Friday, October 28, 2016
Mark Kirk Is A Basket Of Deplorables All By Himself
In case you missed it, Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois, who has distanced himself from the bigoted antics of Donald Drumpf, said something in a debate last night that was truly, breathlessly Trumpian.
After Democratic Senate candidate and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth — that's her above, with the artificial legs — said that her family had fought for the nation since the American Revolution, Kirk, given a chance to respond, turned to her and said, "I'd forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington."
Silence ensued. Duckworth did not reply. The moderator moved on to the next question. Awkward!
Was it the stroke talking, or did Kirk really mean to say what he did? We can't be sure, but we do know that Mark Kirk has an unfortunate habit of saying shameful things. Perhaps he should return to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to complete his treatment.
As for us, the first thought that crossed our minds was a question: Why do Republicans have such a problem with people who don't look like them — whether black, Native American, Hispanic or Asian? And don't they know that one of the most decorated units back in World War II was Japanese-American? We cats HISS.