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Anti-LGBTQ Senate candidate Blake Masters’ attempt to ‘own the libs’ backfires spectacularly

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When blaming President Biden ad nauseam for inflation still leaves you trailing in the polls, what’s a right-wing senatorial candidate to do?

Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee Blake Masters found his answer: blame the gays… and Black people… and women?!The Trump-endorsed candidate appeared to suggest that America needs more straight, white men to get back on track, implying diversity is to blame for economic hardship.Related: That time anti-LGBTQ candidate Blake Masters went to the gay wedding of his biggest financial backerMasters shared an Associated Press report that said the Federal Reserve’s leadership “has become its most diverse ever.

There are more female, Black and gay officials contributing to the central bank’s interest-rate decisions than at any time in its 109-year history.”“Finally a compelling explanation for why our economy is doing so well,” the anti-LGBTQ Senate hopeful sarcastically quipped.Finally a compelling explanation for why our economy is doing so well— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) August 29, 2022Would you believe us if we told you the comment didn’t go over very well?Many were quick to condemn the glaring racism, sexism and homophobia all baked into Masters’ one little tweet:So your argument is Black, female and gay = incompetent?

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