And Here Is a Short Clip of Amy Klobuchar Telling Voters a Story About Her 4th Grade Spanish Class

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Amy Klobuchar, riding high on the Klobmentum that Klobucharged her campaign up to third place in the New Hampshire primary, met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas on Tuesday, just a few days ahead of the Nevada caucus. Things got a little weird.

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“My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena,” Klobuchar told the crowd, according to The Intercept’s Aída Chávez. Well, OK!

There’s a clip:

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The Culinary Union represents 60,000 hospitality workers in Nevada, including casino workers, hotel housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, bellmen, and food servers. It’s also the state’s largest immigrant organization, according to its website, and about 54 percent of its members identify as Latinx. I imagine Klobuchar’s “Elena” story was an effort on her part to relate, but it seems, uh, a tad misguided!

Let’s check in with the other woman running for president:

Oh boy.

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The idea that a woman signaling that another woman would “clean up” after an incompetent man’s horseshit as being problematic is a bit... huh... and flies in the face of reality that millions of people live every day where dumbshit men continue to lead while undervalued women struggle underneath them.

ETA: Hey, but congrats to the leftists joining hands with alt-righters trying to claim that this is some sexist stuff.