ABC: Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson joined ABC News for a web interview after his appearance on the “This Week” roundtable on Sunday, answering viewer questions about his time as governor, his experience meeting with the Taliban, and his thoughts on Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. When asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Richardson expressed his distaste for the senator.

“I’m not a fan. I know [Ted Cruz is] sort of the Republican latest flavor. He’s articulate. He seems to be charismatic, but I don’t like his politics. I think he introduces a measure of incivility in the political process. Insulting people is not the way to go. But I guess he’s a force in the Republican political system, but I’m not a fan.”

ABC News: Do you think he represents most Hispanics with his politics?

“No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic. He’s a politician from Texas. A conservative state. And I respect Texas’ choice. But what I don’t like is… when you try to get things done, it’s okay to be strong and state your views, your ideology. But I’ve seen him demean the office, be rude to other senators, not be part of, I think, the civility that is really needed in Washington.”

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  • Manaphy

    What if I said that I don’t think that John McCain should be defined as a European American?

    • IstvanIN

      I don’t!

    • Carlos Geary

      Some South Americans are as European as John McCain.

    • me

      John McCain is a Mestizophile, a Negrophile, a political whore, and a Marxist in ‘patriotic’ clothing. I hereby revoke McCain’s membership in the European American club….his grandfather is probably spinning in his grave at 78rpm.

  • sbuffalonative

    How do you recognize someone as Hispanic (or black, Indian, Muslim, et. al)?

    The answer is obvious. They fit the stereotype.

    Minorities tell us stereotypes are hurtful and wrong but that’s how they see and define themselves.

    Richardson doesn’t see Cruz as a Hispanic stereotype therefore he isn’t Hispanic.

    They can’t have it both ways. They can’t tell us stereotypes are wrong while at the same time using stereotypes to define themselves.

    • The__Bobster

      If they’re brown, squatty. speak bad Spanish and hate Gringos, they are automatically Trinos. However, the whiter ones like Natalie Morales can be worse.

    • Jefferson

      Ted Cruz did not become a father when he was 16, so yeah he is not a real true Hispanic. LOL.

  • “Who’s really Hispanic” pillow fight.


    BTW, count me out of the Ted Cruz worshipper bandwagon. I’m not even going to trust him as a Senator until I see him vote right on an immigration bill — We’ve BTDT re Rubio, even though Cruz has a much better immigration record before going to the Senate than Rubio did. But I don’t trust anyone with any obvious non-white features with the Presidency. AG, SG, SCOTUS, maybe, but not the Presidency.

    • The__Bobster

      So far, the only thing I’ve found disturbing about Cruz is that he’s a Firster.

      • As far as white people who could be President, I’ll take a Firster as long as he or she has at least an adequate understanding of the immigration issue. And I’m definitely not a Firster. What I fear is that if such a person presents, too many of our people who are too obsessed with the Firster issue and the underlying question will turn their backs on such a candidate.

        But if there’s someone both good on immigration and not a Firster, all the better.

  • Mr. E

    Blacks and Hispanics who go against their respective tribes get ostracized and become persona non grata. Whites who go against their tribe pat themselves on their back and are applauded by like-minded self-loathing whites.

    • Jefferson

      Why wouldn’t the majority of Hispanics vote for Ted Cruz in a presidential election ? When according to that closet Homosexual Repug Lindsay Graham, the vast majority of Hispanics are “natural Republicans”.

  • Oh, shut the EFF up, Bill! Since when do you know what a Hispanic is?
    It just so happens that I happen to put Hispanic down on applications, census forms, etc.
    I’m as Caucasian as any of our preObama presidents, blue eyes, six feet tall, sunburn indoors, brown (not black) hair, and a carrier or either the blond or red hair color gene.
    I do, however, have a Spanish last name from a great grandfather who came to the United States around 1900. My grandfather was born way up in yankee land, but I’m from Texas, my red haired mom’s home state.
    I’ll exploit Affirmative Action because the white man deserves it for being either too stupid, or too afraid to get rid of it. So, yes, I’m Hispanic, but I’m 0.0% of anything south of the Rio Grande. I have to remind Mexicans constantly that Spanish is a white man’s language, and he brought it here over 500 years ago.

