Hillary’s ad talking down to Hispanic voters generates ‘mucho fuego’

Gorsh, as Goofy might say: You sure have to admire candidate Hillary Clinton for her communication skills.

When she’s not affecting a ridiculous-sounding black accent or southern drawl, she is reaching out to Hispanic voters in a campaign ad that underscores, among other things, the importance of “respeto” for “los mujeres.”

Here is the ad, whose headline alone drips with condescension toward Latino voters who, with a little prodding from Billary, will immediately spot the similarities between her and their abuela (right down to granny’s dyed-blond hair and blue eyes).

The first of the seven purported commonalities in the ad is Hillary’s deep and abiding concern for children everywhere:

You shouldn’t have to be the granddaughter of a former president to be able to live up to your God-given potential in America. You should be able to be the granddaughter of a factory worker or the grandson of a truck driver — and every day as your president, I’m going to get up trying to figure out what more I can do to make sure every person, and particularly every child, has a chance to do just that. [Emphasis added]

This maternal instinct was put on ice in 1975, when Clinton — still a practicing attorney — was appointed by the court to defend a 40-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

Old Hillary QT

The ad, released yesterday, was received unsurprisingly with resentment, generating its own hashtag (#NotMyAbuela) on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions:

Ultimately, the ad led to the formation of the neologism Hispandering:

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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