When did ethnicity become race?
When liberals want you in the minority plantation:
They’d be attacking him no matter what just because he’s a rising star from the other party, but yes, of course it’s true that a rising star who’s Latino complicates Democratic plans for a permanent majority in a way that some other Republican wouldn’t.
Listen to this incoherent rant, calling Rubio “brownface” for liking Tupac,
“The motive for the attacks on Rubio is the threat he may pose as a rising star. The Dems would attack him regardless of why he appears to be a rising star. But there’s no doubt that Rubio’s ethnicity is a factor in the perception that he’s someone whose momentum needs to be slowed.”
It gets more interesting, as Ted Cruz is also under fire:
Cruz is under attack because he’s outdebating Democrats and making the likes of Chuck Hagel look bad. The Dems are used to dealing with Republicans who don’t forcefully take them on in debate or who, though willing to engage, have difficulty making well thought-out arguments (e.g., John McCain, the ipse dixit king).
However, I disagree with Paul Mirengoff when he says that
Cruz is something new in town, and the Dems don’t like it. But their problem with Cruz has no relation, not even an indirect one, to his ethnicity.
I know from experience that liberals will not accept a “minority” that doesn’t toe the victimization line.
After all, that’s their main industry.