If there’s one face you’ve seen alongside “Great Replacement Theory” online, it’s either Tucker Carlson or Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance. Actually, there’s probably been more of an association with Vance, who, after all, is promoting this baseless conspiracy theory. Steve People of the Associate Press reveals that there are several mainstream Republican Senate candidates who are drawing from replacement theory.
Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” theory to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence of white people in America. My story: https://t.co/dZQquO7kps
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) May 17, 2022
Three weeks ago in Arizona, Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters accused Democrats of trying to flood the nation with millions of immigrants “to change the demographics of our country.” A few days later in Missouri, Senate hopeful Eric Schmitt, the state attorney general, said Democrats were “fundamentally trying to change this country through illegal immigration.” And in Ohio, Republican Senate nominee JD Vance accused Democrats of trying to “transform the electorate.”
Warning of an immigrant “invasion,” Vance told Fox News Channel that Democrats “have decided that they can’t win reelection in 2022 unless they bring a large number of new voters to replace the voters that are already here.”
An immigrant “invasion,” huh? That’s crazy, especially on the day we learned that April hit an all-time record for migrant encounters by the DHS: There were 234,088 migrants encountered at the Southern border in April, with 117,989 released into the U.S. Maybe if President Biden wants to tamp down on the spread of this conspiracy theory, he should get control of the border.
I’d guess that we’re about 2-3 weeks away from the “is good, actually” phase of liberal media discourse on this.
— Kyochi Myogo (@Kyochi_Myogo) May 17, 2022
We’re already there. Hat tip to @fetanylfloyd for digging this up:
New Hampshire is 94% white. It is now trying to figure out how to change that. https://t.co/aVB7YkkKFD
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2018
Here’s Biden talking about an “unrelenting stream of immigration” and referring to himself as “white European stock.”
‘Great replacement – baseless notion’
‘Caucasians of European descent will be at an absolute minority, fewer than 50% of America, and on, will be white European stock, that’s not a bad thing’
-Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/ENKJV0YWgU
— Blake (@B7AKE) May 17, 2022
— Blake (@B7AKE) May 17, 2022
Anderson Cooper in 2019:
“The idea that, you know, whites will not be the majority, I mean, that’s — it’s an exciting transformation of the country, it’s an exciting evolution and you know, progress of our country in many different ways,” he said.
He made those comments while interviewing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who has openly advocated for more open immigration policies.
So effing baseless.https://t.co/ejllNsi4aW
— DeLLBertooo (@DBertooo) May 17, 2022
So… on the one hand leftist politicians and activists love to tell us that immigration of brown people and a smaller share of whites will benefit the Democratic party and then turn around and tell us that replacement is a conspiracy? https://t.co/DnUKmbg1t6
— Ossians sång (@OskarfromSweden) May 17, 2022
Certainly only right-wing outlets would spread such a ludicrous notion, right? pic.twitter.com/Cp5HvCXkCJ
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 17, 2022
— Misha ⚔️🇺🇸🇪🇨🇷🇺 (@MishaLGiancoli) May 17, 2022
So Democrats seem to acknowledge that “replacement” is happening; it’s just a matter of acknowledging that it’s a good thing.
Every Democrat who has ever uttered the words "Demographics is destiny" is saying that this "theory" is true.
— Thurifer the Censer (@thuringen67) May 17, 2022
Hi, Steve… maybe, and I'm just spit-balling here…. if Democrats want to really prove they aren't trying to replace white people they should support securing the Southern border and stop trying to legalize illegal aliens voting in our elections.
I know… absolute crazy talk.
— Bonk (@BonkPolitics) May 17, 2022
If you disagree with someone’s position, just call it a baseless conspiracy theory. (Fact-Checking “journalism” playbook 😂)
— Karbs (@Karbs) May 17, 2022
And don’t cite data. Just “experts”
— Karbs (@Karbs) May 17, 2022
Dude, you know that @JDVance1 is married to an Indian woman and has three biracial children right? How does that fit into your narrative?
— Jarrod (@nMeshCorp) May 17, 2022
MSM gonna MSM
— Kurt Zindulka (@KurtZindulka) May 17, 2022
All we’ve been hearing for 2 years is that white people have too much influence. It’s the exact reason Diversity, equity and inclusion programs exist. It’s the opposite of baseless
— Dave Vessichelli (@DVessichelli) May 17, 2022
I am so confused about this “great replacement theory”. As I understand it, democrats opened borders for immigrants, democrats give immigrants swag in the form of phones for showing up. Then democrats want to open voting to non citizens. How is that racist?
— Christopher Kraenzle (@ChrisKraenzle) May 17, 2022
Complaining about illegals is not replacement theory.
— David Wallace (@dwally_215) May 17, 2022
The attempt to conflate the Great Replacement Theory with concerns about illegal immigration is pretty gross
— H. Thompson 🇺🇸🌺🏈 (@PrayforHomer) May 17, 2022
Why don’t you prove that it’s untrue. Citing generic “experts” don’t cut it. And also prove where any candidate specifically calls out the replacement of “white people”. There is plenty of evidence to show this as Democrat policy. California and their own words. Stop lying.
— Chris Corp (@CorpChris_) May 17, 2022
There’s a lot the administration and the press could say and do to make this conspiracy theory go away, but why would they do that?
Washington Post opinion piece says the leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion ‘is about protecting Whiteness’ https://t.co/SY2VfsQsOA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2022