By The Right Scoop


Even Ted Cruz recognizes that Marco Rubio isn’t a RINO as some suggest, but rather someone who has worked ‘in good faith’ to find a solution to a big issue:

DC EXAMINER – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been spotlighted by the media for his willingness to criticize fellow Republicans, but the firebrand Republican has nothing but praise for his colleague Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as he pursues immigration reform.

“Marco has worked very, very hard to tackle the very difficult problem of how to fix our broken immigration system,” Cruz said in a interview with the Houston Chronicle. “And I think he has worked in good faith in a sincere desire to craft a solution as to how to approach immigration.”

Cruz added that Rubio was a “good friend” and “one of the strongest leaders on the national scene.”

In spite of his praise, Cruz maintained that giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship was not something he supported.

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  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    Oh crap. It’s not broken. It’s ignored.

    • colliemum

      AmericanborninCanada 
      Whuh???

      Good evening, dear sis – hope you’re having a nice spring day!

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        colliemum my brain is frazzled.  thankyou mum! xoxo you too!

        • colliemum

          AmericanborninCanada
          Frazzled brain – I know the feeling, I’m still recovering from all the UKIP-ing which started a week ago Saturday …
          {{{{{   }}}}} to you!

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          colliemum 
          ((((())))S back mum!  I love my sister over the pond!

  • colliemum

    “Worked very hard … worked in good faith … sincere desire …” – well, given that Ted Cruz states his opposition in no uncertain terms, may I suggest that this is what is understood as ‘damning with faint praise’.
    We know Ted Cruz isn’t given to saying nasty things about people, but I would read this as the praise a nice teacher is giving about the dolt in the class …

    • marketcomp

      colliemum Good point! Ted Cruz will not throw those under the bus who has stood with him on some very critical issues-gun control, filibuster, and other issues. I do believe he really likes Marco Rubio while the rest of us cringe at the thought of Rubio because to me anytime you are hanging out with John McCain you have lost your freak’in mind.

      • Orangeone

        marketcomp colliemum I’m with you.  Back to no one I would support in 2016.

      • cabensg

        marketcomp  Maybe he likes him maybe he doesn’t but for sure he does need him on issues they agree with.

    • SheerPolitics

      colliemum  Agree. And he may see Rubio as a salvageable allies who veered down the wrong path, but may yet come around. That’s part of what being a leader is. Rubio has proven himself to be a follower. Cruz is the leader.

    • applepie101

      colliemum I hope you’re right, though I’d have been happier if he had left out the bit about Rubio being one of the strongest leaders on the national scene. That sounds close to an endorsement for a more executive role.

      • colliemum

        applepie101
        If Ted Cruz were English, with the appropriate strain of English humour, I’d have said he was taking the Mickey out of the GOPe when he said that.
        Since he isn’t (more’s the pity), I think this was no more than a nod to the GOPe, and a phrase to be used in a matter of course way. I think Ted Cruz knows very well with whom he’s dealing, and he knows of course thatnice words don’t hurt anybody …

  • njmom

    A gentleman’s critique of a friend but on this Ted you and I will disagree. Marco is a RINO.

    • Orangeone

      njmomIf Cruz cannot see the traitor in Rubio then race trumps the country for
      him too.  Might explain one of his interviews where he focused solely
      on minority status and categorized them like the Dems do.

      • njmom

        Orangeone njmom I do like Cruz now but I’m waiting to see if he’s real or plastic.

        • steveangll77

          njmom Orangeone Come on really.
          Cruz has proved he is a real conservative over many years.  Perry and the rest of the RINOS hate him that proves it too this date.
          You keep your enemies close.  Cruz need say nothing we all know Rubio is a huge RINO.  He will be primaried out, he has no chance of a second term.  But until then Cruz can use Rubios help on many other issues.

        • Orangeone

          steveangll77 njmom Orangeone Cruz would have been in better shape if he’d stayed silent.  He already released his statement on amnesty, he didn’t need to praise Rubio.

