Feminist Writer “Very Confused” By Black Driver With NRA Bumper Sticker
A feminist writer for Huffington Post has apparently spent a little too much time huffington the air inside her liberal bubble. Kimberley Johnson tweeted Thursday that she was baffled on the highway when she saw…well, let’s just let her put it in her own words, shall we?
“Out on the road the other day I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper stickers,” she wrote. “One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, ‘Don’t tread on me.’ This left me very confused.”
As you might have guessed, the replies to her tweet were not entirely supportive. We’re sure there were a handful of self-obsessed leftists who thought Kimberley was making a hilarious point, but most Twitter users found her condescension and assumption that black men should not be Tea Party conservatives or gun-rights supporters extremely insulting.
“It’s not confusing to people who don’t judge others based on their skin tone,” one user replied. “You should try it.”
Writer Jason Howerton said, “One of the most racist things ever are people who think black people MUST all think alike and vote for the same party.”
Johnson weakly attempted to defend her position. “It’s not about skin tone,” she said. “It’s about people voting against their own interests. The same can be said for anyone who isn’t rich and white.”
Ultimately, she decided to delete the tweet, though she did not stop defending her original sentiment.
“I deleted a tweet that questioned why African Americans would support the Tea Party, and people saw that as racist,” she explained. “I do not see the GOP working in the best interests of people of color or women. I never said anyone should vote any particular way. I said it confused me.
“I deleted it because people were putting words in my mouth and changing my original intent,” she continued. “FOR THE RECORD: I do not believe everyone should vote the way I do. However, I am free to wonder what motivates people to vote.”
Yeah, so about that: Tweeting that first post is not exploring the dynamics of why a wealthy black man might align himself with gun rights or Tea Party ideology. You were not honestly “confused,” at least not in any way that signaled a search for truth. It would not take a great deal of research time for Kimberley Johnson to find a trove of conservative black writers, podcasters, pundits, and elected officials that could explain to her all the damage the Democratic Party and liberal groupthink has done to the American black community.
Regardless of what she said in the aftermath, Johnson was indeed policing the voting priorities of African Americans. Which is, of course, part and parcel with fundamental progressive beliefs. Vote as a group, or we mock you, shun you, and call you an Uncle Tom. It’s pathetic, wrong, and completely predictable.