Kentucky Group Slammed for Racist Tweet on McConnell’s Wife

Todd Beamon, Newsmax, February 26, 2013

Conservatives have blasted a liberal group in Kentucky for a Twitter posting that alludes to the race of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s wife.

“This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress—she’s his #wife,” the Feb. 14 tweet from Progress Kentucky reads, CNN reports. It references the Kentucky Republican’s official twitter account. “May explain why your job moved to #China!”

McConnell’s wife is former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, the first female Asian-American to hold a Cabinet post. She served in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2009.

“It is unconscionable that anyone would use blatant race-baiting for political gain,” McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, told CNN on Tuesday. {snip}

“Progress Kentucky should be ashamed of itself,” Benton continued. {snip}

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  • Nathanwartooth

    The real reason your job moved to China is because it’s basically slave labor over there and we don’t put tariffs on any imported products to protect American jobs.

    This was the biggest scam ever pulled on the American people. You want to know why corporations profits have been skyrocketing while the average American wage has been stagnant? Here is your reason. Every job from call centers to production has moved overseas while their base of operations stays in the US.

    • Robert Binion

      I have heard only two celebrities advocate a tariff, Pat Buchanan and Donald Trump.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Trump is mostly into real estate so a tariff wouldn’t hurt his profits.

        Basically every other big company loves to ship jobs overseas and wants as many people to come here to do cheap labor as they can get.

        So of course any talk of a tariff just gets brushed off and people come up with insane reasons for not having tariffs like “no one will be able to afford anything!!”. Which of course if just a complete lie.

        • pcmustgo

          Let’s at least give Trump credit for talking about it. He was on some populist stuff.. I liked his attitude. F-you attitude.

          • Nathanwartooth

            I guess but I suspect that if his company was different and was into manufacturing or needed call centers he would suddenly have no opinion on the matter.

      • So CAL Snowman

        What about H. Ross Perot and that giant sucking sound?

        • Robert Binion

          If Perot’s ears had been darker, they would have looked like Obama’s.

          • White on rice

            Now Larry, Larry, can I talk now? Larry, when do I get a chance to talk!?! Larry . . .

    • pcmustgo

      And immigrants come piling in to swoop up the rest.

    • NorthernWind

      We wouldn’t even need tariffs if we didn’t have so many regulations and high taxes. They go to China not only for the cheap labor but because they don’t have to deal with the EPA and friends.

      Tariffs would make many products more expensive and piss off our trading partners. We can benefit from global trade but we can’t be completely uncompetitive and expect factories to stick around.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Wages are actually a big part of the formula.

        You can pay someone in China 2 dollars an hour to do a job that would require 15-20 dollars an hour here. That is just a huge difference.

        There is this great story about a tire manufactuer who was located near a Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart sold tires from China for less than from the factory down the street.

        While over regulating is a problem, it’s not the end all be all.

        Let our trading partners get mad. They add tariffs onto our goods, why shouldn’t they expect the same?

        • crystalevans

          The worker from China works at least 14 hours a day seven days a week with no overtime pay. Like I said, when China becomes too expensive, they will go elsewhere.

    • Intrepid

      But instead of getting angry at the American companies who sold out, people (including many here on AR) are going to get angry at the Chinese instead.

      • bluffcreek1967

        Good point. We need to face the reality that much of our problems here are shared by the very companies and corporations who sell out American whites by hiring foreign workers, establishing factories in China, and turning a blind eye to the illegal immigrants whom they hire here in the US.

    • Luca

      Corporations are making profits alright, and they also hire lobbyists who shovel money into the pockets of the politicians to keep the wheels greased and make it all keep happening.

    • crystalevans

      And when China becomes too expensive, these companies will move somewhere else such as to Bangladesh, where there are a lot of garment factories are located.

      • If you were in the market recently for a traditional spinning platter hard drive, you might know something about that. In the fall of 2011, a Tropical Storm flooded most of the delta of the Chao-Phraya River in Thailand. Apparently, that’s the only place in the world where traditional hard drives can be manufactured, and the floods borked that industry on the manufacturing end for the rest of 2011 and a good part of 2012, and virtually doubled street and retail prices for standard hard drives. Western Digital, Samsung, Seagate, Hitachi…all make in Thailand in general and in the Chao-Pfraya delta in particular.

        The only good part that fell out of the design was that only because of increased prices for standard hard drives, this drove some of the market to solid state drives, which seem to be made mostly in China, Taiwan or South Korea. This in turn is starting to drive down SSD costs quicker than otherwise.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        There is a hierarchy of outsourcing and it has to do with the level of infrastructure within a certain nation. Bangladesh and Cambodia, for example, have a lot of garment factories as their workers tend be unskilled and the countries lack stable electrical power (blackouts can be frequent). Thailand and Vietnam really got their act together and built national highways and maintain regular electrical service (why is this so hard for some countries?) and so they are getting higher end outsourcing (high-tech manufacturing).

