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Satirical site says Romney branded Latinos ‘taco jockeys,’ lefties freak out


It just got real. RT @KimberlyNFoster: Oh shit! RT @mdawriter: Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera http://t.co/ErYvyUaf

— Stephanie Siek (@TweetsNotTwits) September 18, 2012

Yes. Yes it did. If by “real,” you mean “fake.”

No way! This has to be The Onion. MT @zdrastvuitye: Romney calls Mexicans taco jockeys! "@Normsmusic: http://t.co/qyz77saP" #p2

— W-man (@Waltzman) September 18, 2012

Not quite. Onion-wannabe website The Daily Currant, wanting to capitalize on the furor over the “secret” Romney tape, published a satirical article yesterday about a yet-to-be-released missing segment in which Romney referred to Latinos as “taco jockeys”:

Romney responded by saying that it was futile to even try to get Hispanics to vote Republican because their “primitive culture” was antithetical to Republican values.

“Hispanics will never vote for me because they can’t possibly understand my ideas. They are descended from a primative culture. They were sacrificing 9 year olds to the gods before Cortés came.”

“And these people. The ones that come to the U.S.. …these people are losers. They couldn’t cut it in their own countries, and now they want to freeload in ours. When I’m president I’ll send Mexico a message – take ‘em back. We don’t want these taco jockeys anymore.”

Mother Jones, which takes credit for releasing the tapes to the public, was forced to acknowledge a gap in the “full” tape, but we’re quite confident that the gap in question had nothing to do with denigrating Latinos.

What’s really offensive is that there are people out there who genuinely believe that Mitt Romney harbors a secret hatred of Hispanics. The idea is ludicrous, plain and simple. Nevertheless, swarms of lefties accepted the article at face value, and they practically fell all over themselves jockeying for the top position on the outrage heap:

OMG. No hyperbole: Romney's a bigot | Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape | The Daily Currant – http://t.co/Sf1dxgpp

— Joshua Smith (@JoshuaSmithNJ) September 18, 2012

So ROMNEY called Mexicans taco jockeys?

— T (@truthrose1) September 18, 2012


Oh. My. God. > Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/sBk2fh8X #p2 #tcot

— Elizabeth Kennen (@jazzcattrio) September 18, 2012

@.DavidCorn Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/n4ljZJZW

— Sαwhєαt1 (@SAWHEAT1) September 18, 2012



Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/D96HezFe via @zite. Awful and he wants to be President?

— John Richie (@JohnKRichie) September 19, 2012

RT @zdrastvuitye: Romney calls Mexicans taco jockeys! "@Normsmusic: @zdrastvuitye http://t.co/OMLv9l7C" #p2 #tcot /THIS IS REALLY SAD

— susie williams (@susieq68old) September 18, 2012


It gets worse! >Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/DR34TqyJ #47Percent #RomneyEncore #Forward2012 #GOTV

— Anna (@TallyAnnaE) September 18, 2012


Whoa! U ready for this> #romney called Hispanics taco jockeys, sacrifice 9yr olds frankly called them losers top #gop thinkng of replacement

— Ponzi'..d (@NONOTAGAIN) September 18, 2012

Romney Calls Hispanics 'Taco Jockeys' and descended from a "primitive culture"?!? http://t.co/TYb4KSUN

— chowdown (@chowdown) September 18, 2012

@MexicanMitt I heard Mitt called Mexicans "Taco Jockeys" what an ass!

— Carina Haley (@carinahaley) September 19, 2012

What. The. Fuck. RT @SupermanHotMale: Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/TC9uUbl6

— Dissident Aggressor (@DssdentAggrssor) September 18, 2012

Hey @MarcoRubio how do you feel about @MittRomney referring to Hispanics as "taco jockeys"?

— Greytdog (@Greytdog) September 18, 2012

MUST READ THIS RT @SupermanHotMale: Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/p0Vvdgnm #stoprush

— KittyFitzGerald (@kittyFitz50) September 19, 2012

Obama has already won re-election: Romney Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/mQnXWvjm

— Ralph Bassfeld (@RalphBassfeld) September 19, 2012

If Romney calls Hispanics ‘taco jockeys’ behind closed doors I can only imagine what he calls African Americans -> http://t.co/QQppkpeP

— ⛅Eddie⛅ (@EddieNotEddy) September 19, 2012

@CptC0nservative It's the "taco jockeys" pissing me off most right now. To appeal to the MIDDLE, he has to show more empathy and respect

— Marnie (@MarnieM2012) September 19, 2012


What Class~~#LyinSackOfMitt Calls Hispanics ‘Taco Jockeys’ In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/UtUddWxl

— Rossssc (@rossssc) September 19, 2012

Not just 47%; Mittens insults all Mexicans. "Taco jockeys." Really? @sheyenne9 "You got some 'splainin' to do! pic.twitter.com/TobdsxlE

— Alan Mills (@alan_uplc) September 19, 2012

@alan_uplc @sheyenne9 I don't understand why this comment doesn't get more press. Taco Jockeys? Really @MittRomney?

— Anthony Davis (@hoopsdavis) September 19, 2012

OMG ! OMG ! Romney call's Hispanics "taco jockeys" I will send them back, they are freeloaders..http://t.co/vsPkXo7C #p2 #latinos

— Suss (@BrnEyeSuss) September 19, 2012

@MittRomney "Taco Jockeys"? Really? I'm Irish, what insult do u have for me?

— ninadelado (@ninadelado) September 19, 2012

#MittRomney called Mexicans "taco jockeys" in the just released #MotherJones video? Do we need more proof he's a racist?

— Christopher (@ChristopherFTL) September 18, 2012


A handful of folks managed to keep their wits about them, and they pointed out that the story was, in fact, a heaping helping of B.S.:

That's a parody site! RT @DCPlod Taco jockeys, Mitt? TACO JOCKEYS? http://t.co/g4htHNTk

— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) September 18, 2012

So glad that "Romney calls Hispanics taco jockeys" was FALSE.

— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) September 19, 2012

Romney did not call Hispanics "taco jockeys." The Daily Currant is satire.

— Carolyn Edgar (@carolynedgar) September 19, 2012

@EdieVP taco jockeys was the creation of a parody website. we have enough facts to beat Romney.

— Steve Kimura (@stevekimura) September 19, 2012

SATIRE. RT @haymakers: Mitt Romney Calls Mexicans ‘Taco Jockeys’ and 'Losers' In Hidden Camera Tape http://t.co/Mm2ZmCJ9 SATIRE SATIRE

— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) September 18, 2012

One Progressive news outlet even acknowledged its mistake in initially running with the fake article:

WP has removed all references to farcical Daily Currant story about Romney calling Latinos Taco Jockeys; #Garbage and we apologize for it.

— Watchdog Progressive (@Watchdogsniffer) September 18, 2012

Even after learning that the story wasn’t true, though, some people just couldn’t resist pointing out that Romney is, like, totally still a racist and stuff:

@MittRomney has said so many dumb things that most would believe he saud Latinos "taco jockeys." He didn't, it's satire http://t.co/tDEmiZt2

— Eric Pusey (@eric_pusey) September 18, 2012

Correction: Taco jockeys was a parody website. Rwers so crazy one can't tell fact from fiction. Sorry peeps : (

— Michele (@haymakers) September 18, 2012

Thank you. But telling that it's so believable. RT @carolynedgar Romney did not call Hispanics "taco jockeys." The Daily Currant is satire.

— April (@ReignOfApril) September 19, 2012

Muy patético.



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