Schrödinger’s Senator, the physics paradox known in this dimension as Rand Paul, a man from the multiverse where anything is possible including being elected in the 2016 Goat Rodeo and being elected to the Senate or both or neither can happen at the same time or never says sumpin’ about Preznint Racist’s shithole aspersions to Africa/Haiti/South America that can only make sense to someone as multi-dimensional as he:
“You know, I don’t think the comments were constructive at all. But I also think that to be fair, we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend.”
Really, Senator? What did he intend and how do you know it?
“I know personally about his feelings towards Haiti and towards Central America because when I was not a candidate for president and he wasn’t a candidate for president, I went down there on a medical mission trip.”
You know what his feelings were because you went down there (to the noted Shitholes) before you were a candidate? This is such a non sequitur, I assume one must be multi-dimensional in order to grok the meaning.
“…I think people jumped a little bit to a conclusion. Let’s take the whole scenario and put different words in there and let’s say, “We’d rather have people from economically-prosperous countries than economically-deprived countries.” Or, “We realize that there are more problems in economically-deprived countries, therefore there’s a bigger impetus for them to want to come.” Then it wouldn’t have been so controversial.”
But Comrade Racist didn’t say any of those things. He wanted to know why we don’t have more people from (all-white) Norway and fewer people from (brown/black) shitholes like Haiti, El Salvador, and the country of Africa (insert head-desk pounding here).
No explanation was offered on why someone from a higher-standard-of-living country like Norway would want to come to this shithole, but Rand expounded why someone from a Trumpian shithole country would:
“It is the story of our country. But what I’m saying is, you can see why there are more people wanting to come from economically-distressed areas, and they can’t all come. So it gets into the valid, legitimate debate over immigration as to how do we choose.”
If the Norwegians are not coming, I don’t think you need to hold a place in line for them. Just sayin’, Rand.
Because it was Chuck ‘The Spice Must Flow’ Todd questioning Rand Paul, there was no push-back to speak of, just some sage nodding of the chinless head.
This is how racism is normalized. Let’s not attribute motive to why Comrade Stupid would call the country of Africa a shithole, and pine for an influx of white Norwegians. Comrade Stupid really was talking about economic theory, specifically merit, as Rand Paul assures us:
“Do we have a diversity lottery and take people from everywhere, do we base it more on merit? …And there are jobs of all different knowledge and skill levels. So, for example, if you’re a software engineer and you’ve got a PhD and you’ve gone to one of our universities, those are the kind of people who say, “Oh my goodness, let’s staple a green card to their diploma.” Sure, those are easy.
“But you know, we also need people to pick tomatoes and who will work in the agricultural sector. And there’s merit to that also. If you come here and you’re not going to work, you have no merit.”
Oh. So let’s say the immigrant is, oh, I dunno, RUPERT MURDOCH, who came here as a gazillionaire from the shithole of Australia. Somehow or other that shiftless jerk got in without picking a single tomato, and became a US Citizen so that he could buy a teevee station. So, you know, merit, Randian-style.