Jill Biden’s speech at a “Latinx IncluXion Luncheon” in San Antonio earlier this week contained so much cringe that an apology was later issued:
Once again, Dr. Jill Biden butchers the Spanish language in furtherance of pandering to a client constituency (the org FKA National Council of La Raza). I hereby bless your timelines with Dr. Jill's rendering of "bodega". pic.twitter.com/Z4FSXtlUMe
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) July 11, 2022
An op-ed at MSNBC is attempting to eliminate some of the pouncing took the “it was bad, BUT” approach:
Jill Biden's racist gaffe was cringeworthy. But where was Republican outrage during Trump's countless attacks on Latinos? https://t.co/tZEniLkjL3
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 16, 2022
First of all, “gaffe”?
The racist speech that was cleared by three separate administration aide teams was just a “gaffe” https://t.co/wCRq6z9yL4
— Vanessa (@Nessakins_) July 16, 2022
The words were part of FLOTUS’ speech and certainly weren’t gaffes.
“Jill Biden is racist BUT….”
My God https://t.co/qYaU7G3xLZ
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) July 16, 2022
I couldn’t what-about this badly if you gave me a thousand tries.
— Gerry Atric (@GerryAtricMan) July 16, 2022
The “but…” part starts immediately in the first paragraph of this op-ed:
Now that first lady Jill Biden has apologized for saying that Latinos are as “unique” as breakfast tacos, it’s time to pause from the latest manufactured right-wing outrage and examine why her comments, although slightly problematic, pale in comparison to years of even more dangerous rhetoric against a community still fighting back against lazy stereotypes.
Er, if it’s a “manufactured” controversy, what did Jill Biden’s office apologize for?
Whataboutism is cool again, guys! https://t.co/T7fpglTeMv
— The Holy Goat (@trueholygoat) July 16, 2022
Look, she's racist, but she's *our* racist. https://t.co/hJv3DX3tWa
— Benjie (@sethamin) July 16, 2022
“The First Lady is racist BUT…” is QUITE the framing. https://t.co/9Lez8TMJtL
— &rew (@leebsoutloud) July 16, 2022
All that said, the Biden White House probably won’t like the tweet from MSNBC.
— Whispers of Dementia (@mgEyesOpen) July 16, 2022
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