On Thursday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted her displeasure with the GOP’s latest health care bill:
Shocker! Milano seems to believe the GOP’s health care bill is bad by virtue of the fact that it was written by white men.
One astute Twitter user pointed out that Milano just spent weeks tweeting her support for Jon Ossoff, the very white male Democratic candidate who lost to Karen Handel in Tuesday’s special election.
Milano subscribes to the progressive philosophy that one’s gender or skin color determines the areas of public policy to which one should be confined. Those without the proper “identity” are not allowed to craft legislation or advocate policy that would impact individuals outside their personal demographic … unless, of course, those people are white progressives, like Jon Ossoff, and Jonathan Gruber.
Don’t know Gruber? He was the chief architect of the Affordable Care Act, and he is a Very. White. Man. However, he’s a progressive, so the rules of identity don’t apply.
White male progressives can do whatever they want because they care deeply for people. White male Republicans are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic bigots who only ever act in their own interest. As such, it’s simply not possible that the GOP health care bill is a disaster because of its contents. It’s a disaster because it was written by white men with R’s next to their names.
Although, one can safely assume that if the bill’s coauthors included Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), or Marco Rubio (R-FL), Milano would find another way to slam the identity politics Mjölnir into the bill.