Bill Richardson: I don’t think Ted Cruz should be defined as a Hispanic

posted at 11:21 am on May 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, deep thoughts from BR on (a) how insulting our politics has become, and also (b) how Ted Cruz is a phony Latino. Skip to 2:15 for the key bit. Actually, I think Ramesh Ponnuru’s right that the question is arguably more revealing than the answer:

If you strain hard, you can read Richardson’s comment as simply challenging the premise. I.e. “No, he doesn’t represent Hispanics well, but he’s not supposed to. Texas elected him, not ‘Hispanics.’” Whatever he meant, though, this clip demonstrates what the left would call a Larger Truth: If Cruz ends up on the ticket in 2016, the media will spend lots of time (at Democrats’ urging) exploring his racial authenticity, specifically in terms of whether someone who opposes a path to citizenship for illegals can “really” qualify as Latino. That’s the obvious counter to the threat that Cruz, by becoming the first Latino presidential or VP nominee, might complicate the left’s “Republicans hate Latinos” narrative. (Which will, rest assured, exist in some form in 2016 whether or not immigration reform passes with bipartisan support.) Rubio’s candidacy is harder because he’s taken the pro-amnesty position that the media thinks Latino pols are “supposed” to take. How do you challenge his authenticity? One possible answer: Accuse him, surreally, of being too hawkish about border enforcement. It’s already happening:

Rubio is also taking criticism from the other end of the political spectrum, with Hispanic advocacy groups singling him out for being overly punitive.

“We see Rubio as increasingly representing all that is wrong with comprehensive immigration reform as it’s currently proposed, and we see him as a politician that has big aspirations, but still no pull with Latinos outside of the very small right-wing groups” in the Miami-based Cuban exile community, said Arturo Carmona, executive director of Presente.org, a Latino advocacy group.

Another possible answer: Don’t challenge his authenticity. Instead, concern-troll him and the GOP about conservatives maybe possibly conceivably staying home in the general election due to outrage at his work on the Gang of Eight bill. (They won’t, but you’ll hear a lot about it before election day.) Cruz will be treated as not Latino enough, in other words, and Rubio will be treated as “too Latino” in order to sustain the “racist Republicans” narrative somehow. Politicians come and go but media filters are forever.


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B.S. there Mr. Bill, I’m Hispanic and I’m all for immigration laws to be enforced. What a pant load…Dems just suck.

major dad on May 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Like someone said earlier: Zimmerman, i.e., “White Hispanic”. Cruz is the media’s second member of this newly formed group.

Marcus on May 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Richardson is a racist.

I say that with all seriousness and sincerity.

trapeze on May 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

More racist identity politics from the Party of no borders.

Corporal Tunnel on May 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Bill Richardson: I don’t think Ted Cruz should be defined as a Hispanic

AKA Authentic minority = liberal minority

LincolntheHun on May 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Whatever he meant, though, this clip demonstrates what the left would call a Larger Truth: If Cruz ends up on the ticket in 2016, the media will spend lots of time (at Democrats’ urging) exploring his racial authenticity

Obama encountered similar questions during the 2008 primary regarding him being authentically black enough. And that came from the left, not the right.

As for Cruz, if he is the nominee, the Democrat/media complex will run endless stories and interviews with Latinos trashing him and claiming he doesn’t speak for them. It’s their MO.

Doughboy on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

The Race dwellers are slime.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Governor Richardson: Why are you so concerned with Senator Cruz’s race?

aunursa on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

LOL..Ted Cruz speaks for hispanics? We’ll remember that when he does everything he can to stovepipe the immigration bill. BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

A guy named “Bill Richardson” speaks for ALL hispanics.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Wait…we need more laws? We don’t have enough already? Crap, I’m glad that someone is standing against more legislation.

trapeze on May 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Ever ask that about Mitch McConnell and whites?

Hey, Ramesh, when you’re talking to a Republican, it’s a given, seeing as all white Republicans are racists.

/

CurtZHP on May 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Last week, a woman could not be a woman if she supported gun rights.
This week, a Hispanic cannot be a hispanic if they do not support amnesty.

