HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » After 'victory for white ...

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:53 AM

After 'victory for white life' comment, GOP campaign says rep. misread

Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., said at an Illinois Trump rally Saturday that the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a "historic victory for white life."

"President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday," Miller said.

A spokesperson for Miller told The Associated Press the line was a "mix up of words."

"You can clearly see in the video ... she's looking at her papers and looking at her speech," Isaiah Wartman, the spokesperson, told the AP.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-rep-miller-speaking-alongside-trump-calls-scotus/story?id=85726659

Sure, honey, sure. Whatever.

43 replies, 2309 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 43 replies Author Time Post
Reply After 'victory for white life' comment, GOP campaign says rep. misread (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jun 2022 OP
Solly Mack Jun 2022 #1
LoisB Jun 2022 #6
Effete Snob Jun 2022 #22
yardwork Jun 2022 #24
Effete Snob Jun 2022 #25
yardwork Jun 2022 #37
Effete Snob Jun 2022 #41
yardwork Jun 2022 #43
Solly Mack Jun 2022 #40
malaise Jun 2022 #31
Solly Mack Jun 2022 #42
Aristus Jun 2022 #2
Ilsa Jun 2022 #13
Celerity Jun 2022 #19
BumRushDaShow Jun 2022 #30
CentralMass Jun 2022 #3
LoisB Jun 2022 #4
dalton99a Jun 2022 #5
LoisB Jun 2022 #8
LenaBaby61 Jun 2022 #7
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2022 #9
Novara Jun 2022 #10
TheRickles Jun 2022 #36
Vogon_Glory Jun 2022 #11
keithbvadu2 Jun 2022 #29
EYESORE 9001 Jun 2022 #12
Vogon_Glory Jun 2022 #16
sl8 Jun 2022 #14
JHB Jun 2022 #15
haele Jun 2022 #17
onecaliberal Jun 2022 #18
Wounded Bear Jun 2022 #20
tanyev Jun 2022 #21
TigressDem Jun 2022 #23
ecstatic Jun 2022 #26
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2022 #27
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2022 #28
malthaussen Jun 2022 #32
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2022 #35
Efilroft Sul Jun 2022 #33
GB_RN Jun 2022 #34
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2022 #38
UTUSN Jun 2022 #39

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:01 AM

1. Right. Sure. That's what happened.

She looked at her speech, saw what was written, or thought she did, and said it anyway. Because the sentence made sense to her and she had no problem saying it.

Someone who didn't agree with the sentiment would have not said it.

So, let's say for one second, she did misread - she still read it. Instead of refusing to say it, or objecting to it, she said it.

Because she had no problem with what she was saying.

But the fact is, she read it just as it was written, and she had to have read it prior to actually taking the stage. So she said exactly what she meant.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:04 AM

6. Exactly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:50 AM

22. So why is she denying that was her intent?


So, correct me if I’m wrong.

When intended to say “white life”, did she also plan to deny that was her intent after she said it?

In other words, why is she trying to say that’s not what she meant to say, if it was what she meant to say. Why not just bask in the publicity for having said it?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Effete Snob (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:01 AM

24. Because it's a dog whistle to her base.

It's typical Republican tactics. Say what you really mean to your base, then apologize to the libs while smirking and winking at your base.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:05 AM

25. I'm not sure you grasp the meaning of "dog whistle"


The idea of a “dog whistle” is that it emits a signal above the frequency range of humans, but still within the range of what dogs can hear.

In other words a “dog whistle” is something that is heard by the intended audience, but NOT HEARD by the audience for whom it was not intended.

Saying something in plain speech, instead of using trigger phrases from the “weird email mill” or other references known to the intended audience, and then denying having intended to say those words, is not a “dog whistle”.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Effete Snob (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 01:08 PM

37. Looks like we'll have to disagree on this.

To me, this is classic dog whistle behavior.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:09 PM

41. Merriam Webster


https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/dog-whistle-political-meaning

Yet there's another dog whistle we've been hearing about lately: a coded message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, but not by others.


The whole point of a "dog whistle" is that it is not heard by others.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Effete Snob (Reply #41)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:38 PM

43. But, when somebody says they didn't mean to say the words...

But their base knows they absolutely meant to say those exact words, that is a type of dog whistle. The "hidden in plain sight" type.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Effete Snob (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 02:53 PM

40. Why do they always claim they misspoke after they say something hateful?

You think it is because they actually did misspeak? I don't believe her. You might. We disagree.

Why did Ron Johnson deny his racist comments about BLM were not racist?

And he's not the only one to do it.

