Would it be proper to say that black Americans are unique as fried chicken? Jews unique as bagels? The Irish unique as whiskey? Nope. Thus either Jill Biden, like her husband, is Ron Burgundy or one of her speechwriters hates her.
Jill Biden may think that Hispanics are only as unique as tacos, but I actually found the perfect taco for her husband.
As you can see, it’s just a shell! pic.twitter.com/4Oo18YvPMR
— Irene Armendariz-Jackson For Congress (@ArmendarizDis16) July 12, 2022
Jill said this on Monday, “Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.” Then her office, like her husband’s staff has to constantly do, had to walk it back. Michael LaRosa, tweeted, “The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community.”
But Latin Republicans weren’t buying it. “As a Hispanic woman who has a rich culture filled with ancestors who struggled against all manner of obstacles and poverty, it’s grossly offensive to compare my people to tacos,” Alexis Martinez Johnson, the GOP nominee for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, said on Tuesday.
“Even by going to an event called ‘LatinX Incluxion’, they are erasing our culture, our heritage, and mi gente’s beautiful language,” Martinez Johnson added. “Joe Biden and the Democrats continue to show that they don’t care about minority communities, whether it’s saying ‘you ain’t black’ to African American Republicans or comparing Hispanic Americans unique history to a literal breakfast food. Shame on them.”
“This is reminiscent of 2016 when Hillary Clinton was lambasted by Hispanics across the nation for her out-of-touch ‘abuela’ pandering,” Republican congressional candidate Jose Castillo told media. He was referencing a Clinton staffer’s 2016 blog comparing Hillary to “your abuela.”
“Now we’ve gone from ‘not my abuela’ to ‘not a taco,’” Castillo quipped. “It’s just astounding that Democrats think they can run on a radical woke agenda and disastrous economy that is hurting families, but then win our votes with breakfast tacos.”
He said that Democrats’ “using words like ‘Latinx’ that no one I know use and reducing cultures to food stereotypes is not going to turn back the tide of Hispanic Americans moving away from failed Democrat policies…Multiple Hispanic organizations have condemned the use of the term ‘Latinx’ as a form of pandering to “rich white progressives.”
“With my extensive heritage history in Arizona, including family who live in border towns, and having co-found an organization that helps victims of sex trafficking, I have a firsthand perspective on the horrific ramifications the policies of Joe Biden and his administration have on Hispanic families and communities,” GOP congressional candidate Rene Lopez said. “Add to that the crippling burden placed on all of us by his failed economic policies, it is clear why so many Hispanics are moving to the Republican Party.
“Jill Biden would do better to answer for these failures by her husband and her party than to appeal to us through offensive and tone-deaf comparisons such as this,” he added. “This is indicative of the current elitist leadership in DC and how it’s reduced our heritage and culture to a taco.”