In the past, a black person could not be a black person if they were conservative.

To a liberal, the individual does not count.

Ideology uber alles !!

Jabberwock on May 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

You mean like that alternative to the Toomey-Manchin gun bill he co-sponsored a few weeks ago?

Doughboy on May 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Richardson:

“No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform.”

“Almost,” Mr. Richardson? That would mean you’re contradicting yourself unless you have the evidence to confirm that you have been elected the global Hispanic spokesman on these issues.

Kingfisher on May 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I anxiously await Ted Cruz’s response.

gophergirl on May 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Code for Cruz is cuban not mexican therefore not really hispanic enough…

Meanwhile…

“Not as many showed up like they did in 2006 when hundreds of thousands turned out. Still, there were several thousand people who peacefully made their way to the City Hall Plaza.

Marchers said they want to send a strong message to Republicans and Democrats. They won’t accept anything but a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

“We are marching here today to show the American public that we’re ready to take on the streets and we are also ready to take over the vote. Today we are marching tomorrow we are going to be voting. Early elections already happen for the city council and school districts and there are people out there voting already,” said Marco Malagon, leader of the North Texas Dream Team.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22167020/hundreds-rally-in-downtown-dallas-for-immigration-reform#ixzz2SWj9xeat

Blackmailing America…It’s what’s for Breakfast

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

At least he has a Z in his name.

Little Boomer on May 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

If you think race determines where you should stand on issues, then who’s the bigot?

Terms like oreo, banana, coconut, Uncle Tom, these all come from the Left, and they are all derisive terms meant to denigrate people based on their race. And this is all closely associated with identity politics. Wake up, people. The evil of our day is the race-baiting of identity politics. Today’s Bull Connors are all in the Democratic Party.

Paul-Cincy on May 6, 2013 at 11:35 AM

So he’s a cornball Hispanic?

itsspideyman on May 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

LOL..Ted Cruz speaks for hispanics? We’ll remember that when he does everything he can to stovepipe the immigration bill. BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Isn’t an immigration bill going to cover everyone of any foreign nation and their ethnicity, or have you finally conceded that this is all a ploy to create a hispanic dependency group for demorats?

Cruz is acting as if the United States is a nation of laws rather than men, I can see how that concept would be alien to you.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Bill Richardson is yet another racist Democrat who doesn’t like minorities getting all uppity and leaving the liberal plantation.

WannabeAnglican on May 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Who the hell cares what Ricardo, I mean Richardson, has to say?

bgibbs1000 on May 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Like someone said earlier: Zimmerman, i.e., “White Hispanic”. Cruz is the media’s second member of this newly formed group.

Marcus on May 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

They need to form the NAAWH — the National Association for the Advancement of White Hispanics

Paul-Cincy on May 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Diversity sure. Diversity of thought….no effin way.

CW on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I’m happy to see a libtardDem actually say it out loud – your ethnicity is defined by how you vote – NOT by your actual genetics.

Sooo – if I vote for a Dem at some point, I can then claim to be a minority and get gubmint preferences – right?

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Wait…we need more laws? We don’t have enough already? Crap, I’m glad that someone is standing against more legislation.

trapeze on May 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Then why even be a legislator….

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

If Cruz ends up on the ticket in 2016, the media will spend lots of time (at Democrats’ urging) exploring his racial authenticity, specifically in terms of whether someone who opposes a path to citizenship for illegals can “really” qualify as Latino

Hey, who’s up for another discussion about Elizabeth Warren?

rogaineguy on May 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

LOL..Ted Cruz speaks for hispanics? We’ll remember that when he does everything he can to stovepipe the immigration bill. BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?
rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Look at that. Not only can Bill Richardson grovel at the Nork’s feet, he can also make his a$s talk.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Despite Richardson’s ethical issues, criminal problems and racist rantings about Ted Cruz, I don’t think we can describe him as just another racist crook.

There’s more to him, and any fair charecterization would acknowledge that fact; he’s also a pandering slimeball.

MTF on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

A guy named “Bill Richardson” speaks for ALL hispanics.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“Bill Richardson” is his slave name. By next week he will have changed it to Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa De Ruiz Sanchez.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Crap !

