At this point, it’s far from a secret that the establishment of the Democratic Party completely despises those like former House Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. While on the outside, she might be everything they supposedly want and need, a Democrat, a woman of color, and one who isn’t afraid to ruffle some feathers, she has made it increasingly apparent that those feathers include that of those even at the very top of the Democratic Party.
I mean, this is a woman who took on Hillary Clinton, a woman who called out the bias of both the media and her own party, even though it cost her the presidential bid to the White House. And since then, she hasn’t really let up.
In fact, if her most recent barrage on Biden and his administration is any indication, she is winding up for a rather massive fight.
So what is she upset with now?
Well, like many Americans, she is flabbergasted by the idea that Biden will once again choose a high-ranking government official based on color and gender alone.
If you hadn’t heard, Biden has recently promised to replace the outgoing liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer with a “woman of color.” Because, you know, that went over oh so well the first time.
And that is exactly Gabbard’s point.
She wrote on Twitter, “Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex – not qualification. She’s been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country.”
I don’t know if I could have said it better myself. And she certainly has a point or two.
First of all, Biden promised the American people to choose a vice president who was a woman and one of color, bringing some much-needed diversity to the White House, which definitely isn’t a bad thing.
The problem comes when one looks at the color and gender of an individual first, rather than their qualifications and achievements, which is exactly what he did with Harris. Now, I’m not saying that Harris hasn’t achieved anything or made a name for herself. However, when we look at how she’s done so, especially on a national level, it’s clear to see that she wasn’t exactly the best choice for her current seat, regardless of how many Democratic boxes she checked off.
I mean, this is a woman who massively failed her own presidential campaign, giving up long before a single vote was cast. And as a US senator, her only real accomplishment was getting labeled as the “most liberal” member of Congress and making a stink of the confirmation of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Even her years as first District Attorney and California’s Attorney General don’t speak too highly of her, as just about anyone with a D beside their name could have won those elections.
And since her appointment as our first female and first black female vice president, she’s done even less to prove her worth, as I am sure you know.
However, apparently, none of her misdeeds or failures are enough to sour Biden on the idea that maybe someone in such a seat of power should be chosen on characteristics beyond their chromosomes or melatonin.
To be clear, Gabbard isn’t saying that there isn’t a qualified woman of color out there for the Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by Breyer. However, as his track record shows, he’s not really all that great at choosing people who actually know what they are doing or can even handle the job at task.
And for a Supreme Court justice, someone who’s likely to be in that seat for the better part of 40 or more years, he can’t afford to choose someone not based on merit.
Besides, once this woman is chosen, no matter how well qualified she is, even based on merit, because Biden made her sex and coloring the most pressing issue, no one will ever really see those achievements. He will be doing her a great disservice, just as he’s done to Kamala. No wonder no one respects or thinks she’s capable of the job.
I mean, she was chosen for the only things about her life that she has no control over. As Gabbard says, it’s bound to be a “disaster.”