Michelle Obama is at the center of another controversy.
And as usual, it involves race.
Appearing at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the former First Lady launched a scathing attack on white Republicans.
Her attack on white people outraged millions of Americans.
“Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, former first lady Michelle Obama said when she attended the State of the Union address she would notice the Republican side was “all men, all white,” and that was why she argued many people of color “don’t trust politics.”
Speaking about diversity, Obama said, “We should be working actively to mix it up, so we’re getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress.”
She explained, “At the State of the Union address … when you are in the room what you can see is this real dichotomy. It’s a feeling of color almost. On one side of the room is literally gray and white. Literally, that is the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone, because on one side all men, all white, on the other side some woman, some people of color.”
She continued, “I look at that, and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don’t trust politics. We’re not even noticing what these rooms look like.”
She added, “If people haven’t had the experience of being other and out, and you are trying to fix the problem of those folks, it’s hard to come up with the right answer when you haven’t lived it.”
Michelle Obama’s remarks make it clear that the Democrats will continue to stay bogged down in identity politics.
According to Obama and other leftists, voters are not individuals.
They are members of ethnic interest groups who can only relate to other members within their own race.
That is the dictionary definition of racism.
But liberals know they can only keep their radical base by continuing to push racial grievance politics.
Black Lives Matter, illegal immigrant activists and feminists increasingly hold sway in the Democratic Party.
Without mobilizing these voters, Democrats stand no chance of victory.
However, there is a massive downside to their push of identity politics.
It turns off millions of voters.
The more the Democrats pushed Black Lives Matter, open borders, and gender neutral bathrooms in 2016, the more voters slipped from their grasp and fell into Donald Trump’s camp.
Michelle Obama’s racially charged remarks show the party has not learned its lesson and is setting itself up for more massive defeats in 2018 and 2020.