when bankers, billionaires, and corporate donors actively try to undermine a candidate it’s usually a very good sign that the politician in question might actually try to change the status quo and an unjust economic system.
republican senator susan collins actually tried to silence criticism of her vote for the gop tax scam by saying that the press coverage has been “sexist”. identity is important, but weaponizing identity to silence debate and questions about harmful policies does not help the oppressed.
when the left criticizes centrists for also weaponizing identity politics
they are highlighting that cynically using identity has become a way for
centrist politicians to push through harmful policies that actually
kill women and poc.
centrists and conservatives are both using this tactic.
centrists: listen to black women! support black women!
also centrists: no, not nina turner!