Well that didn't take long:
Liberal Hispanic groups have launched a new campaign designed to turn Latino voters against the two Cuban American Republicans who have risen to the top tier of the GOP presidential field — assailing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as traitors to their own culture.
Radio and online ads, social media posts and public discussions with Hispanic leaders in swing states are accusing Cruz and Rubio, senators from Texas and Florida, respectively, of fighting against immigration reforms, a minimum wage increase and other changes that millions of Latinos support. Many of the ads equate the two candidates to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, whose sharp rhetoric on immigration has until now drawn most of the attention of Hispanic activists.
“It’s not comfortable for us to do this, to call out members of our own community who don’t reflect our community values, but we have no choice,” said Cristóbal Alex, president of the Democratic-backed Latino Victory Project.
Let's be clear: the group is perfectly comfortable calling Cruz and Rubio race traitors. It's part of the reason why it exists -- defaming anyone who has the nerve to leave the leftist plantation and think for themselves is right up there next to fundraising.
Long-time political watchers know this isn't the first time a Democrat-backed group has used such tactics. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been the object of leftist scorn, and hatred, for decades. Colin Powell and Condi Rice? Yup, they, too, were attacked for leaving the liberal reservation.
And it's all because people like Sens. Cruz and Rubio pose a mortal threat to the stranglehold Democrats have (and desperately want to keep) on certain voter blocs. Should either man claim the GOP presidential nomination, these sorts of attacks will get sharper, nastier, and more frequent.