Will 'sexist' white males derail Warren?
Thursday, under a headline, "Warren Faces Accusations that She's 'Angry,' Which Supporters Say is Sexist," The Washington Post reported:
"Two of the leading male candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race -- Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg -- have escalated separate lines of attack as they attempt to counter the field's most prominent woman: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is antagonistic and angry."
Warren has a "my way or the highway" approach, said Buttigieg, she is "so absorbed in the fighting that it is as though fighting were the purpose."
Biden says Warren, who has a real shot at taking the nomination, reflects "an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics."
This is "treacherous," warns the Post, "given that many Democrats remain upset over what they view as the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton, the party's last nominee."
The Democratic Party today defines itself as an inclusive party of women, gays, Hispanics, African Americans and other people of color.
Yet three months out from the decisive early contests of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the party is going into the semifinals of its contest for a leader and future president without a single person of color in the final four.
Moreover, the three white males are denigrating and piling on the woman who is the front-runner with attacks on her personality for which conservatives, if they used such tactics, would be charged with "dog-whistling" the white working class.
When one looks at the approval-disapproval rating of the president, re-election appears problematic. When one looks at the Democrats' agenda and field of candidates, the odds of Trump's re-election seem a good deal better.
This thing is by no means over.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever." To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.Copyright 2019 Creators Syndicate Inc.