    • Carlos Geary

      In Buenos Aires, Argentina, there are more Italian, German and Irish surnames than Spanish surnames. There is not a HIspanic race/ethnicity. A language does not define a culture. For example, people from Jamaica and from Australia speak English, but they are very different from the racial and cultural point of view.

      • Jefferson

        The vast majority of Hispanics in the U.S are not Argentinians of German and Italian descent.

        The vast majority of Hispanics in the U.S are Amerindians/Dark Mestizos from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, etc.

        So your post is pointless.

    • Luca

      Cooper is a Spanish surname? Who knew? (sarcasm)

      • MarcusTrajanus

        I had neighbours called Cooper back in [mostly Indio South American country].

  • I wonder if Richardson feels that the reason he does not see Ted Cruz as Hispanic is because he is half European and half Cuban.

    • Carlos Geary

      He is also of European descend in his Cuban side

  • The__Bobster

    This is really stupid of Richardson. It’s true that Ted Cruz has a white Cuban father, and an Irish/Italian mother, and thus looks, as Steve Sailer has pointed out, like a young Pat Buchanan.

    But the man who’s saying he shouldn’t count as Hispanic is William Blaine Richardson III, a Mayflower descendant whose Mexican ancestors were of pure Spanish background. He looks more like Jackie Gleason in the Honeymooners.

    Of course, an authentic Hispanic politician would one who represented the lower-class Mexican influx, and was of Mexican Indian descent, I. E. everything Marco Rubio is not.

    Representative Raul Grijalva, on the other hand, whose father was a bracero (which was supposed to be a temporary program) looks like this:

    That guy is authentic! However, owing to Mexico’s racial stratification, they don’t let guys like Raul Grijalva run Mexico, so I don’t see why America should.

    • pcmustgo

      Nope, Richardson definitely has some amer-indian blood in there….

      • fenway23

        Yeah I agree. Richardson’s reddish-brown skin and almond shaped eyes clearly show evidence of some Amerindian DNA.

        • Jefferson

          That reddish Brown tone is Bill Richardson’s natural skin color, it is not a temporary tan.

          Even during the winter months, Richardson’s skin color does not turn White. He is reddish Brown all year long.

          • AugustusAlexander

            I look like snow….year around.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      “But the man who’s saying he shouldn’t count as Hispanic is William
      Blaine Richardson III, a Mayflower descendant whose Mexican ancestors
      were of pure Spanish background. He looks more like Jackie Gleason in
      the Honeymooners.”

      You’re right! If they ever want to revive the Honeymooners he’s my choice for Ralph Kramden/Cramden? “Wannadeez days Alice, POW right in da kisseh.”

  • Hunter Morrow

    Can we start defining hispanics as criminals in crime statistics and calling them
    “White” then?

  • bigone4u

    In Texas, Hispanics who date or marry whites, or who vote for whites, or defend whites or white ideas, are called “coconuts,” brown on the outside and white on the inside. It’s a derogotory term. Richardson could have just called Cruz a coconut and saved his breath about the rest.

    • Carlos Geary

      Yes, but what some people probably do not understand is that Cruz is not a person of mexican ancestry from Texas. Mr. Cruz, is of Cuban ancestry and the derogatory term “coconuts” has not meaning to him, so he could care less…

      • bigone4u

        That Cuban ancestry may be why the local Mesicans give Cruz little attention. They save it for their own.

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      Apparently Michelle Malkin who is NOT Hispanic but rather Filipina ( nee Maglalang) is also labeled with “coconut”. It just goes to validate the proposition that White people didn’t invent bigotry and hate. Since Africans, if one wants to believe the BS were the first humans then they must have invented murder, rape and every other human transgression.

    • MarcusTrajanus

      Except that Cruz isn’t remotely “brown on the outside”. This “Richarson” person is simply saying that White people aren’t “Hispanic” no matter where they were born, what language the speak and what their last names are.

      • Bossman

        I’m not so sure that Cruz is 100% white but being Cuban he has very little native blood in his background.

  • Carlos Geary

    Richardson and Cruz are both worng, is imposible to define a person as a Hispanic, because, there is not a “hispanic” or a “latin” race, not even an ethnicity. In Latin America, you find people of all races, ethnicities, religion, color, etc. For example, many South Americans do not fit the Hispanic/Latin stereotype. Most SouthAmericans eat potatoes, instead of beans; bread instead of tortillas, and they are in most cases of full European descend.

