When is it tokenism, and when it is not?
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[quote]The one who made a point Thursday of standing side-by-side with a white congressman (Trey Gowdy) an African-American senator (Tim Scott) and an Indian-American governor (Nikki Haley) to offer a portrait of what the GOP could look like.
“The great thing about our party is we have this great new generation of leaders ready to take the mantle,” the Cuban-American Rubio said at a rally held at Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, a gym in Greenville, the heart of South Carolina’s conservative upstate. “We are prepared to turn the page and move forward.”
“Take a picture of this,” Haley encouraged attendees, who promptly raised their cell-phone cameras. “Because this new group of conservatives taking over America looks like a Benetton commercial.”[/quote]
Move forward? Whatever direction you happen to be facing can be designated as forward. Great new generation? That’s ageist. Vote Republican to prove you’re not a racist. Or something. Oh, and… is Darko a racial slur?
It seems Rubio has stolen the progressive movement’s mojo. That explains why the Dem candidates are all honkies. But race pandering is old hat. The former party of Hope and Change has moved on to gender pandering - which they are attempting with more ardor than skill.