First Lady Jill Biden recently stopped off in Florida to campaign on behalf of Democratic Rep. Val Demings and Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.
However, one commentator complained that Biden’s speech came off as a poor attempt at pandering.
“Butchered” LGBTQ reference
That’s according to RedState columnist Nick Arama, who said, “someone should put a pander alert out whenever she’s speaking because it seems not to go well.”
Biden was addressing an Orlando Pride group and attacked incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, a piece of legislation which prohibits teaching young school children about sexual topics.
Yet as Arama pointed out, the delivery of her remarks were anything but smooth as Biden “completely butchered” the term “LGBTQ.”
“You will win”
“This state deserves a governor who will get to work for all of Florida’s families. Joe and I are so proud to stand with you,” the first lady said, adding, “And Charlie, you will win.”
“Your governor has pushed LBG–LBTGQ teachers and students into hiding,” Biden declared. “You’ve been on the frontlines speaking up, showing up, demanding the dignity and justice that you deserve.”
In addition to stumbling over LGBTQ, Biden came off as somewhat stilted and halting, leading Arama to conclude that she “is not a natural speaker.”
Biden previous liked Latinos to tacos
Arama went on to point out that this is not the first time that the vice president made an awkward attempt at pandering, as during a speech in July about UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre, Biden compared Latinos to food.
“Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength,” Fox News quoted her as saying. The incident left many Hispanic Republicans shaking their heads, including New Mexico congressional candidate Alexis Martinez Johnson.
“As a Hispanic woman who has a rich culture filled with ancestors who struggled against all manner of obstacles and poverty, it’s grossly offensive to compare my people to tacos,” she told Fox News.