Mercedes Schlapp is a former Trump administration official and a CPAC honcho. She has a good sense on why Democrats will lose the Hispanic vote in 2024.
Schlapp: First lady Jill Biden traveled to one of the most populous Hispanic communities in America on Monday to tell Latinos that all we are good for is our breakfast tacos and bodegas.
Mrs. Biden’s inflammatory and offensive rhetoric about Hispanic diversity in San Antonio, Texas, was not a gaffe. It is another example of the Biden administration’s insensitive, bullying and politically divisive attacks on minorities in America.
The White House rigorously reviews and scrutinizes all public remarks prepared for the president and first lady. Yet Biden’s protectors in the left-wing media say that the words Jill read from a Teleprompter “didn’t come out correctly.”
Let’s set the record straight: Jill’s rehearsed speech was out of touch, insulting and derogatory towards Hispanics. The problem is even deeper than just her words. It starts with the fact that she spoke at the LatinX incluXion luncheon. The vast majority of Hispanics reject the term “LatinX.” Yet the Democrats insist on forcing their language doctrine on the Hispanic community. What will come next? LatinX Hispanic Heritage Month?
The first lady is a lifelong educator and teaches a writing class at a Virginia community college. Her husband Joe fawned over the English professor in their Vogue cover story for laboring over important speeches and grading student papers.
ICYMI: Jill Biden compares the entire Latino community to being "as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio."
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) July 13, 2022
A White House spokesperson issued an apology on Jill’s behalf following Breakfast Taco-Gate. Latinos won’t fall for a half-hearted one sentence mea culpa tweeted out from her press secretary when Jill herself drafted and delivered the insult-ridden speech.
Dr. Jill Biden may have her doctorate, but she is in no way a healer. Her husband prescribed unity and truth for a nation reeling from blue state lockdowns and riots. The full-time Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, retirees, however, have exasperated cultural divisions in America and clearly have no interest in embracing Hispanic heritage, beyond a sign-of-life visit to a taqueria in Washington, D.C.
If Jill really cherished the “bodegas of the Bronx” and wanted safe communities for Hispanics, she would urge Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to drop the murder charge against Jose Alba, a bodega worker and immigrant from the Dominican Republic who stabbed an ex-con in an act of self-defense. She would also advocate for religious liberties, strong families and educational freedom with no leftist divisive propaganda.
Democrats will always take minority voters for granted. They promise Hispanic-Americans opportunity, security, fairness and prosperity. Then they go to Washington, abandon you and sell you out. Instead of dealing with the issues that impact Latino families most, including historic inflation and energy costs, Biden is importing millions of illegal immigrants, enabling drug cartels and human traffickers and neglecting the hardworking and patriotic Hispanic-Americans who are already here.