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House border bill implodes, and Ted Cruz
stands amid wreckage (+ video)

Christian Science Monitor, by Francine Kiefer

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Posted By:mikkins2, 8/1/2014 6:19:08 AM

On Thursday, the House GOP imploded over its border bill to solve the child-migrant crisis, pulling the legislation from the floor for lack of votes. And there, standing among the legislative wreckage, stood the proud senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Not literally, of course. But the tea party Texan is once again smack in the middle of a House Republican debacle. With a reach as wide as his state, the freshman senator has his arm around conservative House Republicans. He has been lobbying them over Chick-fil-A and pizza to change the House bill “to end Obama’s amnesty.” By that he

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Ms. Kiefer acts as if Senator Cruz is the Anti-Christ standing among the ruins of the world.

The whining of Republican Establishment hacks is a telling sign. The fact that Senator Cruz can influence congressional debate should tell you that maybe you should listen to him. Obviously voters agree with him or he would not have any power to influence another chambers debate.

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Got Ted Cruz?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/1/2014 6:40:03 AM     (No. 9948933)

Absolutely, OP. Liberals, Establishment Republicans spurred on by the Chamber of Commerce and the media wish to flood this country with uneducated, unskilled, unwell, illegal immigrants. The "why" of this whole mess escapes me, but I think I got the first part right.

Historically, legal immigration was supposed to benefit the United States. Not much mind was paid to the sole benefit of the immigrant. Today, we are exhorted to believe it is "for the children" sent through hell by parents who plan on piggybacking themselves into what used to be a wonderful country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/1/2014 6:40:31 AM     (No. 9948934)

You say that like it´s a bad thing Christian Science Monitor...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/1/2014 6:45:51 AM     (No. 9948941)

To use a little sophisticated Harvardese: Our know betters, do get all wee wee up, when us´n knuckle draggers don´t just sit down and shut up, don´t they.

Yep! Remember Mississippi

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bubby, 8/1/2014 6:53:03 AM     (No. 9948947)

OP and #1 are right on! Thank God for my Senator Cruz.

The primary purpose of Ellis Island was to determine the medical condition of arriving immigrants so as to quarantine any arrivals with infectious diseases. Now obama just buses them all over the country. Sickening what obama, Democrats and the establishment Republicans are doing to the country (no pun intended)by letting all these illegals in. Speaker Boner needs to go for trying to help his friend and golfing partner who he trusts "absolutely". What a fool.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 8/1/2014 6:57:47 AM     (No. 9948952)

Ted Cruz has been to the border, and my so called conservative congressman has not. I´m only interested in one thing about border security; a strong, high set of fences with a road down the middle. Vote for that!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/1/2014 7:01:34 AM     (No. 9948958)

" a strong, high set of fences with a road down the middle.."

That road down the middle of the Rio Grande is going to be a challenge, I´m afraid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/1/2014 7:04:03 AM     (No. 9948961)

Ted stands with the American people, particularly those in "Flyover Country". Little by little, they are seeing him doing things that they would do if they had the power. Leaders lead, which is what he´s doing.

Pop some popcorn and watch the show!

Semper Fi

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/1/2014 7:12:25 AM     (No. 9948971)

Ted Cruz has something that the GOP establishment does not (and is unlikely to get). The spport of the American people.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/1/2014 7:24:08 AM     (No. 9948988)

And testosterone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/1/2014 7:24:49 AM     (No. 9948989)

Senator Cruz is like Leonidas and the 300 standing alone against the hordes of Xerxes/Obama threatening to overrun Sparta. Or like the lone Chinese man standing in front of the row of tanks in Tiamanmen Square.

Listen up, Sort-of-Christian Science Monitor...this man is a national hero.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/1/2014 7:32:50 AM     (No. 9949000)

Once again Rush is absolutely correct, the Left will always tell you who they fear. They really fear Ted Cruz and therefore really, really fear the American people who agree in droves with Senator Cruz.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mikkins2, 8/1/2014 7:38:50 AM     (No. 9949008)

"That road down the middle of the Rio Grande is going to be a challenge, I´m afraid."

An intelligent person would assume the fence and road would be built a few yards back from the river bank on dry land.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/1/2014 7:45:28 AM     (No. 9949014)

"...An intelligent person would assume the fence and road would be built a few yards back from the river bank on dry land..."

Happily donated by the riverfront ranchers who own that "dry land" and whose cattle need access to the water, I assume? Do you know how much land would be required to build a "set of fences with a road down the middle"? Come down to Texas and talk to us, Poster. You might learn that these ranchers don´t feel an obligation to pay for the federal government´s border security job.

No fence. Instead, cut out the incentives for the illegals to come and beef up enforcement and deportation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mikkins2, 8/1/2014 8:04:08 AM     (No. 9949035)

1)Border enforcement is not paid for by individual states. It is a federal agency.

2)This is what emanate domain is for. Not harassing ranchers because of desert turtles in land not needed for our national security.

3)Pumps,troughs, and irrigation ditches are commonly used by cow farmers and ranchers everywhere but in Texas I suppose.

4)The Great Wall of China can be seen from space,built in far more difficult terrain, and the only technology available was a pick, shovel, and leverage.

Remember Mississippi!
Got reality?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/1/2014 8:07:40 AM     (No. 9949041)

Boehner and the rest of the RINOs are yearning for a House/Senate Conference on immigration. That is where the conferees guide the House, control the agenda, wheel and deal with Harry Reid. If they sell the country down the river they don´t give a rat´s behind. That is precisely what Ted Cruz has thrown a spanner into. No wonder the RINOs and the Beltway Lefties are howling.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/1/2014 8:14:20 AM     (No. 9949047)

Specious arguments and inapplicable examples, #12. The fence is a really bad idea for most of the Texas border. There are better ways to secure it and, of course, it´s a federal problem.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Melody, 8/1/2014 8:54:56 AM     (No. 9949099)

So those who love Ted Cruz are ´´Cruz-ers.´´ I like that. Cruz/Sessions for ´16.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/1/2014 9:00:45 AM     (No. 9949118)

Thank you, Sen. Cruz. One of the very few in the Senate FOR the People.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/1/2014 9:07:34 AM     (No. 9949131)

The GOP cheerleaders arguing about the pros and cons of a fence is yet another distraction away from the real issue, their GOP Establishment heroes are once again on the wrong side of this issue. The do not do anything productive to protect our borders. Why? Because they don´t intend to.

There are many ways to solve this problem, but first, you need a political class that wants to solve the problem, not ignore it.

Notice the lack of any defense of Boehner on this thread. Why is McConnell MIA on this issue? Could it be an election year, and he does not want to be forced into taking a real position or having to actually act on this?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/1/2014 9:25:52 AM     (No. 9949166)

A bad law is 100 times worse than no law.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/1/2014 11:01:05 AM     (No. 9949323)

"That road down the middle of the Rio Grande is going to be a challenge, I´m afraid." No one mentioned building on the Mexican side.

Good idea for double fencing!

Senator Cruz saw what Boehner intended to leave out of the bill....Boehner always appeasing Obama and his desires.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chief1942, 8/1/2014 1:50:46 PM     (No. 9949599)

Seems the lady is suffering from Cruz Derangement Syndrome. It was Sen. Jeff Sessions who successfully lobbyed his friends in the House to stop this travesty.

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