Nothing that African-American 'Pubbies from Clarence Thomas to J.C. Watt to Michael "Simple Sambo" Steele to Tim Scott to Ben Carson to Mia Love, etc. haven't encountered over the years. The Left is viciously territorial about and psychotically jealous of their racist identity politics monopoly, and all the more so when it's threatened by credible and electable nationally prominent minority conservatives. In this case, the pogrom happens to be in the Hispanic/Latino "community," which is seeing its worst nightmare coming true by both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio making the final three in the GOP presidential sweepstakes with a growing chance of actually becoming the next POTUS.
And La Raza, Inc. is NOT happy:
Liberal Hispanic groups have launched a new campaign designed to turn Latino voters against the two Cuban American Republicans who have risen to the top tier of the GOP presidential field — assailing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as traitors to their own culture. [emphasis added]
i.e. Race. Because Marxism-Alinskyism is the very monolithic essence of "Hispanic/Latino culture," just like it is for "black culture" and "Asian culture" and "Original American culture" and "Islamic culture" (okay, I'll give 'em that one) and "women's culture," etc., etc., etc. Nothing inflammatorily racist about that, is there?
Radio and online ads, social media posts and public discussions with Hispanic leaders in swing States are accusing Cruz and Rubio, senators from Texas and Florida, respectively, of fighting against immigration reforms, a minimum wage increase and other changes that millions of Latinos support.
And millions of other Latinos oppose, and which would be bad for all of them as well as every other American, or at least those who actually want a job. And were they not paying attention to the last attempt at "comprehensive immigration reform" (i.e. Schumer-RUBIO) two-plus years ago? Even Cruz is squishy on that issue.
Many of the ads equate the two candidates to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, whose sharp rhetoric on immigration has until now drawn most of the attention of Hispanic [extrem]ists.
Unfair to Rubes, but Cruz did walk into that one from his Trump fanboyism.
At a Monday gathering in Nevada of Democrat Hispanic leaders, ahead of tonight’s GOP debate in Las Vegas, photos of Cruz and Rubio were plastered alongside Trump’s picture, as all three were criticized as anti-Latino. A press release noted, “While Trump continues to grab headlines with his hateful anti-Latino, anti-immigrant language, the positions and records of the two Latino presidential candidates in the race are equally dangerous for Nevada communities.”
Dolores Huerta, an influential labor leader and civil rights [extrem]ist, called Cruz and Rubio “sellouts” and “traitors” at the gathering and said the Hispanic candidates “are turning their backs on the Latino community.”
Sounds like it's the "Latino community" that is turning its backs on Cruz and Rubio. As they were going to anyway. Just picture how rabid this racist demagoguery will get next year when one or the other of them is the Republican nominee.
Still, it's awfully difficult not to notice how completely Trump has lent himself to the Left as a tool for the tar & feathers evisceration of every actual Republican in the race and on the entire planet. It's one of his primary roles as the Democrat plant he is: to maximally conspicuously go out of his way to personify every hard-left stereotype of conservatives and Republicans and make that caricature the face of the GOP that the Dems want to see. In that sense he's much like Ben Kingsley's "Mandarin" character in Iron Man III - an actor playing a part while the real "Great and powerful Oz" behind the metaphorical green curtain (i.e. Hillary Clinton) pulls the strings to ensure her own triumph next November, either by a Trump nomination victory and his even bigger negatives than hers, or by a Trump independent/write-in run that hopelessly splits the anti-Hillary majority. Senators Cruz and Rubio are the last two REAL Republicans standing, so they're the ones getting "Trumped".
But let's get back to the identity politics angle. Recall how much mileage the Dems have gotten out of having nominated and gotten elected THE FIRST (half-)BLACK PRESIDENT. Just as they nominated THE FIRST WOMAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (Geraldine Ferraro in 1984). In their psychological maelstrom, only Democrats can "make history" like that. Republicans are "old" and "white" and "racist" and "sexist" and "homophobic" and on and on and on and accordingly aren't allowed in that "club". It's why they absolutely vaporized Sarah Palin seven years ago; even the hypothetical possibility of the GOP being the first to elect a woman on a national ticket was anathema of such abhorrence as to trigger brain aneurysms. And 'cuda was the veep running mate; Cruz and Rubio have a better than even chance (or would absent Trump's sabotage) of becoming THE "HISTORIC" FIRST HISPANIC/LATINO PRESIDENT. As Republicans. And "everybody" knows that distinction belongs to Julian Castro by divine right. Leftwingnuts, especially Hispanic/Latino ones, will do whatever it takes to keep it that way, up to and including assassination.
Hopefully only of the "character" variety. Which brings us back to Trump.
Not that Cruz and Rubio can't handle themselves with honor and distinction in such a way that it doesn't also make these racist filthbags look like bipedal mange. But since that is the core strength of Trump's candidacy....well, let's just say that it isn't La Raza, Inc. about which they need to be concerned.