More Bill Richardson: Everyone’s misinterpreting what I said about defining Ted Cruz as a Hispanic

posted at 8:01 pm on May 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon. He says he didn’t mean Cruz can’t be defined as Hispanic, just that Cruz shouldn’t be defined exclusively by race. His problem is that he’s saying this against a backdrop of 25 years of liberals accusing Clarence Thomas of being inauthentically black because his politics are right-wing rather than left. And political operatives on both sides understand that if Cruz lands on the ticket in three years, attacks of this sort in ways subtle and not will be thrown at him. Peter Beinart wrote a piece for Newsweek this morning titled “Yes, Democrats Can Be Racist” (really?) chastising Dem Dick Harpootlian for his nasty comment about Nikki Haley, and speculating that that’ll become more frequent on the left as Republicans elect more minorities. True, but the blowback potential from cracks like that guarantees that they’ll be rare-ish. The likelier leftist reaction to GOP diversity, I think, will be to double down on the sort of determinism that Thomas has been demagogued with. You won’t hear people tell Haley to go back where she came from, you’ll hear them tell her that she’s betrayed her race by carrying water for the “white party.” The boss emeritus has been getting that from the left for decades. I think it might get worse before it gets better.

Anyway, enough Richardson. The more interesting Cruz-related clip yesterday came, surprisingly, from James Carville, who was near-rapturous about Cruz’s retail skills. Watch below. I can’t tell if this is Serpenthead paying legit respect to a worthy adversary or some sort of sly briar-patch play where he’s promoting a guy whom he thinks would be easiest for Hillary to beat. Verdict?

Update: After you’re done with these two clips, go watch “Morning Joe” wrestle with the fact that, by their own admission, Harpootlian’s remark about Haley would have been five-alarm news if he was a Republican. That fits nicely with the point I’ve been making lately about Gosnell: The media is more open about its biases than it was 10 years ago. Just don’t expect them to do much about it.



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It didn’t take him long to figure out he stepped in it.

Another liberal moron.

How will the liberal morons here square this circle?

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Yeah yeah we know,
it’s all our fault,
you are a frikin genius with words and their meanings !!

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM

How will the liberal morons here square this circle?

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Bush , Cheney and Halliburton, T-baggers and Palin ??

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Fat imbecilic ignoramus.

tom daschle concerned on May 6, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Petard…hoisted…loving it..

Kraken on May 6, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I like Cruz. This one fights!

DoctorJohn on May 6, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Anyway, enough Richardson. The more interesting Cruz-related clip yesterday came, surprisingly, from James Carville, who was near-rapturous about Cruz’s retail skills. Watch below. I can’t tell if this is Serpenthead paying legit respect to a worthy adversary or some sort of sly briar-patch play where he’s promoting a guy whom he thinks would be easiest for Hillary to beat. Verdict?

I think Carville is being honest because he followed it up with the Cruz will “eat their lunch” or something like in relation to the other GOP opponents. I think it is just his opinion of what will happen, not some political ploy.

Hillary has bigger problems right now than worrying about who the GOP will nominate for 2016…

William Eaton on May 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM

The charges of hypocrisy have been hitting liberals so hard that they’ve been forced to admit the error. Just don’t count on them correcting it. They’re counting on the low IQ/low info voter.

GarandFan on May 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Ah, yes, the old non-apology apology.

“I am sorry if you misunderstood me.”

Translation: “You lack the perception to see the nuances and complexities of what I said. So I will graciously explain it to you in words of one syllable.”

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

You won’t hear people tell Haley to go back where she came from, you’ll hear them tell her that she’s betrayed her race by carrying water for the “white party.”

The Democrats say this about Republican women, even though nearly half the female population consistently votes for the GOP, including a majority of White women. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to hear one female Republican politician say “if our party is so anti-woman, why do so many women vote for us?”.

ardenenoch on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Cruz scares these clowns sh#tless and that puts a smile on my face.

iceman1960 on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

It’s the typical liberal dodge: “That’s not what I meant but you rubes aren’t savvy enough to capture my nuance.” Problem for libs is that we hear what they’re saying, and that gets them in trouble. If they can’t make a point without being ‘misunderstood’, I recommend a good college course in effective communication.

