As if Ted Cruz didn’t already have enough against him media-wise (i.e. he’s a principled, brilliant and credentialed conservative both fiscally-- and even more odiously--socially)–on top of these offenses, he’s also half Cuban.
Forget the liberal love chants to “ethnic diversity.” The Cuban ethnic brand has long flapped like a matador’s cape in front of the Democrat-Media complex. Granted, some of those insufferable Cubans love to flap it.
Ted Cruz-Derangement-Syndrome went viral in the media this week. From Chris Matthews to David Muir and from Joe Scarborough to David Brooks-- they were all over Cruz like a cheap suit. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy called Cruz “uppity”—then weaseled out because the term has “disturbing historical connotations.”
A berserk Donny Deutsch over at MSNBC denounced Cruz as not only “unelectable,” but “scary, I think he’s dangerous, I think he’s slimy and I think he brings no fresh ideas.”
It’s an old story, actually. A few years ago during an interview with Joy Behar, MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch sneered at Cuban-American Marco Rubio as that “coconut down in Florida.”
In settings like MSNBC (but usually backstage) the term coconut (brown on the outside white on the inside) is generally used to castigate “Hispanics” who ignore marching orders barked by Democratic/Media drill sergeants–same as “Oreo” for similarly uppity blacks.
Never mind that the Cuban-American Marco Rubio (like Ted Cruz) is probably more purely Caucasian than Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Oral Roberts, Johnny Depp among many other southerners who boast Choctaw/Cherokee heritage. Never mind this because the issue here is the liberal media’s hypocrisy—not their stupidity.
Here’s Norman Birnbaum, a current columnist for The Nation, The Daily Beast among other liberal publications, going off on Cuban Americans a few years ago: “Despite the truly repellent Miami Cubans of the older generation and their gallant allies, the Israel lobby, Castro hangs on.”
Birnbaum is also a Georgetown Professor Emeritus and former advisor to three Democratic Presidential candidates. Now imagine a Republican political adviser and—say--Hillsdale college professor/author spouting, on the record on for public consumption, any of the following phrases: "those truly repellent New York Jews" or "those truly repellent Ferguson Negroes" or "those truly repellent Los Angeles Mexicans," or “those truly repellent Detroit Arabs.”
Would he even bother seeking future media employment?
Years ago Joe Sobran –as usual—nailed it by writing that “refugees from communism embarrass liberals.” Bulls-eye!
These refugees are living, breathing, walking, talking refutations of the horrors of extra-strength leftism. This makes leftists of all stripes very uncomfortable. These living, breathing testimonials against their product must be silenced, booted home (Elian Gonzalez) scorned (MSNBC) or-- at the very least—ignored (try finding my books mentioned by the non-Fox Media.)
Whoops! Excuse me, I exaggerate. In fact, these books have been mentioned --shamelessly plugged in fact, but in places such as Warsaw by the Polska Times ( a division of the London Times,) Madrid by former Spanish First Lady Ana Botella, in Sao Paolo by Brazil’s hugely popular Veja. Nothing by the Beltway biggies in my home country however.
Deep down liberals feel that Cuban-Americans had it coming. Only a tiny and filthy-rich clique of mobsters, pimps, crooks, robber barons, slave-drivers, plantation-owners, and sweat-shop owners–all direct descendants of the Spanish conquistadores—prospered in pre-Castro Cuba. They prospered by slave driving, sweatshopping and pimping the island’s indigenous people. Thus goes thefable.
Consequently, people like Ted Cruz’ and Humberto Fontova’s fathers “had it ‘comin—and revenge is sweet!”