For John, BLUF: The thing is, it might not be a joke. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is a joke, isn't it?
Was the Ted Cruz line totally lost on Chuck Todd?♠
Maybe Mr Todd was trying to make a joke, being a Reformed Jew.
To be fair, the Mensheviks were the more moderate side of the Socialists in the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For a long time time I thought his name was F Chuck Todd, but is apparently just a Rush Limbaugh characterization. The real name is Charles David Todd.