Conservative blond bobble-head, Tomi Lahren, has shown herself to be hypocritical so many times it's hard to keep count.
There was the time in 2016 she tweeted Democrats only wanted handouts, while Republicans wanted to earn their money. Only, three years earlier, she lamented on Twitter having to get a job, pointing out that the job's only saving grace was that it was at her mother's store and was exceptionally easy. What gives, Tomi?
Lahren also sarcastically wished someone good luck holding down a job, right after she got fired from Glenn Beck's network for being pro-choice. So maybe...not the best time to gloat about holding down jobs?
So when she was on the Fox show Watter's World, Lahren railed against immigrants (of course) and especially some immigrants' inability to speak English.
In the clip, she says:
Well, these people need to understand it's a privilege to be an American and it's a privilege that you work toward, it's not a right. You don’t just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That’s not what this country is based on. This country is based on the rule of law and we believe in bringing the best people into this country to make it even better. We don't believe in importing poverty. Trust me, I live in California, we have enough poverty, we have enough issues, we don't need any more."
Except hold up, because it turns out that Lahren's own relatives were immigrants to this country who didn't speak English. Innnnteresting.
Journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn, the creator of #resistancegenealogy, pointed out in several tweets that, according to the 1930 census, Lahren's great-great-great-grandmother had been in the country for 41 years and was still speaking German, not English.
And that wasn't all. Lahren's great-great-grandmother had also been here for 10 years and still spoke zero English.
And her great-grandfather's 1895 baptism was recorded not in English, but in Norwegian. Hmm.
So Lahren's ancestors were not so very different from the immigrants she bashes today. Why do they get a pass but other immigrants don't?
Mendelsohn added that her tweet was not about "playing gotcha" as much as it was about pointing out the fact that Lahren acts as though today's immigrants are completely different from ones in the past, and that's just not true.
Mendelsohn wonders why people assume that the motivations of current immigrants are bad, and that they are just looking for "handouts," while at the same time holding that previous generations of immigrants had great intentions, coming here to look for work and make a better life for their families.
Mendelsohn added, "What I'm trying to show here is that these nativists can't keep trying to back up their argument by saying 'the country doesn't work this way' when clearly it does and has: for their families. So why do they *really* not want these people here? That's what we need to dig out."
She continued, writing, "Oh, and it's also worth examining why you might laud your own ancestors' behavior as pluck or ingenuity — 'So he bribed the official to sign the papers and they were able to get on the boat!' — but castigate contemporary immigrants who behave in much the same way."
Mendelsohn finished the series of tweets by writing, "Those who've followed me for a long time know I've shared tons of stuff about my own family. Some of my ancestors never learned English, either. Some never became citizens. There's nothing shameful in that," adding, "Look, Tomi! We have something in common."
Mendelsohn and critical thinking, 1, Lahren and blatant racism, 0.