Can we even call this a “flub”? I’m not so sure about that. After all, I’m not calling Hillary Clinton’s “they all look alike” remark a “flub.” That was the first thought that ran through her mind, and that speaks volumes.
During last night’s debate, Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly tried to brag about how committed he is to diversity in his own office and accidentally came off as…well…see for yourself.
“Our state director is Indian-American, but he does an amazing job,” he said. “Our director of all constituent services, she’s African-American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine.”
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) October 31, 2018
Some odd phrasing from @SenDonnelly attempting to highlight the diversity of his staff:
"Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job."#INSEN
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) October 30, 2018
You hear that? It sounds like he’s saying they do a great job DESPITE the fact that they’re different races. It’s totally absurd. Can you imagine saying that about someone? “Oh yeah, so and so does a GREAT job. I almost don’t even notice that she’s *insert race here*” That’s the implication, right? That typically someone of their race COULDN’T do a good job? Can you imagine if Republican Mike Braun said that? Libs would be all, “RACIST! He is LITERALLY HITLER.”
What’s the right answer? “I hire the person who is most qualified for the job, regardless or race or gender.”
Why is it so difficult for politicians to say that?
I’m just gonna leave this here: