Political news website “The Hill” generated controversy earlier this week when it tweeted about Republicans trying to “steal” Hispanic voters away from the Democratic Party.
The social media caption read, “GOP sees chance to steal Hispanic voters from Democrats,” and linked to an article from Thursday.
Naturally, the tweet sparked immediate backlash. Does the Hispanic community belong exclusively to the Democratic Party?
— The Hill (@thehill) July 14, 2022
It is no surprise The Hill would use such dehumanizing language — First Lady Jill Biden recently liken the Hispanic community to tacos.
Conservatives went after the headline with fire and fury as you might expect.
“The underlying assumption of this headline is that Hispanics are the ‘bought and paid for’ property of the Democrats.” Dinesh D’Souza tweeted. “Only if Hispanics are owned by Democrats does it make sense to talk about the GOP ‘stealing’ them.”
The underlying assumption of this headline is that Hispanics are the “bought and paid for” property of the Democrats. Only if Hispanics are owned by Democrats does it make sense to talk about the GOP “stealing” them https://t.co/YTqQ5bvSYC
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 14, 2022
The grassroots organization “Freedom Works” replied: “Democrats don’t own Hispanic voters!”
Democrats don't own Hispanic voters!
Recent polling commissioned by FreedomWorks’ Hispanic Grassroots Alliance and conducted by The Bullfinch Group reveals that a positive, pro-liberty platform resonates strongly with Hispanic voters. #ampFW 🇺🇸 https://t.co/A427IHgM3r
— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) July 14, 2022
The actual article itself focused on Republican gains in the Hispanic community — a fact which should frighten Democrats, who have always taken this demographic for granted
“The GOP’s approach is a danger to Democrats, as Hispanic voters are likely to play a key role in at least a dozen districts in the November midterm elections.” The Hill wrote.