The 2018 midterms is being called the year of the minority and the media is falling all over itself to congratulate the minorities who won election to Congress. But the nation’s first female Korean American woman elected to Congress is being utterly ignored. Is it perhaps because she is a Republican?
The media is wild over the first openly gay governor.
The media loves the news of the first Palestinian Congresswoman.
The media is thrilled to report on the openly socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the acclaimed “youngest woman ever elected to Congress.”
But, have you heard yet about the first Korean American women to be elected to Congress?
Why is that, do you think?
KCAl Channel 9 may have an answer to that:
Kim, 55, would be the first Korean-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives if she defeats her Democratic opponent Gil Cisneros for the open seat in California’s 39th Congressional District in Tuesday’s election.
Kim was born in South Korea in 1975 and is at the writing of this post holding a lead from which she will probably win the 39th District seat.
But this race has not been mentioned once by the national news in this the supposed year of the minority candidate.
FrontPageMagazine’s Daniel Greenfield thinks he knows why…
Women winning political races is only “historic” when they’re lefties. Minorities winning races is only historic when they’re… lefties.
Sure Kim is a woman. Yes, she’s a minority. And yet, we are not hearing a word about her historic race.
Doesn’t it make you wonder why?
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