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Ted Cruz’s Cunning Response
to the Border Crisis: End DACA!

Slate, by Dave Weigel

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/20/2014 8:23:35 AM

It dropped last night and it´s unlikely to pass, but Sen. Ted Cruz injected himself into the border crisis like Paul Stanley rising out of a stage elevator at the start of a KISS show. True, Cruz is the elected U.S. senator from the state with the greatest current influx of child migrants. But his colleague, Sen. John Cornyn, was trying to get a coalition together for a small bill reversing the 2008 child trafficking provision that created a special processing system for migrants from Central America.* Cruz is going for a full defunding of President Obama´s Deferred Status for Childhood

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/20/2014 8:39:31 AM     (No. 9932493)

Our Phoenix rose from the ashes? Sir, please, no more appearances with Beck. Persons will come away with the wrong assumptions. Sarah is counting on you. Let´s not let her down.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 7/20/2014 8:45:14 AM     (No. 9932507)

Our Senator makes more sense than almost anyone else in DC. The anti-American democrats and the milquetoast elites won´t like this, but normal Americans will love it!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/20/2014 8:53:35 AM     (No. 9932517)

As in the headline acronym, it should be Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Not "Status".

Cruz has a good idea. A lot of Obie´s executive actions should die due to lack of funds. He is an irresponsible person, a loose cannon in the WH.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muguy, 7/20/2014 9:02:15 AM     (No. 9932532)

Senator Ted Cruz knows what is going on.

Rather than go after the root cause of the problem-- Obama´s end-run unconstitutional executive "order" to provide de facto AMNESTY because the demonrat;s "dream act" failed--fellow Senator Cornyn is trying to make another "DEAL" to keep those people here while trying to keep others from coming.

Any sort of "deal" that even offers a glimer of a chance that these people can come and not be sent back, will just bring more people here. Any kind of AMNESTY or "fast-track" deal is NOT going to stem the tide.

We do not have the infrastructure to take this on. We cannot even run things well as it is right now! Cruz´s father leaving Cuba makes him well aware of the greatness of this country. Being over run with refugess in an invasion does not make sense.

This would never have come to pass without the president´s DACA program, and the blind support by big business and spineless republicans, who act like a deer in the headlights.

There are so many of these "children" who are close to voting age, and certainly many of them unskilled and uneducated who would take jobs AWAY from US citizens who are unskilled and uneducated.

The media hates his guts, but I stand with Ted Cruz. His defunding tactic may be the only way to stop the misuse of execitive power, if he can get enough strength in numbers to show some support against it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/20/2014 9:02:34 AM     (No. 9932533)

It is time to invade Mexico.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/20/2014 9:11:40 AM     (No. 9932548)

Cornyn is an establishment republican trying to put band aid on a deep and open wound.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/20/2014 9:12:15 AM     (No. 9932549)

Beck is right to give of his own time and money to help these or any children. The hallmark of the LEFT is that they want to help others with YOUR money.

Big difference.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/20/2014 9:24:46 AM     (No. 9932570)

I think Boehner gives in because he´s part of the plan to destroy our nation OR...he´s just lost his mind. Either way.......we´re going down people. And while we go down..they LEFT will CONTINUE to push it down. Insanity abounds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 7/20/2014 9:48:11 AM     (No. 9932606)

#8 I think you could be right. Don´t be surprised when Speaker Boner out of the blue agrees to amnesty and gets the votes necessary. In conference the Republicans will cave and we will get basically the Schumer/Rubio amnesty bill. Goodbye America.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/20/2014 9:50:58 AM     (No. 9932615)

8 & 9, it´s all about money. The tanned crybaby is filling his offshore accounts, like everyone in D.C.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dittohead, 7/20/2014 10:15:37 AM     (No. 9932640)

Child migrants?? I thought migrants came here to work for a specific amount of time then returned to their own country - are we going to put these children to work then send them home?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 7/20/2014 10:35:13 AM     (No. 9932670)

Bua ´em ALL to DeeCee...............

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/20/2014 11:13:59 AM     (No. 9932709)

" Why introduce it, if it won´t pass? "
Another Cruz rope a dope.
Republicans have only 45 seats in the Senate and nothing he or any Senate Republican proposes
will make it past Harry Reid.
Which is fine, if only Cruz stopped there.
His next step is then to turn around and tell naive audiences that it was " the gutless Republicans " who
refused to stand with him and stop.. fill in the blank.
FTA- " It´ll be dead easy to tell Texas (and Iowa) crowds that he wanted to kill the border crisis
at the root, but mushy Republicans failed to stand with him."
Low information base voters will always
buy Cruz´s lies.
The fault likes with Harry Reid and his Democrat Senate majority , but, it´s so much easier for Cruz and the Tea Party and talk radio to blame Republicans.
Especially when the base is so gullible.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: birddog, 7/20/2014 11:14:53 AM     (No. 9932711)

