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.
The ad, released yesterday, was received unsurprisingly with resentment, generating its own hashtag (#NotMyAbuela) on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions:
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@peddoc63) December 23, 2015
— libertarian taco (@NM_libertarian) December 23, 2015
Ultimately, the ad led to the formation of the neologism Hispandering:
— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) December 23, 2015