In her relentless pursuit to be relatable, Hillary Clinton released a patronizing online post aimed at potential Hispanic voters.
The campaign post titled “7 ways Hillary Clinton is just like your abuela” was a thinly veiled attempt at showing Clinton’s grandmotherly side.
“Abuela” is Spanish for grandmother, and probably not coincidentally the video was released the same day Clinton’s daughter Chelsea announced she is pregnant with Hillary’s second grandchild.
The short list of Clinton’s Latina grandmother attributes include, using “respeto” or “respect,” worrying about children “everywhere”, and touting she always knows best.
It also takes a dig a Donald Trump, saying Clinton has but one word for him, “Basta!” which means “enough.”
But all the tough talk mixed with warm-fuzzies couldn’t quell the backlash that was headed Clinton’s way.
It seems there are quite a few people who regard their grandmothers more highly than Clinton, and didn’t appreciate the comparison.
Even more so, the politically correct, highly sensitive culture the left created blasted Clinton’s campaign post for stereotyping. Let’s just say the picture at the end of the post showing a chummy Clinton with Latin singer Marc Anthony didn’t go over so well.
Hence, the hashtags #NotMyAbuela and #NotMiAbuela were born and folks expressed their bitterness over the stunt for a host of reasons:
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 22, 2015
Today I learned the word “hispandering”. Thanks, Hillary! #NotMiAbuela
— pam (@pamnonga) December 22, 2015
— No More Donation$ (@NoMoreDon8) December 23, 2015
— Marisol Ramos (@LaMarichola) December 22, 2015
— Rósa Corcoran (@msrlux) December 22, 2015
— Flavius Aetius (@StupidBoomers) December 24, 2015
My abuelas valued family over everything. They’d never allow children to sit in detention camps, housed like dogs. Clinton is #NotMiAbuela
— Norma Rubalcava (@normanotjean) December 23, 2015
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) December 22, 2015
Looks like the Clinton camp was feeling the heat and thought maybe a quick reworking of the post’s headline would help. Not so much.
My abuela lives in a country with the highest murder rate in the world, surrounded by civil war. Hilary grew up in the suburbs #NotMiAbuela
— deeply pensive emoji (@sunfIIower) December 22, 2015
Liberal Democrats cranked up the race war, and not getting shot in their own crossfire. Hilarious: #NotMiAbuela
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) December 23, 2015
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