This is Ohio GOP congressional candidate Christina Hagan:
Here’s a little background information on Christina from a profile that appeared in the Washington Post earlier this week:
Seventy-six days until the primary election, and another chance to win them over. Christina Hagan’s heels click on the floor of the small-town community center. “Does anyone have a flag pin?” she asks, realizing that she left hers on an outfit she wore to a chili cook-off, or a meeting with a mayor, or all the times she went door-knocking to say, “I don’t want to bug you too much, but I’m running for Congress.”
More than 400 women — a record number — are expected to run for Congress this year, and 29-year-old Hagan is part of the surge. The vast majority are Democrats, motivated by the 2016 election to get angry and get organized. Hagan is inspired by Donald Trump, too — just not in the same way. She’s inspired to help him achieve his goals.
She is well aware that hers is the party known for its aging white men — a description that fits every current Republican U.S. senator and congressman from Ohio, and every previous representative of Ohio’s 16th District, where she is running. At a time when the GOP is trying, again, to diversify, here is Hagan: an attractive, well-spoken young mother with seven years of experience as a state representative, a job she says she is the youngest woman in Ohio history to hold. Her campaign consultant calls her a “gift to the Republican Party.”
Yay! That’s a fun story, right?
Well as it turns out, you can go ahead and put Christina in the “moron” camp because guess what? She’s using the same bullshit propaganda strategy that Trump used in one of his campaign ads to inflame anti-migrant sentiment.
Have a look at this video (which, as of Friday morning, is still her pinned tweet on Twitter):
Note that part about “stopping the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants into our country.” Here’s the screengrab from that part:
Yeah, so the only problem there is that those aren’t “our borders.”
Rather, those are migrants fleeing into Morocco.
And you know, you’d think she would have known better. Because as alluded to above, Trump tried this same shit back in 2016 and was called out on it.
But then again, maybe she’s the smart one here. Because it worked for Trump when it came to duping gullible voters, so why can’t it work for Christina?
To be clear, what needs to “stop” isn’t immigration, it’s people like Christina blatantly lying to voters in order to play off their fears and prejudices to advance their own political fortunes.
As one person on Twitter noted, they might as well just start using clips of World War Z and see if anyone notices…
— Ophelia Mozee (@surenough7217) March 16, 2018