Have you seen this side-by-side comparison of Republican representatives-elect and Democratic representatives-elect? It’s been making the rounds on liberal Twitter and is apparently evidence of the GOP’s hatred of diversity:
House Republicans-elect look pretty different from House Democrats-elect. pic.twitter.com/KSgFVU4cFx
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) November 13, 2018
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Alyssa Milano is among the lefties helping to spread it around:
On the left we have Republicans-elect— a bunch of white dudes and one white woman.
On the right we have Democrats-elect— Americans, in all their beauty and diversity. https://t.co/Dd9yPgXtNV
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 14, 2018
“In all their beauty and diversity.” Right.
Diversity of skin color doesn’t equal diversity of thought.
— Navigator (@ItsGoneAwry) November 14, 2018
"Beauty and diversity" …who pretty much share the same political beliefs on everything. Grow up and get real, honey. https://t.co/8KRCnFKFj1
— Sister Toldjah ? (@sistertoldjah) November 14, 2018
Aside from that, though, why are Alyssa et al. so hung up on race and sex?
I tend to vote for who's best suited for the job. I don't vote based on a candidate's skin color. If that person happens to be someone other than a 'white dude' then that's great. Get passed the obsession with race, please.
— Brad (@Ultima1224) November 14, 2018
People’s character and credentials determine their ability to serve in government, not their gender or the color of their skin.
— tom henry (@tucsontwitchy) November 14, 2018
That's funny, I look at all of these candidates and see people, not color or race. I just hope we elect the best people
— Tim Brennan (@Fimmy_b) November 14, 2018
What a concept! But since Alyssa’s so convinced that race and sex determine merit, why isn’t she also sharing pictures of the Republican women and people of color who have run for Congress? Women like Young Kim?
Meanwhile, Alyssa Milano is holding up women like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib as paragons of virtue, despite their flagrant anti-Semitism. And that’s after she denounced Women’s March leadership for their anti-Semitism. Are Omar and Tlaib’s skin color and sex more important than what they actually stand for? Alyssa seems to believe that.
What’s particularly frustrating about memes like the one Milano is sharing is that when women or minorities do run for office as Republicans, the Left tears them down as tokens or race- or gender-traitors. Republicans’ problem isn’t that they’re not “diverse” enough; it’s that they’re Republicans. And to the Left, that’s unforgivable.
I've seen this or a version of it all over the interwebs…. I'm not sure how we're to get more Minorities to run for Republican seats when they will be chastised for not being a Democrat
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) November 14, 2018
Or what they have done to Sen. Tim Scott
— CCW of SC (@CCWofSC) November 14, 2018
Liberals don’t want a “diverse” GOP; they want a monopoly on minorities.
Yeah when minority runs they get treated like their the worst people ever for not siding with democrats.
— Brad Essexgiving! (@BradEssex) November 14, 2018