On Monday The View host Sunny Hostin launched a bizarre attack on Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren related to her her family ancestry. Hostin gleefully read from an ancestry report and said: “What’s interesting is, someone did do some research on Tomi Lahren’s family, and I have it in front of me.”
“Her second great-grandmother had been here for ten years yet spoke no English. Oh my gosh, she said mockingly.” “Her great grandfather’s 1885 baptism, recorded only in Norwegian because they didn’t speak any English. The 1930 census says Tomi’s three times great grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German. She didn’t speak English either.”
But on Tuesday morning, Lahren shut down “The View” host claims with a perfect response, Lahren laughed at the ladies for finding out that her ancestors immigrated to the United States legally and suggested some time be spent on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) ancestry next.
“What she found was really shocking, guys,” started Lahren, speaking of “View” co-host Sunny Hostin. “She found that my family who came there, in the 1800s, from Norway and Germany, that they spoke Norwegian and German. Really what she did is prove that my family came here legally.”
“You don’t just get to 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,” Lahren said on the Fox program.
“I really am happy though that she has such a fascination with my family history, and I’m hoping that she’ll take on Elizabeth Warren’s next,” quipped Lahren, seemingly directing the comment at Mendelsohn.
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I think all this did was open a hole in the right’s argument that needs to be filled. Stop talking about merit-based and language and shift it to talk about assimilation. If they did that then Lehren could have talked about what huge successes her ancestors became because they bought into the American dream and showed their character by doing it legally.
And it exposes the difference between immigration from generations past and now. That is a much sounder argument and gets to the root of the problem. I don’t care about skills or language. And neither do most people. People care about desire, character, and patriotism. Come here poor and skilless, but come here hungry and with a love of America.
The difference between immigrants who came during the 1840’s-1930’s and today’s immigrants is America didn’t use to give the ‘red carpet’ treatment. Many immigrants came here with nothing, and they had to be very motivated to make something from nothing.
Unfortunately, today’s ‘immigrants’ come for the easy money and government handouts at hardworking taxpayers expense.
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