National Review: Hispanics Triumph In American Dream Of Lifetime Working At Walmart
We were really excited when the GOP realized they no longer had any choice but to start flailing semi-earnestly in the direction of Hispanics, because we knew it would producestuff like this, from the National Review: “What Wal-Mart Knows about Hispanics,” by Rachel Campos-Duffy, a mother of six (good job!) and the national spokesthing for a thing called The LIBRE Initiative. LIBRE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to fooling Hispanics into voting for people who openly despise them, and as a 501(c)(4), LIBRE doesn’t have to disclose donor information. Well, obviously! We wouldn’t want anyone to know how awesome and generous we are, either.
If you fondly remember when Peggy Noonan saw a Mexican, you’ll love this:
Who would have thought that a Walmart commercial could make me shed a tear and then jump out of my chair, pump my fist in the air and yell out loud “Yes”?
Well, that’s exactly what happened a couple years ago when I first saw a commercial about Noemi Flores, a middle-aged Hispanic woman who earned her 20-years-of-service badge from Walmart.
Twenty years, and all it cost her was her faith in a loving God! We joke, she seems quite proud of her little “20 years of service” commemorative plastic neck card and lanyard; no Stockholm Syndrome here, probably, and we bet she didn’t even get paid any money for appearing in Walmart’s advertising either.
Maybe watch the commercial if you can stand it because we are going to have some fun with that sucker in a minute. But first, here’s how Rachel Campos-Duffy, a woman who has had six children thank you very much, summarizes the spot:
Standing in her bright, cheery kitchen holding a cup of coffee, Noemi talks about darker days in the 1980s, when she was on welfare and raising four kids on her own. Then she started working for Walmart and things in her life started turning around, she says, “almost immediately.”
Got that? Four kids. Except we found a CNN article that says:
Noemi Flores has been working at a Wal-Mart in Persall, Texas for 27 years. When Flores started as a part-time cashier, she relied on public health care and food stamps for her two sons.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, what do you think? Maybe a “family of four” is two adults, two kids? Actually who cares because this part is even better. In the Walmart ad, Noemi says “After I got the job at Walmart, things started changing immediately.” Uh, CNN?
But in 1990, four years after she first joined, Flores was eligible for Wal-Mart's health insurance and was able to support her family without public aid.
Four years, “immediately,” who cares, it’s a chair-jumping, tear-shedding, fist-pumping, YES!-yelling good time, a clarion call to Hispanics: Freedom is working at Walmart, until you die!
Walmart could not exist in its current form without welfare.