The LSM no longer has to hide its bias, which it sees as ‘discernment’ and not a social sin like for Conservatives. There are two dictionaries in the world: The one that is changeable for liberals to suit their needs of the moment, and the other, more-limited and definitive one used by normal folks who understand the English language.

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Bill Richardson: Everyone’s misinterpreting what I said about defining Ted Cruz as a Hispanic

No Bill, you made yourself clear. What I want to know is who appointed you arbiter on who is a “true Hispanic” and who is not. Fact of the matter you blowhard is that you don’t get to decide how anybody else defines themselves.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Richardson is fat slob.

Sorry if he misinterpreted that in any way.

Sherman1864 on May 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Fat piece of dogcrap.

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Carville is being way too transparent and disingenuous here. He wants the GOP to nominate Canadian Cruz in order to make his job as senior advisor to Hilllary really easy.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Those ESL courses are really paying off, Bill. /

Ronnie on May 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

just that Cruz shouldn’t be defined exclusively by race.
=======================================================

Ahem,maybe’s some one could drop off a memo,or,note,

to Elizabeth Warren!!

Jus say’n!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I think it was Iowahawk that point out:

Cruz = Not Hispanic

Richardson = Totally Hispanic

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

That fits nicely with the point I’ve been making lately about Gosnell: The media is more open about its biases than it was 10 years ago. Just don’t expect them to do much about it.

That’s because they think an extra “S” can be added to the USA, and like the Soviet presstitute organs of old, they need not pretend to be unbiased.

Steve Eggleston on May 6, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Another white Hispanic obviously.

Grunt on May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

No, you have to toe the liberal open borders rule to be a TRUE Hispanic.

hpk1942 on May 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Meester Reechardson…you no too much Espanish too much yourself? Si?

Where was former Governor Richardson all these years when the Dems crucified almost any Conservative of color for not being “representative’ or simply being just another Uncle Tom lap dog?

You can spin this till the last Tuesday of 2054….but Governor…you made the statement. Back it up. Or shut up.

Your choice.

Putz.

coldwarrior on May 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Yepper garandfan

cmsinaz on May 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Carville is being way too transparent and disingenuous here. He wants the GOP to nominate Canadian Cruz in order to make his job as senior advisor to Hilllary really easy.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

HotAirLib:

Ugh,MisDirection/MisInformation Operation eh!
=============================================

Is Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Eligible to Run for President?
His mom was American, so that makes him a citizen by birth, he argues.

Updated: May 1, 2013 | 8:08 p.m.
May 1, 2013 | 3:27 p.m.
***********************

He was born in Calgary, Alberta, on Dec. 22, 1970, to a Cuban-born father, Rafael, and a Delaware-born mother, Eleanor. Both of his parents were in Canada working in the oil industry. They and Cruz moved to Texas, where his parents went to college, when the future senator was 4 years old. Federal law says that people born outside the U.S. to a parent or parents who are citizens and who have lived in the country are considered citizens at birth.

Some news organizations have taken a whack at answering this question as well. The Texas Tribune, for instance, said confidently in August 2012 that Cruz could be considered a natural-born citizen because his mother was a U.S. citizen. “Bottom line: Despite being born in Canada, Ted Cruz can be considered a natural-born U.S. citizen,” the Tribune wrote.

Harvard legal scholar Alan Dershowitz agreed. “Of course he’s eligible,” he told National Review. “He’s a natural-born, not a naturalized, citizen,” said Eugene Volokh, who’s a friend of Cruz.

Still, his Canadian birth means he’s also technically a Canadian citizen, according to Naomi Alboim, a professor who studies citizenship at Queen’s University in Ontario. But even if Cruz were to openly claim his Canadian citizenship along with his U.S. citizenship, that wouldn’t legally prevent him from becoming president. There’s no statutory bar to the presidency for dual citizens.
(More..)
=========

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/is-canadian-born-ted-cruz-eligible-to-run-for-president-20130501

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Richardson, It was racism spoken plainly. If you didn’t mean it as you said it, why did you bring up his race or ethnicity in a political discussion at all?

