DNC Chair: Nikki Haley Chosen To Deliver State Of the Union Response Because GOP Has A Diversity Problem

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016 2:15 PM
DNC Chair: Nikki Haley Chosen To Deliver State Of the Union Response Because GOP Has A Diversity Problem

Via Politico comes today's lesson in a lack of self-awareness from Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL):

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Monday blasted South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the Republican Party’s pick to deliver the GOP's response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

“It's pretty clear that Nikki Haley is being chosen because the Republican Party has a diversity problem,” Wasserman Schultz said on a conference call previewing the speech.

Haley, a rising star among Republicans and a potential vice president pick, was born to Indian immigrants in Bamberg, South Carolina. She is the youngest governor in the U.S. and the first female and first minority governor of the state, which stepped into the national spotlight last summer after a racially charged mass shooting left nine parishioners of a black church dead. Haley’s profile grew dramatically as she signed a bill removing the controversial Confederate flag from statehouse grounds after the attack.

Right, because the Republicans have only a renowned African-American neurosurgeon, two Hispanic senators, and a successful businesswoman running to be the 2016 nominee. When Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) was still running, the GOP field also had an Asian American. It looks a lot more diverse than the old, white spectacle that’s the Democratic field. Yet, you probably already know this, along with the fact that even if the GOP was all black, all female, all Asian, or a combination of all three–Republicans would still have a diversity problem because those groups aren’t real women, black, or Asian Americans, or something. If you ignore the problem, it doesn’t exist. That’s the Democratic way. It sure is the Clinton way when it comes to Bill’s past sexual adventures.