In a remarkable incident on Thursday, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) blasted fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi when she called him a “White Guy” while he was participating in the DACA immigration negotiations.
Here is how Pelosi described Hoyer and four other members of a bipartisan group involved in DACA discussions,
“The five white guys I call them, you know,” Pelosi said, referring to five bipartisan lawmakers, including Hoyer, leading efforts to salvage the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. All five of the lawmakers are white.
“Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?” she said, referring to the popular fast food restaurant “Five Guys.”
Hoyer pushed back against the remarks.
“That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done,” he told Politico in a statement, using the nickname referring to recipients of the DACA program.
Unlike Republicans, Democrats rarely criticize each other in public, so this spat between two congressional leaders of the party is truly unusual.
Fro democrats, the test of whether an activity, pursuit or policy is noble, virtuous or just is judged y whether or not it advances the goals of “diversity” and “inclusion.” Since whites are not “of color”, there is no room for them in the Democrats “coalition of the ascendant.” This was made manifestly clear during the election and Hoyer was certainly aware of his party’s of the white working classes.
Academic leftists have been concocting and proselytizing social theories about the menacing nature of whiteness for the past several years. Indeed one law professor recently went so far as to claim that friendship with white people is impossible and to be avoided at all costs. Not one member of the Democratic Party criticized these remarks. In light of the acceptance of such intellectual drivel by the party, there is no rational reason why Hoyer, after all these years, would take umbrage now at being deprecated as a “white” man.
One would have thought this would have been accepted and acknowledged by Hoyer by virtue of his leadership opposition in the party. Pelosi was only expressing the views of the Democratic Party, which is why Hoyer’s reaction was so incongruous.
Hoyer’s unusual response raises a question: where has he been the past ten years? He is a little late coming to the party. It has now become de rigueur, accepted and encouraged within the Democratic Party as well as among liberal commentators to disparage and mock white men, solely for their “whiteness.”
Could Hoyer’s peculiar reaction signal that some Democrats are finally awaking from their dogmatic slumber and realizing the whole diversity and multicultural movements have gone too far and now have come back to devour its own?