LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2014 — Former Vermont Governor and 2004 presidential candidate Howard “screaming” Dean said that he hates everything Republicans stand for. He derided the GOP as nothing but a white, male Christian party. This was ironic given that one place to find nothing but white male Christians is Howard Dean’s Vermont.
It is the Democratic Party that needs a facelift. The GOP is younger and far more diverse when it comes to elected officials reaching the top levels of power. The Democrats have a partially black president in Barack Obama, but once he leaves the stage, the multiculturalism goes with him.
The modern Democratic Party is led overwhelmingly by old, white Christians. The Democratic Party includes women with minorities, despite 55 percent of the country being female. This is the big inclusion illusion, designed to paper over an old, white party.
Republican Governors include Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Susanna Martinez of New Mexico, both latinos. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana are both Indian. All of them are fairly young.
Democratic Governors are represented best by California’s Jerry Brown, an old white Christian man. Massachusetts’s Deval Patrick is black, but he is leaving.
Republican Senators include Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is black, and Florida’s Marco Rubio and Texas’s Ted Cruz, both latino. They are all fairly young.
Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California are white. Feinstein is an octogenarian and Boxer is a near-octogenarian. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren lied about being 1/16th Cherokee Indian to take advantage of affirmative action benefits. Her evidence of minority status was her high cheekbones, which is about as plausible (and frankly, racist) as somebody claiming Jewish status based on a bulbous nose or black status based on a plump posterior. Warren’s offensive stereotyping does not alter her status as an angry grumpy old Caucasoid.
The Republican House leadership features Virginia’s Eric Cantor as the Majority Leader. Cantor is a proud Jew and one of the Republican “Young guns.”
The Democratic House Leadership consists of old white people in Nancy Pelosi of California and Steny Hoyer of Maryland.
Republican 2016 presidential candidates include the previously mentioned Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Even top white contenders, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, are fairly young.
Democratic 2016 presidential candidates include Hillary Clinton, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware, all old white Christians.
Since liberals want to place everybody into groups, two more categories include gay people and the disabled.
Republicans had an openly gay Jewish 2012 presidential candidate in Fred Karger, although he did not rise above an asterisk in the polls. This was still more than what the Democrats offered.
The Republican National Committee was led a few years ago by Ken Mehlman, a gay Jewish man (Mehlman did not announce he was gay until after he left the position, but it was a wide open secret among GOP power brokers). Michael Steele of Maryland is black.
The Democratic National Committee has been led in recent years by angry white people in Howard Dean and Florida’s Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Wasserman-Schultz is technically Jewish, but she frequently votes against Israel when the Obama White House commands her to do so).
Republicans have had two partially disabled presidential candidates in recent elections. War heroes Bob Dole of Kansas and John McCain of Arizona both had virtually no use of one arm.
Democrats have not had a handicapped presidential candidate, nor have they come close. Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland was wheelchair-bound.
Liberal Democrats can blather on about diversity and multiculturalism, but they do not seem to trust minorities to reach the hierarchy. Rich, old white liberals lament the downtrodden, but would never let them near their own homes.
For those who want to be led by mostly elderly old white Christians, the modern Democratic Party offers eggshell, creme, and even the occasional beige. Mostly it offers the lily-whitest.
For those who want to be led by people of all races and ethnicities with actual ideas and strong character, look to the conservative ideology and the Republican Party.