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Did The Republicans Just Throw Trump Under The Bus With This Political Advertisement?

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This Wednesday, the Republican Party began airing its first Spanish-language television ad aimed at Latino voters.  The 30-second spot — currently airing on Telemundo and Univision — reminds Latinos that the GOP is working on issues that “give a voice to all Americans.” These issues include lowering taxes to help small businesses — a very important concern for Latino business owners. Between 2007 and 2012, Latinos represented around 86 percent of the small business growth in the U.S., almost single handedly responsible for growth during one of the worst economic crashes in the U.S. The GOP’s advertisement also addressed national security and school choice, a program that would allocate money for alternative educations, like charter schools, aimed at lower income families. The people targeted by “school choice” are definitely in need of help, but the program has many flaws.

No mention of Donald Trump, though.

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The ad was created by the GOP to remind voters of the important issues rather than their candidate, Donald Trump, who hasn’t exactly been kind to Latinos. During his run for office, Trump’s team has failed to generate any political advertisements for Spanish-language channels, which highlights one of his biggest problems — the failure to see Latino voters as demographic that’s worth reaching. Hector Barreto, president of the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, chided Trump’s failure by saying, “He either doesn’t care or believes he can win without Hispanic support.”

That said, several Super PACs have created ads aimed at Latino voters, on behalf of Mr. Trump.

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This is what donor money can buy.

In the wake of the GOP’s advertisement, team Hillary tweeted out a response, reminding Latino voters of Trump’s history… of being Donald Trump.

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The minute-long ad highlights the numerous times Trump has thrown Latinos under the bus to further his political agenda.

After watching these kinds of political advertisements, the question shouldn’t be what can politicians do for Latinos, it should be, what can Latinos do for politicians? They’ll find out on Tuesday, November 8.


Read: John Oliver Exposes Just How Badly Latino Students Are Getting Screwed

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Texas And Arkansas Just Took The Gloves Off In The Battle For Queso Supremacy

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Texas And Arkansas Just Took The Gloves Off In The Battle For Queso Supremacy

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So the Wall Street Journal just fired shots in the queso war between Texas and Arkansas, and people are choosing sides.

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This story was quickly picked up by Arkansas Senator, Tom Cotton, who put Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn ?on blast.?

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People immediately dragged Sen. Tom Cotton for calling it “cheese dip.”

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This senator might experience a “dip” in his approval ratings. Sorry not sorry.

But “cheese dip” is what it’s called in Arkansas.

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One could argue referring to “queso” as “cheese dip” would be like if  “carnitas tacos” were called “mashed corn discs with dead pig parts.” It just sounds wrong.

Anyway, Arkansas claims that cheese dip was created in by Blackie Donnally, when he figured out how to melt cheese.

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There’s more to it than that. Watch the video below for the full story.

Blackie sold his cheese dip at “Mexico Chiquito,” a restaurant he opened in 1935.

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There’s even an entire documentary, “In Queso Fever: A Movie About Cheese Dip,” that covers the discovery of Arkansas cheese dip.

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And that would be the story of queso, except for proud Texans:

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Texans aren’t going to let Arkansas have “cheese dip” without a fight.

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This cheese dip/queso rivalry is up there with the glory days of Texas Longhorns v. Arkansas Razorbacks.

Texas Senator John Cornyn even fired back a response to Sen. Tom Cotton.

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Ted Cruz hasn’t released an official tweet yet, presumably because he’s busy with official senator work.

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In the meantime, Texans are voicing their anger via social media.

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Even respectable publications, like “Texas Monthly,” weighed in on behalf of queso.

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Texas journalists broke their oath to neutrality to rain on cheese dip’s parade.

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Queso is very special to people in Texas. The Tex-Mex staple is what people miss most when they leave:

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Texans will blacklist restaurants that don’t serve the warm, velvety treat.

Texans don’t need fancy wine and cheese. They have Mexican martinis and queso.

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There’s even a comedy club in Austin, Texas, called “The Velveeta Room.”

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As Texas and Arkansas argue over rights to melted cheese, one author is working to uncover the true origins of queso.

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According to research from Lisa Fain, author of The Homesick Texan, queso most likely originated in northern Mexico. Lisa, told the Wall Street Journal, that the tasty treat started “as a side dish that mixed chile peppers, onions, seasoning and a small amount of white cheese.” From there, the meal spread to the U.S. faster than pink eye in a daycare.

So let Texas and Arkansas argue over their beloved dishes. The real winner in this is anyone who loves queso… or cheese dip.

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And while we’re on the topic, don’t ever bring this abomination to a party.

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There’s a special circle of hell reserved for people who bring this jar of glop to a party.

READ: Mexican Food Doesn’t Get The Respect It Deserves, Says Chef Javier Plascencia

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