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“Faith Bautista, president and CEO of the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC), spoke out against Harris's celebration last week of the recently paid out housing settlement in an interview with RealClearPolitics, complaining that she was a "coward" when they needed her to stand up to California's Democratic governor Jerry Brown.”

https://freebeacon.com/politics/housing-advocate-calls-kamala-harris-a-coward-for-silence-on-misspent-funds/

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When Steve King indicates the importance of rape and incest in genealogy, was he referencing his own? Couldn't Iowa do better?

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Indicted GOP congressman sends racist campaign mailer while out on bail

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), awaiting his federal public corruption trial, sent a vile Islamophobic campaign mailer attacking his likely Democratic opponent.

Hunter sent out a campaign mailer linking his likely Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, to a 1972 terrorist attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics allegedly carried out by Campa-Najjar's grandfather. The mailer insinuates that Campa-Najjar, a Christian who was born after his grandfather died, along with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who are both Muslim, are linked to terrorists and a threat to America.

"[T]hese three radical Democrats want you to forget their anti-semitism or family-terrorist ties!" the mailer from the Hunter campaign says...

...    Hunter was arrested last year on allegations that he illegally used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to live a lavish personal lifestyle including international family vacations and even flying his family's pet rabbit across the country.

Hunter is currently still serving in Congress while out on bail and awaiting his trial.

In a humiliating turn of events, Hunter's wife, who was also his campaign manager, cut a plea deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against him...

https://shareblue.com/duncan-hunter-racist-mailer-bail/

Regardless of what you think about the new Muslim members of congress Ammar Campa-Najja is a different person. 

https://www.campacampaign.com/meet-ammar

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Arizona GOP says it will stop Democrat Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords, ‘dead in his tracks’

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, said in a fundraising email Friday that the GOP would stop Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly “dead in his tracks.”

Ward’s choice wording stands out not only because Kelly is an ardent gun control advocate, but because he took up the cause after his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, survived an assassination attempt in which a gunman killed six people and left Giffords with traumatic brain injuries...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-gop-says-it-will-stop-democrat-mark-kelly-husband-of-gun-victim-gabrielle-giffords-dead-in-his-tracks/2019/09/06/67c784c2-d0be-11e9-87fa-8501a456c003_story.html 

 

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

Arizona GOP says it will stop Democrat Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords, ‘dead in his tracks’

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, said in a fundraising email Friday that the GOP would stop Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly “dead in his tracks.”

Ward’s choice wording stands out not only because Kelly is an ardent gun control advocate, but because he took up the cause after his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, survived an assassination attempt in which a gunman killed six people and left Giffords with traumatic brain injuries...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-gop-says-it-will-stop-democrat-mark-kelly-husband-of-gun-victim-gabrielle-giffords-dead-in-his-tracks/2019/09/06/67c784c2-d0be-11e9-87fa-8501a456c003_story.html 

 

I saw this too.

But at this point in time, I can't imagine anyone being surprised by insensitive and inflammatory language used the by the Right.

 

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3 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Arizona GOP says it will stop Democrat Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords, ‘dead in his tracks’

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, said in a fundraising email Friday that the GOP would stop Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly “dead in his tracks.”

Ward’s choice wording stands out not only because Kelly is an ardent gun control advocate, but because he took up the cause after his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, survived an assassination attempt in which a gunman killed six people and left Giffords with traumatic brain injuries...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-gop-says-it-will-stop-democrat-mark-kelly-husband-of-gun-victim-gabrielle-giffords-dead-in-his-tracks/2019/09/06/67c784c2-d0be-11e9-87fa-8501a456c003_story.html 

 

Do you think that this language choice is an error or a strategy? 

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13 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Do you think that this language choice is an error or a strategy? 

I don't know. If an error it shows a huge lack of awareness in these times.

Recently the news showed pictures of elementary school teachers joking with a noose. It had been sent by email to all school employees in an email. 

The teachers claimed it was not racist. They 'found' the noose on campus and claimed to have been joking that at the end of the school year they were so fatigued they were joking about hanging themselves. 

I think that even if true it is wrong on many levels for teachers to joke about suicide posing with a noose. These are teachers who should act matire, not young naive innocent children.

This article giver more context than the TV news did:

https://www.theroot.com/photos-surface-of-teachers-at-a-california-school-laugh-1834671412 

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Looks like Omar has some competition in Minnesota and she's definitely now shying away from Donald Trump.  

 

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