You Can’t Be A Real Hispanic If You Leave The Democratic Hacienda


Richardson on Cruz: ‘I Don’t Think He Should Be Defined as a Hispanic’

ABC: Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson joined ABC News for a web interview after his appearance on the “This Week” roundtable on Sunday, answering viewer questions about his time as governor, his experience meeting with the Taliban, and his thoughts on Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. When asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Richardson expressed his distaste for the senator.

“I’m not a fan. I know [Ted Cruz is] sort of the Republican latest flavor. He’s articulate. He seems to be charismatic, but I don’t like his politics. I think he introduces a measure of incivility in the political process. Insulting people is not the way to go. But I guess he’s a force in the Republican political system, but I’m not a fan.”

ABC News: Do you think he represents most Hispanics with his politics?

“No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic. He’s a politician from Texas. A conservative state. And I respect Texas’ choice. But what I don’t like is… when you try to get things done, it’s okay to be strong and state your views, your ideology. But I’ve seen him demean the office, be rude to other senators, not be part of, I think, the civility that is really needed in Washington.”

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.

About Myiq2xu - BA, JD, FJB

I was born and raised in a different country - America. I don't know what this place is.
This entry was posted in Identity Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

27 Responses to You Can’t Be A Real Hispanic If You Leave The Democratic Hacienda

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Two things. Texas was a republic just prior to the beginnings of the Mexican-American War so it sure didn’t belong to Mexico then. They were the initial aggressors but nobody wants to talk about that..
      And the other ironic point is the way California is going downhill right now, in a few years Mexico will be really, really glad we’re not weighing them down any further than they already are.

      • myiq2xu says:

        We got Texas the same way we got Florida from Spain. Americans moved in, declared independence and then joined the Union. We were all set to take California the same way – ever heard of the “Bear Flag Republic”? John C. Fremont was up to his eyeballs in that one but the Treaty of G-H made it moot.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          Yep on CA and FL. Nope on TX. That’s only a simplistic version. In reality several chunks of Mex were in rebellion at same time, all up/down the country and many formed own nations. TX was largest and only one that took. Mex had accepted republic status but was arguing over border. Statehood changed things and Mex went to war again. And got beat again.

      • myiq2xu says:

        There is no disputing that the United States went through an expansionist phase. But that was a long time ago. That’s the way it used to be. We also went through a colonial phase and an imperialist phase.

        Shit happened.

        I wonder if there is a single parcel of land anywhere on this planet that is still occupied by the direct descendants of the original occupants.

  1. myiq2xu says:
    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      And tell that to the huge number of Coptic Christians whose churches and homes were burned out at the same time by “revolutionaries”.

  2. Lulu says:

    The lame stream media can no longer ignore the fact that Bronco Bamacare is already a big fat dud. They think if they just had more money to run ads everyone will just love it. The administration simply hasn’t explained it very well. The fact that it can’t be explained because most of it makes absolutely no sense doesn’t deter them. The good news is that Vermont is doing a good job. Vermont has about 616,000 people which means it is smaller than El Paso which has 665,000 people. Since Congress is not going to appropriate more money ($600,000 each for the 13 states that have agreed to state exchanges is in the money pipeline) the WH is trying to get the insurers to run the ads and they appear to be resisting. What company would want their name associated with the biggest dud of all time? Besides they already paid Obama for his services in 2008-2010 and he hasn’t delivered.

    The Senate will try to delay implementation this summer with elections (not Bronco’s) breathing down their necks and the House will refuse. Republicans will tell them you wanted this so go do it or we can repeal it. Fun times. The sequester was a kiddie birthday party compared to this.

    • myiq2xu says:

      They could have passed the “public option” a hell of a lot cheaper, and probably single payer too. I’ve said from the beginning that unlike Social Security and Medicare people would hate it once it took effect.

      • Lulu says:

        It is much harder to skim off the top with public trust fund type programs. He wanted deep pockets to extort like in Chicago. Public money to private companies is the name of his game. This was supposed to be the world’s largest pay to play scam but it is blowing up especially on Senators who thought it was a neat deal. Tough shit.

  3. driguana says:

    Richardson and his paternal politics is one of the reasons I am happy to now be in Florida and not New Mexico. Hispanics in NM are generally conservative, fiscally and culturally, yet they cling to that progressive cloak of deception and patron politics. And I love it that Richardson, like George Zimmerman, has an Hispanic mother and an Anglo father…the double speak of it all!

    • Lulu says:

      If Cruz’s father had only been deported like Obama’s everything would be OK with him. Mr Cruz Sr simply was not exotic enough to be fashionable.

  4. Pingback: Former Democrat NM Gov. Bill Richardson Says, Cuban-American Sen. Ted Cruz (TX-R) Shouldn’t Be Defined As a “Hispanic” | Scared Monkeys

    • myiq2xu says:

      Scared Monkeys:

      So let’s get this straight, former Democratic New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson made himself God and is going to define what is and what is not a Hispanic and this dude has the cojones that Cruz is none civil and rude. REALLY? So because Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R) does not tow the liberal, Democrat party line, he is not a “Hispanic”? Does Richardson actually realize just how ignorant that sounds? So in the Democrat world of plantation politics, or in this case “Hacienda” politics, one has to be a pro-illegal immigration individual in order to be considered a Hispanic. So much for Hispanics having freedom of thought and opinion. How absolutely offensive. Hispanics like Cruz represent a clear and present danger that a voter block that is predominantly Democrat might actually be greater represented by Cruz. Ted Cruz to Hispanics is interchangeable with Sarah Palin for woman and Dr. Benjamin Carson for blacks. Democrats just cannot accept a world where any of their voting blocks may actually have independent thought.

  5. elliesmom says:

    So today is the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web. Twenty years ago I was a computer network designer for one of the ten largest companies in the world, an exciting job to have at the time. My first experience on the WWW was with the primate department at the zoo in Brussels. Comment from my daughter, “Mom, only a geek would remember her ‘first time’ on the web.”

    • leslie says:

      elliesmom, Tell your daughter you know plenty of geeks if remembering your “first time” is her defintion of a geek. I remember mine, as well. It isn’t as exotic as Brussels, but memorable nonetheless.

      • swanspirit says:

        Mine too , with my green screen and TV rigged for a monitor !!! yaay Commodore 64 ! which I still have in a box !

        • elliesmom says:

          As a network designer I had a UNIX workstation, a PC running DOS, and a Mac on my desk, and access to several large mainframes a few steps away. Which machine did I choose to venture out on the web for the first time? The Mac, of course. It had one of the first color monitors and an 80Mb hard drive. It was “state of the art”.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          We were thrilled with an Epson 8088, airc. {{shakes head}}

    • Color me a geek, then. It was fall of 1994 or’95 and I was working as a student worker for the Humanities department at the local community college. A dysfunctional, but affable, alcoholic 50-something secretary showed me how to look up a source on Alta Vista for my history paper on life in 16th century France.

      Because of her quick thinking, I wrote a paper that landed in my history profs upcoming textbook. The paper was about a 16th century French peasant who’d been frozen in ice, dethawed and thus brought back to life. After 15 years at a scientific compound in Canada, she was giving her very first interview to Terry Gross. Her name was Ulema Brissard, a name authentic to the period and class thanks to Alta Vista.

Comments are closed.