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Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:27 PM

Jill Biden's "breakfast taco" may have been an inside joke

Which the locals would have understood, but it didn't play well nationally when bereft of context.

I did some quick searchy searchy, because I wondered if breakfast tacos were an Americanized thing. Instead, I found this rather lengthy article about the origins - and epic War of the Roses level fight - over the origin of breakfast tacos.

Summarized: San Antonio (where Biden was) hates, hates, hates that Austin takes credit for popularizing breakfast tacos, when it was very much their own culinary convention for years.

https://www.ocweekly.com/who-invented-breakfast-tacos-not-austin-and-people-should-stfu-about-it-6992058/

So the speech writer may have been playing to the audience in the room, but on a national level it just looked like pure cringe.

The more you know.

(None of this story is important. I'm just bored).

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Reply Jill Biden's "breakfast taco" may have been an inside joke (Original post)
Sympthsical Jul 12 OP
H2O Man Jul 12 #1
MerryBlooms Jul 12 #2
aeromanKC Jul 12 #3
Marcus IM Jul 12 #4
MerryBlooms Jul 12 #5
Tommy Carcetti Jul 12 #6
Sympthsical Jul 12 #10
Demsrule86 Jul 12 #7
TreasonousBastard Jul 12 #8
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 12 #9
Sympthsical Jul 12 #11
BlackSkimmer Jul 12 #12
IronLionZion Jul 12 #13
BannonsLiver Jul 12 #14
nolabear Jul 12 #15
JI7 Jul 12 #16

Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:28 PM

1. Recommended.

Thank you. Too many people are looking to be "offended" these days.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:30 PM

2. r&k

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:39 PM

3. A taco for some, is a jelly donut to others.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:39 PM

4. It certainly beats throwing rolls of paper towels into a desperate crowd. n/t

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:42 PM

5. Such a silly comment, I knew there was more to it.

Thanks for posting this information.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:43 PM

6. Pity you're bored. nt

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:47 PM

10. Less pity, more tragedy

Reddit doesn't read itself, you know.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:44 PM

7. Such nonsense I make and eat breakfast tacos.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:46 PM

8. That explains why no mention of breakfast empanadas.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:46 PM

9. That may be, but members of her audience weren't feeling it.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and others registered their offense on social media, with the journalists’ organization tweeting that, “We are not tacos.”

“Using breakfast tacos to try to demonstrate the uniqueness of Latinos in San Antonio demonstrates a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region,” NAHJ said.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:51 PM

11. I just thought it useful context

Because it was baffling why a speech writer would be that clumsy. But after reading the article, it made a lot more sense. When someone screws up like that, my first instinct is to wonder what they were thinking. I think it was a play on that.

But that trusts that everyone will know the reference, which is a risk. The more local you aim a comment, the riskier it gets.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:52 PM

12. It seems a tad tone deaf to me.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:01 PM

13. The audience in the room clapped and laughed

because it was light hearted inside joke for San Antonio.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:25 PM

14. I couldn't possibly care less one way or another.

Democracy is on the brink but sure, let’s worry about something said about fucking tacos that wasn’t intended to be malicious in the first place. Because we totally have that luxury.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:31 PM

15. I think that's right. It was a clumsy attempt to be inside.

It was unfortunate but hardly indicative of deep seated prejudices. The national room was terribly misread.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 02:39 PM

16. Someone posted the speech where she mentioned the tacos

And it's nothing like how the right wingers are trying to make it.

And the media also isn't showing what was actually said. Instead they are showing what the Fox news assholes were saying.

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