The Limit

Did you, folks, see the disgraceful performance of Rep. Rashida Tlaib at the Cohen hearing yesterday? I can’t imagine who voted for this piece of objectionable ridiculousness but that short statement she made insulting a black person and calling her a prop and then trying to weasel out of the situation was the absolute limit.

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6 thoughts on “The Limit”

  1. Yep, saw it — and also saw the almost immediate article published in Slate.com entitled “Republican Lawmaker [the guy Tlaib called a racist] FREAKS OUT When Democrat Says Using a Black Person as a Prop is a ‘Racist Act’.”

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  2. Tlaib didn’t insult Lynne Patton, she just described what Mark Meadows did. Dictionary.com defines prop as “a person or thing serving as a support or stay”. That’s exactly the role Meadows had her play when he brought her out there to stand silently behind/beside him, like an exhibit in a museum. Why was that necessary? If he wanted to use the defense that someone employs a black person can’t possibly be racist, he could have just stated that the Trump Org employed Patton, who is black.

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    1. Patton was insulted and humiliated. I saw her last night on TV and she’s livid. And he didn’t bring her out. She came because she wanted to.

      She’s a very powerful, successful woman who can’t be brought anywhere she doesn’t want to go or made to play roles she doesn’t want to play.

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      1. Oh, I’m not disputing that she was there willingly and happily played that role.
        I agree with what you just said with one crucial distinction: Patton felt insulted and humiliated. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent and all that.

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        1. People have compared her to a slave at an auction, called her domestic help and wedding planner. All this to defend Tlaib.

          I think black people are justified in being upset over this kind of clearly racist thing.

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