Script errors as easy as ABC !!!!

Jabberwock on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Cruz isn’t Hispanic enough???

Evidently, women, Hispanics, blacks and gays are not women, Hispanics, blacks and gays unless they are 100% Leftists. They are like the Mischling Jews in Nazi Germany.

The Left: Back to ‘one-drop rule’ and ‘he’s not X enough because he isn’t down with the struggle.’

Seriously, the irony is deeeelish! A Hispanic named ‘Richardson’ opining that a Hispanic named ‘Cruz’ is not a Hispanic.

Typical Progressive racism.

Look at D^ck Harpootlitan, Chairman of the Democratic Party of South Carolina…

‘We’re going to send [Nikki Haley] back wherever the hell she came from!’

She was born in South Carolina.

What’s next? “‘We’re going to send Senator Tim Scott ‘back to wherever he came from’!”???

Would that be Charleston, the plantation or Africa?

‘I don’t want to buy the black vote, I just want to rent it for a day.’

- D^ck Harpootlitan

IOW, looks blacks, we only want your vote on Election Day. We don’t need or care about you the remaining days of the year.

But, they’re not racists. You are!

Bloody hypocrites.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I have to admire this consistency on the Left —

- your race determines your views
- if you’re Hispanic you support “immigration reform” (sic)
- if you don’t support “immigration reform”, then, therefor, you aren’t Hispanic

They got their modus tollens down pat: If P then Q; not Q then not P

It’s their premises that are false. And bigoted.

Paul-Cincy on May 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Bill Richardson: I don’t think Ted Cruz should be defined as a Hispanic

That is funny, I never thought of Bill Richardson as much of an American considering all the trips he has made to North Korea and letting China into the Dept of Energy. I figured he would have change his citizenship by now.

Come on Bill just go to the country you love the most (or pays you the most), and in this case it is not Mexico or any other country in the Hispanic world.

William Eaton on May 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

It sure seems Cruz is plowing up lots of snakes for him to be getting all this press? Keep up the good work Cruz, we sure NEED you in dc! Keep strong, you are getting the same treatment as Sarah!
L

letget on May 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Richardson is a racist.

I say that with all seriousness and sincerity.

He’s a member of a party that thrives on racism.

hawkeye54 on May 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

You know, looking at Cruz I’m thinking if he runs for POTUS in 2016 he will be the first really clean and articulate brown dude to do so.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

The most intolerant and least diverse people on the planet are the same people that scream ‘Tolerance and diversity!’

They do not care about your race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. You are tolerated if your ideology is the same as theirs.

Diversity of opinion? Nope.

Tolerance of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation? Only for those that spout the party line.

Disgusting.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

L

ook at that. Not only can Bill Richardson grovel at the Nork’s feet, he can also make his a$s talk.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

rubberspine can talk out of both sides of his azz.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

HINO: Hispanic in name only. /

Liberals are so totally locked into memes and slogans they simply can’t think straight. Their heads need to be X-rayed, to see if there are really brains in there or recorded comments on a microchip programmed to provide canned responses.

Cruz: “Not Hispanic enough.”
Black Conservatives: “Not black enough, and racist.”
Conservative Women: “Slaves to the patriarchy who hate their own gender.”
Gun Owner: “Paranoid homicidal maniac.”
Criminal: “Victim of society and white privilege.”

&etc.

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I think maybe Bill Richardson has been trying to get in touch with his Hispanic side lately. Maybe that explains cheating on his Gringo wife with campaign money laundered through Mexican banks. What ever happened to the FEC investigation into this guy’s campaign? Wonder what the hold up is there…

oldroy on May 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

This is consistent with B.J. Clinton being our first black President. Consistency is not a lefty’s strong suit, so I have to give them credit when credit is due.

Fenris on May 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Everyone remember Loretta Brixey?…err I mean Sanchez? Dems are hilarious.

CW on May 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Instead, concern-troll him and the GOP about conservatives maybe possibly conceivably staying home in the general election due to outrage at his work on the Gang of Eight bill. (They won’t, but you’ll hear a lot about it before election day.)