    • deTocqueville1

      njmom Exactly mom.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    I’m starting to think Rubio is just naive.  Hopefully he’ll learn to keep loooking at his back to make sure nothings sticking out.

    • Orangeone

      Conservative_Hippie Rubio is an attorney, Jeb Bush is an immigration attorney. This is their pathway to the $150 million in the legislation taxpayers must pay for the illegal alien invaders to get green cards and citizenship. And that’s just the first round of funding.  Heritage says this amnesty, that Liberal-Lites including Rand Paul support, will cost at least $6.3 trillion.

    • SheerPolitics

      Conservative_Hippie  I don’t think Rubio is that naive, I think he made the mistake of getting into bed with the current GOP leadership hoping to become their golden-boy for 2016. Lie down with the dogs, get up with fleas as the saying goes. What I hope he realizes is that throwing in with the RINOs may get you in with them and gain their support, but you’ll never get elected. He’s already lost my vote.

      • Orangeone

        SheerPolitics Conservative_Hippie Rubio is carrying the Bush amnesty torch.

    • cabensg

      Conservative_Hippie  No one could be that naive and survive politics as long as he has. His core values do not coincide with what’s best for America on immigration or he wouldn’t be this deeply mired in this Amnesty fiasco. He only came out with all kinds of changes after he was called out by conservatives who had supported him. Rubio want amnesty and America be damned.

      • Orangeone

        cabensg Conservative_Hippie And every “change” can be EO’d right out by Obama. They truly think we are naive enough to believe that Obama won’t set aside any new laws he doesn’t like.

  • Orangeone

    “I have serious concerns about any legislation that would create a
    pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally,” he explained.
    “I think doing so is inconsistent with the rule of law and is profoundly
    unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who have followed the rules
    and waited in line for years — and sometimes decades — to come here
    legally.”
    Well Ted, this is the 2nd time you have ignored the message it sends to those of us BORN IN THE US. We don’t get to vote on any of the people immigrating to this country, not the moo-slime, not the public charges, not the 1986 amnesty group, yet you only care about the message to legal immigrants. Take a clue, legal immigrants are also public charges even though the laws prevent this and I’m paying for them.

  • pushtheredbutton

    I guess it must be true since Cruz said so. Not! I am no sheep. And I’ll make my own mind up as to what’s what and who’s who, thank you very much.
    Besides, if Rubio isn’t a Rino, then he sure is the most stupid, (albeit well-intentioned politician I have ever known. And I don’t believe he’s stupid. His fraternising with the enemy didn’t begin with the immigration issue, I’ll have you all remember: Have you all so quickly forgotten how he threw Michelle Bachmann under the bus regarding Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood aide?

    • Orangeone

      pushtheredbutton I don’t consider Rubio a RINO, I consider him a Democrat just waiting to pull the Crist.

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Really?  Well, I guess I would’ve told Rubio “work harder” if this is the best you can put your name to.

    • steveangll77

      E Lee Zimmerman He most likely has told Rubio, in private, that he thinks he is being far too soft on illegal immigrants.
      In public you put on your smiley face and say good things about each other.

  • The Sentinel

    This is nothing more than a politically wise comment. Cruz may not support Rubio’s legislation, but he’s wise not to throw Rubio, who is popular with many folks, under the bus.
    Shrewd.

    • Orangeone

      The Sentinel He just tossed American taxpayers under the bus like Romney did. Look at what happened to Romney when he did that.

    • deTocqueville1

      The Sentinel  Precisely.

  • http://www.therightscoop.com/ MadJack

    Is every bit of news these days unfit for print?  I don’t care what Ted thinks Rubio is. I think  Rubio is betraying America with any form of amnesty, period.  Some how politicians on both sides of the aisle have decided that there nothing wrong with doing something  illegal.  Disgusting is what it is.

