Prole and even middle class black women do not like halfies with the good hair. “Do not like” does not come close to capturing the level of resentment there. In fact, it is probably even worse to be, like Harris, an exotic-ish halfie with the good hair than if she were just a corn fed Halle Barry type. Now at least Harris is married to a nerdy white guy instead of “taking” a high status black male, but on the other hand he is an investment banking nerdy white guy, so I’m sure there are photos of Harris living it up on jet skis or whatever, in a bikini with her golden brown skin and straight hair.
Because of gerrymandering and the stubborn refusal of non-blacks to live around blacks if they can help it, the Democrat bench has few authentically black blacks on deck for the national batter’s box. This contrasts sharply to the congressional level, where many heavily black urban districts send authentically black blacks to DC. Emmanuel Cleaver can’t win a statewide election in Missouri just as assuredly as he can’t lose a reelection bid in Missouri’s 5th.
When the prep-school halfrican Obama tried to challenge the authentically black Bobby Rush for a congressional seat in 2000, he got crushed because southside blacks wouldn’t vote for a mulatto from Harvard over a former Black Panther. But when Obama ran against Hillary Clinton in 2008, he utterly dominated the black vote, 85%-15%, because he was the blackest thing on offer.
Barring a Stacy Abrams’ surprise candidacy, so it will be with Kamala. Despite her nonexistent nappiness, black women know there’s enough negress there to do the job:
As for the nerdy Jewish husband, that’s an aesthetic sop for the SWPLs. The rest of her social circle is red meat for the POC ascendancy:
The woman knows where her vulnerabilities are. And while I won’t pretend to have anything like an insider’s understanding of the Californian political scene, the state’s dominant Democrat party is throwing its considerable weight in her direction for the 2020:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices.
The nation’s most populous liberal state has moved its presidential nominating contest to early in the 2020 calendar, a shift its leaders hope will give it maximum impact on the selection of a Democratic nominee and push candidates to address progressive issues such as climate change.
Selling white Democrat disenfranchisement as a way to “address progressive issues such as climate change” that only white Democrats care about is a nice touch.
With Deval Patrick out and Cory Booker too weird to pose a real threat, Kamala’s biggest obstacle in winning the nomination is a structural one. At 86% and 91%, Iowa and New Hampshire are far whiter than the country as a whole, at 61%, is. Not since Bill Clinton in 1992 has the eventual Democrat nominee failed to win at least one of those first two states.
If Kamala wins either one, the nomination is almost certainly hers. Nevada and South Carolina will have non-white majorities among their Democrat primary-goers so she will easily win contests #3 and #4. With the huge California prize now part of Super Tuesday–as opposed to being an irrelevant afterthought as was the case in 2016–a day that already includes Texas, where non-whites will make up three-fourths Democrat primary-goers, it’s conceivable she will have effectively clinched the nomination by the first week of March.
Kamala’s nightmare scenario is Joe Biden convincingly winning both Iowa and New Hampshire and then Obama, after remaining on the sidelines up to that point, endorsing him in the name of unifying the party as quickly as possible to defeat Trump. Even if she isn’t able to win either of the first two contests, placing second or third and getting some help with split winners–say Biden in Iowa and then Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire–she just needs to get to Nevada looking viable and it will be hers to lose.