I won’t stay home… but I won’t vote for Rubio as things stand today. I’ll vote for Cruz in a heartbeat… and he can trash that, too, like Rubio has done.

That’s not on me, that’s on them.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Is this anything like questioning someone’s patriotism, Bill ?

mdavt on May 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I don’t think Bill Richardson should be defined as a Homo-sapien.

poxoma on May 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Democrats/progressives/Liberals are all about diversity…as long as everyone thinks the same.

jukin3 on May 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

What difference, at this point, does Bill Richardson make?

He is just pissed that Cruz is a real man and he (Bill) is a pansy.

redguy on May 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

the media will spend lots of time (at Democrats’ urging) exploring his racial authenticity

When Lizzie Warren’s “ethnicity” was questioned, the MSM response was RACISTS!

Wonder what it will be now?

As for Richardson, guess if your Hispanic, your automatically for immigration reform. No dissent allowed.

GarandFan on May 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

You know, looking at Cruz I’m thinking if he runs for POTUS in 2016 he will be the first really clean and articulate brown dude to do so.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

He can speak with a slight hispanic dialect when he wants to.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

How many scandals have ensnared Bill Richardson? Oh, at least a few.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bill+richardson+scandals

And how many have ensnared Ted Cruz? Hmm… zero.

Oh, and I think that “Cruz” is just a bit more Hispanic than “Richardson.” Just sayin’…

beatcanvas on May 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Ted Cruz is too smart to be sucked into the dem vacuum of racism! Presumably, we are all, Americans, except for all the illegals in the shadows! Cruz knows this and so does Richardson. The difference is, that dem talking points insist on using the divisive, “multi-cultural, diversity” card to further divide this country! It’s a disease that permeates our country to the detriment of all!

tomshup on May 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Bill puts the “span” in Hispanic.

NoDonkey on May 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM

As for Richardson, guess if your Hispanic, your automatically for immigration reform.

If one is not a dem, I guess one is not an authentic Hispanic Hispanic.

hawkeye54 on May 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM

So wait, if your genetic makeup puts you in a demographic group, but you don’t advocate the right positions for that group, you can get kicked out of that group?

I call BS. See Obama, Barack H. and his “efforts” to help the black community.

hawksruleva on May 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Hmmm. So let me get this straight: Ted Cruz is illegit, whereas Fauxcahontas is a victim of right-wing smear tactics?

Pilgrimsarbour on May 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

“Bill Richardson” is his slave name. By next week he will have changed it to Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa De Ruiz Sanchez.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

But will he drop the “junior?”

Priceless!!
HA-HA!!

CurtZHP on May 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

It would be pretty fun to see a debate between Cruz and Killary with the old harpy affecting herself a Spanish accent to try and beat Cruz with it.

“Joo peeples wan to vo for heem, or vo for me? Hm?”

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Then why even be a legislator….

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Can we get a troll upgrade please?

The ones we have now are embarrassingly moronic. Is this really the best the left has?

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Then why even be a legislator….

rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Wow that’s deep. You’re a big thinker…I can tell./

CW on May 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

It would be pretty fun to see a debate between Cruz and Killary with the old harpy affecting herself a Spanish accent to try and beat Cruz with it.

“Joo peeples wan to vo for heem, or vo for me? Hm?”

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

She’ll be claiming her parents named her after Che Guevara.

CurtZHP on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

The good news is: the left is finally learning to look at more than just what race you are.
The bad news is: that’s only true when … they’re trying to avoid looking at what race you are.

Confusing, isn’t it.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Chuck Todd focused on his birth….

Yeah its starting

cmsinaz on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Richardson is hoping to be the DNC’s great Latino Hope for 2016?

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

He can speak with a slight hispanic dialect when he wants to.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Even so, in Florida, the largest growth of population is Cuban Americans moving from Cuba. You can’t go to a Taco Bell or a Chi Chi’s unless you have a slight Cuban accent. I’m not joking.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

I guess pencilneck was asleep during the votes on gun control a couple of weeks ago. Cruz spondored an amendment that got 52 votes including 9 dems. Reid filibustered it to force 60. It was the only amendment that got a majority.

