Earlier this year, there were some rumblings from the Republican side that they weren’t entirely happy with Gabriela Saucedo Mercer being their nominee. There were rumors of other candidates getting enticed back in the race, including 2010 nominee Ruth McClung.
Why? The thought was that Mercer might be prone to the more bat guano side in some of her statements, and it would make her easy pickings in a Democratic district.
(By the way, ever notice how many Mercer bumper stickers you see out on the far East side? They know that they can’t vote for her, right?)
Case in point, this is from her Facebook page:
A lesson in irony.
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.
This ends today’s lesson.
She took it down, meaning someone had to explain the economic realities of the district to her. The folks at Latino Rebels managed to get a screen cap though. Gracias, vatos.
Not only was the statement insensitive towards the poor, it wasn’t even very original.
By the way, the folks at Latino Rebels got a response from Mercer. It is, apparently, their fault for sensationalizing the whole thing.