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More Bill Richardson: Everyone’s misinterpreting what I said about defining Ted Cruz as a Hispanic
Hotair ^ | 05/07/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via the Free Beacon. He says he didn’t mean Cruz can’t be defined as Hispanic, just that Cruz shouldn’t be defined exclusively by race. His problem is that he’s saying this against a backdrop of 25 years of liberals accusing Clarence Thomas of being inauthentically black because his politics are right-wing rather than left. And political operatives on both sides understand that if Cruz lands on the ticket in three years, attacks of this sort in ways subtle and not will be thrown at him. Peter Beinart wrote a piece for Newsweek this morning titled “Yes, Democrats Can Be Racist” (really?) chastising Dem Dick Harpootlian for his nasty comment about Nikki Haley, and speculating that that’ll become more frequent on the left as Republicans elect more minorities. True, but the blowback potential from cracks like that guarantees that they’ll be rare-ish. The likelier leftist reaction to GOP diversity, I think, will be to double down on the sort of determinism that Thomas has been demagogued with. You won’t hear people tell Haley to go back where she came from, you’ll hear them tell her that she’s betrayed her race by carrying water for the “white party.” The boss emeritus has been getting that from the left for decades. I think it might get worse before it gets better.

Anyway, enough Richardson. The more interesting Cruz-related clip yesterday came, surprisingly, from James Carville, who was near-rapturous about Cruz’s retail skills. Watch below. I can’t tell if this is Serpenthead paying legit respect to a worthy adversary or some sort of sly briar-patch play where he’s promoting a guy whom he thinks would be easiest for Hillary to beat. Verdict?

Update: After you’re done with these two clips, go watch “Morning Joe” wrestle with the fact that, by their own admission, Harpootlian’s remark about Haley would have been five-alarm news if he was a Republican. That fits nicely with the point I’ve been making lately about Gosnell: The media is more open about its biases than it was 10 years ago. Just don’t expect them to do much about it.


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KEYWORDS: billrichardson; hispanic; tedcruz
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Richardson, you’re about as believable and honest as a Muslim cleric.

Shove it up your smelly Obama.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 05/07/2013 7:07:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words....what I said, I did not say.....


4 posted on 05/07/2013 7:11:08 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is more “Hispanic” than the white guy with the last name “Richardson”.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 7:11:49 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SeekAndFind

Walk it back, Bill!


6 posted on 05/07/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill Richardson, isn’t he a “white Hispanic?”


7 posted on 05/07/2013 7:16:07 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: SeekAndFind

RailRunner Richardson is an economic genius.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 7:17:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Da Coyote
One of the very first immigrants to Jamestown Virginia was a fellow named Cruz. He'd lived at Hopewell earlier when the Spanish had a sort of mission station ~

Bet that beats any of Richardson's more traditional Spanish ancestors in what is now the United States ~ earliest ones into the Southwest didn't arrive until 1598, and some of them had actually lived along the James River in Virginia.

Again, American history in the 16th century just isn't well covered in the public schools these days and that allows idiots like Richardson to spout nonsense.

9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:18:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I think we’ve heard just about enough from you, Mr. Swedish-last-name!


10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:18:54 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: zerosix

I always found it amusing how the white guy with the WASP name “Richardson” claimed to be a leading voice among “Hispanics”

I guess if you are a leftist needing to play racial politics, and the other talking heads proclaim it, it is so.

Just like Elizabeth Warren can be considered a Cherokee.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Hispanic is a nationality, not a race. Too bad people don’t understand that.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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Well, seeing that Cruz father is from CUBA on the island of HISPANIOLA, who is more ‘hispanic’ monsieur Richardson?......


13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: SeekAndFind

“That fits nicely with the point I’ve been making lately about Gosnell: The media is more open about its biases than it was 10 years ago. Just don’t expect them to do much about it.”

That’s the issue today. Once morality is defined by one’s own opinion instead of God’s authority, then we’re on the road to destruction. For example, the media/progessive left used to deny that unborn babies were in fact babies that were being murdered. They’ve finally had to acknowledge they are babies because of technology, but now we see the call from them to kill children even AFTER they are born!


14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:24 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: NRA1995

I like how some mexicans play both sides of that street.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:31 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Richardson is the clown who tried to pay off Monica Lewinski with a UN job after she gave bubba another sort of job

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16 posted on 05/07/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: NRA1995

I never quite understood that one either. So it looks like language is the definer of race now? I (apparently incorrectly) thought hispanics originated in Spain. (which last time I looked was in europe) Maybe it’s the mayan/aztec angle. Hell who knows anymore. Kind of like when you fill out your census form you put “American” in the race box.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 7:43:39 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: SeekAndFind

..backtracking like crazy......he must have gotten some phones calls
Don’t you just love it when they say...”you heard me wrong”


18 posted on 05/07/2013 7:45:02 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

We read you loud and clear Bill. Si se puede.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 7:46:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hehehehehe...Bill had to be feeling some heat and rightly so! I say turn it up!


20 posted on 05/07/2013 7:59:40 AM PDT by austinaero
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