Friday, September 27, 2013

A Quick Reminder

What the Left fears, it attacks:

ABC: Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson joined ABC News for a web interview after his appearance on the “This Week” roundtable on Sunday, answering viewer questions about his time as governor, his experience meeting with the Taliban, and his thoughts on Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. When asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Richardson expressed his distaste for the senator.

“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.”

...and its attacks are always intended to set us against one another – "us" being interpreted as "whoever might see this guy as appealing for any reason."

Note also the reflexive return to the theme of "civility," by which the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party means "Sit down and shut up, youngster; you don't get to have initiatives or opinions of your own yet." Apparently the United States Senate has an Eleventh Commandment the rest of us haven't been apprised of: Thou shalt not rock the Leadership's boat. How strange that Richardson, the unsuccessful former governor of New Mexico who was disqualified for Secretary of Commerce because of credible allegations of corruption, should have learned about it.

We're going to see lots more of both the above motifs -- and from here on out to 2016, the Republican "Leadership" will be part of the chorus. Keep on rockin', Senator Cruz.


A Reader said...

Again with the identity politics. Cruz, who is demonstrably Hispanic in his ancestry, is somehow unHispanic because he does agree with what Richardson describes as the consensus opinion of other Hispanics? Poppycock

A Reader said...

I meant "does not agree"