Posted By LambChop
In a cynical mockery of the political system, Houstonian Dave Wilson won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. "I'd always said it was a long shot. No, I didn't expect to win," said Wilson.
How did he win? By supposedly tricking a district made up of primarily Black Democrats. Wilson, a white male conservative Republican had no shot because, in today’s racially-divided world, blacks will only vote for other black Democrats.
Of course, the mainstream media is shocked by Wilson’s strategy and narrow win over 24-year incumbent Brian Austin.
According to KHOU, Wilson sent out direct mail pieces with photographs of “smiling African-American faces captioned: "Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson."
Wilson’s campaign reflects the insanity of modern identity politicking. It is expected for Blacks to only vote for Black Democrats, despite the candidate’s past performance, views, experience or character. As long as candidates present themselves as a Black Democrats (despite actual positions on issues) they will receive the Black vote.
The real question pundits should be asking is why can’t a candidate who does not look like the electorate win? It is no longer about the best candidate or a party platform, but about race and ethnicity. This how democracies in third world nations work – those from the most powerful tribe –the “right pedigree and ethnicity” will win. So much for the educated and evolved American voter.
Instead of political parties we will have the Black candidate, the Light-skinned Black candidate, the White Hispanic Candidate, the Mexican candidate, the Puerto Rican Candidate, the Southern Black Candidate…where does it end? There is little point to discussing issues or records because the opinion of the Mexican candidate or the light-skinned Black candidate has already been defined solely by his ethnicity and skin color. The rationality of debate is lost. Governance is not an acceptable topic in an election.
All that matters in a society with political representatives who are chosen because of their skin color, ethnicity, creed, nationality, race, gender or religion is that each elected official brings home the bacon for his or her subset. And politics becomes nothing more than pandering to racial interests. Welcome to the Obama nation.