Last week, Ann Coulter wrote a fiery column printed in VDare, detailing the vetting process used by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to block former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach from taking a high level job in the Trump administration.
“Below is a random selection of the idiotic quotes from the RNC’s vetting document [PDF] on Kris Kobach, when President Trump was considering him for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,” Coulter said. “Instead of Kobach, who could have saved the country, Trump appointed a series of imbeciles, who managed to engineer the worst immigration crisis in the nation’s history.”
Kobach is considered an immigration hardliner – a term now used for those who want to enforce existing immigration laws. That fact was not lost on Coulter.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
“Given your history of campaigning on immigration politics, do you believe you have an ability to strike the appropriate tone …?”
How’s this tone? F— you, RNC.
Coulter also mocked the RNC for its use of the Southern Poverty Law Center – a far left nonprofit that labels any organization with political views right of Joseph Stalin a “hate group” – as a barometer to decide whether Kobach was too extreme to work in the administration:
“CONTROVERSIES: Kobach Faced Criticism for Speaking at What Some Called a ‘White Nationalist’ Conference.”
Holy moly! That’s a blockbuster! I’ve followed Kobach’s career for years, and I’m floored that the Harvard/Yale/Oxford graduate is consorting with “white supremacists.”
Oh wait, I see. Here’s the RNC’s evidence:
“Kobach was a presenter at a writers workshop last week for The Social Contract Press, a publishing house that the Southern Poverty Law Center includes on its list of hate groups under the category ‘anti-immigrant.’”
Anyone—in media, in politics, in casual conversation around the water cooler, certainly anyone at the RNC!—who cites the SPLC as anything other than “America’s Leading Hate Group” needs to have his head examined. This is on the order of the NAACP using KKK literature to evaluate job applicants.
The RNC vetters are too stupid not to bury the SPLC’s specific claim: that The Social Contract Press is guilty of being “anti-immigrant.” I know the RNC hated Trump, but the only reason the RNC even has a Republican president right now is that a plurality of Americans want less immigration, too.
Other idiotic measurements that the RNC used to deny Kobach included a campaign opponent tying him to “white supremacist” groups. In other words, the RNC took the word of Kobach’s Democrat opponent to insinuate that he was a “white supremacist.” And by the way, the “white supremacist” group referenced was FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is, by all accounts, a mainstream organization.
Solid work, RNC!
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