Skip to comments.Ted Cruz and knee-jerk opposition to immigration reform [Jennifer Rubin trash]
Posted on 02/02/2013 5:26:54 PM PST by Javeth
It is not surprising that some lawmakers instantly reacted negatively toward the bipartisan immigration reform proposal rolled out on Monday.
But I must say I was disappointed, based on the praise he has garnered as a thoughtful man, by the response of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.):
"I appreciate the good work... to fix our broken immigration system. I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair "
For starters it doesnt sound like Cruz or his staff read the proposal... Moreover, Cruz is now a senator and needs to do better than a bumper-sticker slogan that reform is inconsistent with the rule of law.
And granted, Cruz has been in office only a few weeks, so maybe he hasnt gotten his sea legs yet. But I dont think he does himself, the debate or his party any good by making false statements and mouthing a platitude.
Cruz has said he would model himself, among others, on senators like Kentuckys Rand Paul. Paul, whatever you think of his view (in favor of some legalization process), has spent some time thinking this through and sounds informed and reasonable on the subject. Shooting from the hip really doesnt make Cruz look very smart, especially when so many senators are taking time to revisit and rethink immigration reform.
Senators who lash out reveal that they arent interested in any serious reform. Thats fine, but then they take themselves out of the debate and make their own voices irrelevant.
If Cruz is, as I keep being told, a very smart man, he should kick it up a notch, especially on an issue as complex and volatile as immigration reform.
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The neocons like Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz are the bane and the ruin of the conservative movement, which perhaps isnt much surprise given their history. Theyre little more than Trojan Horses. They were originally and still are Marxist Trotskyites, their conservatism amounting to little more than having a zeal for offering up American kids as pawns in stupid globalist, internationalist military adventures of no strategic interest to the United States. The hypocrisy is especially galling. Rubin and Kristol would be crying their whiny little tears for days if Israel was forced to give amnesty to millions of Arab illegal aliens from Egypt or Algeria, and justifiably so- yet they feel equally justified in urging the same sort of society-wrecking amnesty for the United States? Seems that their flaming liberal Trotskyist side comes out only when the interests of the US are at stake.
Whatever the reasons, were now in Year 5 of the Obama Depression, and I simply cant fathom the idiocy, for whatever excuse, of letting in 20 million new low-wage workers and increasing the H1-B visa totals, to push even more millions of Americans out of work and take billions more in wages out of the economy. I guess our RINO and Dem politicians have been so blinded by all the lobbyist bribes and stylish dinners in the Beltway that theyre starting to forget who they actually represent. Which is maybe why theyre so anxious to pass this gun seizure bill as a top priority. Perhaps theyd be wise to start remembering who they answer to, because if they dont, this corrupt and broken excuse for a government wont be governing us for much longer.
Rubin is like Krauthammer, token Jews who must lash out at “fellow conservatives” from time to time or lose the teat offered by WaPo
Heck, we've got a fair bunch of 'em here on FR. (R) is good, (D) is bad, doesn't matter how conservative anyone is...
Bah. The GOP doesn't get my vote and I don't see starting anytime soon.
I will vote for real conservatives of ANY party.
I’m seeing a lot of chatter around the net about the “power above ideal republicans” and none of it is good.
With all due respect to Marco Rubio - and to Jennifer Rubin - in the end, Democrats will get what they want - fraudulent voters, insecure borders, and a continuing flood of illegal immigrants.
It’s called the Cloward-Piven Strategy. The Republican Party will be remembered in history as the party that could have stopped the destruction of the USA but decided to stand by and watch it happen.
When I saw Cruz at the gun hearing the other day, he sounded like someone who could actually get in the faces of the liberals. He is presidential material so they will try to destroy him. Watch for it.
Someone said Cruz was born in Canada.
Is this correct ?
I looked up Cruz’s bio.
Born in Calgary...
“But I dont think he does himself, the debate or his party any good by making false statements and mouthing a platitude.”
Hmmmm, I wonder if Jennifer had any concern over the comments made by Chris Christie that wound “his party”?
I shake my head, Ted Cruz is a man of principal, why must conservatives like Rubio give into illegals? The United States is a sieve for Mexico’s failure, I’m sick of it, I wish we had more politicians with a spine like Ted Cruz to call Democrats and Rubio on their capitulation of the rule of law to Mexico!
Why must certain laws be selectively enforced, with the Democrats and Rubio’s logic, the next time you get pulled over by the police, laugh when the cop asks for your license, tell them it’s your civil right to break the law, the Democrats and Marco Rubio said so, any law for that matter is irrelevant, the Democrats have undermined the RULE of LAW!
I would listen to Cruz before Rubin about whether a proposed law is consistent with the rule of law or not...but then I voted for Cruz twice:
From 2004-09, he taught U.S. Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.
Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.
You are so wise!
Dr. Krauthammer is a registered Democrat who worked for both President Carter and Vice President Mondale.
You need to stay with the original headline
His parents were US citizens at the time.
High-5 on all that, and Cruz for Minority Leader!
Let Mitch sit on the back bench.
Jen, don’t you worry. Ted Cruz certainly has his “sea legs” and is in fine form. Your concern is duly noted.
Ted Cruz is indeed a man of distinction and genuine accomplishment, overcoming those two considerable handicaps that you cited.
Cruz puts it perfectly ping!
He doesn't present himself as the typical GOP dull tool, like say Paul Ryan.
Maybe he and Ryan can run together...
Ryan just ran w Mitt and it was a disaster.
The budget wizard boy wonder failed to work the magic we were promised.
Jennifer, like Obama, and the Senators who are behind this legislation have obviously never lived on the Mexican Border, Yes that includes McCain, resident of D.C. These fools have a great deal of compassion for the illegals, but none for my grandchildren, and the millions of other young people who live near the border, that will have to live with the mess this legislation, which will be called “AMNESTY” in Mexico, will cause.
The fact is that a closed border, real tracking of visitors visas and real job site enforcement that includes heavy fines and prison terms for corporate executives of firms that employ illegals, we would see the 12 million turn to less than a million in a great big hurry.
We MUST have immigration of some people. We DO NOT NEED the poorest and lowest educated classes of our southern neighbors. These people are engaged in an on going crime of theft by deception. Their children steel resources from local school districts. Their parents steel jobs and wages from American Citizens by undercutting the price of labor. and their governments steel from us by influencing and helping them to emigrate illegally and send remunerations back to their countries.
It is total BS that there are jobs that Americans will not do. Their are only jobs that Americans will not do for the ridiculous low wages that many illegals are willing to work for. They do so because they are not reporting the income and are parasites on the social welfare system. That being said. Marko Rubio IS NOT A RINO. He may have different ideas about what to do with Immigration and how to reform a system that is antiquated and just plain lousy. But he is not a RINO.
Yeah, Jennifer Rubin seems to be the resident dunce in the Washington Post, which maybe would be somewhat amusing except that she’s also a pompous, painfully verbose, whiny, self-important windbag whose columns are virtually unreadable. Like those insufferable people (e.g. liberal college professors) who think they’re much smarter than they actually are, and can’t stop themselves from letting the world know it. Readers from basically all sides of the political spectrum find her to be a glorified exercise in self-mocking.
Fred Hiatt and the other WaPo editors keep her and Charles Krauthammer on board because they’re cast as representatives of the “conservative” viewpoint at the paper. The editors as usual are clueless about the history of the neocons and how they have nothing at all in common with the conservative movement either historically or today, despite all their whining to the contrary. So ironically, while most of the rebukes against Rubin from readers just lead to a general eye-roll from the editors, criticisms from actual conservatives like us would get her fired, since her whole niche at the post is supposedly about “representing” us. I’ve certainly been tempted to do just that, though sometimes I wonder if Rubin’s real main value in the paper is as a sort of perverse catharsis that makes the readers feel better, publicly humiliating herself with her ritual stupidity on a regular basis.
Yeah I’ve had that suspicion too. Ted Cruz is an intelligent, thoughtful conservative who grounds his ideas in sound reasoning, logic and Constitutional history. Which automatically disqualifies him as a nominee or running mate. The globalist dirtbags, and the parasitic pseudo-capitalists among the insurers and banksters who seem to have seized control of the GOP establishment lately, instead prefer a mealy-mouthed half-wit like McCain or Graham that they can rely on to pander. And of course to kiss the ring of the pseudo-conservative internationalist neocons and cronyist big businesses who rely on back-scratching with big government rather than actually producing something of value (as the current H-1B and amnesty fiascoes are demonstrating). Cruz in comparison is a thinking conservative who refuses to do this. Which of course means that he’s ineligible from the start. Little surprise that the GOPe’s lapdogs like Jen Rubin have already been sicced on him to lay him low. And with the MSM propaganda as refined as it is, and all the media distractions to lull the minds of impressionable voters, the desired effect is probably already setting in.
All the talk on immigration is about what to do with people who broke our laws. Wrong! The question on immigration is "What is good for Americans and America?"
Immigration law ought not be written for what is good for illegal invaders or foreign governments supporting the illegal invaders.
What benefits America? Americans have been left out of the immigration debate for decades. That stops now.
Ted Cruz bump.
I would like to hear Cruz make the traitors apologize to decent citizens who have been reviled by insults such as bigots, nativist, racists, anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic. I would love to hear someone on our side take these traitors to task. Put them on the defensive, that is the way to do it.