DanMan on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Another bad link on this thread.
I get a script error everytime I try to exit the thread.
This happens a lot with certain types of video links you guys post.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

This is the aspect of identity politics that really disgusts me. When a woman doesn’t toe the feminist line or a black person leaves the Democratic Plantation they are portrayed as less than authentic.

Ted Cruz is of Cuban-American descent. If he was a liberal Democratic senator from Florida there would be absolutely no question as to whether he was “Hispanic”.

But the Democrats can’t allow Ted Cruz to be Hispanic any more than they can allow Sarah Palin to be a women. They have a monopoly on those identity franchises and they will not permit any infringement.

myiq2xu on May 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

“Joo peeples wan to vo for heem, or vo for me? Hm?”

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

“Pinto beans in every pot – navy beans for Cruz”.

oldroy on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Stupid thing to say…esp. with the follow up…

To say:
“No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

and then follow with concerns on “the civility that is really needed in Washington.”

Now it’s perfectly worth noting that Texas Latinos overwhelmingly favored Cruz’s opponent.
So for all Repubs/Cons complaints…I imagine they embrace that in this case a particular voting bloc rejected a candidate solely because of his ideas…and his advocacy against issues that concern them. His ethnicity offered him no benefit.
So it doesn’t matter if your guy speaks Spanish…it’s what he’s actually saying that matters.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

btw, wasn’t Senor Richardson deeply involved in selling the muni bonds that bankrupted Birmingham? Where did that story go?

DanMan on May 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

So much for “the content of their character”.

The spin will be that he’s a Canadian. This will imply that he’s not Hispanic.

ritewhit on May 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

trapeze on May 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

AMEN!!!! Let’s talk enforcement.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Because to Bill Richardson Hispanic enough = anchor baby

Richardson’s father was born in Nicaragua. Just before Richardson was born, his father sent his mother to California to give birth because, as Richardson explained, “My father had a complex about not having been born in the United States.” Richardson, a U.S. citizen by birthright, was raised during his childhood in Mexico City until he was 13. – source wiki

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

LOL..Ted Cruz speaks for hispanics? We’ll remember that when he does everything he can to stovepipe the immigration bill. BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?
rubberneck on May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Do you realize who the amnesty bill actually hurts? Low income workers like LEGAL hispanics and blacks. Maybe those are the voters that Cruz cares about..

melle1228 on May 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

She’ll be claiming her parents named her after Che Guevara.

CurtZHP on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

At the DNC Convention, Hillary will appear on stage wearing crossed bandoliers of rifle bullets and a sombrero. Then she will announce that she changed her name to Joan Baez, immediately launching into song while strumming a beat-up old guitar.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

So…Cruz shouldn’t be defined as Hispanic. I’m fairly certain that he doesn’t primarily identify himself that way (he probably thinks of himself as an American–i.e., a citizen of the United States). However, this kind of thinking–that if your viewpoints don’t line up totally 100% with the left, you’re not an authentic ANYTHING–is par for the course for the left.

So to them…

* Tim Scott, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Allen West and any other black conservatives are not black;

* Ted Cruz & Susana Martinez are not Hispanic;

* Sarah Palin is not female.

Heaven forbid anyone–black, Hispanic, female, homosexual, right-handed knitters, people with three-toed cats–think for themselves. No–in the left’s world, you must march in lockstep with the accepted ideology or you are not authentic.

What’s really weird is that when I was a young’un (gonna date myself here), all the hippies whined that the Establishment never thought for themselves and we were all supposed to Question Authority. Now they are the Authority, and Questions are not allowed.

theotherone on May 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

So much for “the content of their character”.

The spin will be that he’s a Canadian. This will imply that he’s not Hispanic.

ritewhit on May 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

He’s been a Texan since he was 4…so he’s a Texan.

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Look at that. Not only can Bill Richardson grovel at the Nork’s feet, he can also make his a$s talk.
AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

rubberspine can talk out of both sides of his azz.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Heh. That’s talent, Vegas. I wonder if he can swallow at the same time?

