Conservatives resurfaced and mocked a woke 2018 opinion article by Matthew Dowd following the former George W. Bush campaign strategist’s announcement he is running for lieutenant governor of Texas as a Democrat.
Dowd’s essay for ABC News was headlined “Us white male Christians need to step back and give others room to lead.”
- Dowd, a former ABC News political analyst, exhorted his fellow white males to stop striving for power and acknowledge that their time as the dominant political force had passed.
- “As a white male Christian in America, I am part of a dwindling subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in nearly every field for the entire history of the United States,” Dowd wrote. “I would humbly suggest that we as white male Christians take it upon ourselves to step back and give more people who don’t look like us access to the levers of power.”
- According to Dowd, government crises could have been “avoided if white male Christians had more readily stepped back, and turned over leadership to those who are not the same sex, or the same color, or the same religion as us.”
BUT DIDN’T HE JUST SAY …
After Dowd announced his candidacy on Wednesday, National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke and others noted that his white hands were once again reaching for the levers of power.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 29, 2021