How Identity Politics is Killing Progressivism
Raphael Mariani
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The thing about which you’re (correctly) complaining here isn’t identity politics — it’s a form of weaponized faux-“identity politics” deployed by Clintonites, whose “progressivism” is suspect, at best. This faction of Clintonites have views on economic and foreign policy issues that are very out-of-step with the Democratic base, so they use these “issues” to rally liberal voters behind them in the same way rightists use issues like abortion, anti-gay rights and school prayer — to get people to vote for a candidate whose views on the issues that matter are contrary to their own best interests.