As Robert Wolf said today, “This was cringe worthy.”

Kirsten

"Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. talked about being able to explain white privilege to white suburban women when the issue of race came up during the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Mich.

Gillibrand made the case that she could make the case for racial justice to "white women in the suburbs." 

"I can explain to white women in the suburbs that when their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot," said Gillibrand.

"I don't believe that it's the responsibility of Cory and Kamala to be the only voice that takes on these issues of institutional racism," Gillibrand continued. "As a white woman of privilege who is a U.S. Senator, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices.""  USATODAY

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Kirsten Gillibrand was in my opinion the winner in a crowded field of  pols competing for the title of "Most Zany" in last night's carnival.  I actually watch this stuff.  SWMBO says that KG deserves some credit for wearing a hot pink dress rather than the otherwise obligatory pants suit.  I will concede that point.  Her general aura is that of a matron who was once Queen of the May or perhaps Homecoming Queen.  She also reminds of the pretty things who used to stand up at Miss America contests to speak on the subject of World Peace.

Her offer to go door to door explaining to "white women" that their past history of bigotry and racism can be corrected by contrition and a vote for her is creative in the extreme.

I can only hope that she gets the chance to try that approach.  pl

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/07/31/democratic-debate-2019-kirsten-gillibrand-talks-white-privilege/1885413001/

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15 Responses to As Robert Wolf said today, “This was cringe worthy.”

  1. Avatar plantman says:

    The Democrats are suffering from a sincerity deficit.
    I mean, c’mon, who believes these guys?
    They all moan and groan about conditions on the border but never uttered a peep when Obama, the deporter in chief, deported 3 million migrants.
    Why is that?
    Are we supposed to believe they didn’t know what was going on back then, or is their moral indignation only piqued during the campaign season?
    The reason these debates are so disappointing is because Trump revolutionized the way these confabs are supposed to be conducted. He showed that you need to be yourself, don’t worry about being politically correct, and say what believe without looking at a teleprompter.
    As a liberal, I can’t imagine voting for Trump but–let’s be honest–he could beat this group of wussies with one hand tied behind his back.

  2. Avatar Fred says:

    Apparently the debate folks can’t recognize that the Mayor of Detroit is white and that means black folks are willing to vote for white people (twice, since Duggan was re-elected) and they should be a bit more worried about the failure of their economic policies than the successes of thier identity politics in democratic primaries.
    https://detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/mayor
    I wonder if, after all the questions about Mueller, Russia and the like were asked and answered; did anyone get around to asking about the economy under Trump’s policies?

  3. Avatar David Lentini says:

    Too bad she won’t discuss her and family’s connections to the NXIVM sex slave ring.

  4. Avatar MP98 says:

    Ah, Kirsten Jellobrain, NY’s “finest.”
    Once again proving that looks and brains are rarely (if ever) in the same package.

  5. Avatar MP98 says:

    Whoever the Democrat is who hates America the most and makes it to the general election will just be pulp for the Trump wood chipper.

  6. Avatar turcopolier says:

    David Lentini
    Who are you talking about?

  7. Avatar Bill H says:

    They railed endlessly that “crossing our border illegally” should not be a felony, in a presidential debate, but the nature of that law is a matter for Congress and not for the president to deal with.
    Why are all of these people who are presently members of Congress standing on that stage declaiming about this issue and not introducing any bills to the floor in Congress to actually change the law? They should put their money where their mouths are.

  8. Avatar Mathias Alexander says:

    The Democrats can’t make it about economic policy or foreign policy because their policies are idntical to the Republicans on those. So identity politics fills the gaps.

  9. Avatar John Minehan says:

    It’s a big Federal case in the Albany area where Sen. Gillibrand is from. https://time.com/5568135/nxivm-allison-mack-raniere/

  10. Avatar turcopolier says:

    John Minehan
    How is it related to KG?

  11. Avatar turcopolier says:

    mathias Alexander
    you are wrong about the economics part. Most of the democrat candidates want a government controlled centrally planned economy. Add up what they say and the desired end is clear.

  12. Avatar Terry says:

    Good summary of Gillbrand/Nxvim.
    “[Gillibrand’s] father Doug Rutnik came to work as a consultant for NXIVM… He was fired, they sued him, and they had to pay him $100,000,” Parlato told Big League Politics. “Her father’s wife, her stepmother, was also a member of NXIVM. … Doug got her into the cult, Gillibrand’s father got Gillibrand’s future stepmother into the cult. Doug left the cult because he was sued. Clare Bronfman, after her father was sued, donated money to Gillibrand. Gillibrand accepted it.”
    Parlato said Rutnik, whose daughter Gillibrand is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement in the settlement.
    According to The New York Post Gillibrand said she didn’t know anything about NXIVM until the group made national headlines in 2017 when former member Sarah Edmondson filed a complaint, saying she was branded with Raniere’s initials, “KR.” The Justice Department began a federal investigation of NXIVM later that year.
    https://www.syracuse.com/politics/2019/04/report-gillibrands-father-worked-for-nxivm-tried-to-distance-himself-from-upstate-ny-cult.html

  13. Avatar John Minehan says:

    As far as I know, the only link is “Albany.”

  14. Avatar SAC Brat says:

    Thanks for posting that as I was thinking the same thing. I keep telling folks around me who get all riled up about what politicians are saying to watch the hands.
    It is almost a different world when you ignore the audio and spilled ink and note actions instead. Granted, you miss a lot of drama…

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