From: Jesse Mossman [email him]
You've probably seen this by now—CNBC host Steve Liesman calling for Mexican music to be played behind a picture of Cruz. Is this ignorance or an attempt to demean Cruz by implying he is Mexican? [CNBC Steve Liesman blames weak job numbers on Ted Cruz – requests Mexican Music when Cruz’s face is shown, FireAndreaMitchell.com, October 22, 2013]
Jesse Mossman writes from an undisclosed location somewhere in America.
James Fulford writes: Steve Liesman is making a natural assumption when he thinks a Hispanic Senator from a border state is Mexican-American. It’s not nearly as weird as the Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher referring to Cruz as a “brown guy” the other day.
Ted Cruz is a white Cuban-American with Irish and Italian ancestors doing work Mexican-Americans won’t do—being a Texas Republican Senator. He’s a white Cuban-American, son of a white refugee from Batista. It says something that the GOP's Hispanic outreach in Texas has produced not a patriotic Tejano, but a Great White Hispanic.