We’ve seen plenty of hot takes today about how Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race for 2020 means the next Democratic debate will be all white people. That led Lauren Duca to declare, “White supremacy is not just a Fox News problem, folks.”
But if white supremacy was the reason Harris dropped out, it must be Democrats who are the white supremacists, directing their donations to white male candidates like Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.
MSNBC convened a panel Tuesday afternoon to discuss Harris leaving the race, and seemed to come to the same conclusion: Harris was both black and a woman and thus faced a double-edged sword — wielded by Democratic voters.
MSNBC panel: @KamalaHarris faced a “double edged sword” of being a black woman.
Wallace: “There is a gender piece here that we still suck at talking about."
Sharpton: “Women are held to a different standard and black women especially." pic.twitter.com/SfAb2oaDzS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 3, 2019
Women might be held to a different standard, but Native American candidate Elizabeth Warren is a top-tier candidate and a viable threat to both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
Good to see them all admit the DNC is full of racism and misogyny since it was their primaries.
— Sheepdog Covfefe (@navymig) December 3, 2019
Blame Democrat voters in that case.
— Matt Pizzano (@Pizzano_82) December 3, 2019
So the takeaway is Democrats aren't fans of black women? Tough to blame independents or conservatives in a primary…
— John-O (@sunscreen_ceo) December 3, 2019
It might be true that black women face a different standard. After all, Stacey Abrams lost her election by 50,000 votes and is still the rightful governor of Georgia, or so Democrats believe.
Yes democrats are racist. Totally agree
— meh (@mehixter3) December 3, 2019
— Alex Simonelis (@alexsimonelis) December 3, 2019
Ummmm, this was a democratic primary…. so I guess dem voters are racist and sexist… good work msnbc
— Mark Bee⭐⭐⭐ (@markbeenyc) December 3, 2019
Democrat voters are clearly racist and sexist
— Dan Hoffman (@DHoff1989) December 3, 2019
"Dem voters are racist misogynists" -MSNBC panel, effectively
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) December 3, 2019
Those democrats in the primary stage sound like true racists and sexists if that’s what drove out KH.
— Matilda (@FourthHailMary) December 3, 2019
Are they aware they are talking about liberals in their own party not liking Harris?
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) December 3, 2019
After Beto and Hickenloopoer; and now Harris?
It is just a terrible time for black female candidates!
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) December 3, 2019
Beto and that other loser and that other loser and that other loser want a word with MSNBC.
— Buck Thunder (@Buck_Thunder) December 3, 2019
That explains why so many white dudes have dropped out already https://t.co/VVTBbysCQZ
— 🎅It's🎄Almost ⛄️Christmas🎁 (@jtLOL) December 3, 2019
I stand with the brave folks on the panel. The DNC's sneaky plan to have Beto, Hickenlooper, Inslee, de Blasio, Ryan Gillibrand & Moulton enter the race B4 quitting, merely to provide cover for white Democrat supporters who refuse to nominate a black woman of color is frightening
— Thomas Florence (@Thomas_Firenze) December 3, 2019
. Isn't it possible that Kamala Harris just wasn't a very good candidate?
Most people voted for Obama twice and Hillary once. This "racism" and "sexism" stuff is such a tired excuse.
— Tripp Whitbeck (@trippwhitbeck) December 3, 2019
She may have faced a double edged sword, but she isn’t that sharp either. Her aggressive prosecutorial policy would have made her anathema to African American voters if she were white. This is often overlooked.
— Jeff Kiser (@1962Kiser) December 3, 2019
She got knocked on her past policy history and as her own campaign said her inability to find a message
— LibSciGuy (@rayllis18) December 3, 2019
Do they not understand these are democratic voters who were not very fond of her?
— buffettologist (@bufetmastermind) December 3, 2019
I just ODed from cringe in this segment.
— Oh, I went there! (@COProvencal) December 3, 2019
Just like Hilary, she wasn't the best candidate, and Tulsi ended her campaign during the second debate.
— Zatchhh (@ZachhhZachhh) December 3, 2019
Could be and most likely, she’s just a dope with the charisma of a plate. Never stood a shot, nor do any of them.
— beachpetey (@pcarrier51) December 3, 2019
“Literally gutted Biden”
— N’Keal Harry & The Hendersons (@WittyBanterCain) December 3, 2019
Wallace: How to parlay a detestable candidate's epic failure into a virtue-signaling circle jerk on racism and sexism pic.twitter.com/vlHwogRWPc
— Shark Tank Trading LLC (@SharkTankTrader) December 3, 2019
Then why is the old white guy polling highest with AAs?
— Average Joe (@PTowder) December 3, 2019
How about she was a bad candidate. It’s always got to be about race, right??
— Maureen Rollins (@amrollins49) December 3, 2019
The Hillary excuse then is what they are going with.
— ☆Walked♡Away☆ (@Paula52958403) December 3, 2019
‘Democrat voters are SO racist!’ Lauren Duca shames the Left for their ‘white supremacy’ after Kamala Harris drops out (ha!) https://t.co/khzitCvNDl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2019