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Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:32 PM

Chuck Grassley Congratulates Korean American Judicial Nominee: 'Your People' Have A Good Work Ethic

Source: Huffington Post

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday told Lucy Koh, a Korean American judicial nominee, that her Korean background reminds him of his daughter-in-law telling him that Koreans have "a hard work ethic" and "can make a lot out of nothing."

"So I congratulate you and your people," Grassley told Koh.

He made his comment to Koh, who is President Joe Biden's nominee to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, at the start of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley is the ranking Republican on the panel.

Koh simply replied, "Thank you."

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chuck-grassley-korean-american-people-lucy-koh_n_615ddc73e4b0896dd1ac1137





And just to spell it out, when a bigot like Grassley praises "your people" for having a great work ethic, it means they feel another ethnic group does not. It's a racism daily double.


But Judge Koh exhibited admirable restraint.




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Reply Chuck Grassley Congratulates Korean American Judicial Nominee: 'Your People' Have A Good Work Ethic (Original post)
bluewater Oct 6 OP
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 6 #1
YoshidaYui Oct 6 #2
Thomas Hurt Oct 6 #3
ananda Oct 6 #4
Ford_Prefect Oct 6 #5
Steelrolled Oct 6 #6
catsudon Oct 6 #18
onetexan Oct 7 #31
soryang Oct 6 #7
Evolve Dammit Oct 6 #8
GPV Oct 6 #9
madaboutharry Oct 6 #10
monkeyman1 Oct 6 #19
onetexan Oct 7 #32
Hugh_Lebowski Oct 6 #11
ybbor Oct 6 #12
packman Oct 6 #13
totodeinhere Oct 6 #14
Hortensis Oct 6 #15
oasis Oct 6 #16
Joinfortmill Oct 6 #17
monkeyman1 Oct 6 #20
argyl Oct 7 #30
bucolic_frolic Oct 6 #21
TygrBright Oct 6 #22
Botany Oct 6 #23
Fla Dem Oct 6 #24
Martin68 Oct 6 #25
Wingus Dingus Oct 6 #26
Deminpenn Oct 7 #33
whistler162 Oct 6 #27
FM123 Oct 6 #28
drray23 Oct 6 #29

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:36 PM

1. Racists don't believe they are racist even when they are being very racist.

The whole concept has never been taught to them and many have an intellectual grasp that apparently does not extend that high even in later life.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:37 PM

2. "Your people "

"you over there.... cause were separating you and you and you ,.. because you are different... Not sure what to do with you Yoshida cause you are only half asian i guess you can be stuck with the pacific islanders.... they need people""

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:48 PM

3. and Grassley does the Aryan/Fascist people proud too....a hole.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:01 PM

4. Yep, this is a dig at Black people. Code talk.

My racist uncle does that too.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:14 PM

5. Chuck Grassley speaking in tongues, surely a sign of the beast.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:15 PM

6. The idea that a complement of the Korean culture is

 

some kind of racist attack on blacks is BS.

The simple response by Koh to the complement was gracious (what else would one say?).

Just my opinion.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:27 PM

18. i know

that's like admitting the stereo type of the other race not working hard. they themselves are perpetuating this racism.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 02:26 AM

31. Yup, good ol model minority crap

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:15 PM

7. Absolutely clueless

you'd think that politicians would have a PR or EEO type on their staff to keep the public from finding out how ignorant they really are.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:23 PM

8. Yeah. I think he's clueless. She's an AMERICAN, Snake in the Grassly. Is he that fucking stupid?

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:42 PM

9. J.F.C!

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:50 PM

10. Ugh.

Am I allowed to call him a stupid hick?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:37 PM

19. you can call the pos anything you want !

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 02:27 AM

32. It fits

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:58 PM

11. Complaining about this is being pretty nit-picky IMHO

But I allow for the argument that since I'm a white male, I probably don't know shit about such matters.

I'm obviously in the minority based on above comments, but I tend to keep my powder dry for what I perceive as being actually egregiously offensive.

Also F*** Grassley for all sorts of reasons generally.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:04 PM

12. I hear she's also "well-spoken"

How demeaning!

Oh in case it was lost on some.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:04 PM

13. saw Grassley today ranting and raving about voting laws

favoring the Democrats and how Dems run to the Supreme court to change laws. He said voting laws need to be in the hands of states and local jurisdictions and the federal gov has no right to interfere with those local laws.

In other words, typical Republican old white man

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:12 PM

14. And this guy has announced for reelection.

And if the Republicans were to retake control of the Senate and he wins reelection he would be third in line for the presidency.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:22 PM

15. And we commiserate with her that he has to be one of our people also.

All societies have their duds, but seldom with so many gone gone blind to even basic boundaries.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:23 PM

16. What a dumbass!

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:27 PM

17. Grassley has lost most of his mind.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:39 PM

20. should be in a old people's home by now ! he's older than dirt !

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 01:59 AM

30. He was first elected to the Senate in 1980.If he's reelected in 2022 he'll be 89 years old.

That would be his eighth term. He'd be 95 y.o.if he finished it.
Fuck, he already looks like he's butting up on
100 y.o. What if he wins and goes for reelection in 2028?
This is just ridiculous.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:49 PM

21. Patronizing old crank

He won't vote for her.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:53 PM

22. See? No anti-Asian racism here! n/t

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 03:57 PM

23. They make damn good kim chee and Bulgogi too.



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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 04:26 PM

24. Clear inference that other ethinic groups don't necessairily measure up.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 04:33 PM

25. Chuck Grassley's "people" are a gang of racist morons.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 05:20 PM

26. He's eleventy-jillion years old. This is the sort of thing super-old people

pop off with. Like Bill Burr said, sometimes you just live too long, the norms and acceptable behavior of your time have all changed and most of your peers are gone.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 04:16 AM

33. Yep

Doubt there was any malice in Grassley's remark, just that times have changed.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 07:12 PM

27. Shades pf Harry Norgan's first

appearance on MASH! YEAH I am not going to link to it.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 09:38 PM

28. "you and your people"

WTF????
I would love to him a swift kick!

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:36 PM

29. How can you be a senator

and not even be minimaly aware of the way this sounds ? In general, starting with "your people" is a good hint thats its going to go downhill from there. Maybe racists sujffer from something akin to Dunning-Kruger effect where dumb people think they are smart. Those racists are so out there they do not realize they are uttering racist shit.

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