Have you noticed that liberals seem to have a racist and sexist view of Republicans who are not white men? Here’s the latest example: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2013/02/ted_cruz_nelson_hagel.php
In this case Ted Cruz is a Republican Senator who happens to be a Tea Party Hispanic. This contradicts the liberal “narrative” that all Republicans, especially Tea Party Republicans, are racist. So he has to be attacked immediately and as with as much distortion and incendiary rhetoric as possible. In this article, the uppity Republican Hispanic was “schooled” by a liberal white man over his questioning of Chuck Hagel, the president’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. According to the article, Senator Cruz was “channeling the ghost of (Joe) McCarthy” when he asked Hagel about his previous public statements with regard to sanctions against Iran. The author of the article concludes that “whenever Cruz sullies his status in the future -- which he is all but guaranteed to do -- this clip will, and should, be repeated.” Can any of you liberals out there explain why this isn’t the vile racism Republicans are usually accused of?
My next example is Tim Scott, the only black Senator right now who also happens to be a Tea Party Republican. Here’s the link to an article that says, “Many liberals are unimpressed with Scott's historic appointment.” The article’s headline says he’s a “token.”
Just to complete the set, here’s a liberal article, “The Shame that is Bobby Jindal,” about the Republican Governor of Louisiana who happens to be the son of immigrants from India. Since liberals can’t stand any Republican who’s not white, they attack based on the fact that he doesn’t understand what minorities really want, at least as it’s understood by the white liberals of the Democratic party.
The article’s subtitle says, “Posing as the man to remake the GOP, he’s just a Southern Paul Ryan, balancing budgets at the expense of the needy.”
Liberal racism for Republicans of color isn’t a recent development. The Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings were a circus because he was a black Republican. What was interesting was that Thomas was confirmed with no problems for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1990. Once he was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1991 to fill Thurgood Marshal’s seat, Thomas was transformed into the devil incarnate. Since this inconsistency was widely noted, liberals learned that they had to start vilification earlier in the process. So when Miguel Estrada was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Democrats filibustered his nomination.
Liberal sexism for Republican women is also rampant. Who can forget Sarah Palin as “Caribou Barbie?” Since liberals thought they had to work too hard to smear the Governor of Alaska, they accused Nikki Haley of infidelity before she was even elected Governor of South Carolina.