  • Rshill7

    Some of you seem to want to throw Ted Cruz under the bus because he didn’t throw Rubio under the bus. What he has done here it’s called diplomacy and good manners. It’s disagreeing with him without being disagreeable. What’s he supposed to do call Rubio a big fat commie treasonous pig? Please.
    If Ted Cruz is not good enough for you, no one is. Come here and let me throw you under the bus all you Ted Cruz naysaying loons. What a bunch of jackasses.
    Ted rocks like no other. He also has a quality many others lack, i.e., class.

    • jcrichichi

      Rshill7 It’s funny, Ted Cruz is following Reagan’s 11th Commandment and some are bashing him

      • Rshill7

        jcrichichi Rshill7  Right. With friends and “supporters” like these, the enemies can shore up their base.

    • Laurel A

      Rshill7 BRAVO!

    • pushtheredbutton

      Rshill7 I’ve read through this thread and am yet to find one person throwing Cruz under the bus. What I have come across, however, are people willing to disregard Rubio’s RINOis simply because Cruz said so. If that is ‘throwing Cruz under the bus’, then perhaps you need to lay off the cult of personality kool aid for an hour at least. Its not good for you. If you have a wife/husband, I’m sure your he/she is creeped out. Be wedded to principles not names. Put not your trust in Princes! Its only 2013 buddy. Cruz doesn’t have to be the anointed one just yet.

      • Rshill7

        pushtheredbutton Rshill7  It’s got precious little to do with his “personality”. It’s all about his conservatism and the fact that he is a strict contructionist.
        I haven’t had koolaid in about 20 years, and no, my wife is not “creeped out” by me. 
        I’m a little creeped out by you though. Does that count?

        • pushtheredbutton

          Rshill7 pushtheredbutton Don’t know whether it counts or not. But its probably a good thing.

        • Rshill7

          pushtheredbutton Rshill7 Yep. You read my post, found the shoe, put it on, and it fit. Congrats there Red Button.

      • cabensg

        pushtheredbutton:  I get your point and I’ve defended and praised Cruz for what he’s done so far because I love it. I do not however believe in a person more than I do my own principles. Put not your trust in princes is something we all need to heed.

        • Rshill7

          cabensg  Wwe also need to know the difference between princes and principles. It’s the principles I like. 
          Besides, neither of these are “princes” are they?.

    • deTocqueville1

      Rshill7 Agree, Cruz is being a nice guy here. He hasn’t changed his position at all.

      • cabensg

        deTocqueville1  Cruz is not commenting on a webpage anonymously and there is no reason for him to diss Rubio no matter what we think. I agree it’s what he does personally and what his positions are not what he thinks about Rubio, no matter how much we’d like for him to call Rubio the traitor we think he is.

    • applepie101

      Rshill7 When you start flinging insults, that’s the sign that you’ve run out of rational arguments.

      • Rshill7

        applepie101 Rshill7 
        “Ted Cruz naysaying loons” and “jackasses.”
        Yep, I’ll stick with that and reiterate it to boot.

  • terimwal

    Sorry, I disagree that Rubio worked in “good faith.”  Rubio has been pro-amnesty even before he was elected to the Senate.  It’s time to stop propping up these RINOs who are giving away our country.  I am disappointed in Cruz for his statements as well.

    • steveangll77

      terimwal I was disappointed in Cruzbut read the entire article only a couple of additional paragraphs.
      It states he believes Rubio acted in good faith (he could have said that about a Democrat).  Rubio does believe in Amnesty and acts in good faith trying to implement it.  
      Cruz also says he is against a pathway to citizenship.  He has to get along with Rubio on other issues so it would make no sense for him to come out and call Rubio a RINO.  You can be friends with those you absolutely disagree to the max with in politics.  He made it clear he disagrees with Rubio on immigration.
      Amnesty is such an important issue but why I really dislike Rubio is he constantly uses the language of the left. I think of Rubio as a Democrat infiltrator in our party.  A traitor.

      • Orangeone

        steveangll77 terimwal Very well said, I’m in 100% agreement with you!

    • Orangeone

      terimwal You are correct. Someone posted great links on how Rubio prevented immigration enforcement when he was in the State legislature.  Then he LIED when he ran for US Senate.

