Democrat Jen Psaki might want to circle back and reconsider a tweet that reeked of paternalism and, according to some critics, bigotry.
On Wednesday, the former Biden White House press secretary took to social media to try to explain, as she saw it, the 2022 red wave in Florida (but hardly anywhere else) with Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on down.
DeSantis is the first GOP governor in two decades to carry the Miami-Dade County vote in an election.
“The Latino vote is not the same everywhere! There are huge generational differences and in Florida population of older voters (more likely Rs) much larger than younger. Socialism does not play there,” Psaki asserted.
“And there is a massive disinformation problem in Spanish language media,” the MSNBC pundit, who appears to inadvertently acknowledge the Democrat agenda and socialism overlap, perhaps with some ageism thrown in, claimed on Twitter, where she somehow has accumulated one million-plus followers.
The content of the tweet appears to be yet another example of where misinformers complain about misinformation in the same way, for example, that similar pandering progressives who preach inclusion often engage in exclusion and advocate conformity in the guise of diversity.
The Latino vote is not the same everywhere! There are huge generational differences and in Florida population of older voters (more likely Rs) much larger than younger. Socialism does not play there. And there is a massive disinformation problem in Spanish language media.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 9, 2022
With that in mind, Psaki is getting roasted on Twitter for her condescending comments.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who is a member of the GOP, also weighed in on the tweet when asked about it during an interview on the Fox News Channel.
“Democrats are in denial,” Suarez told “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade in the video clip embedded above. “They’re in denial because they first tried to brand all Hispanics as LatinX. That didn’t work. That sort of monolithic brand didn’t stick. People don’t like it.”
He continued: “Then they tried to go nuance. The first lady said we’re as unique as San Antonio tacos. That also didn’t work and obviously offended people. And now they’re trying to come up with more excuses as to why Republicans keep gaining with Hispanics.
“Republicans gaining with Hispanics is not just big for Miami-Dade County and for Florida, it’s big for the United States,” Suarez continued. “It’s a template for success for Republican elections for a generation nationally, and I think if we continue to communicate and connect with Hispanics, it could mean a tremendous amount in terms of not just winning elections, but creating prosperity for our country and governing from the principles that are the basis of Republican elected officials and Republican politics.”
Here is a small sample of the Twitter response to Psaki’s ill-advised, identity-politics-related take:
You stopped saying LatinX real fast tho huh? 🤣
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 9, 2022
“Latinos are easily fooled”
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 9, 2022
Could you be more specific in the massive disinformation problem? I really want yo get closer to the latinX community and do my part to help them.
— Mary (@maryh4751) November 9, 2022
Im a millennial Hispanic. Im a mom. I voted for republicans. I know a lot more just like me. We are not the people of victimhood. We are the people of dreams.
— R. Roz 🐊 (@reeseonable) November 9, 2022
So Dems *do* peddle socialism, huh? https://t.co/JvOa97Kkf6
— J.R. Holmsted (@JHolmsted) November 9, 2022
So… from your white privilege, you want to tell us Hispanics how to vote and label those of us who think differently as old or confused??? Shame on you!!
— Vanessa Vallejo (@vanessavallej0) November 9, 2022
We Hispanic people can think for ourselves without your input thank you very much
— ArchLobster 🇪🇨 🇺🇸 (@ArchLobster) November 9, 2022
There is indeed a disinformation problem on some Spanish language media -mostly Univision, Telemundo and CNNE- repeating the lies out of the Biden Adm. But Jen is right about the diversity of the Hispanic vote- we’re different in many ways,but none of us are Biden Breakfast Tacos
— Lourdes Ubieta (@lourdesubieta) November 9, 2022
Thanks for the example of how Democrats divide people; If race doesn’t work try age.
— Stand for Something (@StandFSorFfA) November 9, 2022
So you’ve gone from taking them for granted, calling them Latinx & breakfast burritos to mocking them for being fooled by ‘disinformation’…genius strategy, Jen. https://t.co/LlK7kMh7GU
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 9, 2022
Pretty racist https://t.co/JdLWeF2boR
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) November 9, 2022
Wow, that’s kinda racist.
— Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya Cardinal (@RW_Crank) November 9, 2022
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