RJL on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

There are no hispanics in Texas.

Any other questions?

Irritable Pundit on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

He wants the GOP to nominate Canadian Cruz in order to make his job as senior advisor to Hilllary really easy.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Canadian Cruz ?
So he is not eligible for POTUS , right ?
:O

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Uh, NOPE, Bill.

ladyingray on May 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Inartful, which means you really stepped in it this time, Guillermo. Not Spanish Enough, you meant to say.

In other words, Ted’s a Conservative and not living on the Liberal Plantation.

Philly on May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Well, at least Cruz has a valid birth certificate.

coldwarrior on May 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM

F*ck off, Richardson.

ladyingray on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

It is always so nice to be lectured on authenticity by a sixty-something year old man without a single gray hair upon his head.

Way to keep it real, puto.

M240H on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

HAL was the only lib stupid enough to wade into this.

Don’t be too hard so fast.

Toy with the idiot.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yeah yeah we know,
it’s all our fault,
you are a frikin genius with words and their meanings !!

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I’m sorry sloppy joe rodriguez Bill Richardson for misperpetuating what you were saying. Me do better next time.

arnold ziffel on May 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Richardson said, “I’m a Hispanic, I don’t define myself as a Hispanic” Wait a sec, you just defined yourself as a Hispanic, the next breath you took you said I don’t DEFINE myself as a Hispanic. These leftists are so used to lying, they think no one will notice.

birdwatcher on May 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

He wants the GOP to nominate Canadian Cruz in order to make his job as senior advisor to Hilllary really easy.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Given the rat-eared coward’s pedigree and lack of convincing origins of birth, I’d hold my fire on Cruz if I were you. Not that liberals are any brighter or any less lazy than their leader.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Canadian Cruz ?
So he is not eligible for POTUS , right ?
:O

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

In this country, we only elect candidates who are born here.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Given the rat-eared coward’s pedigree and lack of convincing origins of birth, I’d hold my fire on Cruz if I were you. Not that liberals are any brighter or any less lazy than their leader.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

You and I know this foreign born fraud will never be president. He knows it and everyone with a brain knows it.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Me do better next time.

arnold ziffel on May 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Save us Beellee, ve no go kaallaj
:D

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

In this country, we only elect candidates who are born here.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

What’s up with the “we”? You got a gerbil in your a……..pocket?

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

HAL is sounding as desperate as dante.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Regarding Carville, jeeze, the formula is so simple. Cruz is just a conservative being conservative and taking it to the opposition. This is so rare for a GOP rep. Imagine if most of them on Cap Hill were like that? Then we’d actually stand a chance.

Dongemaharu on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

In this country, we only elect candidates who are born here.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

So, a child born in a German hospital to an American soldier stationed overseas is not ‘citizen enough’ to be president after growing up?

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

richardson shouldn’t be defined by only being hispanic. He is also a lying, cheating, filthy, ignorant, fat, stupid POS.

VegasRick on May 6, 2013 at 8:45 PM

You and I know this foreign born fraud will never be president. He knows it and everyone with a brain knows it.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Is that an endorsement for tightening immigration laws?

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

In this country, we only elect candidates who are born here.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Define
here

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Taco Bill

Phat P-O-S! When he was Energy Secretary under Bubba, the chicoms walked out with untolled number of national secrets from the National Labs. It was so bad that KKKBird promised that if his name ever came up for nomination again, he’d vote against him.

De Oppresso Liber on May 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

So, a child born in a German hospital to an American soldier stationed overseas is not ‘citizen enough’ to be president after growing up?

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Lololol. Cruz could only wish he was born to an American Soldier.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Bill.

Rational Thought on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Hmmm, all this time I thought Bill Richardson was Korean.

Borgcube on May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Define
” here “

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Those of us who haven’t been disenfranchised in the past 6 years consider here as the good old US of A.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

HAL is stupid enough to insult Cruz’ parents now.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

So, a child born in a German hospital to an American soldier stationed overseas is not ‘citizen enough’ to be president after growing up?