"True, Cruz is the elected U.S. senator from the state with the greatest current influx of child migrants(and thus actually KNOWS something about the issues). But...". In 2000, Weigel voted for Ralph Nader, and served as a Delaware college elector for Nader. In 2004, Weigel voted for John Kerry. Weigel later wrote that "[he regrets] the Nader vote, but not the Kerry vote, as a weak Democratic president with a conservative Congress would have been pretty tolerable in retrospect". He voted for Jack Ryan in the Illinois United States Senate election, 2004 Republican primary. Since early 2007, Weigel has been a registered Republican in the Washington, D.C. area, in order to vote for Ron Paul at the Republican primary stage of the 2008 presidential election. In 2008, Weigel voted for Barack Obama, explaining "I really don’t think McCain has the temperament to be President or the interest in standing up to a Democratic Congress... I’ve got the luxury of a guilt-free, zero-impact vote in the District of Columbia, which I would cast for Bob Barr if he was on the ballot". In January 2011, Weigel stated that he has voted for Republican Patrick Mara on elections to the Council of the District of Columbia, and that he has voted for Mara "every time he´s been on the ballot." He confirmed this in April 2011. In the Republican Party presidential primaries 2012, Weigel voted for Jon Huntsman, despite him having withdrawn from the race, because "If you looked past his whiff of a tax plan (Huntsman recommended using the flat rates that Simpson and Bowles recommended not using), the guy had a few good ideas." In the 2012 general election, Weigel voted for Gary Johnson."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: birddog, 7/20/2014 11:17:24 AM     (No. 9932716)

"I’ve got the luxury of a guilt-free, zero-impact vote in the District of Columbia,"-Dave Weigel

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/20/2014 11:59:52 AM     (No. 9932753)

Cozying up to Glen Beck was more of the same,#13, but I think Senator Cruz may have realized his mistake with Beck. Cruz represents Texas. He doesn´t need Glen Beck´s children´s crusade to observe, study and address the border problem as it affects Texas.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/20/2014 12:07:52 PM     (No. 9932766)

#13: I think your hatred may be coloring your view of things. Cruz likes to make Republicans and Dems from red states uncomfortable for going along with Harry Reid and Obama. I think that´s a great pursuit and possibly the only chance the Republicans have to be positively effective.

As for Beck, I don´t really see much strategy in it. Cruz doesn´t have as much access as he should have because the Feds are pushing out all the lawmakers and letting them see only what they approve.

Hate does make some people blind. If only Cruz had hosted more coffees instead of selfishly putting himself out there to fight the totalitarian wave of the Dems/GOP. Shame on him. /s

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dvc, 7/20/2014 12:54:33 PM     (No. 9932803)

At what point do we actually get serious about applying direct personal pressure on illegals? Not sure what the initial "pressure" would be, but currently illegals are accepted and even welcomed once they are here. When do we start doing things like picketing every fast food joint that is staffed by illegals and refusing to get our roof replace by a crew of obviously illegal workers? Anyone ever tell their neighbor that has an illegal working for them that they are unhappy about it? There is currently little or no "disapproval" or social rejection of illegals working in the US by most people, once it gets personal.

Every time we let these illegals work for us and do not object and REFUSE TO GIVE OUR MONEY to the businesses that hire them, we are supporting illegal immigration.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/20/2014 12:59:15 PM     (No. 9932807)

The Republicans in the senate aren´t voting overwhelmingly to go along with Harry Reid. They´re not even voting underwhelmingly to go along with him. They´re outnumbered. Cruz knows this. His gesture is pointless. But it does bring him attention, which I suppose IS the point.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Muguy, 7/20/2014 3:33:44 PM     (No. 9932926)

Senator Cruz is fighting an uphill battle when he proposes legislation. Legislation that is virtually doomed to fail because the dems won´t vote for it, and the RINOs won´t vote for it.

At least he IS tying to stand for principle and not sitting on his hands!!! Many see this as drawing attention to himself and it may be, but at least he is still trying to fight against this "immigration reform" which is nothing but AMNESTY.

How about taking care of US citizens and the sovereignty and national security of our nation FIRST?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/21/2014 1:26:10 AM     (No. 9933325)

Unfortunately even if the Democrat Lite Party gets really lucky and does not have a couple of numbskull candidates that the liberal media can sucker into making some comments about how a woman´s body reacts to being raped, chances are that even if they win control of the US Senate and the White House that DACA will be there, as the Democrat Lite Party has little or no record of ever rolling back any big liberal Democrat social initiatives such as DACA in the past.

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Speaking at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event last night, Hillary Clinton decided to talk about Alexis de Tocqueville. The problem? She got it wrong -- by about a hundred years. "There´s a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," said Hillary Clinton, a probable 2016 presidential candidate. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves -- you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical -- he couldn´t believe how many of us were joiners.


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