BRISTOL, TENNESSEE, May 6, 2013 — Another day, another liberal engaging in ideological bigotry. The newest version comes from former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Asked about Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Richardson lambasted his conservative politics and said that Cruz was “rude” and a man of “incivility.”
Richardson did not provide any examples of this, so perhaps he was referring to Cruz’s insistence on obeying the Constitution while others try to shred the document. Richardson attacked Cruz for wanting to secure the border and clamp down on illegal immigration, which by definition is a crime.
Yet, rather than simply state that most Hispanics disagree with Cruz, Richardson felt it necessary to go one step further and claim that Cruz is “not a Hispanic.” Talk about the pot calling the kettle black (or Hispanic, or non-Hispanic).
Forget artificial observations, such as surnames. The name “Cruz” certainly sounds more Hispanic than “Richardson,” but names can be changed much easier than skin color or lineage. A better approach would be to look at actual heritage.
The senator’s father is Rafael Cruz. The elder Cruz spent time in one of Fidel Castro’s Cuban palatial estates, or what we in America would call jail. If anybody knows about the struggle for freedom and a better life, it is the Cruz family.
This is not the first time that a liberal has smeared a conservative in this way. President Barack Obama is considered “black” even though he is actually half-Caucasian. He is seen as representing the black experience, even though he was raised overseas and then led a cushy lifestyle in predominantly Asian Hawaii.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worked his way up from the dirt poor South to the highest Court in the land. He fought bigotry from white supremacists, and now faces bigotry from the left who do not consider him “authentically black.”
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was attacked by a liberal black television commentator for having a white girlfriend and possibly voting Republican. RGIII has criticized political correctness without stating his political affiliation.
For his choices, he was derided as a “cornball brother.” Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele had Oreo cookies thrown at his feet. It was not Republicans throwing the cookies.
Hillary Clinton is seen as a champion of feminists despite spending her entire life enabling her husband’s unseemly conduct toward the fairer sex. Meanwhile, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann are seen as not being “real women” even though they both balance careers and five children apiece.
In the liberal Jewish community, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz receives praise while House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia receives comments that are not printable in family newspapers.
The liberal message is very simple. Either one is a liberal, or one needs to have their very identity attacked. Either support illegal immigration by refusing to stop it, or be seen as anti-Hispanic.
Either support affirmative action, or be seen as anti-black. Either support abortion on demand, or be seen as anti-women.
The Jewish community is the most perverse. Supporting Israel does not make one authentically Jewish in the liberal Jewish community. In fact, supporting Palestinians is almost, but not as vital as supporting unlimited abortion, gay marriage and global warming. Jews deviating from these positions are anti-Jewish, especially the ones who are loud, proud pro-Israel Jews.
At this point, liberals fall into two categories. There are the ones making the slurs and the ones staying silent and allowing the slurs to be said.
Richardson was the one who engaged in incivility by attacking Cruz’s heritage rather than sticking to policy. If one truly wanted to turn the tables, one could question whether infidelity was required to be an authentic Hispanic. After all, Cruz is a devoted family man while Richardson has long been a walking peccadillo.
This same logic asks if one must be a low achiever to be authentically black. After all, wearing baggy pants on backwards seems to be more appropriate in the liberal black community than a stockbrokerage professional like Charles Payne wearing a perfect suit and necktie while carrying a briefcase.
Then again, none of these people have it as bad as Republicans who happen to be gay. Those people face plenty of bigotry, not from evangelical Christians, but from enlightened and tolerant leftists who will never accept any Republican of any kind.
Cutting taxes, fighting the War on Terror and dealing with complex issues, such as protecting the Second Amendment and securing the border, are what Americans should be discussing. If liberals want to be taken seriously, they should get out of the gutter and stop judging people by the color of their skin.
At the very least, the ones who are against ideological bigotry should have the decency and moral courage to stand up and call out their own bad actors.
Governor Richardson should be ashamed of himself. Yet he is a liberal, so that shame will most likely not be forthcoming.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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