A United States senator vowing to oppose all nominees of a particular race? Could that happen in 2021? The answer is yes. It happened this week, in fact, when Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth declared she would not support any white nominees for any administration positions. (The only exceptions, Duckworth said, would be for white nominees who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.) Duckworth said she would not stop until the Biden administration picked more Asian-American and Pacific Islanders for cabinet-level positions. After some sweet talk from the White House, Duckworth gave in, but the episode offered a troubling preview of the future of identity politics.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    Byron York didn’t explain, or maybe the polls didn’t ask, why people thought the country was on the “wrong track” or the “right track”.

    For example, the latest numbers are probably about nothing more than COVID-19 and the spread of vaccinations.

    Byron York also fails to account for the bias of the liberal media. When a Republican is President, we have to assume that he is “automatically” spotted, say, 30-40 negative points, while a Democrat is gifted about the same number of positive points.

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  2. Taras Coolidge

    P.S.:  Elsewhere on Ricochet, I’ve heard Sen. Tammy Duckworth repeatedly described as “dumb as rocks”.  This might be why Kamala Harris was selected for Vice President instead of her.

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