Skip to comments.Former Gov. Richardson on Sen. Cruz: 'I don't think he should be defined as an Hispanic'
Posted on 05/06/2013 6:42:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has taken it upon himself to re-define an entire ethnic group.
Speaking on an ABC News web chat following his appearance on "This Week," Richardson revealed a bigotry so deep and profound that it makes right wing anti-Hispanic loons look reasonable by comparison.
And yes, Richardson is Hispanic himself. It doesn't matter. Bigotry is bigotry wherever it rears its head. And in that interview, Richardson took bigotry out of the closet and paraded it in front of anyone watching.
"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."
What exactly is Richardson saying?
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Of course not, and Allen West and Dr Ben Carson are not black.
Conservatives must all be white regardless of their ancestry or skin color.
Geeeze, I thought Senator Cruz was an American
And somebody named “Richardson” should be?
Richardson has been riding on his self-definition as Hispanic for his entire career.
At least Cruz is fully entitled to it.
That seems to be the problem.
So can Cruz call himself Latino?
OH! NOW they want “civility” in Washington? Remember “get in their faces”, señor Richardson? This hispanic will match his creds against yours any day. When it comes to saving what’s left of my country, being “civil” is no longer an option.
Ted Cruz ‘acts White’ i.e. supports Western Civilization. He can’t be part of La Raza. Does that mean La Raza opposes Western Civilization?
Richardson is a racist.
I hope its obvious to Cruz how the left (and moderate GOP) plan on taking him out - they've employed the tactic often enough - and he has a plan to deal with them.
So says the self-identified hispanic with the WASP name “RICHARDSON.”
I’ll see your “Richardson” and raise it a William Blaine Richardson III...LOL!
Gov. Guillermo is a chameleon fraud. Was Mexican when it mattered. Was ‘Blainey’ when it mattered.
I always thought Billy was dumber than a box of rocks. This just confirms it.
Ted Cruz is not hispanic.
I was drafted by the Kansas City A’s and the Chicago Cubs.
Which of these statements by Richardson is false?
Why of course! Cruz isn’t a hispanic, Clarence Thomas isn’t black and Sarah Palin isn’t a woman. Because minority status depends on political views, not background, skin color, or body parts.
Bill I would think Ted wants to be “defined” as an American...
Richardson must have beat the hell out of some little old lady and stole her civility card.