This falls into my favorite You Don't Understand My Sense of Humor category, along with a million other racist/sexist/looksist/ageist/religious-ist (?) etc. remarks/jokes that have been made with impunity since the dawn of time--until, one by one, individual societies decide, one by one, that they're just not acceptable.esseff44 wrote:My understanding is that her mother is Chinese with Thai nationality. Tammy was born in Thailand and moved to the US with her family as a teenager. I wouldn't say it was a smear unless it smeared Kirk himself It was a cheap shot which backfired and he probably regrets. He is so far behind that it will not make a difference.Adrianinflorida wrote:Heard on MSNBC the shitty smear the Mark Kirk made against Tammy Duckworth last night in the Illinois Senate debate. She was talking about her father tracing his military roots back to the American Revolution . Kirk looked at the Thai born Duckworth and said "Gee, I didn't realise your family came over from Thailand to fight alongside General Washington "
Her mom is Thai her dad is American. Kirk is hopefully toast now
That the speaker does not realize he is being racist/sexist, etc., does not for me mitigate the racism/sexism, etc. That's the point.