        Politics also comes in to play. The Chinese recently went bonkers and trashed Japanese stores. Some Japanese companies had already moved their factories to Thailand for other reasons (worker attitude, for one) and the anti-Japan attitude that flares up occasionally in China pushed more companies to do the same.

        Cultural side note:The Chinese may work long hours, but they are not known for their attention to detail or trustworthiness. The Thai are not the most industrious people but they are quite polite and obedient, for lack of a better word. Plus, there’s no residual anger from WWII and so the Japanese often prefer to work with Thai.

    • sbuffalonative

      And they told us that while manufacturing jobs would be lost, jobs in importing would increase.

  • Jefferson

    Would Progress Kentucky ever make a racist tweet about a liberal White female Democrat who dating or married to a Bantu ?

    I doubt it very much.

    • John

      Mitch McConnell is a race traitor, a joke, and an idiot.

      I predict that in 2016, most states will become Democratic Party Blue in the presidential and congressional races. The Republican Party is completely dead on the vine. They have completely killed off their core White supporters. The “minorities” and leftist mediots are simply laughing at their feeble attempts to go completely Black!
      The only thing that can save White America now is a new civil war. Once again, it will primarily be White against White. God help us if the wrong side wins again.
      The news today from clowngress is that the senate Republicans have devised a cowardly scheme to completely cede their power to Muslim Soetoro. Frankly, I’m not even slightly shocked by this kind of revelation anymore. Undoubtedly, they are once again acting on orders from their bosses who own the world’s central banks, just like they did with TARP.
      Kneeling to Obama, the Republican Party has gone Black, and they’re not coming back!

  • Lewis33

    McConnell is a joke and should have been pushed out of leadership years ago. Does anyone else think of Gottle O’Geer whenever he speaks?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventriloquism

  • JackKrak

    This episode is already fading from the collective memory,
    BUT
    What if a right-leaning group posted something about a white Dem politician married to a black, along with a photo of the couple and a comment along the lines of “May explain why you can’t speak English properly and make no sense when you talk”?
    I think you know the rest…..

  • Ralph

    McConnell is a miscegenationist. I spit when I hear his name. Those like him are helping with our genocide and he is personally engaging in bedroom genocide and the extinction of his White family line. Spit, spit, spit.

  • Pelagian

    How is this racist? I cant say that a politician may have dual loyalties because of his wife’s country of origin? It’s now racist to point out any dual loyalty to another country?

    So therefore, taking this logic one step further, it is racist for the US to promote *its* interests over those of the rest of the world.

    We are doomed.

    ps btw she was also the Secretary of labor when loads of jobs went to China.

    • Intrepid

      Are you saying that if she wasn’t secretary of labor at the time, then fewer jobs would have been off-shored? Unlikely.

      • Pelagian

        Most powerful person in the US re: labor?? It at least makes it less “racist” of a statement than if she were, say, a seamstress.

  • pcmustgo

    Well, it’s Kentucky after all.

    Yes, comments sections on mainstream articles are beginning to get more right wing… this is the latest “racial controversy” the media is injecting in our faces to constantly and daily remind us of how racist we are… all of the comments were pro-white and “I’m sick of constantly being accused of racism”.

    Trivial though this is, it shows whites are just getting sick of it.

    http://living.msn.com/style-beauty/simply-chic-blog-post/?post=5ca40e60-9bea-40ca-bb92-e3048e09ec07

    • The__Bobster

      They are not beginning to get more right wing; the libtarded censors just can’t keep up anymore. Even libtarded Yahoo stories have comments sections that look like Amren.

  • pcmustgo

    OH, this is exciting… Today , the mainstream media referred to George Zimmerman as “Hispanic”… not “white hispanic” , not “white male”, just “Hispanic”…

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc/50958238#50958238

    • Jefferson

      When Sean Hannity conducted an interview with George Zimmerman, Georgie made it explicitly clear to Sean that he does not see himself as White.

      Maybe the mainstream media is respecting his wishes and that is why they stopped referring to Zimmerman as White.

      • The__Bobster

        Since when? A Yahoo story called him White three days ago.

  • The__Bobster

    In WW2, it was called “sleeping with the enemy”. I hope they didn’t have kids. They would be hideous.

  • bigone4u

    Old prune face is married? And to an attractive Asian woman? No wonder ole Mitch never does much of anything good for the interests of white people. He’d be sleeping on the couch if he did:-)

  • jtree

    This is coming from the same Jesse Benton who ran the Ron Paul campaign straight into the ground by purging any “undesirables” from affiliations with the Campaign for Liberty. This guy is a creep with a capital “C” and this sort of lefty posturing coming from him does not surprise me at all.

  • Ralph

    Interesting. I’ve made several comments pointing out that McConnell is a miscegenationist, and my comments always disappear after a few minutes. Perhaps this one will disappear also.

    Maybe this is telling me something about the direction of AMREN.

  • 1776is1984

    too many White guys these days seem to have yellow fever, dont understand it.

    • Pelagian

      I know this much: it doesn’t look natural.