Yes, I agree with that wholeheartedly. The staffing comment was yet another instance of a policy which is popular with the far left, but noxious to everyone from center-left to far-right. It reeks of picking people by who they are, rather than what they can accomplish; it’s a repudiation of our meritocratic roots.
The problem with identity politics for the Dems going forward is that eventually, you run out of new “identities” to pander to. You find yourself pandering to groups which constitute tiny percentages of the population…….and every time you pander to a group, there’s a blowback in the other direction.
We’ve reached the point where the blowback is larger than the pandered identity group. :-)