There’s no doubt that Latinos have become an increasingly important part of American politics and culture in recent years, but that doesn’t mean our leaders are getting any wiser. Check out eight of the worst attempts at political commentary about Hispanics in 2013 below. U.S. Rep. Steve King Sinks To New Lows
After flopping among Latino voters with just 23 percent of the vote in the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney continued to blame Hispanics instead of himself for his poor performance.”I think my position and the position of our party is not well understood at the Hispanic community,” Romney said in an interview with CNN. “I want to see immigration reform. I said that during the campaign. I want to make sure we have a legal immigration system that brings, in my view, more people legally to our country. I’d like to do that.” His views on legal immigration weren’t particularly controversial in the Latino community. It was his embrace of “self-deportation” and his opposition to a pathway to citizenship.