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The New Republic Shocked Republicans Could Be Young, Diverse, And Like Good Steak

Hope you’re sitting down for this one. Republicans are young, sometimes multiracial and they like good steak.

From her eagle-eyed perch investigating steak houses around town, The New Republic‘s spitfire reporter Julia Ioffe learned that BLT steak, dangerously close to the liberal White House, leans Republican. The reporter working for the liberal mag doesn’t totally believe her findings.

The staff claims the place leans Republican, but you’d never guess: It’s modern and sleek, with a younger, more multiracial crowd than at Bobby Van’s or Cap Grille and food that is actually delicious. But that’s the new Washington for you. ‘The city’s changed a lot,’ says one of the staff members. “We even have Republicans that are vegetarians.”

Julia’s not totally venomously anti-Republican as her writing might suggest. She did once rip MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell a new a–hole for being such a prick to her on his show. Among other things, she compared him to FNC’s Bill O’Reilly and said he behaved like an “angry grandpa.” She even swore at him, saying, “I’m not going to toot my own horn here, but I was there [in Russia] for three years, I’m a fluent, native speaker of Russian, and, god damn it, I know my shit. Which is why I wish you’d let me finish answering your bullshit question.”

So there’s that.