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,
Update: Louder With Crowder has the clip of the interview by itself:
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.
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As Matt Drudge wrote in October of 2004, Halperin, who then held the title of Political Director with ABC, wrote an internal memo that “admonishes ABC staff: During coverage of Democrat Kerry and Republican Bush not to ‘reflexively and artificially hold both sides ‘equally’ accountable.’” As if there was any chance that the House of Stephanopoulos would ever treat both sides fairly:
The controversial internal memo obtained by DRUDGE, captures Halperin stating how “Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win.”
But Halperin claims that Bush is hoping to “win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.”
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A note on my choice of Bésame el culo over other similar phrases:
Bésame el culo is a grammatically correct, literal translation of an English-language sentiment that does not require cultural explanation to an English-language native speaker like Halperin. Indeed, it’s such a well known phrase, that, here in America, it’s usually the first complete Spanish-language sentence most middle-school students learn.