The 2012 Chimichanga Debate

In case you haven’t heard, an Obama aide offered a line borrowed from a Washington Post article by Dana Milbank, and now Republicans are trying to pile on Obama for it.

“Line of the day from WAPO’s Dana Milbank: “The chimichanga? It may be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos.”

Milbank ended his Wednesday column that analyzed the Republican Party’s treatment of the Latino voting bloc with the line. He borrowed the reference from Sen. John McCain, who he quoted earlier in the story.

Frankly, I don’t think it’s insensitive. I think they give Republicans too much credit for offering something to a group of people in need of jobs and better opportunities. In other words, the sentiment is accepted, but let’s get real. Any offer of anything to Latinos by Republicans is laughable.

Insulting is Republicans trying to play nice after leaders in states like Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, etc., have offered up punitive policies that can only be deemed racist and anti-Latino.

On to real issues.

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