Skip to comments.Attack of the Uppity Conservative Hispanics
Posted on 02/25/2013 4:03:27 AM PST by Kaslin
There is nothing the liberal establishment hates more than members of the minority groups it considers its political chattel who step off the grounds of the progressive plantation. And right now, it is beginning a long-term de-legitimization campaign, with its media overseers fully engaged, because that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have dared to forget their place.
The liberal establishment is driven not just by anger. Its driven by fear.
Its easy to see why the media blew up the story of Marco Rubios radical decision to take a drink during his state of the union response he gave a good speech, and we cant have that. While Obamas monologue was a nightmarish death march of progressive nonsense honed through countless focus groups to appeal to the low-info voters who make up the liberal base, Rubios talk was clear, concise and conservative. The medias problem wasnt that Rubios speech was bad; the problem was that it was good.
Accordingly, the media erupted in a tsunami of blatant hydrationism.
Then Ted Cruz showed up in the Senate and dared ask tough questions, like Why is this guy qualified to be the Secretary of Defense? and What the hell are you thinking? The media, suddenly guardians of Senate civility and tradition, were aghast that Cruz failed to sit silently as Anglo Senators gently stroked the nominee. When John McCain rebuked Cruz for failing to know his place, the media suddenly remembered why it used to love the grizzled maverick in the first place because McCain lives to slam conservative Republicans.
And then Cruz dared to not care!
Oh, there was also a Hispanic Democrat senator who was under investigation by the FBI for banging underage hookers in violation of a federal sex tourism law he helped pass and for getting flown to the Dominican Republic for his festivals of pedophilia by the doctor who he helped get a half-billion dollar port security contract.
But, more importantly, Marco Rubio got thirsty.
What we are seeing is a preemptive strike by the liberal establishments pet media on two up-and-coming conservative superstars. It will continue. Liberals fear them because of their Latin heritage, but heres the funny part for conservatives, where their parents came from is just gravy.
Its the conservatism, stupid.
Sure, Rubio is trying to make something happen with immigration. However, unlike the president and the GOPs shamnesty crowd, hes actually serious when he says he wants to secure the border first. What he will find is that most of the hacks nodding their heads when he talks and pretending to agree with him are not.
Watch for Rubio to pull out when he realizes that these frauds have zero intention of securing the border he already dissed His Majestys leaked insta-amnesty plan. Rubio, who made immigration reform possible, will be the one to kill it, and the fact that he wont compromise his conservative principles to make it happen will actually strengthen his conservative bonafides.
But liberals, projecting their bizarre notions upon the rest of humanity as they are wont to do, think that the Hispanic thing is whole reason Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are so popular with right-wingers. After all, thats how liberals judge people identity group affiliation.
So do some Republicans witness the post-election Hispanic panic. Of course, these political geniuses fresh off their latest round of failure last November are ready to go all-in on a whole new level of defeat trying to appeal to the allegedly growing category of Hispanic voters. Except, though, the demographic isnt really growing because birth rates among them are in free fall, dropping to the levels of other Americans. But lets not let facts and data interfere with talking points that make Sunday morning talk show hosts drop their 30-round mags and nod in agreement.
No, the big secret of the success of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz is that these guys are hardcore conservatives. They walk the walk and just happen to hablar the talk.
Look at their backstories these guys are straight from conservative central casting. They had religious, loving, traditional families that gave them great values and taught them that achievement comes from working to attain their goals, not from getting a check from Tio Sam.
They look good and, unlike certain other Republicans, they can put a sentence together and not sound like borderline morons. Conservatives can watch them ascend to the podium and not have to worry that they might wander off-topic and start offering their insights into how rape is part of the Lords plan.
They are popular because they are really, really smart, and they are really, really conservative. The funny thing is, being of Cuban descent; they arent really, really Hispanic in the American liberal sense. Liberals, whose connection with Hispanic America consists of lecturing their nannies about ensuring that little Bayley is raised in a gender neutral environment and doesnt make toy guns out of his Legos, think all Hispanics are the same. These bubble dwellers might want to ask a Hispanic about that, assuming they know any who arent employed around their house.
The fact is that there is no such thing as a Hispanic-American. There are Americans whose families came from places where they speak Spanish or Portuguese. And there is a special name for people like that.
If you call my wife, who escaped from Cuba as an infant, a Cuban-American, shell cut you. Shes proud of her Cuban heritage, but with a father, brother and husband who are all U.S. Army vets she watched me deploy for over a year when our daughter was six months old you better not label her anything but American.
So, how does the GOP appeal to these voters? Well, first it forgets the nonsense we keep hearing about how Hispanics believe in traditional values and family and all the rest. Some folks lumped under the Hispanic heading believe in those things. Some dont. Shockingly, to the Beltway experts on all things Latin, these people are not all the same. And their heritage is varied as well. Those hailing from Spain are different from those coming from Mexico or Argentina or Honduras each nation has different histories, cultures, political traditions. So stop with the condescending stereotypes and start looking at these people as individuals instead of census categories.
