Almost Half of White Republicans Are Bothered Hearing People ‘Speak a Language Other Than English’
Many Americans were horrified this week when a Georgia city councilman from a small, nearly all white town defended his mayor who refused to even consider hiring a candidate “because he is Black,” she said. They grew outraged when that city councilman announced his Christian upbringing led him to oppose interracial marriage, and said it made his “blood boil” to see white and Black people together. He insists he is “not racist.”
Their views may not be that far apart from the rest of the Republican Party.
Just one in three Republicans overall say “the fact that more people of different races are marrying each other” is good for the country, reports The Washington Post, citing a survey from the Pew Research Center. 16% of Republicans said the growth of interracial marriage is bad. 50% of Republicans say it is neither bad or good. 61% of Democrats say it is good.
Six in 10 Republicans Say America Would Be Weaker if Racial Minorities Were the Majority
More than one in three Republicans (37%) say they believe it would be bad for America if the majority of the nation were made up of racial minorities, including Black, Asian, and Hispanic people. And almost six out of ten Republicans say America would be weaker if racial minorities made up the majority of the nation.
“Nearly 60 percent of Republicans said that a majority nonwhite population would ‘weaken American customs and values,’ while an identical percentage predicted it would lead to greater conflict between racial and ethnic groups,” The Post notes.
Less than one in four Republicans say it is “very good” that “the U.S. population is made up of people of many different races and ethnicities.” More than seven out of 10 Democrats, 71 percent agree. Overall, 57% of Americans say diversity is good.
Meanwhile, nearly half of white Republicans, 47%, say they are actually bothered hearing people speaking a foreign language in public. By comparison, less than one in five Democrats, just 18%, say they are bothered to “hear people speak a language other than English in a public place.
WATCH: Trump apologist goes down in flames when he claims Democrats don’t get attacked like Trump
Former White House advisor Matt Mowers went down in flames trying to claim Democrats call everyone a racist when they don't agree with them. He had to go back 15 years to find an example, but still never fully explained what the example was.
In a panel discussion with MSNBC's Kasie Hunt, Mowers employed the "what about" strategy, spinning the idea that Trump's racist remarks were justified because Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) used an anti-Semitic trope. To be fair, Omar apologized and met with community leaders and officials to better understand anti-Semitism. Trump can't even admit when he did something wrong, much less racist.
Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist
Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'
One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"
Trump plays ‘small ball’ because he can’t get a big hit on anything: Democratic Congressman
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD) accused the president of being unable to hit a home run on any of the promises he made in 2016. Instead, he's playing "small ball."
Using a baseball metaphor, Brown explained that President Donald Trump isn't exactly the heavy hitter he wants to pretend he is.
"I think the president is playing political small-ball. He's a small-baller on the political field," said Brown in an MSNBC interview. "What I mean by that is he gets no big wins, home runs or base hits when it comes to health care and infrastructure or any other important policy matters that the American people have focused on."