Rep. Richard Hudson, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, recently listed for reporters a slew of candidates that he described as fitting the “formula” for the GOP expanding their ranks in November.

There was Prasanth Reddy, a cancer doctor who immigrated to the U.S. from India and joined the military after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He’s running for a congressional seat in northeast Kansas. Then there was Alison Esposito, a gay former police detective running for a seat in New York.

Another example Hudson cited was George Logan, whose parents came to the U.S. from Guatemala and is running for a seat in Connecticut. Also, there’s Kevin Lincoln, an African-American and Hispanic mayor in Stockton, Calif., and Mayra Flores, who is making another run. She made history by becoming the first Mexican-born congresswoman, but she subsequently lost in the 2022 mid-terms.

  • @[email protected]
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    9122 days ago

    That’s because minorities are just tools to them- to work in fields, to help with optics, and to serve as punching bags, prison labor, and bogeymen.

    • FuglyDuck
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      2522 days ago

      Also. Women have tits and tits win votes.

      For some reason manboobs don’t seem to cut it.

      • Jay
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        1922 days ago

        manboobs don’t seem to cut it.

        They do seem to like to suckle the orange ones though.

      • @[email protected]
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        I think it’s a lot less about the attractiveness and more about the fact that they have a well earned reputation of misogyny so they’re needing to use women to sell anti woman policies, and as a bonus moms are great for using “family values” and “protecting the children” to take away rights.

        Everyone wised up to an old man opposing abortion, now they’re using a 30 something mother of 20.

        • FuglyDuck
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          322 days ago

          it’s not just that they have a “reputation”… they are misogynists.

          which is why you got people like the Howler Monkey Twins; with zero competency or apparent understanding of what they’re actually doing but plenty of plastic surgery.

          • @[email protected]
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            222 days ago

            Well obviously, but what matters is the reputation of it. Before they were obviously misogynists but were able to brush it off

    • @girlfreddyOP
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      1022 days ago

      Yup. It’s Republican hypocrisy at its finest.

  • @[email protected]
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    4322 days ago

    You gotta be fucking insane to be a republican. Unless you’re a rich white male, then you’re perhaps just psychotic.

    • @[email protected]
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      1622 days ago

      I had a black republican candidate so a zoom town hall at my work, talking about how terrible it is that the liberals are tearing down Confederate statues.

      How it was their heritage being torn down.

      A number of people jumped on Blind and just face palmed after that.

  • Flying Squid
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    2222 days ago

    The best female and minority candidates they have been able to come up with this year are Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy.

    • FenrirIII
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      Nikki kind of hides her diversity and Vivek is an idiot.

      • Flying Squid
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        2422 days ago

        She can’t hide being a woman though. Which still makes her the best woman they could come up with. And even she’s become a butt of the MAGA people’s jokes.

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    922 days ago

    I understand that from a party perspective, it helps the “I’m not racist I have black friends” narrative.

    But from the black friend’s perspective I’m not sure I get it. Is Doctor Reddy trying to “change things from the inside”? Does he see a demand that he can exploit to get visibility and votes? Does he align so strongly with Republican views on, say, economics that he’s willing to overlook the views on diversity programs?

    • @[email protected]
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      922 days ago

      Minorities aren’t monoliths. Dr Reddy may very well think that diversity programs hurt minorities. He may think racism is personal and not systemic, after all he’s a doctor. I’ve definitely seen black people who resent that they’re expected to vote democrat because of their race and ignore why.

  • @[email protected]
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    722 days ago

    I love how there’s a single downvote on a series of rational comments. Hey, Downvoter. Your opinion sucks, as verified by everyone else disagreeing with you. Fuck off.