Can Mayra Flores' Political Career Survive GrubGate?
The Great Guyanese Grub Grab: A tale of culinary misappropriation.
Congressional Candidate Mayra Flores and her kin gathered around a warm fire on New Year’s Eve in South Texas. They used a cast-iron skillet to cook their food on an open flame. Flores exclaimed, “La vida Ranchero en familia es lo mejor.” Life on the Ranch with family is the best. Then she posted this picture to social media:
What are they eating, you ask? Are those street tacos? No. Actually, you’re looking at a popular Guyanese dish, Mutton (sheep) Stew and Flatbread.
In fact, this yummy meal wasn’t from Flores’s family ranch; it wasn’t even from America. As Twitter user Ben Anderson discovered, the picture Mayra Flores used on New Year’s Eve, claiming it was a family meal on her family ranch, was a STOLEN picture from the Guyanese Facebook Page, Visit Guyana.
And in 2024, Mayra Flores finally learned about reverse-image search.
When Flores was called out on her photo-stealing shenanigans, did she recant? Did she apologize? Did she blame it on an intern?
First, she changed her name on Twitter from @MayraFlores_TX to @MayraFlores4Tx. Then, she locked her Twitter account and put the whole thing private.
She deleted the tweet about the yummy Guyanese food and blocked everyone who tagged her or mentioned it. (Including yours truly.)
It’s rumored that in the past 24-hours, Flores has blocked hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of Texans all curious about her family’s Ranch meal recipe. This story quickly changed from her stealing a picture from the Visit Guyana Facebook page to her fragility in handling dissent.
It’s hard to call Mayra Flores the biggest liar of 2024 since we’re only on day two.
She makes it clear that she’s willing to lie, just for the sake of lying. She is lying because she can. This was a ridiculous lie. Maybe Republicans’ lives are just one giant, continuous cycle of lies and deceitful behavior.
As the dust settles on what could be the most sizzling scandal since Watergate turned up the heat in the political kitchen, Mayra Flores might find herself stewing in a pot of her own making. While she hasn’t been cooking up policies, she’s been roasting her credibility over an open flame of internet infamy.
As for that secret family ranch recipe? Well, it seems the only thing she’s managed to concoct successfully is a recipe for disaster—served hot and fresh to her followers. One thing is sure: if politics doesn’t pan out, Flores might have a future in culinary arts.
So, here’s to the political chefs of the world: may your dishes be authentic and your photos your own. Bon appétit.
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