Richardson, Carville on ‘Cruz-ing’ Speed

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on May 9, 2013

James_Carville_cropJames Carville applauded Senator Cruz this past weekend. He was extremely complimentary … also accurate. According to here are some of the highlights of what Carville had to say: “I think he’s the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years … he is going to be something to watch … you hear this a lot: ‘If we only got someone who was articulate and was for what we were for, we would win elections. And we get these John McCains and these Mitt Romneys and these squishy guys who can’t do anything’.”

Cruz is articulate and stands for what conservatives want. And “squishy” he’s not. When a Democrat of James Carville’s stripe congratulates a Conservative Republican, however, it’s time to call in the Marines.

Carville’s approach differs from that of most Democrat apparatchiks. Take Former New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, self-appointed paragon of liberal virtue. He decided that Senator Cruz has no right to be identified as “Hispanic” because he does not support the Gang of Eight’s amnesty policy. His attempt to walk back the remark the following day was laughable. In typical, “I’m–a-Democrat-who-got-caught” fashion, Richardson claimed his comment was “misinterpreted.” No sale. His recorded statements had been delivered in characteristic, Democrat attack-dog fashion.

Richardson had preened on Sunday television, airing views that would have spawned an avalanche of criticism from the PC Police against anyone not demonstrably leftist: “Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic…He’s a politician from Texas, a conservative state … I know he’s sort of the Republican latest flavor …He seems to be charismatic, but I don’t like his politics … what I don’t like is when you try to get things done — it’s okay to be strong and state your views, your ideology, but I’ve seen him demean the office, be rude to other senators, not be part of, I think, the civility that is really needed in Washington.” 

Richardson, clearly not a MENSA candidate, exposed some ankle, here:

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Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.