Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The GOP’s new identity politics | The Daily Caller

The GOP’s new identity politics

It ain't just old white guys anymore.

Thank you, Jesus, Thank You.
It’s one of the most remarkable and under-reported stories of the current campaign season. The Republican Party, the presumed bastion of insensitive white males, has managed to field one of the most impressive arrays of women and minority candidates in US history. And to the chagrin of Democrats, most of these die-hard conservative candidates are expected to win on November 2. Their victory could well turn liberal “identity politics” on its head.

In New Mexico, Susana Martinez, a tough-talking district attorney and confirmed Palinista, is about to become the nation’s first Hispanic female governor. But you’d hardly know it from the dearth of media attention she’s received, compared, for example, to the extraordinary outpouring that accompanied President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic female Supreme Court justice.
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