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.
Yet another reason I am sick to f’ing death with “Hispanic’’ bs. If you’re going to identify yourself as a ‘’Hispanic’’ I don’t care if you’re Democrat or Republican, to me you are not an American.If you really think ‘’Hispanic’’ is a race then you’re too stupid to understand that there is a land called “The United States of America’’ because there sure as Hell isn’t a land called ‘’Hispanic’’.
Bill Richardson is a crook and a liar and only escaped a federal indictment because another crook and liar (Holder) was AG. Now tell me again why anyone should care what he has to say about anything?
Excellent way to put it cotton1706!
Actually, jmacusa, Hispanic refers to Spain, Spanish decent.
Bill Richardson and the racist liberals continue to subvert the dream of Martin Luther King to this day. A pox on all their houses.
“Former Gov. Richardson on Sen. Cruz: ‘I don’t think he should be defined as an Hispanic’”
Said Bill “Richardson”.
Hey Bill, do you mean Cruz is a “House Hispanic”? or an “Uncle Tomas”?
Hypocrisy is just another name for 'democratic politician'.
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism... a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen.
Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic.
The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country.
The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American.
The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else. For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic”
~~Teddy Roosevelt - In a 1915 speech to the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus
Bullsh!t. ‘’Hispanic ‘’was a term Richard Nixon came up with. People native to Mexico are not Spaniards and Spaniards don’t consider themselves ‘’Hispanic’’. All of the people from Mexico, Central and South America never referred to themselves as ‘’Hispanic’’. They referred to themselves as ‘’Mexicans’’ or Colombian’’. “Hispanic’’ is used as a wedge to make sure a certain group of people who speak Spanish are identified as something else first, a ‘’distinct ethnic community’’ and an American as an after thought and I’m fed up with it. We have one language, English. It is the language our founding documents are written it, it’s the language spoken in the wars we have fought to keep our land free and to bring freedom to others and we have one flag— The Stars and Stripes. If this isn’t good enough for “”Hispanics’’ or any other ‘’distinct ethnic community’’ then find another country. We’re a sovereign damn it, not a bloody boarding house.
What are you Dems afraid of BR? That they all might vote for Cruz and get a Republican president elected? Does the reality that any Hispanics are turning conservative and would vote for a Hispanic president terrify you after you lready granted amnesty to 800K last year and be plans for more?
So Democrat of him.
Richardson welcomed the the Texas demwits who ran off from the redistricting hoopla a few years ago. He aided and abetted them not doing their jobs and wasting millions and millions of tax dollars. He’s nothing but scum.
What are you Dems afraid of BR? That they all might vote for Cruz and get a Republican president elected? Does the reality that any Hispanics are turning conservative and would vote for a Hispanic president terrify you after you already granted amnesty to 800K last year and have plans for evenmore? The blade cuts both ways...
Oh but you fat lying greasy pig do? What job did you offer Monica for her to keep her mouth shut?
Worse yet (for the Dems), do you realize how many white people would gladly vote for Cruz because of the content if his character and not his race AND to rid us of the Marxist Kenyan at the same time. Yeah we know why the Dems are making such a fuss over Cruz...they’re deathly afraid of him.
Well, Bill, to tell... the truth--
I don't think you should be defined... as an American.
Well, Bendy, here in Spain, they don't define Bill... as a Spaniard either.
And, Bend, he sure ain't defined... as a Texan!
Oy Vey! Don't even think of defining him... as either Jewish or Yogurtish!
I can say without any doubt, Bill Richardson is NOT defined... as Blackfaced!
Bend? Bend? Don't ever make the mistake of defining Bill Richardson... as Star Warish!
Bendypoo! When Bill had his cute little beard, I defined him... as semi-gayish--
I tell ya, Bend, I define Bill Richardson... as a true friend of mine!
I rest... my case, Jim--
A lot of Mexicans don’t care for Cubans.
Richardson doesn’t think Cruz is ‘down for the struggle’. He is probably like J Jackson and wants to cut off Cruz’s gonads.
There they go again. Cruz isn’t really Hispanic, and West isn’t really black and Margaret Thatcher really isn’t a woman. But Bill Clinton is black!!! And Liz Warren is an American Indian!! Welcome to PC Lib Bizzaro World where your ethnicity is determined by what you believe.
“Why of course! Cruz isnt a hispanic, Clarence Thomas isnt black and Sarah Palin isnt a woman.”
Sarah Palin is a Man..... Wow, that is some talented man to give birth to several children, maybe that would prove same sex couples can ACTUALLY have kids /sarc
Being Hispanic means having the “right” positions on the issues, not having lineage from a Spanish-speaking country, silly boy.
Same for being "Black"....Clarence Thomas and Alan West don't count.
I think Governor Bill Richardson should stop worrying about Ted Cruz and start worrying about his weight. He is a heart attack/stroke candidate waiting to happen!!! I’m serious!!!
Boy the dems sure like to play with colors.
Didn't think so, the rules only apply to Republicans. I think that the Hispanic Community needs to speak for themselves and he can call himself whatever he culturally aligns with. After all if Democrats feel that children get to choose whether they used the boys or girls restroom at school, based on their own “self identity” why shouldn't ethnicity also be self identified?