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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:53 AM

McConnell stumped after reporter asks if it's OK to tell his immigrant wife to 'go back to your coun

https://www.alternet.org/2019/07/mcconnell-stumped-after-reporter-asks-if-its-ok-to-tell-his-immigrant-wife-to-go-back-to-your-country/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=742

snip of article.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday refused to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist attack against progressive members of Congress — suggesting instead that both Democrats and Republicans alike needed to tone down their rhetoric.

During a press conference, McConnell was asked if it would be racist to use similar language towards his wife Elaine Chao, who is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

You’re married to an immigrant naturalized citizen,” a reporter noted. “If someone were to say to her, ‘you should go back to your country’ because of her criticisms of federal policies, wouldn’t you consider that a racist attack?”

But the Senate majority leader did not directly answer the question.

“Well, the secretary of transportation came here at age 8, legally, not speaking a word of English and has realized the American dream. I think all of us think this is a process of renewal that has gone on in this country for a very long time, and it’s good for America, and we ought to continue it.”



This whole thing is sickening. Asylum is legal and why are they piling on Ilhan Omar.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 18 #1
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zaj Jul 18 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 18 #3
EleanorR Jul 18 #5
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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:55 AM

1. Just like Turtle Boy's wife, Ilhan Omar came to the US legally

as a child, not speaking a word of English and realized the American dream. How is she different from Elain Chao?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:57 AM

2. again

they are singling her out because she is a Muslim? Sickening and it just keeps on getting worse. Diversity of people is what makes our country great. Why don't they grow up and stop name calling.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:04 AM

4. Because she serves to give the GOP power

That's the only difference

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:01 AM

3. send Moscow Mitch to where his loyalty lies

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:16 AM

5. Bannon and Thiel have their sights on Chinese people now, Mitch

GOP racism isn't going to be limited to brown people and muslims. As a rich, white conservative ass licker you might be safe Mitch, but your wife is not.

The billionaire investor Peter Thiel has accused Google of “treason” and called for a law enforcement investigation of the search engine’s parent company. He speculated that the Chinese government has invaded its employee ranks. A German immigrant via South Africa, Thiel is not alone; his remarks echo the repeated assertions of the rabble rouser Steve Bannon that there are too many Asian CEOs in Silicon Valley.

These claims, combined with similar charges of wrongdoing against students and professors of Chinese origin on campuses across the country, are as ominous as they are lurid. While Thiel presents no evidence, Bannon displays ample prejudice. They are inspiring paranoia about everyone of Chinese heritage.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/17/google-peter-thiel-yellow-peril-racism-tech

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:25 AM

6. McConnell is a racist.

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