Caller: Something Something Identity Politics

Caller: Something Something Identity Politics



Let's go to our caller from the eight one
three area code. Who's calling today from eight one three. It came from him. Hello? Yes, that's you. Hey David. I'm calling to ask if you think that is gonna
be a riff forming in the democratic parties, especially in regards to the next debate between
people like Yang, clover, char, Gabbert, and sort of identitarian like who? Including Castro, who talk about, you know,
giving abortions for free to, uh, you know, men who think they're women. Oh, sorry. What are you talking about? If you think there's going to be a rift or
some kind of a no, I heard it. Are you, so hold on, I'm turning on it. Who the on Castro is an identity. What's an identity, Marian? First of all, I shouldn't have said identitarian. It's not their own identities that they're
concerned with. It's, it's, it's a lot of their platform has
to do with identities. A lot of the rhetoric has to do with identity. Okay. And who Leanne Castro wants biological men
to have abortions. How does that work medically? He, he's talked, Keith talked about um, providing
uh, abortions or at least he's talked about transgender women, uh, in regards to free
health care and providing, you know, free abortions to them. How does someone without a uterus have an
abortion? That's my question. Okay. That I've not heard that brought up and I
can't imagine that that's really a serious issue in the 2020 Democratic primary. Well, well that was just that, that point
is, that's really my new shit that was just so I could exemplify kind of kind of what
I mean by, by, by people who embrace identity and whose rhetoric have to do with identity. The real question is, do you see a risk forming
between Yang and some people who are moderate like Gabbert or, or clover char, a risk for
him between them and people who largely talk about identity? No, don't, I don't see a rift forming along those lines. And also most of the candidates you mentioned
are going to be gone by the third debate. So I think they're going to be non factors
in like three weeks. Yeah. The really key one there. The Yang. Yeah, I mean Yang Gabard and clover chart
there. And Castro quite frankly, is on the fringes
there. I don't know that they're going to make it
beyond a, the second debate. So I don't think we're going to hear that
much more from them pretty soon. [inaudible] and you don't see, you don't see
people kind of going after Yang, especially if he gains more popularity for, uh, for not
really embracing like, like, like really ubi goes against a lot of the identitarian stuff
because it's, it's, it's for all Americans. What do you mean by identitarian? Um, I mean, maybe I'm using the wrong word
identitarian but I mean, people like, like, like the thing you were talking about earlier,
how commonly Harris used bill, he used that, that, that whole busing thing as, as a, a
club, you know, to bash over the head of Joe Biden. [inaudible] listen, I'm going to be totally, I'm going
to be totally honest with you. I think that you've got to reframe your understanding
of the Democratic primary cause I think you're, you're digging in niches that are completely
fruitless and, uh, I, I would just kind of like rethink my understanding of, uh, of the
slate of candidates. Before I go any further, I appreciate the phone call though. Great to hear from you. That's it for calls today. Thanks to everybody who called and we will
take calls again.

20 thoughts on “Caller: Something Something Identity Politics

  1. I guess we know what David doesn't want to talk about. I think the caller is alluding to an important issue – how big of a focus should identity politics be in the Dems' 2020 platform? Should I ascribe David's unwillingness to engage to Zen-like detachment or to acceptance of the new manifest destiny? Beware the fruitless niches!

  2. The complete ignorance of packman addressing the callers question as ridiculous is typical of progressives

  3. Definition of identity politics and identiterianism – a believe that one must align politically based on one's immutable characteristics like race, sexuality and gender and not based on one's individual opinions. Hence you get those amorphous political categories like LGBT "community" which implies that all gay people must think the same precisely because of their sexual preferences. In my opinion it is more bigoted political ideology than actual homophobia

  4. David plays stupid. You don't know what an identiterian is? Look at the fucking mirror you dumb shmack

  5. Castro literally said he supported access to abortions for trans women. Assumingly, he meant trans men. Hopefully.

  6. He's not good at articulating the point, but let's not kid ourselves here. I think he's trying to say, how important is identity going to play into the democratic election? Whether it be the identity of the candidate themselves, or which minority group is going to be used as a pawn in terms of rhetoric to get elected?

  7. Sounds like you're saying that the caller needs to check his thinking… Where have I heard that beforešŸ¤”? šŸ’”!

  8. I feel like we just heard another self identifying ā€œconservativeā€ talking in strawmanese from his sincere idea of what an average left leaning person is, which to everyone else looks like the caricature that the rightwing noise machine paints

  9. I don't know why David didn't just tell the guy he had his terms mixed up…it's the alt-right guys who call themselves "identitarians." I think the caller really wanted to say "the SJWs" but was trying to sound smart.

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