call it what it is. It’s white supremacy at its finest.”
By that logic, we assume that merely voting for a candidate that most black people don’t vote for is also an act of white supremacy.
But then, as imbecilic as that sounds, we wouldn’t be surprised if Rep. Bush agreed with that sentiment.