Desperate to stop the bleeding of Hispanic American support, the Democrats are frantically trying to change their messaging. The problem is, they keep doubling down on what drove Hispanics away in the first place.
Democrats Borrow Castro Slogan for Their Outreach to Latino Voters
It’s no secret that the Democrats are in trouble with Latino voters in the run-up to the midterm elections. Polling from last month showed that the president’s approval ratings are at their lowest among Hispanic voters. The Democrats’ border crisis, their leftward shift on cultural issues, and the economy have all prompted Latino voters to break toward the GOP.
The Democrats are aware of their issues with Latinos, and they’ve launched a new strategy to reach them. There’s one problem: the slogan.
This new initiative to reach out to Spanish-speaking voters uses the slogan “Adelante,” which means “onward” or “forward.” Now, a Spanish word shouldn’t be an issue in and of itself, but when that word carries an association with Fidel Castro and Cuba’s communists, it becomes loaded with baggage.
“As it so happens, slogans such as ‘¡Adelante!’ or ‘¡La Revolución Seguirá Adelante!’ were popular rallying cries under the communist regime of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro,” reports the Washington Free Beacon.
“The Cuban newspaper founded in 1959, the year Castro took power, is called Adelante, which boasts that it was ‘primero con la Revolución,’” the article continues.
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No word yet if the Democrats are planning to move on to the second phase of their new Hispanic outreach campaign with the slogan “¡Hasta la victoria siempre!”
Read more about this latest messaging disaster by the Democrats at The Washington Free Beacon.