We Deconstruct President Obama’s Bi-Partisan Taco Order at SXSW

03/15/2016 at 04:47 PM ET

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We know President Obama loves burgers and a certain “crack” pie, but it turns out he also has a thing for tacos.

In Austin for SXSW, the president popped into Torchy’s Tacos, where he mingled with delighted locals, and placed his to-go order at the register.

The president opted for a politically correct trio of tacos appropriately called the Democrat, the Republican and the Independent.

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And much like their namesakes, the tacos have their differences.

The Independent includes hand-battered and fried portobello mushroom strips, refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots, cotija cheese, cilantro, fresh avocado stuffed in a flour tortilla and drizzled with ancho aioli, and is $3.50 and 500 calories.

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The Democrat — a shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro, onions, a lime wedge and served with tomatillo sauce on a corn tortilla — is $4 and 500 calories.

Obama Tacos
Amy Wenske/ Torchy’s Tacos

The Republican clocks in at 540 calories and $3.25 and is a flour tortilla filled with grilled jalapeño sausage topped with shredded cheese, fresh pico de gallo and served with poblano sauce.

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Amy Wenske/ Torchy’s Tacos

And that’s not all the president ordered. According to his receipt, which Lydia Pantazes, a TV reporter in the Austin area, tweeted, Obama also got green chili pork (slow roasted pork carnitas simmered with green chilies and topped with cotija cheese, cilantro, onions, and a lime wedge) and a monk special, a breakfast taco with eggs, bacon, green chilies, and cheese.

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Don’t you guys at People ever get tired of kissing the Obama’s a$$es? How embarrassing for you. You’re probably amongst those living 5 people in a one bedroom apartment in NYC so you can stay relevant in your own minds.

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Large order for under $20.00. That’s a good deal. They look tasty too, personally, I probably wouldn’t get the Republican taco, I don’t like flour tortilla with sausages.

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So glad President Obama has his priorities straight. While our former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s is being laid to rest, this asshole is ordering tacos at a film and music festival. Classy…..smh.

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