  • kssturgis62

    yes he gave him praise for working on Illegal Amnesty, but CRUZ does NOT agree with the Plan and he is against giving Amnesty. 
    Ted Cruz follows the Reagan Rule, don’t diss your fellow republicans. 
    But in all of Ted’s Speeches, HE ALWAYS SAYS ONE THING I NOTICED – JUST LIKE HIS SPEECH BEFORE THE NRA. 
    I want to thank my Friends Senator Mike Lee and Senator Rand Paul – HE NEVER MENTIONS RUBIO’S NAME. 
    Ted Cruz is a Good Conservative, and it shows. HE has Taken the Spotlight from Rubio, that shows to. Rubio did this we all know it, but Ted Cruz is Following Reagan’s Rule. Nothing more than that.

    • Orangeone

      kssturgis62 But Reagan was the champion of the 1986 illegal alien invader amnesty; Reagan failed to seal the borders; Reagan failed to increase punishment for illegal entry to be work than a parking ticket; Reagan failed to kick illegal alien invaders out of our schools, out of our hospitals, off of our public assistance.  Reagan did some good things but he set the destruction of the economy and country in the works with his amnesty.

    • strangernfiction

      kssturgis62 There’s nothing wrong with dissing statists.

    • marketcomp

      kssturgis62 Well said, my friend!

  • deTocqueville1

    Ted is a nice guy, a team player and apparently a friend of Rubio so I understand why he is helping him through this mess that he has made for himself. I think Rubio is a RINO and if he isn’t complicit in this nefarious disaster I guess I must assume he just isn’t very bright.

    • strangernfiction

      deTocqueville1 And we clearly need another team.

  • BearNJ

    Cruz is a gentleman. For all the talk of him confronting his fellow Senators its always on policy. Its never personal. When McCain did his usual bit of ripping conservative like Cruz by name he chose not to fire back and praised Mccain’s service. He’s a class  act and will never support this immigration plan.

    • marketcomp

      BearNJ And that’s what I love about him. Cruz is very loyal and loyalty is important but I think that if Marco Rubio continues down the path of RINOism then he will throw him to the RINOs very quickly. So Marco has time to clean-up things and chart a path that includes being a Conservative. Think about it, Rubio has been in the Senate for 2 years before Ted Cruz arrived and seem to have almost lost his spine so that tells me that he is definitely not leadership material but perhaps good enough for Florida.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Sorry but I still like Marco Rubio. I am not going to drop support for him just because of this bill

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      DarkKnight2016 Amen. I agree with you.

      • cabensg

        therightscoopDarkKnight2016  I would never trust him as president. When your ethnicity is more important than the rest of the Americans your supposed to represent it’s to big a flaw to overlook. The intentional harm of this bill makes it impossible for me to wonder why anyone in their right mind would support it. 
        https://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/may-6-2013/heritage-amnesty-will-cost-us-taxpayers-63-trillion.html
        and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

        • DarkKnight2016

          cabensg therightscoop DarkKnight2016 The Libertarian Cato Institute finds the Heritage study flawed

        • cabensg

          DarkKnight2016 This was the only quick link I could find but like I said that was only the tip of the iceberg. Here’s another but even that isn’t complete if you look at what Sessions has said and ICE to.
          https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/april-29-2013/senate-amnesty-bill-adding-top-20-us-cities-full-foreign-workers-first-

        • DarkKnight2016

          cabensg DarkKnight2016 And as I said, I am not dropping for him just for this.

        • ryanomaniac

          DarkKnight2016 cabensg What would? What is your red line?

