Back in my advertising days, “Sports Illustrated” invited my team to a luncheon to meet their models for that year’s swimsuit issue. We all received personally autographed pictures of Elle Macpherson, the beautiful model nicknamed “The Body.” As we took a cab back to the office after the event, I asked a female colleague what she thought. Her answer was “She has fat ankles.”
Ever since Melania Trump won over a large percentage of the nation with her speech the first night of the Republican Convention, the liberal media have been spouting the political equivalent of that sour grapes message.
After Mrs. Trump displayed class and grace in a speech where she spoke of her love of her adopted country and her family, the media homed in on the 70 out of 2000 words that her speechwriter lifted from a Michelle Obama speech.
Now it turns out that wasn’t even the craziest reaction. According to Elizabeth Wellington, fashion writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the dress Melania wore was an example of the racism of both the Republican Party and Donald Trump (h/t Freedom Outpost):
So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right.
Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the Trumpian view of an ideal America.
And if that’s the fashion statement she intended to make, it’s a very scary one.
First take a moment, to wipe up the coffee you just spewed all over your keyboard and monitor. All set? Let’s move on.
First, the GOP has never been about “White is always right.” In fact, it is the Democratic Party that can boast a history of fighting against every advancement in civil rights since slavery.
Second, and more importantly, since when is a white dress some sort of billboard for white supremacy. I wonder, is that why Michelle Obama wore a white dress at the 2009 Inaugural Ball?
White supremacy must have also been the reason Hillary Clinton posed for this picture on the White House steps (she almost looks human).
Wellington perfectly exemplifies the mainstream media’s reliance on a perversion of the adage “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all. Among liberals, the advice goes “If you can’t say find anything mean to say about someone, call him a racist.”
Cross-posted at The Lid