    • Jefferson

      Most South Americans are of full European descendent ? You must be on crack. If the majority of South Americans were White, South America would have the same high standard of living as Europe, but they don’t.

      The per capita murder rate in South American countries is way higher than European countries. How do you explain that if South America is a lily White Aryan paradise.

      • Carlos Geary

        You lack too much knowledge. In some South American countries there are very, very rich areas with a high standard of living. Most people of European ancestry emigrated from Europe to South America during the german, irish, russian, etc periods of famines and they were granted land free of charge in the very fertil pampas.

      • Carlos Geary

        I never say that South America is a White Aryan paradise, but there are areas heavely populated by whites, like in the USA, and other areas that are populated by different groups, just like in the USA. If you visit Europe, you will see areas with a very low standard of living. Anybody that believe that race define inteligence is wrong ! I was born in Europe.

        • Jefferson

          SOME areas of South America are heavily populated by Whites, BUT MOST AREAS OF SOUTH AMERICA ARE NOT.

          Countries like Peru and Bolivia for example are an Amerindian paradise.

          Those countries are nowhere close to being majority White. NOT EVEN CLOSE.

          • Carlos Geary

            Yes, you are right, but partially right. In Bolivia most people are of Incan or Aymara ancestry (indians); but in the Province (State) of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, most people are of European origen (Germans, Serbians, etc.). Same thing with Peru, most Peruvians are of Inca ancestry, but there are also great numbers of Japanese, Chinese, Italians, Germans, Arabs, etc. Remember, the Inca Empire was as big as the Roman Empire and with great infraestructure, channels, roads, etc.

          • Andy

            The Inca Empire was a third the size of the Roman Empire. It had a system of foot roads with rope bridges and plumbing of the sort Eurasians used 5000 years ago in one of its major cities.

        • Andy

          Race does not determine precise intelligence. For example, while sub-Saharan Africans and Australian aborigines have the lowest average intelligences among humans, they are not all retarded. Only about half of Africans and ninety percent of aborigines are. While European Jews have the highest average intelligence among humans, they are not all gifted. Only about forty-five percent of them are. Likewise, only one-eighth of Hispanics are clinically retarded.

      • pcmustgo

        Most of Latin America is different shades of mulatto/mestizo.. yes, some are lighter than others, but very few are real whites.

        • Jefferson

          The United States has more real Whites than all Latin American countries combined.

          The only way Latin America has more “Whites” than the U.S, is if you include light skin Mulatos and light skin Mestizos into the “White” category.

  • Carlos Geary

    There is not a HIspanic race/ethnicity. A language does not define a
    culture or a race. For example,in Jamaica and in Australia people speak
    English, but they are very different from the racial and cultural point
    of view.

    • Bossman

      Very true but in the mindset of most Americans, a Hispanic is someone who looks tan and has native roots and also speak Spanish.

      • Jefferson

        Most Hispanics have more melanin in their skin than Nordic Northern Europeans.

        So can you blame Americans for seeing Hispanics as tanned, when most Hispanics are not as pale as Larry Bird and Julianne Moore for example.

        Hispanics on average are way too racially mixed to be ghostly pale and plus the year long weather in Latin American countries is way too warm to have so many ghostly pale people. Especially since most Hispanics in Latin America love to go to the beach.

  • Rhialto

    I am reminded of discussions/arguements that occurred in NAZI Germany over who was or was not a Jew, who was or was not an Aryan. History repeats itself with strange perversions.

    • Carlos Geary

      Yes, history repeats itself. The problem is that most people know very little about “the others”, but that problem has a solution: EDUCATION

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Because human nature is immutable…

      despite Marxist believing they can mold it into something it isn’t.


    • Bossman

      It seems, in the American context, that a real Hispanic is someone with a little bit of the native in his background.

      • Jefferson

        That would explain why Mitt Romney is not seen as a real Hispanic in the eyes of Hispanic Americans. Even though Mitt was born in Mexico.

        Both of Mitt’s parents are Northern European Anglos, so that means Mitt has zero percent Amerindian admixture in his family tree.

        Having zero percent Amerindian admixture in your family tree is not typical for the average Mexican.

        The overwhelming majority of Mexicans have Amerindian ancestry, ranging from pure Amerindian, to predominantly Amerindian, to size able Amerindian, to only minor Amerindian.

        Very few Mexicans have a completely Amerindian free family tree.