        • DarkKnight2016

          ryanomaniac DarkKnight2016 cabensg If I feel he IS becoming a Mitch McConnell. In the end it’s really a gut feeling for me.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 cabensg therightscoop I find Libertarians one wrung away from Liberals.  Actually Heritage did not include the costs for the family members the illegals will anchor in. True cost $60 Trillion.  They also didn’t factor in the tax revenues and reduction in unemployment, welfare, food stamp benefits if Americans worked the “jobs” held by illegal alien invaders.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016ryanomaniaccabensgHow about his 2013 vote on the Dem budget that included $1 trillion in tax increases and funded ObamaCare? http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/senate/2013

    • Rshill7

      DarkKnight2016  I think the bill is in big trouble and Rubio knows it. He was all about securing the border first. This bill doesn’t do that from what I can tell and have heard, and Rubio insisted that the border be secured first. the “gang” pretty much ignored that little sticking point.
      Rubio picked the wrong group to hang out with. A person, hanging with RINO’s…wrong species of pal. 
      He might be figuring that out.

      • DarkKnight2016

        Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 He said 2 weeks ago that is won’t pass the House. I think he is in good faith and trying to do this in a bipartisan way knowing that he would have to make concession to get it passed. He realizes it is a flawed bill which is why he also say s there is room for change in the bill. I think most of his other votes have been consistent with most of what we believe. I am not saying I have followed every vote but the big ones yea. He did vote against gun control.

        • cabensg

          DarkKnight2016  Bi-partisanship will be the death knell of our country. Only fools co-operate with those trying to destroy you.

        • DarkKnight2016

          cabensg DarkKnight2016 I think the good thing about both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio is that they try to see the good in their Democratic colleagues. We may think differently but that is what make Senators Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Scott and Lee so great is that they are all like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

        • cabensg

          DarkKnight2016  I wish I could agree with you on this one. There are no good Democrats anymore in our Federal government. There are good Democrats as neighbors, Tea party members, etc. but the Democrat Politicians at the Federal level are part of the socialism that’s trying to take our country down. I see no reason whatsoever to co-operate with them. They need to be defeated and replaced with people who actually believe in the Constitution and America.

      • Orangeone

        Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 If Rubio was for securing the border, he would have ensured that was in the bill before his ego went on the Sunday talk shows.  Look at what happened to the last one that did that.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016  In other words, he should’ve vetoed it? Can’t do that. When you have a group trying to reach consensus, no single member of that group has veto power.
          Has Rubio voted for the thing? Is it even ready for a vote? Will it even be brought up for a vote?

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Veto no but if he truly believed in border security (and many point out he was pro-amnesty in the FL state legislature) you go on the Sunday talk shows saying “I cannot support the bill, it provides no border security.”  Instead, he LIED and said the border is secured first when in fact there is ZERO in the bill for border security.  Rubio’s mouth in interviews and tweets are lies and shows he would vote for it in a heartbeat.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016  No it does not. Your crystal ball is cloudy as hell. His insistence has been to secure the border first every time I’ve heard him speak about it.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 And Hillary Clinton said she supported assistance for the men in Benghazi.
          BTW, I don’t appreciate your personal insults in several posts.

        • cabensg

          Rshill7  He’s speaking about it because he felt the heat from people who supported him. Before he went out to speak he was totally happy with a clause that said the HS would have five years to come up with a plan to secure the border. Does anyone believe that?

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016  Tough! They are not personal insults. They are disagreements, exposing your political foolishness. Besides, I don’t give a damn what you appreciate or don’t appreciate.

        • Orangeone

          cabensg Rshill7 Exactly.  And didn’t he just do a little “illegal alien invader amnesty party” with LaRaza that was put on by none other than Barack Obama?  Why yes he did.  Last I heard, La Raza is a progressive group and Obama is the head of that snake.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Clearly you don’t care, you toss insults at many, all while claiming you are a Christian.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016  Since you dish it out with such reckless abandon, I am only to conclude you want someone else to dish on you a while. If you can’t take the dishing yourself, get your hands off the china.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 I provided links, facts and my opinions.  I NEVER hurled personal insults towards you.  You simply cannot stand that a WOMAN is intelligent and can present facts that contradict your opinion.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 I don’t care what you say to me. I am talking about how you dish on everyone else. I assume you are into doping unto others what you’d have done unto you.
          Since neither Cruz nor Rubio are here, I will step in for them. There’s a huge difference between a woman and a lady. Whatever it is that you are makes no difference, unless of course you want to hide behind, or dance in front of it.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 What you perceive too be fact is actually false. I provided the links that showed that Freedom Works score card is wrong.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 I am right beside you