Second, we have to be where these folks are. Who are the GOPs go-to guests on Univision and Telemundos news shows to give the conservative viewpoint? You know the liberals are there. I dont know the answer I only watch the telenovelas and Sabado Gigante but it better be somebody. Preferably someone who speaks Spanish, and does so coherently.
The reason the liberals should fear Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz is their conservatism, not their heritage. And if they hold their conservative course, leaders like these will drive the liberals to drink something stronger than just water.
Apart from the NJ senator, is there a single Democrat senator who speaks Spanish. I think of Barack Obama and his remarked about people speaking Austrian, rather than German. We yucked, but the dim -wit had a point. The German spoken in Austria differs from that spoken in Prussia, quite noticeably. The Spanish spoken in Columbia differs from that spoken in Mexico or Puerto Rico. Accordingly, the people in Vienna and Berlin ought not to be lumped into the same pot, and likewise those in Bogota, Mexico, and Havana. Hispanic is a generic term like Asian/European. In any case. if Cruz and Rubio do onto Spanish TV, looks for the Mexican mayors in LA and SA to appeal to Mexican prejudices.
IMO, Rubio is the establishment’s answer to to getting more Hispanic votes but, seems like just another unless patsy for us to gather behind.
Cruz seems more like the kind of candidate that won’t be ‘Mr. Nice guy/play fair’.
Excellent article—thanks for posting it!
And I would love to have a coffee with this author’s wife. I think it would be a fascinating half hour. :)
The Austrian German is a dialect, almost like the Bavarian dialect. There are many dialects in Germany, like the Bavarian, the Frankonian and those are even different depending on the area like Upper Frankonia, Middle Frankonia, and Lower Frankonia. Then there are the Hessian dialect, the Swabian dialect, the Saxonian dialect, the Thuringian dialect. Even dialect differ from town to town in the same region.
Is that what I am— an “uppity Conservative Hispanic”? I like it!
I am Puerto Rican and that makes me an American. Just like a Texan is a Texan and an American. We all hate the “Latino” label. It bears repeating:
“Some folks lumped under the Hispanic heading believe in those things. Some dont. Shockingly, to the Beltway experts on all things Latin, these people are not all the same. And their heritage is varied as well. Those hailing from Spain are different from those coming from Mexico or Argentina or Honduras each nation has different histories, cultures, political traditions. So stop with the condescending stereotypes and start looking at these people as individuals instead of census categories”.
This column is completely inane, and if anything symbolic in more ways than one of why conservatives got their butts kicked in November. First off, it wasn’t the big scary media who made a big story out of Rubio’s water bottle moment. It was a really awkward moment, it blew up on Twitter almost immediately and went viral, and the media reported on what everyone was already talking about. If we continue to blame 20th century media for 21st century issues, we’re doomed. Stop with the freaking persecution complex already.
Sites like Townhall make a profit off preaching to the converted (and pop-up ads — try reading it on a mobile device) while Obama reaches voters directly using social media. No wonder conservatism is dying.
“We all hate the Latino label.”
I absolutely DETEST “latino”. You used to hear “Chicano” a lot, which is even worse - almost a fighting word. When people say “Latin”, I sometimes ask, “Oh, you mean French and Italians?”
I hate no one, only giving my opinion of what I think is going to happen...another 4 years, another loser we back.
Reagan was suppose to *secure* the border also.
When do we become less gullible?
I have a hard time getting what the train announcer says in Munich, no trouble at all in Berlin. But even when in the K-town area, I found myself in a small story listening to two elderly women talking in Pfalisch, the local dialect with the lady behind the counter. They might as well have been speaking Dutch. Americans have no idea how parochial —in the good sense—Germans are, at least out in the villages and among the older Germans. It seems to be the case in other counties as well. Marry a woman from a village fifty miles away and go to live with her there, and twenty years later you are still an outsider in many ways.
I think Argentina et al. has a lot of Latins, or at least people with Italian names. The south is the only true Latin America.
A day went by and he did not come back. Then another, still not back. Finally after a week he came back. When he was asked where he had been so long he answered that he drove all over Germany to find Munich but could not find it. He said he finally found a town called München
Well, its a good story, but if he was an Army truckdriver he may just have found a good way to get some extra R&R.
Cruz has a Father born in Cuba, and I dont think he was a US citizen when Ted was born. His mother is American nIrish, but, in any case, that kind of pushes Ted out of the picture. I guess he might have a term or two in the Senate and then run for governor. He would make a good one.
Nice. But not really news. Come back when there’s a Mexican or Puerto Rican in Congress with Rubio’s or Cruz’s voting record.
Probably more natural born than the current POTUS
Well, that has been effectively buried by the Ruling Class. You can be sure they wont give Cruz a pass.