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. It’s driven by fear.
It’s easy to see why the media blew up the story of Marco Rubio’s radical decision to take a drink during his state of the union response – he gave a good speech, and we can’t have that. While Obama’s 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, Rubio’s talk was clear, concise and conservative. The media’s problem wasn’t that Rubio’s 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 establishment’s pet media on two up-and-coming conservative superstars. It will continue. Liberals fear them because of their Latin heritage, but here’s the funny part – for conservatives, where their parents came from is just gravy.
It’s the conservatism, stupid.
Sure, Rubio is trying to make something happen with immigration. However, unlike the president and the GOP’s shamnesty crowd, he’s 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.
Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) has been published in the New York Post, Washington Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times and elsewhere. He was personally recruited by Andrew Breitbart and since 2009 his work has been frequently published on the Breitbart.com web sites.