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Indiana Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly is locked in a tight reelection battle with Mike Braun. Braun has led in six of the last seven polls outside the margin of error, the only outlier is a Donnelly +1 poll on October 22. Indiana is a Republican +18 state that President Trump carried by 19 points in 2016 but somehow, once 538.com throws in their special sauce they have Donnelly as a 2:1 favorite. Whatever.
Last night, Donnelly and Braun faced off in a debate that produced one of the most bizarre answers in debate history.
We want everybody to have a chance in Indiana and in America, and my offices reflect that – both on the campaign side and on the Senate side. Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job. Our director of all constituent services, she’s African American, but she does an even more incredible job than you can ever imagine. It isn’t their race or their religion, it’s the incredible person that they are. But at the same time, they have to have a chance. they have to have an opportunity, and that’s my responsibility. And I’ve done it in every office I’ve had, and I’ve done it in every campaign I’ve had, because my campaigns and our Senate office should reflect the face of Indiana.
Read this again, slowly.
Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job. Our director of all constituent services, she’s African American, but she does an even more incredible job than you can ever imagine.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 31, 2018
Donnelly seems to be saying that despite being Indian or black that his two staffers have managed to actually perform their duties successfully. Freudian slip? Stupidity? Who knows and who cares? You can’t help but think about Mitt Romney and his binders full of women or Ron DeSantis using the phrase “monkey up” and realize that if Mike Braun had said this, that is the only story you’d be hearing about that race from now to election day. As it is, this is going to get little to no mainstream media attention because Donnelly is a Democrat.
Can we just be honest and say that if Mike Braun had said this it would be an issue but it won’t because Donnelly is a Dem?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 31, 2018
In the past I'd ignore this as simply unfortunate phrasing, but SJWs and their media enablers have taught me that it actually proves Donnelly hates black people. Sorry Joe, you monster. New rules. cc @hughhewitt https://t.co/Pvh9ljs4to
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 31, 2018
This is just another exhibit in how the media is working as the propaganda arm of the Democrat party. They magnify inconsequential gaffes by Republicans, making them into campaign endangering stories, and quietly sandbag similar gaffes by Democrats or they make them into charming, heartwarming vignettes:
This is nothing more than thinly veiled racism from @JoeForIndiana. Just imagine the coverage this would be getting if he were a Republican, but because he’s a Democrat…Virtually crickets from the media. #InSen pic.twitter.com/5cK7iwGKbz
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2018
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