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Governor Losing Candidate Stacey Abrams: 'Identity Politics Is Exactly Who We Are and Exactly How We Won'

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters about a suspected run-off during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Here’s a rule of thumb I stumbled upon years ago, and it remains true more often than not: Liberals want conservatives to shut up, and conservatives want liberals to keep talking. There are exceptions, of course — the Trumpkin wing of the GOP would like nothing more than to silence anyone, liberal or not, who criticizes their liege — but it tends to be the case. The more libs talk, the better it is for the rest of us. And if you want to know why, just listen to the Democratic Party’s latest superheroine, Stacey Abrams.

Jonathan Easley, The Hill:

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday urged Democrats to embrace identity politics, at a time when the issue has become a source of debate within the party…

“The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the past 10 years and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the voices coming into progress,” Abrams said. “I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are and exactly how we won.”

If you don’t believe her, just look at the results. She’s the rightful governor of Georgia, there’s a unicorn in every garage and free candy in every tummy, and the Democrats are doing just great.

For those of us who still reside on planet Earth, this sort of delusional nonsense is bewildering. We can’t figure out what this loon is babbling about. She insists she won an election, despite all evidence to the contrary. She believes the Dems are on the right path and shouldn’t stray from it, as if the last three years never happened. To her, the enemy isn’t the GOP. The enemy is reality.

But who is she hurting by saying so? Not me. I think she’s hilarious. She’s #resisting not just Trump, but reason itself. It’s fantastic. And it’s, um… “graceful.”

Keep talking, Stacey. Don’t let anything stop you, least of all sanity.

P.S. Everything I just said is racist, because Stacey Abrams is black and identity politics is good. Also, everybody who’s exploiting her right now because she’s useful, and who will dump her the second she’s not, is better than you.