I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe in strengthening the relationship between the Mexican-American (Chicano) community and the Jewish community. Mexican-Americans account for almost 70% of the “Latino” population pie — and are the bulk of the fastest growing demographic in our Nation. I believe in the resurgence of the Chicano movement and the idea of empowerment as we all work towards making the world a better place.
I get discouraged when the media seeks the view of an anti-immigrant and anti-DREAM Act “Hispanic” politician such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas when Cruz is of Cuban descent. Remember, the Cuban-American population accounts for only 3% of the Latin population pie, and their views may not always align with those of Mexican descent. Those of Mexican descent are indigenous to our Country and we will always take care of our land and this great Nation because we are native to it to begin with.
I am glad to see Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio of Florida reverse his positions on the DREAM Act and immigration since December of 2010 when he didn’t initially support the DREAM. But now Rubio is part of the Gang of 8 legal immigration reform plan that helps to fix the broken immigration system. We support that, yet we cannot understand why the Texas Cuban-American Senator Ted Cruz does not support the Gang of 8 legal immigration reform plan. Approximately half the State of Texas population is Mexican-American! It is a direct slap in the face to the Mexican-American community for the Cuban-American / Canadian Senator to not help push for LEGAL immigration reform when we all know the billions of billions of dollars Texas business benefit from with regard to our ally and trade neighbor in Mexico. In addition to the billion dollar business industry with Mexico, Texas benefits in additional revenues made with regard to the ports of entry and tariffs.
Our Jewish amigo via Lou is the Creator of the world’s very first Jewish – Chicano Radio show. He chimes in on Cuban-American Senator Ted Cruz’s policies below.
TED CRUZ – FEARLESS HYPOCRITICAL SO-CALLED “HISPANIC” OF THE RIGHT WING HOLDS UP IMMIGRATION REFORM
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the former Canadian, is holding up the US House of Representatives much needed involvement to enter into the debate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. He objects to the creation of any House-Senate conference committee because he first wants a guarantee that CIR won’t raise any taxes on the rich or raise the debt ceiling. In other words, he’s holding CIR hostage with his Tea Party Agenda.
Harry Reid has labeled Cruz “like a schoolyard bully”.
To repeat: Ted Cruz has taken CIR hostage by favoring his Tea Party agenda.
Last year, Cruz said he didn’t support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in America. Cruz has been a border hawk and in favor of increasing penalties on people living in the United States. While the rest of the nation now views immigration reform very favorably, Cruz has remained entirely Natavist.
Somehow there has been talk of Ted Cruz running for president in 2016. Indeed, there is a bold contingent of the Republican Tea Party that has taken great interest in Cruz for his conservative stances and his image as a dynamic orator. But former New Mexico Governor Bill Richards now questions Cruz’s credentials as a “Hispanic” because Cruz was born in Canada and his Castro supporting father, Raphael Cruz, fled Cuba when Castro came to power (a fact that confuses everyone as Raphael was Castro-friendly). Since Cruz was NOT born on US soil, there is no way he could ever become President unless the US Constitution gets amended to allow a “naturalized citizen” to run for the office.
Lo and Behold! . . . Who now compliments Ted Cruz? James Carville, Democratic strategist during the Clinton administration, calling Cruz “fearless”, “talented” and “someone to watch”. In doing so, Carville is really paying Cruz a back-handed compliment, because he forgot to add “stupid”; at no time does Carville agree with Cruz but merely recognizes that Cruz is “fearless” to take on such unpopular stances to everyone but the Tea Party. And there are even those in the Tea Party who reject Cruz’s hardcore interference on CIR.
Just because Carville compliments Cruz does NOT mean that Cruz has somehow become a champion for the Left. Carville’s compliment really acts as a reminder to all of us exactly what kind of politician Cruz has become in a Post-2012 Election era that spelled defeat for a Republican Party that tried to lead us towards more hatred of immigrants, distrust of Mexicans, and Natavist paranoia against “illegal aliens”. In the aftermath of the election, most Republicans now realize how unpopular such thinking has been to doom the Republican Party, but somehow Ted Cruz and all of his Tea Party so-called “patriots” haven’t received the memo, and there is nothing wrong with strategists like James Carville to remind us of what Ted Cruz doesn’t seem to know or understand.
Where are all the Birthers on this issue? Haven’t the Birthers been paying attention? If the issue of where someone was born has always been so important to these kind of invalidating idiots, shouldn’t they also go after Cruz? After all, didn’t they once go after John McCain, the Republican nominee for President in 2008? Here in Arizona, during the J.D. Hayworth vs. John McCain Republican Primary in 2010, Hayworth hammered McCain regarding McCain’s birth in the Panama Canal Zone; although McCain was born of an American citizen, he wasn’t born on US soil. Also in Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio created a posse to investigate the birth of Barack Obama. Additionally, disgraced and recalled State Senator Russell Pearce, when he was in power, flexed mucho muscles to question the same allowance John McCain used, to get on the national presidential ballot, to deny recognition of those born on US Soil to pregnant immigrants, calling for a hard line stance against “anchor babies”. And Tom Horne, the current Arizona Attorney General, wrote HB2281 when he was Arizona’s Superintendent of Education, to strip away the study of Mexican-American Studies out of the curriculum, was born in Canada, too. (Horne is also on record for his dysfunctional interpretation of Martin Luther King’s plea that “A man should be judged for the content of his character, not the color of his skin”, yet Horne moved to create a Brave New World for his Natavist Tea Party supporters by “erasing” Mexican-American Studies from Arizona’s schools.)
It is such hypocrisy for the Birthers to discriminately choose their targets. This just goes to show that the Birthers only target those politicos who are against their own agenda of austerity, isolationism, and Nativism. It’s no wonder many are leaving the Tea Party in droves. No one respects a hypocrite.
And Ted Cruz is the biggest and latest Republican Flavor of Hypocrisy. With a name like “Cruz”, Ted thinks he speaks on behalf of all the Mexican-American voices but HE DOES NOT. In fact, since the Birthers are more interested in protecting the Tea Party agenda instead of being true to their mission of Birthism, allow me to wonder about the origin of Ted Cruz, immigrant from Canada, who carries blood from Cuba (NOT Mexico) and has more in common with Canadians than Cubans: He does NOT represent the interest of Mexican-Americans in the United States; He wasn’t born in the US and he wasn’t born in Cuba.
So there now exists a contradiction within the Birther movement. Obama has proved he was born in Hawaii, despite attempts by the Birthers to the contrary. And Cruz has openly admitted that he was not born in Cuba but in Canada, so it is valid to question Cruz’s Tea Party perceived qualifications of Cruz to represent Hispanics/Latinos . . . and this should be of great interest for anyone looking for a true voice to represent Mexican-Americans in the US.
Thank you, James Carville, for calling Cruz “fearless” because it is clear to me, and it should be clear to you, Dear Reader, that Ted Cruz MUST be fearless to play his current “Hispanic Tea Party Nativist” role, holding Comprehensive Immigration Reform hostage in the US House of Representatives . . . because he is also stupid.
We don’t want anyone stupid on our team.
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