Dealing with the unthinkable: a Cuban-American president of the U.S.A.

Cruz and Rubio

A Republican of Cuban descent might be the next president of the U.S.A.

Yikes!  Are you serious?

Sort of.  Odds are against it.  But the odds are getting better.

Much better than the odds of an asteroid crashing into the earth any time soon, anyway.  Or the odds of Justin Bieber and Miley Cirus entering monastic life and dedicating the rest of their time on earth to prayer and self-denial.

And certainly much better than the odds of some elderly Jewish-American Socialist becoming president of the U.S.A.

Some in the news media are beginning to deal with the heretofore unthinkable probability of having not just some spic as a president of the United States of America, but the worst kind of spic to boot.

And some of these journalists even go as far as to cite retrograde troglodytes who write for Babalu, who are proud of Cruz and Rubio, alongside ostensibly enlightened Cuban exiles who find Rubio and Cruz “disgusting” and “repugnant.”

Cruz and/or Rubio, eh? Que te parece?

No, no...Not THAT Cruz and THAT Rubio...
No, no…Not THAT Cruz and THAT Rubio…

From The Miami Herald:

Republican presidential race could come down to two Cuban Americans

by Patricia Mazzei

For 50 years Cuban exiles have dreamed of the day they would elect one of their own to be president of Cuba.

This year, they might actually see one elected — to be president of the United States.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both sons of Cuban immigrants, head into Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary as two of the Republican Party’s top contenders for the 2016 nomination. That one of them could win marks an exceptional feat for a community only two generations removed from political exile.

“This race could come down to the two of them,” said former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, a Florida Republican backing Jeb Bush for president who was the first Cuban American in the U.S. Senate. “It’s really remarkable.”

Last week, Cruz became the first Hispanic in history to win the Iowa caucuses. Together, he and Rubio took more than half the vote — nearly 51 percent — in a state not known for its ethnic diversity.

Yet there were few headlines proclaiming Cruz’s win and Rubio’s third-place finish as a victory for Latinos.

“Where is the media on this, right?” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday on Fox News. “I mean, this is a big deal.”

It is. But Cruz and Rubio themselves didn’t play it up. They don’t campaign as trailblazing Hispanics.

Their race is white, so they don’t stick out, noted Cristina Garcia, a Cuban-American novelist who lives in California and has explored the diaspora in her fiction.

“Does race go deeper than immigration status? It almost seems like an afterthought [that they’re Latinos]. It they were black Latinos, that would flip everybody out because most of the country doesn’t even know black Latinos exist. So I think, actually, in the American drama, race is still a bigger hurdle,” she said. “They’re white, privileged males, and they don’t speak with an accent. They’re not anybody’s idea of immigrants.”

It’s a long article, so go HERE for more, especially if you want to see a couple of quotes from a Neanderthal knuckle-dragging contributor to Babalu

 

1 thought on “Dealing with the unthinkable: a Cuban-American president of the U.S.A.”

  1. And of course the Herald went for Lisandro Pérez, the quintessential FIU type, with all that implies. He really shouldn’t use words like “disgusted,” just as Michael Moore shouldn’t use words like “bloated” or “deflate.” As for the California person (never heard of her) who has “explored the diaspora in her fiction” and no doubt identifies as “Latina,” she seems to have progressive-speak down pat, but like Pérez, she should avoid using the word “repugnant.” This piece , by the way, is fairly typical Miami Herald: una de cal y otra de arena.

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