WHY CAN’T YOU ALL BE ‘UPLIFTING’ LIKE TRUMP IS?
Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania has some innovative ideas on American racism. In short, talking about racism is un-American—so shut up.
Kelly, an automobile dealer, argued that at a time when the economy is good, House Democrats should not raise this issue. “We have seen the economy take off,” he told Fox & Friends. “I just think that if you come to the floor and there are 60 minutes to debate. 30 minutes on each side. But as I was sitting there, I had 30 minutes of Democrats coming down and talking about how bad automobile people are because they discriminate against nonwhite buyers. I said that’s not America. We don’t talk about those things.”
It’s not immediately clear if talking about racism among auto dealers is counter to the American spirit, according to auto dealer Kelly, or talking about racism in general raises his ire. But given that he’s giving Donald Fucking Trump accolades for being “uplifting” on the subject, we’re going to assume that Mike Kelly does not know what racism actually is. He is, however, a perfect fit for Fox & Friends.
“We are a people of diversity, but we come together to make America great again. When I’ve seen what President Trump has done and you come in this area you can see it. It is so uplifting. Look at this, you say ‘if your only platform is hate and resistance and not about bringing the country together again’ — I mean, listen, we are still the United States of America, not Divided States of America, and if we can’t talk better than what happened on the floor the other day. I was disappointed and the Democrats that came down, every single person demagoguing and talking about how bad automobile people are. It’s just not true.”
Yes, the problem in America today is that everybody is bigoted against “automobile people.”