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Again, you have your vote and I have mine.  Rubio is a Democrat, a traitor and a liar.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 No, you are simply a slanderer.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 I trust FreedomWorks before you or anything the Democrat-controlled Senate is responsible to publish. They are very well vetted.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 This coming from a man that attacks Catholics.  How original.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 Anyone who says that Hillary Clinton is a lesser evil than Marco Rubio is delusional and most likely an undercover Democrat.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 That is the official roll call controlled by the clerk and as a matter of fact I was watching C-SPAN during the live vote at 4:00 am CT

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016 Being original is an attribute I like about myself.
          Look up the difference between “attack” and “disagreement”. You’ll find the two words defined on completely different pages in completely differing ways.

        • Rshill7

          cabensg Rshill7 You and Orangeone can vote for each other, as no one else will do.

        • cabensg

          Rshill7 Gee! What did I do to rankle ya? I don’t like Rubio. I do like Cruz and I think Amnesty is a crock What’s not to love?

        • Rshill7

          cabensg Rshill7 Orangeone.

        • cabensg

          Rshill7  Oh!

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 DarkKnight2016Try voting with your feet one time. You live in MN right?
          Yeah, you preach to the rest of us. That’s rich. I think I got a cavity just typing it.
          Also, last year, you said you were going to close your business(es) and move out of the country, and that you were an expert on money.
          Why are you still here? yet, according to you, Rubio is a liar? What are you, a fiction writer?

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone DarkKnight2016 And I did close one of my businesses and chose not to open the third. I never said I was leaving the country my family defended in both world wars but I am leaving MN.

  • lawngreen

    This makes me nervous. I see that Cruz did not “support” a pathway to citizenship for illegals, but (assuming the quote is accurate) look at the language he used:
    “I have serious concerns about any legislation that would create a
    pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally,” he explained.
    “I think doing so is inconsistent with the rule of law…”
    “Serious concerns”? Does that mean that those concerns might be “addressed” somehow and disappear in Senator Cruz’s mind? I’d prefer to hear “I do not and will not support any legislation which offers, etc.”
    “I have serious concerns” is a phrase used by RINOs to signal that a tweak or two, or some PC posturing, or more “acceptable” wording, will allow them to change their minds.
    “I THINK” it’s inconsistent with the rule of law? He doesn’t KNOW?
    Maybe I’m just gunshy, but so many before this have caved when push came to shove. Here’s Mr. Fearless making statements that sound like “evolving” to my cynical ears. God, please let me be wrong.

    • Rshill7

      lawngreen”Serious concerns”? “Does that mean that those concerns might be “addressed” somehow and disappear in Senator Cruz’s mind?” (Lawngreen)
      Sure, the way to address it is to yank it or vote it down. Another way is to forget about it until the border is secured. I mean, really “secured”.

      • lawngreen

        Rshill7
        Agreed. Hope that happens

    • Orangeone

      lawngreen This is exact language he used in a prior interview and in his official statement.  He doesn’t mention deportation, cutting off benefits, etc. either.  It’s his support of Rubio that has me gun shy.

      • Rshill7

        Orangeone lawngreen  It’s your disdain for everybody that has me gun shy.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone lawngreen That’s your own choosing. You can vote for whomever you like as will I.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 lawngreen  Right. Nobody.

        • lawngreen

          Rshill7 Orangeone
          It doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy either.

      • lawngreen

        <sigh> I was kind of afraid of stuff like that. It’s one reason I don’t do much research on politicians any more. I figure I’ll hear the bad news soon enough.

    • cabensg

      lawngreen There’s nothing wrong with gun shy but I see no reason to use the word “think” as a maybe. I don’t believe he’s using it as a question.

