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Ted Cruz bucks the establishment, again
CNN ^ | Thu July 31, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond

Posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Washington (CNN) -- Ted Cruz appears to have played a key role in the emergency border bill falling apart in the House.

Less than 24 hours before GOP leaders pulled a vote on Thursday on the $659 million emergency measure to address the crisis provoked by a surge of migrant youth from Central America, the arch-conservative Republican senator had lobbied House allies to scrap it unless it included a provision to toughen deportation policy.

Support for the bill as written was already tenuous at best, but Cruz held sway, for the moment anyway. Negotiations were scheduled to run into Thursday night with a GOP meeting set for Friday morning to discuss next steps.

Still, the meddling complicated an already arduous process in both the House and the Senate of marshaling support to help thousands minors, many unaccompanied and still stuck in a legal limbo that is stressing immigration services.

Ground zero for the crisis is the Rio Grande crossing in Cruz's home state of Texas.

Has his reasons

Cruz had his reasons and it wasn't the first time he's figuratively crossed the Capitol to buck Republican leaders to make his case to conservative members.

The move that heightened legislative uncertainty most likely leaves President Barack Obama able to throw pretty sharp darts at House Republicans.

Obama's sure to blame them for doing nothing about the border crisis as Congress stops work for a month-long summer recess, likely leaving him to use his executive powers to do what he can in the meantime.

Even though getting a bitterly divided Congress to agree on a common approach on the border crisis in a midterm election year was a long shot from the start, it appears lawmakers in both parties won't even have

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz; texas
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:41 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I had to do a double-take when I saw that headline. What a difference a single letter can make.

3 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT by LT Brass Bancroft
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To: SoConPubbie

So does CNN have anybody that they call an “arch-liberal”. Yeah, I thought so.

4 posted on 08/02/2014 11:36:04 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Visualize whirled peas.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
I am waiting to see CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, use descriptors such as "partisan", "polarizing", "extreme", "far left", "left wing" and so on to describe liberals. In fact it would be a good study to conduct comparing news media's use of these descriptors used for conservative leaders vs. liberal leaders.

I love how they use "polarizing" when refering to Sarah Palin, or Ted Cruz. However, how many times do they use the same with regards to Reid, Pelosi, and Barry.

5 posted on 08/02/2014 12:03:58 PM PDT by Moorings
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

6 posted on 08/02/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is running the gov’t while Soetoro golfs, the oompah-loompah drinks and cries, and the turd-le McConnell sits on his post.

7 posted on 08/02/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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8 posted on 08/02/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LT Brass Bancroft

“U” know it!

9 posted on 08/02/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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