It’s Tuesday and Jill Biden seems to have stepped into a taco mess after making embarrassing and offensive comments about Hispanics at the UnidosUS Conference in San Antonio.
As we noted, she not only went to a “LatinX IncluXion” luncheon, she said “bogidas” rather than bodegas and compared Hispanic people to breakfast tacos in their uniqueness.
That did not go over well. Hispanic journalists blasted her, saying they were not “breakfast tacos.” Then some Hispanic politicians, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a little fun with her. Rubio posted a new profile picture of a taco.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) — the guy most likely to succeed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the speaker’s position in the next term — had a great response, commenting on “taco inflation.”
The attention finally caused Jill Biden’s office to issue an apology on her behalf, which was a lame apology since she didn’t make it herself.
But Univision may have the best collection of hilarious taco memes to drop on Biden, in addition to a good report on the controversy.
Univision also observes that this comes at a time when the midterms are approaching — meaning this isn’t going to help Democrats — a great point to make.
The White House failed on this big time when they even falsified the official White House transcript of the remarks.
Meanwhile, a Washington Post reporter says it’s “worth noting” that before Jill Biden made her “taco gaffe,” “her entire speech was read and signed off on by the White House offices of intergovernmental affairs, legislative affairs, and public liaison.”
Seriously? And no one saw the problem with comparing people to tacos? Plus, this kind of continual ignorant pandering reveals they don’t understand very much about Hispanics or people in general.
People tend to like results, not pandering to them. What people across the board are seeing is that the Biden Administration doesn’t get it when it comes to a raft of issues, but most especially inflation. That’s one of the reasons why so many Hispanics seem to be turning their noses up at the Democrats in the polls at this point.