        Either way the vast majority of Mexicans have some degree of Amerindian in them.

  • sean

    I hate the term Hispanic. I am half Puerto Rican and half Cuban. My parents ancestors came from Spain and to a lesser extent southern France. I have the classic Mediterranean look that you see in Spain, southern France, Italy and Greece. While a large portion od “Hispanics” are mixed with black and Indian, I’m not. My ancestry comes from Spain, a white European country that heroically expelled Islamic conquerors who if had not been for the Spanish, would have taken over Europe and we would all be Muslims.I married a girl of German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. I’m rising my daughter as a white American who is proud of European history and the accomplishments and progress we brought to this planet. European heritage and culture is superior to all others. The quicker Hispanics realize this and accept this truth, the better this country will be.

    • Luca

      “Hispanic” is just another word for low IQ mestizos. Mexico and Central America is transferring it’s refuse and poverty across our border much like Castro did during the Mariel boat lift.

      You don’t see middle class Hispanics jumping the fence. only the lowest of the low who have nothing to lose.

      These low IQ peasants make wonderful Democratic voters and that is the major reason they will be showing up in a neighborhood near you soon. And while all starving immigrants tend to work hard at menial labor, their offspring will not.

      Get ready for a whole new generation of mayhem that will hasten the downward spiral.

      • White Mom in WDC

        So true. I get tired of hearing about the hard working Hispanics. Load of baloney. I don’t see it.

      • Bossman

        So what will their offsprings be doing? The people that you like to call Mestizos are more indigenous Indians than anything else. Real Mestizos are generally light-skinned and attractive. Those low IQ people crossing the border to work the fields are just Spanish-speaking Indians.

    • MBlanc46

      It was Charles Martel, a Frank, who stopped the Moorish invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732. The Moors managed to hold on in Spain until 1492.

      • sean

        True, but the Spanish never stopped and never gave up fighting the Muslims and while it took a long time, in the end it was the Spanish who sacrificed many lives in their triumph over the Islamic conquerors. And so along with Martel, we should also gives props to the Spanish form expelling this evil force from Europe. This heroic deed demonstrates how when a nation pulls together and never gives up fighting for their land and culture, ultimately they will prevail over evil. This is something that the new generation needs to repeat because its happening all over again.

    • Bossman

      I think the term “Latin American” is more authentic. European culture is indeed superior to all others but culture is an evolving thing and America is always adding new flavors to it.

  • GB101

    Tal vez el Sr. Richardson no sabe el significado de “hispano”.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Es aún más posible que el “estimado” Sr. Richardson no sepa el significado de nada.
      Me parece que es una de estas personas a quienes les encanta el sonido de sus propias voces.

  • Nick Gherz

    Liberals love “leaf-blower” Hispanics that draw welfare.
    Hispanics that hold (espouse) conservative beliefs aren’t “authentic”.

  • fenway23

    Richardson doesn’t think Cruz is an “authentic” Hispanic because he’s not in favor of gibsmedat.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Based on his bias, he shouldn’t be identified as Hispanic either. Cruz is a Spanish surname while Richardson clearly is not.

  • Exoplanet Finder

    Perhaps Cruz, along with Jessica Alba and all the other white Hispanics, could just come out of the closet? Cruz could stand in front of the podium and announce to the crowd, “Richardson is right. I declare here and now that MY RACE IS WHITE. I STAND WITH THE WHITE RACE AGAINST ALL FORCES AGAINST IT AND THE PROSPERITY OF THIS COUNTRY.” Hey, we’ll all have to do it sometime, in public, in numbers. He’d be a good example.

  • elreyjones

    Chinga Richardson. He doesn’t define Americans. Cruz is American and Richardson is a Spanglo Conquistador. Chinga los conquistadors!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Ricardson needs to loosen up his toupe, he’s lost all sense of reality.

    But then Richardson is doing what dems do: Trash anyone who disagrees with them.

    Can’t let anyone brown or black off the democrat plantation.

    Prepare to be ‘Cained’ Cruz!!

    You betrayed Bill and Hill to Obama in 2008 and they’ll get revenge…they always do.


  • Bobby

    That’s funny. I never thought Richardson should be defined as an American.

