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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

Mitch, Please: Yeah That's Me. American.

In a tragicomedy of malignant errors, racist turtle and "sloppy first attempt at a pancake with blueberry eyes" Mitch McConnell strove to defend his indefensible "Klanian slip" about African-American vs "American" voters, arguing he just "inadvertently" omitted a word that's either almost, all or other. But people of color, many veterans, raged: "My African ancestors built this mf." They also posted endless, tender photos of husbands, grandkids, friends, dog to proclaim, "They're American." Winner: "I'm so American I don’t even know which part of Africa Mitch’s ancestors stole mine from."

Abby Zimet · Jan 21, 2022

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