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Lololol. Cruz could only wish he was born to an American Soldier.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Nice (and expected) dodge!

Or did I ‘misinterpret’ your original post?

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The bigger news to me was Shemp dangling that politics question out there …and then letting Bill choke on it.

egmont on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I think Carville was sincere in these remarks.

mikeyboss on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

HAL is stupid enough to insult Cruz’ parents now.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Hotlips sounds drunk tonight.

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

I love Bill’s backpedaling. Ted Cruz probably does as well. The best part is Bill explaining to us how stupid we are for misunderstanding his obviously well-intentioned racist statement.

Philly on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Hotlips sounds drunk tonight.

slickwillie2001 on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Not drunk, desperate.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Well, at least Cruz has a valid birth certificate.

coldwarrior on May 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM

coldwarrior:Lol,oooh dat is a good one,tru dat!:)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

HAL:”lololol”
The 2nd shifter from the leftard sewage hive demonstrates the “whistling past the graveyard” feigned web laughter to cover it’s embarrassment for being pwned again.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

HAL was the only lib stupid enough to wade into this.

Don’t be too hard so fast.

Toy with the idiot.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

cozmo:

Information is,.H-A-R-D,hey,left you a P/3 /Chinese linky on
Erika`s thread:)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Cruz could only wish he was born to an American Soldier.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

So children born to non-soldier citizens of America are not citizens of America ?

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Saw them.

Here are some pictures of her back in the air.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

HAL is great. I always laugh…at it.

CW on May 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Bill Richardson said, in Spanish to a Latino audience:

“Barack Obama is the best candidate for the Hispanic community because our community wants a united country. Obama is an immigrant. When he speaks to Latinos, he doesn’t just speak about immigration and civil rights…”

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 9:39 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Saw them.

Here are some pictures of her back in the air.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

cozmo:Veddy nice,thank-you:)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Hey HAL,, McCain wasn’t born here either.

But like I said, get back to me on hitlery 2016 after Wednesdays hearing,, Mmmkay?

I actually like Carville. He twist and turns and he’s usually wrong, but I don’t think he lies on purpose.

wolly4321 on May 6, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I’m giving 5 to 1 odds that Three Chins Richardson has a Twinkie and half a Sub stored in that gullet below his chins. He looks like a Stork trying to hide its fresh catch. Richardson is not “Hispanic” he’s more or less defined as a Taco Bell Grande Burrito Stuffed with Extra Fat, but born on this side of the Mexican Border. He ain’t much of a Jumper or Swimmer. He just sort of lays there and eats.

Tbone McGraw on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 PM

No, we understand perfectly well what you said. And we conservatives don’t like lefties of which you are one.

We love Senator Cruz!

Amjean on May 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Unlike Marco Rubio,Ted Cruz is apparently quite comfortable in his Hispanic skin.He doesn’t feel the need to pander relentlessly to the Hispanic community and sell his principles for a handful of votes!

redware on May 6, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Bill Richardson, we understood you damn well, racist.

WannabeAnglican on May 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Cliff Claven lives.

socalcon on May 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

The democrat party is all about diversity as long as everyone thinks the way they are told.

jukin3 on May 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM

The Democrats say this about Republican women, even though nearly half the female population consistently votes for the GOP, including a majority of White women. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to hear one female Republican politician say “if our party is so anti-woman, why do so many women vote for us?”.

ardenenoch on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Exactly. Every election we’re subjected to left wing concern trolling about the GOP coalition. Bombshell: the GOP is weak among some groups. Bombshell #2: because we’re in an era of 51-49 national elections, that means the Democrats have their weak points too.

My favorite one is that no one in the national media seems to think its a problem that Democrats can’t bust into the 40s any more among white people. Our country is getting more diverse, but shouldn’t it be a concerning for the Democrats that they’re getting flattened among the people that culturally dominate this country?

Of course, it’s all concern trolling, from either side. Politics, in the end, is math. Right now the Republicans are trying to get to 51% by take a big majority of the majority and small minorities of the minority, while the Democrats are trying to get to 51% by taking huge majorities among minorities and a minority of the majority.

LukeinNE on May 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM