“President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.”
What an unbelievable idiot. Miller’s clean-up team issued a predictable explanation, telling the Associated Press that the first-term Illinois Republican misread her prepared speech and meant to declare the Dobbs decision a victory for the “right to life.” “You can clearly see in the video … she’s looking at her papers and looking at her speech,” her spokesman said.
Ah! The Elmer Fudd excuse—meant to say “right” but could only say “wight”! It could happen to anyone. Wiiiight...I mean, “right.”
Even giving her the benefit of the doubt—if that was what happened, why didn’t she say “wight to life” and not “wight life“?—it doesn’t matter. She is, to paraphrase Winston Churchill’s famous description of Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” a fool wrapped in a moron inside an incompetent.
Miller didn’t flinch when the “wrong” words came out, which can only can mean that “white life” sounded fine to her, or that she’s like Ron Burgundy, such a dolt that she will say whatever her notes tell her to. She might have said, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!” Miller didn’t say “oops!” or quickly make it clear what she said was a botch, as former President Bush did recently when he condemned the invasion of Ukraine but said “Iraq” instead.
And the MAGA crowd cheered. Yecchh.
Rep. Miller, like anyone paying attention, has to know that one of the themes running through the Left’s freakout over Roe being cancelled is that the decision was “racist.” I know it doesn’t make any sense (more than 19 million unborn black babies have been aborted since 1973), but racism and “white supremacy” are about all the ammunition Democrats have these days, and anyway, they are aiming their propaganda at the most gullible, ill-informed citizens they can find. (These would be the Left’s equivalents of those who cheered Miller at the rally.) How could any Republican with a functioning cerebral cortex hand Democrats an opportunity like that, intentionally or accidentally?
Easy question: Miller doesn’t have one, or at least enough of one to justify being in Congress. Is it just a coincidence that the same elected official talking about “white life” at a Trump rally previously began a sentence in a speech on Jan. 6, 2021, with the self-igniting phrase, “Hitler was right on one thing…”?
I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.
The gaffe is disqualifying whether Miller said it by mistake or deliberately. Republicans need to put a powerful and persuasive group together, meet with her, and inform her that her option is either to withdraw from her re-election campaign now or the party will refuse its support and any assistance. If Trump is smart (a fascinating issue on its own) and has any integrity at all, he’ll tell her that he is withdrawing any support or endorsement.