Here's a real winner. This one wants to represent the state of Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Karin Housely compared Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee in a Facebook post. The Huffington Post reported that Housely remarked,
“I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more. Speaking of Bedtime for Bonzo, I think even that chimp stood up straighter than Michelle. Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment,” Housley wrote, according to screenshots posted by the Huffington Post.
The comment is from 2009, when she complained that Mrs. Obama didn't stand up straight enough when she met Queen Elizabeth. That makes it okay, right? It was almost ten whole years ago! Why, we shouldn't expect a white person from Minnesota to know better than to say something as goddamn racist as that all the way back in 2009, should we?
Surely she has learned by now, right? When the The Huffington Post asked Housely if she stood by her comments, they received an email from the campaign's spokesperson attacking the publication for doing Senator Tina Smith's (her opponent's) dirty work for her.
“This is what the radical left does when they are losing—they attack Republicans so they don’t have to come up with solutions to the problems Minnesotans are facing.”
Except, the left is not losing this race. Smith was ahead by 16 points in the beginning of October, so...perhaps the truth is that Republicans are doing what they always seem to do whether they are losing or not: going low.