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Jeanette Rubio's Main Offense? Driving While Latina

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015 06:01 PM

My people have been slandered by The New York Times.

Yes, in a shameless act of what those on the left would call a "micro-aggression" against all Latinas ever pulled over for driving-while-applying-lipstick, the Times has condemned Jeanette Rubio — wife of U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio — for her driving record.

The June 5 story — "Rubios on the Road Have Drawn Unwanted Attention" — slams Rubio and his wife for their "troubles behind the wheel."

Of course, being a bad driver (or being married to one) hardly disqualifies a person from public office (a-hem, Ted Kennedy). But there is no evidence that the senator is any worse behind the wheel than the average Miami driver; over 18 years, Marco Rubio had exactly four infractions.

Oh, but Rubio’s wife is a menace to society! Jeanette Rubio has had 13 infractions in the same time frame.

Now, as any mom of four kids knows, crying babies, whiny toddlers, and fighting teenagers in the back of a car are enough to make anyone get into a few fender-benders.

But Jeanette Rubio’s real crime isn’t really bad driving — it’s "driving while Latina." (You know, like Sofia Vergara’s character on "Modern Family.") Yes, folks, here she is: the crazy Latina who is not to be trusted with the keys to the car — let alone with the keys to the White House!

Are you beginning to sense an ethnic stereotype? As a Puerto Rican with my own not-so-great driving record, I can assure you that there is some truth to this generalization about Latina drivers. But that does not make this story worthy of New York Times coverage.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the defamation of Jeanette Rubio. Over the next two years, watch for the liberal press to subtly — yet, meticulously — cultivate an image of her as a real-live Gloria Pritchett.

Why? Because Jeanette Rubio represents everything feminists hate: model-good looks, femininity, and a life devoted to taking care of her husband and four children. What’s worse, Mrs. Rubio is — gasp! — a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader (a sin, if ever there was one, to feminists).

Most feminists are uncomfortable with sexy women. They dislike them, in part, out of jealousy and, in part, out of some twisted notion that sexy women can’t possibly also command respect. No, to do that you need to be ugly and angry like Lena Dunham.

Feminists dislike glamour girls. But they really despise Latina glamour girls, who, with their curves, red lipstick, and stiletto heels have a tendency to take sexy up a notch. (Remember how feminists attacked Vergara for her comedic sketch at the Emmy Awards where she literally allowed herself to be put on a pedestal?)

And so, they have gone after Jeanette Rubio on the grounds that she once drove 23 miles per hour in a 15 mile per hour school zone.

Really? This is newsworthy?

This pathetic and desperate attempt to smear the Rubios is proof — if any were needed — that the Democrats fear a Rubio nomination more than that of any other Republican candidate.

And it reveals, once again, the mainstream media’s bias against Republicans. (As others have noted, the mainstream media would never think of criticizing Hillary Clinton for her husband’s indiscretions, but Jeanette Rubio’s traffic violations are fair game.)

But the most significant thing about the Times story is that it represents the opening salvo in what will come to be known as the left’s unfair and ethnically charged mistreatment of Jeanette Rubio during the 2016 campaign.

Jennifer C. Braceras is a contributing columnist for the Boston Herald and a Republican political analyst for New England Cable News. A White House staffer in the administration of President George H.W. Bush, she received her law degree from Harvard, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and practiced law at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray, specializing in employment discrimination litigation.

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My people have been slandered by The New York Times. Yes, in a shameless act of what those on the left would call a micro-aggression against all Latinas ever pulled over for driving-while-applying-lipstick, the Times has condemned Jeanette Rubio - wife of U.S. senator and...
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