They do it because they enjoy saying things like that and then denying it their intent. They get to say it out loud and then claim innocence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:11 AM

31. Of course

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #31)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:40 PM

42. She of "Hitler was right about one thing"/"Our country must be guided by our Judeo-Christian

faith" comments didn't misspeak, she says exactly what she means and then later claims other people twisted her words.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:03 AM

2. Was it supposed to be 'wha people'?

Like Foamy Santorum’s ‘blah people’?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:21 AM

13. Wypeepo? How is that spelled again? Wipeepoe? 😄 nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:38 AM

19. wypipo. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:07 AM

30. Frothy also slid the "n-word" in a different appearance



"the government 'nigg-uhh-uhh'" @ 0.11"

That's also why Bob Casey Jr., is in that seat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:03 AM

3. If it walks like duck.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:04 AM

4. I have this fabulous beach front property in Kansas which is for sale...anyone interested?

That is one of the lamest excuses I have ever heard. Why would the word "white" have been in her speech at all?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:04 AM

5. Maybe somebody hacked her microphone


because the Illinois Nazi would never use such language




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:05 AM

8. That excuse would have made more sense than the one her spokesperson gave.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:05 AM

7. She said what she said .....

and meant EVERY white, reich-winged word of it

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:06 AM

9. Video does NOT lie!

This woman indeed said "white life".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:08 AM

10. These people are so goddamned stupid

White women will more likely have the means to get abortions. Black women and immigrant women don't. This isn't a victory for white people if it floods the country with unwanted babies of color.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Novara (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:52 AM

36. Agreed, and that's why I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one.

I know these folks often talk nonsense, but it really does look to me like an inadvertent stumble over a point that I've never heard a MAGAt or anti-abortionist make.

Bigger fish await frying, IMO.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:09 AM

11. Mary, sweetie, once it's on tape and on the net, it's out there FOREVER

That is a lesson Democrats have learned through decades of experience. There is no special pitty-pat exemption for Republicans and “Conservatives” (reactionaries). Your words will be remembered for decades to come.

Isn’t that too gosh-darn bad?



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:03 AM

29. Mission accomplished: they got the message out to their base....

Mission accomplished: they got the message out to their base....

Cokie's Law - about politics and media coverage...

Cokie's Law states that it does not matter if it is true or not. It's out there.

Cokie Roberts journalist, author, reporter

Then they can apologize in a much smaller forum. (If they do)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:17 AM

12. How can that phrase be whitewashed? Pun intended or not.

I can’t see any way to make that phrase acceptable to anyone but white supremacists.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:27 AM

16. She probably thinks she can put white-out on reporters' notes.

Time and technology has moved on. Her words will remain around her neck for a lifetime.

And her plans to move on to bigger and better things in Illinois have probably been tanked. She might have to move to an overwhelmingly white-majority state if she plans to move on up. Maybe she should move to Iowa or North Dakota if she wants to run for Senator.

You know, someplace where the population is at least 88 percent white.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:23 AM

14. Which is why she immediately corrected herself, right? Right? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:25 AM

15. Bullshit. It may not have been on the paper, but it was in her head

That's not a phrase that just rolls off the tongue without pause unless one has had enough practice to be comfortable with it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:31 AM

17. If it was a mix-up, what happened to the word "to "?

White life is not an ooppsie for saying "Right To Life".
When you or anyone else says say it, the vocal stress is always on the "to" in that phrasing.
And it's not something to look down at your notes to say.
Lady talks about Hitler a lot. I'm guessing "White Life" comes out of her mouth naturally when she's in full screed, probably a lot more naturally than "right to life".

Haele

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:38 AM

18. If it was misread, please tell us what it should have said? Blah people? Yeah we know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:40 AM

20. She obviously didn't "misread" the crowd of white nationalist assholes she was speaking to.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:40 AM

21. Fraudian slip.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:58 AM

23. "Right to Life" IS "Right to WHITE Life" because once you're out of the womb, you're on your own.

And they don't care about any babies that aren't growing up into Reich Wing weapons of carnage and destruction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:11 AM

26. They do that on purpose. Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:40 AM

27. I guess she, and others like her,

don't think persons not white ever get abortions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:53 AM

28. Reminds me of the time that Chicago mayor Richie Daley was running for election...

and gave a speech in which he said "You want a white mayor". Afterwards, he insisted that he had said "you want a wet mayor", which made absolutely no sense.

Mary Miller, who has actually quoted Hitler, is a terrible person.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:40 AM

32. And who can forget "The police are here to create disorder?" n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malthaussen (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:49 AM

35. That was his father, Richard J.

Yeah, racism ran in that family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:44 AM

33. Now this sounds like a white lie.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:47 AM

34. Racist Says What?

I hate every single one of these assholes...and they can't give up their oxygen habit soon enough.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 02:41 PM

39. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread