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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:47 PM

Romney Courts Hispanic Vote With Animated Sombrero-Wearing Parrot

This week the Romney campaign introduced "Paco", a taco-loving cartoon parrot, in hopes of appealing to Latino voters.

Video at link: http://onion.com/JZCKx0
(In case anyone doesn't realize. It's the Onion and it's a joke.)

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Response to drm604 (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:23 PM

1. I know it's The Onion, but it reminds me of that Taco Bell dog.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. I don't know how old you are

but these kinds of animated racist stereotypes were common when I was growing up in the 60s. Lots of ads and even children's cartoons had such characters. This parrot would have fit right in.

This video is, of course, at jab at Romney's seeming cultural cluelessness.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:33 PM

3. I'm 49 and I remember the "Frito Bandito".

 

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