The Real Political Divide: Hamburgers vs. Taco Trucks

At the CPAC gathering on Thursday, Sebastian Gorka got the conservative crowd all worked up to defend their hamburgers.

I’m going to have to dig back into my history books because I don’t remember anything about Stalin having something against hamburgers. But it’s interesting to note that the guy issuing this warning has a history with a neo-Nazi group and supports a president who is behaving as if he were a Russian asset. Frankly, if I wanted someone to defend my hamburgers, the last person I would look to would be Sebastian Gorka.

Would it surprise you to learn that people are having a little fun with this one?

This whole conflation of politics and food reminds me of the time during the 2016 election when the founder of Latinos for Trump, Marco Gutierrez, warned Joy Reid that if Democrats prevailed, we’d have tacos trucks on every corner. That turned into one of the biggest memes of the campaign season. The twitter responses were hilarious.

Frankly, if the political divide comes down to conservatives defending hamburgers and liberals promoting tacos, I will finally succumb to bothsiderism!

But on a more serious note, Gorka was using the idea that liberals want to take away your hamburgers as a way to scare CPAC attendees about Democrats and socialism, while Gutierrez warned about taco trucks as a way to fear-monger about immigrants. It’s all hyperbole meant to scare people. In other words, it fits right in with the entire Republican agenda.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.