— Jamiel Shaw Family (@GoJamielsLawGo) @GOP
Earlier today, Business Insider reported that RNC chairman Reince Priebus
We blew this quote. "Self-deportation" line "hurts us" not "racist." Our apologies.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro)
BI was forced to issue a correction after it became clear that Priebus didn’t use the word “racist”; He said Romney’s talk of self-deportation “hurts us.”
Terrific news: doesn't think "self deportation" is "racist," just "horrific."
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) called Mitt Romney’s self-deportation remarks “racist” and “horrific.”
Priebus has not distanced himself from his claim that “self-deportation” is a “horrific” term.
He still called it "horrific" and I want to know why.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) @RBPundit
Here’s what’s really horrific: 17-year-old California high school student . The results of open borders and sanctuary cities are horrific. There are crimes committed by gang members who are in this country illegally that are horrific.
Words and ideas that make the RNC chair uncomfortable? Not horrific.
Just so we're clear: GOP boosters want ppl who support enforcement/attrition/self-deportation to SHUT UP during election season. SHHH!
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin)
Now that we're relieved that didn't call Romney and a lot of us racists, he gets a pass on "horrendous".
— Drew McCoy (@DrewMTips)
Not from us, he doesn’t.
horrific vs racist = semantics. Clearly the RNC still doesn't get it. I'm really getting tired of the BS GOP games.
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) Jamiel Shaw was gunned down by an illegal immigrant
It’s also worth noting that when William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection reached out for comment.
Well, the RNC sure is inspiring confidence in their competence today. Yeesh.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman)
Great. RT the RNC press office confirmed the original Priebus quote: Even worse, RNC press office had confirmed "racist" quote as "accurate" to me
— eric (@eriContrarian) @DLoesch
So someone at the RNC thought “racist” was a spiffy term to describe “self-deportation.” And “horrific” is still just dandy.
Thanks again for the leadership, GOP.