Liberal Group Behind Raul Grijalva Ad That Likened His Opponent to "White Bread"
A liberal organization funded a pro-Raul Grijalva mailer this election season that likens the Congressman's opponent to "white bread."
Image: www.gilacourier.com Ruth McClung is likened to "white bread" in this pro-Raul Grijalva ad put out by a liberal organization.
Now, we hesitate to label the mailer blatantly racist, (although, to be honest, that was our first thought.) Fact is, the term "white bread" can be used to describe the blandness of something, similar to one definition of "vanilla."
But the racial overtone of the mailer seems undeniable, especially in the context of this race. Presumably, the ad was sent to plenty of Hispanic households in the heavily Hispanic Congressional District 7. Grijalva's of Mexican descent. McClung is white. The ad, as you can see, makes no reference to blandness.
Grijalva beat McClung in a fairly close race -- but it might have gone differently for him had he not admitted it was a mistake to call for a national boycott of Arizona.
Of all the criticisms that could be levied against McClung, starting with her inexperience, the fact that she's "white bread" is clearly the most irrelevant.