Nikki Haley and Ted Cruz use those names because Republicans are white supremacists – twitchy.com
We’re picking on someone without a blue check here, but the tweet has gotten enough traction that the good folks at Birdwatch have “added context they think people might want to know.” We’re not sure why this is coming up again, but don’t you wonder why Nikki Haley and Ted Cruz don’t go by their real first names? It’s obvious when you think about it: their voters are white supremacist Republicans who needed to be tricked into thinking they were white.
Nikki Haley’s first name is “Nimrata.”
Ted Cruz’s first name is “Rafael.”
They don’t use those names because they know—even better than you—that Republican voters tend to be white supremacists.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 20, 2023
We checked Mrs. Bowers’ Twitter feed to make sure it wasn’t a parody, and we’re pretty sure it’s not, even though she claims to be America’s best Christian in her Twitter image.
And a big shout out to Beto
— James Humphreys 🇺🇸 (@BPratto) January 21, 2023
Wait til you hear about Beto O’Rourke.
— Jeffrey Owen (@jeffowen43) January 20, 2023
Now do Beto… Bobby.
— The Doctor (@TennantRob) January 21, 2023
*laughs in “Beto” O’Rourke*
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) January 20, 2023
Her middle name is “Nikki.”
Do some research on the surprising number of singers, actors, politicians and…uh…regular folks who use their middle name instead of their first.
By the way, you go by “Betty.” That wouldn’t be short for “Elizabeth” or something, would it?
— Joe Dougherty 🐴 🐧 (@joe_dougherty) January 20, 2023
I know. I completely missed the “Cruz” part!
— Joseph Ducreaux (@DucreauxJoseph) January 20, 2023
Someone needs to run this by Vera Chokalingam (Mindy Kaling) and Kal Penn (Kalpen Modi).
— Ranjit Singh (@AuthorSingh) January 20, 2023
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) January 20, 2023
Ah yes, nicknames they’ve had since they were children were deliberately used 50 years in advance for this reason 🙄
— Klaus Schwab Enjoyer (@Elevated530) January 20, 2023
Now do Warren Wilhelm
— Frank Lloyd Righteous, Ph.D Misanthropologist (@BostonDelendEst) January 21, 2023
That’s ridiculous. What is your explanation for Willard (Mitt) Romney? Was the name Willard unfavorable to the Whites also?
— Cognitive Dissident (@STP48315) January 20, 2023
Really? Then Barack Obama’s win (twice) was something of a miracle.
— Leah (@Leah19519359) January 20, 2023
Betty. Such a stretch. Really?
— PlainCommonSense (@sense_plain) January 21, 2023
So in this scenario why wouldn’t @SenTedCruz change his last name?
Cruz isn’t exactly a “white” surname.
— Dr. Mario Carditis (@MarioCarditis) January 20, 2023
Or, hear me out, they don’t use those names because that’s not what their parents called them.
Also, Amata Radewagen, Young Kim, and Mario Diaz-Balart (among others) would like a word.
Why are you racist?
— June (@junebotprolly) January 21, 2023
Stupidest thing I’ve read today. Thank you 😊
— Randall Hunsaker (@HunsakerRandall) January 20, 2023
This has been done so many times it’s frightening how many in the replies think it’s a good point. Yeah, but what’s the deal with Frances and Wilhelm?
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WATCH: Sunny Hostin can’t resist taking a vile racist swipe at Nikki Haley — and she’s not remotely sorry about it https://t.co/QTnforeqgj
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