Identity politics

By Tom Quiner

Did you miss it?

How many articles have you read slobbering over the fact that Rafael Cruz (aka “Ted”) is the first Hispanic-American to win a presidential caucus?

How many breathless articles have read about Señor Marco Antonio Rubio’s chances to become the first Hispanic president of the United States?

How about Carly Fiorina’s chances to become the first woman president?

The questions suggest the answer.

And yet there isn’t a debate where Hillary Clinton doesn’t trumpet her desire to become the first ‘woman president’ of these United States of America. And the lapdog media jumps on her narrative.

Let’s face it, the Democrats are all about identity politics, not merit. Not stature. Not character. Not virtue. Not honesty.

Skin color and gender are all that matter, and how one feels about race, sexuality, and creation.

Senors Cruz and Rubio are fake Hispanics (even though collectively they won 51% of lily-white Iowa’s vote), and Ms. Fiorina is a fake woman in progressive’s eyes because they embrace the quaint notion that marriage is the union of one man/one woman.

(Hmmm … so did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton before they “evolved”.)

And since Cruz, Rubio, and Fiorina, are pro life, they betray the ideological litmus test imposed on Hispanics and women by progressives.

As the liberal Hispanic journalist, Jorge Ramos, puts it:

“There is no greater disloyalty than the children of immigrants forgetting their own roots. That is a betrayal.”

And how do you forget your roots? By thinking improperly. By embracing traditional American values of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness as imagined by our Founders.

Senor Ramos’ thinking is laughable in light of the sensitive way Cruz and Rubio have honored their heritage … especially Rubio.

What a great American story: the son of an immigrant, who held the lowly job of a bar tender his entire life, has a shot at becoming President.

Only a liberal couldn’t be touched by a great American success story like Marco Rubio’s … or a Ted Cruz … or a Carly Fiorina.