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    House GOP Amnesty Advocates Upset Ted Cruz May Have Killed Bill

    by Tony Lee 13 Feb 2014, 9:46 AM PDT
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    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may have stopped immigration reform legislation in the House by calling it what it is with one word: "amnesty."

    House Republicans who supported the "immigration principles" reportedly "grumbled Tuesday that the plan was dead on arrival because Cruz blasted it as 'amnesty,' spurring a blizzard of negative phone calls to House Republicans."

    "After that it was 'We'll get back to you on immigration reform,'" a Republican congressman who declined to be identified told Stuart Powell of Hearst newspapers.

    After the House Republican leadership unveiled its "immigration principles," Boehner eventually had to declare--in what some conservatives still believe may be a head fake to buy time to convince Republicans on the fence to support his legislation--a week later that amnesty legislation would not move forward unless President Barack Obama could ensure that Americans could trust him to enforce the nation's immigration laws.

    After the principles were unveiled, Cruz declared that the bill was amnesty and then elaborated even more to Breitbart News in a statement that was also flashed at the top of the Drudge Report.

    "Amnesty is wrong in any circumstance, and if we are going to fix our broken immigration system--and we should--it makes much more sense to do so next year, so that we are negotiating a responsible solution with a Republican Senate majority rather than with Chuck Schumer,” Cruz told Breitbart News. “Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a 'Harry Reid for Majority Leader' bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty.”

    They may or may not be right, but their argument is that we should focus exclusively on Obamacare and on jobs. In that context, why on earth would the House dive into immigration right now? It makes no sense, unless you're Harry Reid. Republicans are poised for an historic election this fall--a conservative tidal wave much like 2010. The biggest thing we could do to mess that up would be if the House passed an amnesty bill--or any bill perceived as an amnesty bill--that demoralized voters going into November. Rather than responding to the big-money lobbying on K Street, we need to make sure working-class Americans show up by the millions to reject Obamacare and vote out the Democrats. Amnesty will ensure they stay home.

    On Tuesday, Cruz again said that Boehner's "immigration principles" were "inconsistent with the rule of law" and "a political mistake." He said that he was "glad to see Republicans in the House agreed."

    "I understand that a lot of folks in the press want to focus on the Washington politics of it all," Cruz reportedly said. "I think most Americans could not care less about a bunch of politicians in Washington."

    It is that mentality that has made Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, the leader of the Tea Party movement inside Washington and has propelled him to the lead among Tea Party voters in 2016 presidential primary polls.

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    EXCLUSIVE - TED CRUZ: HOUSE GOP'S AMNESTY PUSH WILL RUIN HOPES OF RETAKING SENATE



    by MATTHEW BOYLE
    30 Jan 2014

    Brietbart news video interview at link.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks that the House GOP leadership’s renewed push this week to grant amnesty to illegal aliens would destroy the Republican Party’s chances at retaking the Senate in 2014.

    Cruz questioned how establishment Republicans unilaterally caving to Democrats on everything from the farm bill to the budget to the debt ceiling and more could think amnesty is a good idea at this time.
    "Right now, Republican leadership in both chambers is aggressively urging members to stand down on virtually every front: on the continuing resolution, on the budget, on the farm bill, on the debt ceiling,” Cruz said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Thursday.

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    They may or may not be right, but their argument is that we should focus exclusively on Obamacare and on jobs. In that context, why on earth would the House dive into immigration right now? It makes no sense, unless you're Harry Reid. Republicans are poised for an historic election this fall--a conservative tidal wave much like 2010. The biggest thing we could do to mess that up would be if the House passed an amnesty bill--or any bill perceived as an amnesty bill--that demoralized voters going into November. Rather than responding to the big-money lobbying on K Street, we need to make sure working-class Americans show up by the millions to reject Obamacare and vote out the Democrats. Amnesty will ensure they stay home.
    Cruz added that granting amnesty now--while wrong in his opinion at any time--would ensure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remains in his position in after the 2014 elections.

    "Amnesty is wrong in any circumstance, and if we are going to fix our broken immigration system--and we should--it makes much more sense to do so next year, so that we are negotiating a responsible solution with a Republican Senate majority rather than with Chuck Schumer,” Cruz said. “Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a 'Harry Reid for Majority Leader' bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...nate-this-year

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    It seems to me that the greatest weakness in the patriots’movement today is a lack of leaders. Wehave good spokesmen who articulate our message, Rush Limbaugh, Herman Kane andothers, but we have few LEADERS. A leader,“leads;” he steps in front, exposing himself to enemy fire, he raises his swordand commands us, “Patriots, follow me;” he runs to the sound of the cannons; heinspires us to be better than our ordinary every day selves; we learn from hisexample how to stop being afraid.

    The times to find an easy, safe way are over. No lawyers, no courts, can block the winds ofdespotism sweeping across our nation, freedom itself is bending under itspowerful gusts.

    ”Talk is cheap,” and I do not know if in this crisis I willprove to be a coward ; I hope not, but I am certain of this, my ideals arecorrect, and I pray that should I falter,others who are better men than I am will not.

    Freedom is so very rare in human history, it occurs onlybriefly between millenniums of brutality and suffering under the rule of aprivileged, narcissistic, arrogant few who live in luxury.

    Even Mark Levin with his passionate and eloquent oratoryultimately disappoints me. “When therubber hits the road” it seems as if he is looking for a nice legal solution, asafe solution. When those with the power do not enforce the laws, then we havea state of lawlessness. How then can wefind neat and tidy legal solutions?

    16 May 2014 in Washington DC. Be there to demand the resignation of Baroque(the Marxist) Obama and his stooges. Bethere or stop pretending to be a freedom fighter. OBAMA, GET THE HELL OUT!

    Recently 29 members of the House of Representatives haveproposed a bill of impeachment against Obama. It is time for us to act. Patriots get behind this bill. Google or Bing learn about it and workmightily to make it happen.

    Ted Cruz is a patriot and a leader as is Jeff Sessions. Now more than ever, patriots -- impeach Obama. Get to the highway overpasses. And get behind the few real leaders we have.


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    "After that it was 'We'll get back to you on immigration reform,'" a Republican congressman who declined to be identified told Stuart Powell of Hearst newspapers.
    Sure would like to know who that was!

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