When Democratic Congresswoman and Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez mocked American Indians over the weekend, she signaled that the Democratic Party's coalition of entitled victims has severe cracks in it. Sanchez felt her Hispanic heritage allowed her to belittle Americans. After all, she is not a white person, so she is entitled by birth to do what she pleases. Not only is she Hispanic but a woman, too. That doubles her entitlement.
Today, Glenn Reynolds wrote about the cracks in the Democratic Party. You can entitle only so many victims before they start attacking one another, which hampers a party that hasn't had a new idea since FDR was president. Opportunity knocks on the conservative door.
The Sanchez episode may amount to nada. We shall see. After a push back, which forced her to apologize: “I said something offensive, and for that I sincerely apologize.”
However, she added a but, which makes the apology less than forthright: “Those of you who put yourselves out there like I do, who open your heart, and who don’t hide behind handlers – you know how hard it can be. It’s hard to put yourself out there and do what leaders need to do day in and day out. Sooner or later, we all make mistakes. We’re all human. But that is the only way to truly connect with people. You can’t change the world from behind a desk.”
Ah, Loretta Sanchez, the $160,000-a-year congresswoman with a taxpayer paid staff, is a victim.
Frankly, you should not elect any wuss who whines “It’s hard to put yourself out there and do what leaders need to do day in and day out. Sooner or later, we all make mistakes.”
But the Democratic Party today has nothing to offer but entitlement and victimhood and welfare and tears.
From Glenn Reynolds: “Too many prominent Democrats and supporters have spent the past six years calling everyone who doesn't agree with Obama a racist. Now some of the same folks are gearing up to call everyone who doesn't support Clinton (or, perhaps, Warren, the backup-Hillary) a sexist. For instance, one group of Hillary supporters makes the preposterous claim that saying she is 'out of touch' or 'insincere' reflects a sexist worldview. This technique worked pretty well so far for Obama's presidency, but it now seems to be wearing thin, even within the Democratic Party.”
The pecking order in the Democratic Party: billionaires, blacks (one fourth of the party's membership), people named Clinton, women, Hispanics, trust-fund liberal males, gays, unions, Jews, white people, American Indians, and Asian-Americans.
That she had to apologize surprised me.