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Ain’t no politics like identity politics ’cause identity politics don’t stop

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I’ve been so delighted by the implosion of two treasured liberal tropes today, I haven’t known where to start. But really, they’re both about the same thing, so let’s look at them both.

First up, it’s good to see how Obama has used his “evolution” on gay marriage to bring everybody together.

(Hat tip: Hot Air) Wow, what a bunch of homophobes! If you’re in any way less than enthusiastic about gay marriage — as Obama used to be until he “evolved” last Wednesday — you hate gay people. Or so I’m told by my liberal friends.

Oh wait, am I allowed to say that? That’s racist, isn’t it? Because the homophobic gay-haters in question are black. I probably don’t get to disagree with them for that simple reason, do I? Oh dear, this business sure does get confusing in a hurry.

What wonderful chaos Joe Biden hath wrought! Liberals are very tolerant and open-minded until someone disagrees with them, and now Joe has set them up against each other in a cage match. I thought politicians were supposed to use wedge issues against their opponents, but Joe knows better.

Who’ll win, the race-baiters or the homophobe-baiters? Either way, it’s going to be fun to watch.

And speaking of personal identity doublethink and the lies liberals have to tell themselves just to get through the day: Guess who?

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“I’m proud of my Native American heritage.” Yeah, about that… Michael Patrick Leahy writes:

The slender thread upon which Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she is 1/32 Cherokee rests—a purported 1894 marriage license application—has been exposed as non-existent. Based on a review of the original marriage records found in the files of the Logan County, Oklahoma Court Clerk’s office in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and the statements of ReJeania Zmek, the Court Clerk of Logan County, Oklahoma, it is likely that the ephemeral 1894 marriage license application never existed.

Oh. B-b-but something called the New England Historic Genealogical Society said they looked into it and found the marriage license, and it proved everything she’s been saying, and shut up. How can this be happening? How can Elizabeth Warren be proud of her Native American heritage if she doesn’t have any? There must be some way to make the facts fit the narrative. Until then, all she can do is double down on it in the absence of any evidence. And of course, she must insist that the criticism is sexist, because criticizing a woman is inherently sexist.

It’s not about your actions or your character or any of that stuff. It’s not about who you are. It’s about who you tell yourself you are. And that necessarily precludes any and all further discussion.

You know what would be perfect? If somebody claimed that a prominent politician was gay, and therefore he has absolute moral authority on gay-related issues, and you’re not allowed to disagree or else you’re a homophobe.

But that would just be silly.

P.S. And so it begins:

“I hope you evolve”? My goodness.