It was ridiculous. It was also hypocritical because Mr Halperin would never do that to a Hispanic Democrat.
You know who, by their own admission, don't speak espanol well? Housing Secretary Julian Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, both friends of mine. You could bet Halperin would never put those questions to the Castros because, as Democrats, they're assumed to be closer to the masses than Cruz is.I kept thinking to myself: "What if, instead of watching a Washington insider who is also an MSNBC contributor, I was watching Fox News' Bill O'Reilly demand that one of the Castros say a few words in Spanish so O'Reilly could determine if he is legitimately Hispanic?"The left would go apoplectic. They'd call O'Reilly a racist, and they'd be right. In this case, the Hispanic advocacy groups didn't say anything.
Halperin: Mr Castro, you don't speak Spanish. Are you taking some lessons? How do you expect to talk to Jorge Ramos? By the way, do you eat "huevos rancheros" for breakfast? Isn't that what Mexicans do?
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