Democrats are so racist and so very ignorant.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Stupid thing to say…esp. with the follow up…

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Good, now take the next rational step: He actually believes that and is stupid. Then take the next rational step after that: identity politics is stupid.

Fenris on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Also has Bill gotten a spot in Kim’s mausoleum in North Korea when he dies? Is it true that he is going to be stuffed, mounted and with a sign around his neck that reads “Yankee Bill, Owned by Dear Leader”? i hear he will be placed right next to Kim’s personal porn collection, a few stuffed concubines and his yacht. That way Kim can play with all his stuff in the afterlife….sort of like an Egyptian Pharaoh. North Korean heaven is just like North Korean hell…not much difference.

That is as close as Bill will ever get to true commie greatness…:)

William Eaton on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I imagine they embrace that in this case a particular voting bloc rejected a candidate solely because of his ideas…and his advocacy against issues that concern them. His ethnicity offered him no benefit.
So it doesn’t matter if your guy speaks Spanish…it’s what he’s actually saying that matters.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Well yeah. I mean it’s not like the demorat party ever highlights the ethnicity of their minority candidates while dismissing and degrading those of the GOP.

Can you tell us that bedtime story again about 96% of black voters choosing Barky, but that Allen West was just a house negr0 oreo? I love that one. I think it’s called, “Barack Obama’s Ethnicity Offered Him No Benefit”.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

He’s not brown enough… He must be a potato, brown on the outside, white on the inside.

Who gives that A$$ bag Richardson the right to decide who is what?
Richardson is an elitist piece of crap. When I lived in Santa Fe, he worked out is the same gym I went to. We would have to clear out of the area he was in so “he wouldn’t be bothered…”

Richardson is one of the biggest D-BAGS you could ever hope to come across…

Kuffar on May 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

. Now they are the Authority, and Questions are not allowed.

theotherone on May 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Yep. Don’t see near the number of question authority stickers I saw 5-10 years ago. strange.

CW on May 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

BTW, when is Ted Cruz plan on leading in some legislation?

I guess pencilneck was asleep during the votes on gun control a couple of weeks ago. Cruz spondored an amendment that got 52 votes including 9 dems. Reid filibustered it to force 60. It was the only amendment that got a majority.

DanMan on May 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

So what’s your answer rubberd!&k?

itsspideyman on May 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

“No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

So it doesn’t matter if your guy speaks Spanish…it’s what he’s actually saying that matters.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

So harry red is more hispanic than Ted Cruz. Got it. And I guess shillary is more “black” than Allen West.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Stupid thing to say…esp. with the follow up…

To say:
“No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

and then follow with concerns on “the civility that is really needed in Washington.”

Now it’s perfectly worth noting that Texas Latinos overwhelmingly favored Cruz’s opponent.
So for all Repubs/Cons complaints…I imagine they embrace that in this case a particular voting bloc rejected a candidate solely because of his ideas…and his advocacy against issues that concern them. His ethnicity offered him no benefit.
So it doesn’t matter if your guy speaks Spanish…it’s what he’s actually saying that matters.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

If they are democrats, they overwhelmingly favor free stuff, just like all democrats, whether black, brown, white, yellow, or lizard people.
Your side are the racists.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

I suppose to Bill Richarson…Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) isn’t hispanic enough either.

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

“No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic.”

So it doesn’t matter if your guy speaks Spanish…it’s what he’s actually saying that matters.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

So harry red is more hispanic than Ted Cruz. Got it. And I guess shillary is more “black” than Allen West.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Well, I we know is that shillary husband rides dirty and what difference does it make?!?!

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

He’s been a Texan since he was 4…so he’s a Texan.

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

That reminder changes my observation re: Cruz a little bit: the idea that he identifies first as an American.

Knowing Texans, that’s probably what he identifies himself first as….

A Texan American. :-)

(nothing wrong with that.)

identity politics is stupid.

Fenris on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Now if at least 80 percent of the country would wake up and realize it…

theotherone on May 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

This whole thing really pisses me off, but just the surface issue is stupid insane. A guy named BILL RICHARDSON is saying a guy named TED CRUZ isn’t hispanic.

