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Walker Right To Fire Amnesty Advocate Liz Mair—It Was About Immigration, Not Iowa
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March 19, 2015, 12:58 PM
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This is from NRO on Liz Mair, the Walker staffer who was fired for expressing contemptuous opinions of Iowa:
"Hey, Campaigns: Read Twitter. Hey, Operatives: Stop Tweeting. "

Eliana Johnson, March 18, 2015

The response to the Walker campaign’s ill-fated romance with digital strategist Liz Mair, which lasted a mere 24 hours, has largely centered on Walker’s decision to hire and fire her and what it says about his political operation.

Also worth noting that campaigns should read the Twitter feeds of the operatives they’re bringing on board. It was just six weeks ago that Mair was tweeting things about Iowa, which Walker needs to win, that threw GOP leaders in the state into a tizzy. “”The sooner we remove Iowa’s front-running status, the better off American politics and policy will be,” she wrote in January. Breitbart hammered her as an “advocacy advocate” on account of a series of tweets she fired off in support of comprehensive immigration reform, an issue on which the governor has done an about face on the campaign trail....

Perhaps the larger lesson here is that campaigns should start reviewing Twitter feeds, and operatives who aspire to work on presidential campaigns should stop airing so many of their opinions on Twitter. [More]

I thought Eliana Johnson's typo above was funny—of course Breitbart didn't say that Liz Mair was an "advocacy advocate", they said she was an "amnesty advocate", and her contempt for Iowa was based on the fact that some Republicans in that still-very-white state didn't want amnesty.

Liz Mair is seriously in favor of amnesty, hates people who aren't. Herewith three tweets on the subject by Dave Weigel.

Here's Tweet contemporaneous with Mair calling Iowans idiots and suggesting the primary shouldn't be held there:

And here are a couple of tweets sticking Jennifer Rubin size pins in Treason Lobby target Rep. Steve King, just yesterday:

She's wrong—when Steve King said

For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”
he was speaking figuratively, not mathematically,but he was basically right—there are lot of drug mules, very few valedictorians. See our articles The point about these being what we call "hate facts", however, is that Liz Mair would be embarrassed by King enunciating them even if she knew they were true.

So if Walker wants people to believe he's turned from amnesty, firing Liz Mair was a good idea.