Matthew Dowd Proves White Democrats Don’t Care About Advancing Ethnic Minorities

Matthew Dowd Proves White Democrats Don’t Care About Advancing Ethnic Minorities

If further proof were needed that white leftists don’t believe a word they say when it comes to their great concern for racism and diversity, look at Matthew Dowd’s pathetic announcement this week that he’s running for elected office in Texas.

Dowd, a former political analyst for ABC News and an adviser to both of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns, said Wednesday that he was launching his campaign in hopes of replacing the state’s lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick.

“We need more officials who tell the truth,” Dowd said in his TV launch ad, “who believe in public service and common sense with common decency, for the common good and the idea of servant leadership.”

Those are fine aspirations, but it’s a wonder that Dowd, who is running as a Democrat, couldn’t think of anyone but himself better suited for the job he wants. Were there no indigenous transgenders around? What about a black woman? Any Latinxs?

I only ask because it was just under three years ago that Dowd professed his own desire, “as a white male Christian in America,” to “step back” and “give more people who don’t look like” him a chance at running things.

He actually wrote this under the headline, “Us white male Christians need to step back and give others room to lead.”

Dowd, as white as they come, spoke with great urgency. “We don’t have to wait, and our country is in desperate need of more diverse leaders,” he said. Desperate need!

He said it was “morally right” for people like him to give up their influence — though it wasn’t until January of this year, a full two and a half years after that column, that he left his cushy job talking on TV at ABC. The “desperate need for more diverse leaders” could apparently wait at least a little.

Referring solely to his own role in this new call to action, Dowd said, “I myself can do a much better job of this in both my personal and professional life. I don’t need to take the seat on the board of a company or a non-profit if others equally talented are standing by. I don’t need to always speak up or try to run meetings I happen to be in. I should interrupt less, and let others from diverse backgrounds share their thoughts.”

Most importantly, Dowd said of his fellow white male Christians, “We don’t need to be the majority of the people who hold political power.” You don’t say.

If that’s true, why isn’t Dowd leading by example? To fulfill Dowd’s fever dreams of having his own rainbow coalition, wouldn’t his time and resources be better spent recruiting women and ethnic and religious minorities to run for office, including for lieutenant governor of Texas?

I asked his campaign about that and will update this piece with the answer the moment they decide it’s important to pay attention to a gay Latino. That would be me, one of those people Dowd insists white males should be deferring to.

But don’t kid yourself. Like every other white lefty, when Dowd says, “Our country is in desperate need of more diverse leaders,” he doesn’t mean it should be him to give up his seat. When he makes a big show of his devotion to “diverse backgrounds,” the sentiment is supposed to be enough.

You don’t expect him to actually do anything, do you?

Of course not. Because he doesn’t believe what he says about racism and diversity. White leftists never do.

Eddie Scarry is the D.C. columnist at The Federalist and author of "Privileged Victims: How America's Culture Fascists Hijacked the Country and Elevated Its Worst People."
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