• The Delicious Chimichanga That Could Bring Down Obama

    Laugh now, but one day President Santorum will erect a monument to this chimichanga

    Jim Messina, who is helming the president's reelection effort, tweeted a line from a column written by The Washington Post's Dana Milbank, in which he argues that Republicans will struggle to attract the Latino vote after coming out against the DREAM immigration reform act.

    "Line of the day from WAPO's Dana Milbank: 'The chimichanga? It may be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos,' " Messina tweeted.

    But the comments drew rebuke from Republicans, who argued the reference to the deep-fried burrito was culturally insensitive.

    Aw, man! What a rookie mistake! Never ever never reference a chimichanga — or, for that matter, any type of stuffed tortilla-based foodstuff — to a person of Latin American heritage. It's almost as bad as talking about a stromboliĀ in front of an Italian. Or meatloaf in front of a WASP. (Actually, if I'm not mistaken, an ill-timed meatloaf quip was a contributing factor in the Protestant Reformation.)

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Dream Act, Food, Republicans, Twitter


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