  • thoughtcrime

    Ah because he doesn’t openly support the Demographic War being waged against America by Meheeeco, he’s lost to the wet ones. LOL WTFE! He will pick up arms and start killing YT just the same as the rest of the wetties as soon as they feel that open armed conflict against YT is in the cards for them. The wetties are already doing that now in Los Angeles against blacks, have been doing so for the past ten years at least. That is really the ultimate goal for MECHA, La Raza et al…the “reconquista of Aztlan”. They have openly stated, REPEATEDLY, in the past 20 years that they intend on seizing this land. And we need to think this thru to its conclusion. Who do you think will come to control those territories if not the drug cartels who have ruined Meheeeco? The drug cartels RUN ALL of Meheeco and Central and South America to a large extent. There is substantial evidence that these criminal butchers are working WITH the DEA to import their poisons, which have done tremendous damage to the White population (I can give two craps about blacks drug habits). Consider how hard it is to make sound decisions on something as hard headed as race and maintaining you culture and racial identity when you are high as a kite all the time.

    It all hangs together. The brown flood pouring in from South of Da Border is just an expansion of the cartels. The myth of the humble, patriotic, American Dream seeking “worker” is bull sheight!
    I consider ever squat monster wettie I see to be an enemy combatant and I make NO pretense at giving them ANY respect. I glare at them, I “profile” them. I WANT to make them uncomfortable. They invariably scuttle away from me (I am a very large imposing man…I wear shirts just a bit too small to cover my physique which is very intimidating to the little 5 foot flat faced squat monsters). I exude hatred and disgust towards them and I don’t try to hide it at all. I want them to know that I absolutely loathe them and want them gone.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Good for you. Americans must take a stand against all of this. Our government certainly isn’t doing anything about it and business hires these turds so it is up to the citizens to do something about this

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Who do you think will come to control those territories if not the drug cartels who have ruined Meheeeco?



  • KevinPhillipsBong

    What’s the problem? Seems to me Richardson paid Cruz a compliment.

    • By promulgating the notion that Cruz isn’t Hispanic, Richardson probably catapulted Cruz to the top of the Republican field in 2016. Though again, I’m not on that bandwagon, because I still fear that Cruz is going to feel the call of his father’s DNA and start siding with the illegal invader rabble from the southern latitudes eventually.

      Ironically, Richardson also said that Cruz won’t get many Hispanic votes because Hispanic voters want amnesty and open borders and Cruz doesn’t (or so it seems). But this is the same Bill Richardson who summed up Hispanic voters’ overarching concern so succinctly a few years ago with these four words: “Fully funded welfare programs.” I would have only needed one Ebonics word: Gibsmedat.

  • rocket scientist

    Maybe Richardson needs to define “hispanic” and stop being ignorant. Real white European latino hispanics discovered the western hemisphere over 500 yrs ago with Columbus and Co working for the K&Q of Spain whose small force of christian conquistadors conquered the pagan savage non-native Asian migrant mongoloid race “indians” and forced the survivors to speak white latino language Spanish and learn white man religion. The Angicans came a short time later and conquered the north American indians.
    The true native Americans were obviously Europeans not the Asians who crossed the Bering land bridge to get here. Obama intentionally lies about these mongoloids who should never be called native Americans.
    The western hemisphere was only named in 1512 for Italian Americus Vespusia thus the Asian migrants were never European Americans. They were imposters from Asia and still are.

    • TheAntidote

      Wow, that’s pretty harsh. What about pemmican and succotash? Tobacco, potatoes and tomatoes? What about wigwams and teepees? Yes, the term ‘America’ was unknown to the aboriginal natives, but I understand they called North America “the great turtle”—-and they were right! Look at a map, North America looks like a big terrapin swimming in a pond.

  • AugustusAlexander

    Wow, i do not know Cruz……but if Bill does not like him then he must be a good guy.

  • This a perfect example of why the social construct called Hispanic was created.The elites created hispanics so they can have a nation of people without a nation.They can be told who or what they are.How to think.They will be multiracial.Think Brazil.The elites who are white live in gated communities surrounded by dirty crime and drug ridden Favelas.The servant or slave class live there.Who are multiracial.I doubt they ever vote.

  • Lars

    With a name like bill richardson, it helps to raise money for la raza and fool White voters.

  • Maribel Guardia

    Billy Richardson is a funny guy. I recall watching an interview with him for when the program host stated statistical facts about New Mexico’s rankings. ROFLcopter.