Identity politics: Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo
WARNING: The following is a rant.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and, if I had $5 for every liberal idiot who looks at me and says “You don’t look Puerto Rican”, etc., because I don’t fit the Liberal template of what a Lateeeno/Lateeena should be like, this blog wouldn’t need to carry ads.
Frankly, by now I expect to consistently encounter discrimination and bigotry from Liberals. It’s in their mindset – identity politics is their lifeblood.
Ruben Navarrete describes one instance:
Ruben Navarrette: Halperin interview of Ted Cruz was painful
. . . Halperin made it personal, and the interview careened into a ditch. He told Cruz that people are curious about his “identity.” Then, the host asked a series of questions intended to establish his guest’s Hispanic bona fides. What kind of Cuban food did Cruz like to eat growing up? And what sort of Cuban music does Cruz listen to even now?
The interview starts at the 9:00 point in this video:
Halperin was likely expecting Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo singing Texas Pete,
Or perhaps Halperin was disappointed Ted didn’t invite him over for cortadito and pastelitos de guayaba. Halperin capped it all off by asking Cruz to “say something in Spanish.”
Cruz is much too polite, but I’m not. Here’s something in Spanish, Halperin,
Bésame el culo.