Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, clearly desperate to generate some attention, is promising that 50 percent of her cabinet would be made up of women and “non-binary” individuals if she is elected president.
This promise is only part of a large, pandering package that was likely put together in an effort to look “woke” and bring in minority voters who have lost interest in the Warren campaign. The Democratic presidential contender is also promising that she will diversify recruitment policies to attract African-American, Native American, Hispanic and other minority workers. She also wants to put a priority on hiring gay individuals for leadership roles, force federal agencies to incorporate “diversity” in their plans, and offer specialized support networks specifically for “black and brown” people.
If you’re a 20-something bleeding heart liberal, Senator Warren’s plan looks great. After all, there’s nothing inherently wrong with a diverse cabinet or work force. However, Warren’s plan makes it clear that she won’t be an impartial president who looks out for the needs of everyone in the nation. Rather, she is putting a premium on diversity at the expense of those who don’t belong.
Sen. Warren’s plan blatantly complains about the fact that 80 percent of the federal workforce is white, and it’s clear that her plan would shaft experienced, trustworthy people who happen to have the wrong skin color.
It’s not just whites and males who will suffer. Cabinet secretaries are tasked with huge jobs that impact every single person in the nation. A competent secretary can improve the lives of millions of people. An incompetent, inexperienced one selected primarily on the basis of his or her skin color or gender identity can wreak havoc throughout the country.
The fact that Warren has the audacity to call her so-called inclusive plan part of a package tells voters just about everything they need to know about the Senator from Massachusetts. Sen. Warren doesn’t care about the needs of average Americans. She is unconcerned about the potential impact of hiring people based on looks and feelings rather than skills. The plan makes it clear that Sen. Warren despises many of the very people whose votes she will need to win.
Judging by the way her campaign is moving, it’s unlikely we’ll see this plan come into fruition anyway. But make no mistake: this is the future of Democratic Party priorities. Identity politics has been consuming the heart and soul of the party for a long time, and Warren’s absurd tactics make it clear that there is no turning back.