When you care more about identity politics than the actual politics, you subvert the democratic process. You don’t care if the person has the right political stance, you care about their skin color, ethnicity and other irrelevant factors.
People flocked toward Clinton mostly because she was female and not Trump. Those reasons are not enough and certainly not a reason to vote for a candidate, but a way to feel good about yourself. Believe it or not, after a month or two, the excitement of having a female president, if she got elected, would pass and people would have been left with her politics that only a minority cared about.
The same goes for Trump, who was elected because he’s not Politically Correct or Hillary Clinton. Most of his actual stances are idiotic, and his character is flawed to the point of absurdity.
If the 2016 elections emphasize anything, it’s a problem with having only two parties, that many times leave many people with no candidate to vote for, but a facade of an election who they vote for who they believe will do the least damage or what race, ethnicity, gender that person belongs to.
The truth of the matter is, people are tired of identity politics or only caring about “marginalized” groups and people not giving a damn about the majority, the working class who are being portrayed as various ‘ist’ and ‘phobes’ because they dared ask “what about my interests?”