The #NeverTrump conservatives, centrist liberals, and the mainstream media love to pretend that there’s such a thing as a “good” and “principled” Republican who doesn’t secretly harbor weird racial prejudices and is simply devoted to the fictitious principles of “fiscal responsibility.”
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Thankfully, you can always count on said principled Republicans to reveal their true colors entirely on their own volition.
Former RNC online communications director Liz Mair, who worked to help elect big GOP names like Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MI) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, started a firestorm on social media this morning when she tweeted this utterly bizarre and repulsively offensive nonsense:
Here’s my only nativist beef: Hispanic people who look and sound Mongolian and who I therefore don’t realize I could just communicate with in Spanish instead of English which they don’t speak particularly intelligibly. I’m cool with Spanish, just not being super-confused.
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) January 2, 2019
What she’s exactly trying to say here is unclear, but it appears she’s saying that some Hispanics are so ugly they resemble Mongolians, and therefore she doesn’t realize that she could communicate with them in Spanish?
The caveat “I’m cool with Spanish” is as transparently insincere as the now-infamous “I’m not racist, but…” because she’s complaining about Hispanic people not meeting the physical stereotype of a “Hispanic person” that Mair has built in her head.
“Hispanic” is an identity as much as it is an ethnicity, and her complaints about “Mongolian-looking Hispanics” smack of phrenological racism — not to mention her choice of “Mongolian,” which is suspiciously close to the archaic racial slur “mongoloid,” used to describe Asiatic peoples.
While the NeverTrumpers and “Principled Republicans” love to pretend they’re somehow morally superior to the hooting and baying wall-worshipping MAGA chuds, you can be sure they’re going to tell on themselves sooner or later.
The rest of Twitter immediately pounced on Mair, barraging her with nearly 2,000 angry replies in just two hours. Here’s a collection of the best responses:
Comms director for 8 different failed political campaigns: Chinese people have extra bones which make them good at karate
— maple cocaine (@maplecocaine) January 2, 2019
but who's going to pay for the Great Wall? pic.twitter.com/l4NrbaE96y
— the thicc husband (@lukeisamazing) January 2, 2019
Liz thank you, and please support the "Say It" Act, our proposed legislation requiring that people announce at the beginning of a conversation whether or not they are Mongolian.
— Law Boy, Esq. (@The_Law_Boy) January 2, 2019
Liz people can see this
— Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) January 2, 2019
You know Liz a certain Austrian man had a "nativist beef" 80 years ago
— TGB (@twitersgoodboy) January 2, 2019
what kind of animal provided the ivory for your calipers
— Colin Taylor (@ColsBols) January 2, 2019
— Juggalocialism (@UweBollocks) January 2, 2019