Democrats often accuse Tea Party supporters of being racist or "extremist."
Most political junkies know Dems do this out of desperation—the Left always brands the opposition with slurs, insults and rhetoric. The messaging is encouraged by compliant traditional media, most of whom favor big government and collectivism.
Now limited government fans can notch another win on the chalkboard—Ted Cruz, former solicitor general for Texas.
Cruz will face a Democrat, Paul Sadler, in November.
Cruz is hispanic and so is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)—note, if you sound Spanish or speak it routinely, or if you just want to be a minority, the U.S. government calls you ‘hispanic’ regardless of where you were born. It’s all self-reportage, something media routinely overlook.
Tea Party support was important for Cruz and Rubio’s victories, and also for Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).
All those named above are technically minorities.
Maybe we could ask Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for a quote.
A sample question: Sen. Schumer, how is it that "extremists" help elect minority candidates, often defying their own political party's power structure?
Meanwhile, congratulations to Cruz, a candidate we were proud to support.
~~Hat tip to Demetrius Minor for calling attention to this via Twitter.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/Aug. 1, 2012)
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