Katie Pavlich: Democrats' Identity Politics Have Come Back to Bite Them
On "Outnumbered" today, Katie Pavlich said Democrats' identity politics have come back to bite them.
She pointed out that former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile wrote in her new book that she recalls feeling like a "slave" during the time she ran the DNC.
In "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile recounted an exchange with senior staffers on Hillary Clinton's campaign — in which she said she was being treated like a character from the film "12 Years a Slave."
“I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile wrote, referencing the character portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o. “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”
"This is the chickens coming home to roost on their identity politics, their race-baiting," Pavlich said. "Now, they're eating their own on those very issues."
Harris Faulkner said that Brazile dropped the race card so hard it "bounced and hit the ceiling."
"You're looking at a party that prides itself on diversity issues and compartmentalizing people who look like me and speak different languages and so on and so forth," Faulkner said. "If it's that bad for a person who [has] that much power, what the heck is it like for everybody else?"
Pavlich noted that black voters failed to turn out for Clinton in the same numbers they did for former President Barack Obama.
"That's a problem for them moving forward," Pavlich said.
Brazile's book reveals details about the Democrats' internal operations during the 2016 presidential campaign. Brazile claims Clinton financially propped up and gained more influence over the DNC when she was a presidential candidate, rigging the nomination process against Bernie Sanders.
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