Pete's Prep: Monday, April 30, 2018

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Democrats are losing millennials

All Democrats need to do is not be crazy, and they're poised to win bigly in November. But it seems the party is unable to navigate itself away from the more toxic elements of its base. (More on that below.)

It looks like young people are increasingly taking a pass on the Democrat brand.

Reason.com has details on this new Reuters/Ipsos poll:

[Y]oung Americans as a whole aren't too keen on the Republican Party or Donald Trump. But they're showing less and less love for the Democratic Party too, with the percentage expressing a preference for Democrats in Congress now falling below a majority.

Picking up the slack is a growing number of young people who are unsure how they feel about the major parties, plan to support third-party candidates, or intend to abstain from voting altogether.

A really good example of the insanity ripping at the seams of the American Left was over a prom dress this weekend.

A high school girl posted her pre-prom pics:

It prompted this ridiculous response from a miserable leftist named Jeremy Lam: 

"My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress."

In a series of tweets, Lam explained how the dress was a powerful symbol of female equality and activism in China, and that a white girl should not be allowed to wear it.

Unrelated Fun Fact (a thread): The qipao was originally a loose dress/garment without shape, made for Chinese women to clean the house and do other domestic chores with. It was then altered and embroidered as a beautiful form-fitting outfit to wear publically, which Chinese women were not allowed to do at during the times of extreme patriarchal oppression. In a time where Asian women were silenced they were able to create, not only a piece of art but a symbol of activism. This piece of clothing embraced femininity, confidence, and gender equality through its beautiful, eye-catching appearance. It even broke the division of financial classes! It could be made with high-quality materials that only the upper class could afford such as special silks and linens, but a dress just as beautiful could have been made with just cotton and low-quality linen. Femme factory workers wore this dress!!! And the style was then spread throughout Asian as a beautiful garment and sign of women's liberation. In short:  I'm proud of my culture, including the extreme barriers marginalized people within that culture have had to overcome those obstacles. For it to simply be subject to American consumerism and cater to a white audience, is parallel to colonial ideology.

This is the insanity eating up the left (and America, more generally).

This guy is of Chinese heritage. The Chinese are literally the largest population on the planet, but Lam asserts victim status because a white woman likes a Chinese dress style.

There is no way to satisfy this kind of mentality, because it does not seek peace.

And the explanation Lam offered another girl showcases the irrationality of his position:

Who are the people that need consultation here?

There are more than a billion Chinese people. They will not have a single opinion. This is insane.



Comedian tells jokes. Outrage ensues

Did I know who Michelle Wolf was before this weekend? No.

Did I find her roasting of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be mean-spirited? Yes.

Did I think Wolf is funny? No.

Do I think it's hypocritical for Donald Trump supporters to take offense to such personal attacks? Absolutely.

One of the things Trump supporters love about him is the way he mocks and personally attacks others. They don't get to pretend to be offended at personal attacks now.  If you laughed, applauded, or excused the brandings "Lyin' Ted," "Little Marco," "Low Engery Jeb,"... or the attacks on Carly Fiorina's attractiveness, Cruz's wife's attractiveness, and a flailing impression of a disabled reporter ... then, no, you don't get to cry about the Press Secretary being called a liar.

Here is the full unfunny speech Wolf delivered at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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