We can deny women opportunities like equal pay for equal work and access to reproductive health services. But if the Democrats toy with nominating the first female presidential candidate, we'll give them a VP that has ovaries too.
We can accuse the first black president of being "Kenyan" and demand to see his birth certificate all while turning dog whistles into fog sirens about things like food stamps. But as Democrats actually elect the first black president, we'll give them a melanin-enhanced head of the RNC and toy with nominating one ourselves.
We can support immigration laws that put every brown-skinned person at risk of losing their civil rights and even have a melanin-enhanced candidate for the presidency talk about electric fences on our border. But when Latino voters start supporting the Democratic Party in droves, we'll trot out our own brown-skinned person of Cuban descent as the most likely VP candidate.
Is it any wonder that all Republicans see in things like affirmative action programs is quotas? They are so completely blinded by their white male privilege that they can't see the sexism/racism staring them right in the face. Then they pile it on by insulting the intelligence of women and people of color with a token.
Lawd have mercy...
All I can do with that is join in the prayer of Rev. Joseph Lowery - if only because he brings a smile to my angry heart about it all.