Darksean on May 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Stupid thing to say…esp. with the follow up…

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Good, now take the next rational step: He actually believes that and is stupid. Then take the next rational step after that: identity politics is stupid.

Fenris on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

As stupid as the identity politics played by Repubs…
which they turn to and fail on more frequently –
that which they consider their ‘base’ now largely favors immigration reform. (They’re also not repping their constituents as far as SSM, Guns, and taxes.)
So all that’s truly relevant is Cruz’z position…which is a losing one. And now that Rubio’s been deemed a RINO…Limbaugh, Beck, etc. have a new regular guest.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM

He’s been a Texan since he was 4…so he’s a Texan.

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Damn right, he is. And we’re proud of him.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

That’s weird, I don’t vote based on what the government can give me, I vote so they will leave me alone.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

I won’t vote for Rubio. I may write in a candidate if Rubio is the nominee.

In the UK, the conservative party insisted on trying to imitate the more progressive parties in an effort to create a big tent. The Tories made all of the arguments about ‘compassion’ and ‘necessity’ that we are currently getting from much of the GOP establishment.

Recently the UK Independence Party, a new party, much maligned and ridiculed by the established Tories, took an astonishing number of seats away from the old conservative party. The reason? The conservative party had moved away from the values and concerns of the base, often embracing policy that the base considered detrimental to the nation. In Britain, those concerns included the desire for the once promised referendum on whether or not Britain should remain a part of the EU, and a massive and complex spate of problems related to immigration. The recent election results are an indication that the people of Britain are ready for new representation.

Increasingly the two major political parties of this nation have lost their once distinctive differences. Platforms are adopted to win elections, promises to represent the interests of the constituency are made, and promptly ignored. Much is made of ‘bipartisan efforts’ in congress. There are occasions when bipartisanship on some legislation is beneficial to the nation and, most importantly, generally approved by the electorate. However, there are many instances lately when the bipartisan efforts our elected representative engage in are not approved by the electorate, specifically, the base of either given party. This is when the two parties act in concert to shirk their duly sworn role as proxy and representative of those who elected them to serve as public servants, and, instead, work as one political class to reign over their own constituents, disregarding the wishes of their constituency to serve the wishes of either the party establishment, bend to the will of the party in power to facilitate some deal to be fulfilled later, or service their own ambitions.

With Rubio we see the GOP willing to abandon the rule of law in order to openly curry favor with those who’ve willfully shattered federal immigration law. The legislation crafted by the Gang of Eight is a sham. It is filled with exceptions, exemptions, waivers, and does nothing to actually secure the border except stipulate that if the border isn’t secured in five years… they appoint a panel. The amnesty of 11 million illegal aliens, according to the Heritage Foundation study, will cost this nation, that is to say the TAX PAYERS of this nation, at least $6.5 trillion. If the GOP can’t make the case for the conservative principles and Republican governance without eroding the rule of law and casting aside the promises made to the voters who elected them it may be time to consider a new party in this nation. One that, as in the UK, represents the will and interests of the conservative electorate whom the establishment have abandoned.

thatsafactjack on May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

This whole thing really pisses me off, but just the surface issue is stupid insane. A guy named BILL RICHARDSON is saying a guy named TED CRUZ isn’t hispanic.

Darksean on May 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I can’t imagine how irritated you must be but that Italian guy Marco Rubio.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

As stupid as the identity politics played by Repubs…
which they turn to and fail on more frequently –
that which they consider their ‘base’ now largely favors immigration reform. (They’re also not repping their constituents as far as SSM, Guns, and taxes.)
So all that’s truly relevant is Cruz’z position…which is a losing one. And now that Rubio’s been deemed a RINO…Limbaugh, Beck, etc. have a new regular guest.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Clueless a$$hat sez what? Thanks for your concern, libtard.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I suppose to Bill Richarson…Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) isn’t hispanic enough either.

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Read Wayne Alan Root’s summary of the 2010 elections where Sandoval destroyed harry red’s son rory for the governorship. The hispanics found him to be hispanic enough.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I can’t imagine how irritated you must be but that Italian guy Marco Rubio.

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Try again.

CW on May 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

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