      • lawngreen

        cabensg  When an indefinite term is used, I have to ask why, especially in this time of falling heroes. Look at your own response. You said, “I don’t believe…” etc. In this context, that indicates to me that you are not positive that he’s “using it as a question”.
        Senator Cruz didn’t ask a question, he made a statement, but he did not use definite terms for something that, in my opinion, should be a definite statement. I’ve seen that type of mild expression give way too many times to an “evolving position”, as it’s called now. This is nothing new; politicians have been doing this as long as there have been politicians.
        The problem is that we are grasping for a rock in quicksand, and when a few “rocks” that trembled have given way under you, you stop looking for rocks and start looking for rocks that don’t tremble. I see this as a tremble. I hope I’m wrong.

    • applepie101

      lawngreen Trust your gut feeling. There is no reason why Cruz could not have said, ‘This bill undermines US law, weakens US sovereignty, and it must be defeated.’ The fact that he instead is speaking in mushy soundbites suggests that the GOPe have been at him to tone it down. Any conservative who goes to congress hoping to preserve his principles must either conduct himself like a SEAL in enemy territory, or go as a member of a third party. The republican party will suck the life out of a well-intentioned representative as surely as the democrat party will suck out their soul.

      • lawngreen

        applepie101
        Yes, that’s what I keep coming back to: logic and facts. And the recent history of the GOPe. Not very encouraging, but I prefer painful reality to baseless hopes. It’s safer.

  • MontyRay

    I can accept that Rubio was making a “good faith” effort.  Unfortunately, his efforts have shown him to be too weak and cozy with the lifers up there for me to put him at the front of the line as 2016 material.

    • Rshill7

      MontyRay  One might think there would be a particular vote of Rubio’s you could put your finger on to show any RINOisms or “weak” “cozy”isms you might attribute to him.
      So, which vote would that be? Name one.

      • Orangeone

        Rshill7MontyRayHe voted for the Dems budget in the continuing resolution that funded ObamaCare.  On the Resolution: S.Con.Res. 8 – Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014
        This
        is the Senate Democrats’ budget plan, which raises taxes by nearly $1
        trillion while using budget gimmicks to claim $1.8 trillion in spending
        cuts. In reality, the budget never achieves balance and actually
        increases spending in the first year, while failing to address the
        primary drivers of government spending – entitlements – at all.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay  So, no to Rubio and no to Cruz? You be a woman with neither hope nor prayer, huh?
          Who, if anyone do you like in the House or Senate? Did you vote for Romney?
          “Resolutions are not laws; they differ fundamentally in their purpose. However, under certain circumstances resolutions can have the effect of law.” (legal dictionary)

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay And former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar (R) got a 95 from Freedom works and For America and Lugar was as RINO as you could get.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay FreedomWorks only rates on “key votes” not all votes. Voting for the Democrats’ budget, this session, shows Rubio is a Democrat.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay No it doesn’t

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay Yes it does especially when combined with the illegal alien invader act of 2013.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone MontyRay My vote is my vote.  I will NEVER vote for someone who does not kick the illegal alien invaders out of our country.  I did not vote for Obama.  But I would vote for Hillary  Clinton over Marco Rubio in a heartbeat.  At least her lies are out in the public.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay You said S.CON.RES.8? The records show he voted NO!
          http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00092

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay In that case you’ve either never voted for anyone ever, or you are not telling the truth.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay Check out the red box, believe it is #10

        • DarkKnight2016

          Rshill7 Orangeone MontyRay No conservative would ever vote for Hillary “the Hun” Clinton for any reason. I think Orangeone is a  liberal invader trolling TRS.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay They got it wrong,  because the official roll call says different.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 Orangeone MontyRay Not even close.  I would vote for the lesser of 2 evils and Hillary is less of an evil that Rubio.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay TROLL

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay And in 2012, he voted against both Rand Paul’s and Mike Lee’s budgets. Rubio is a Democrat.

        • DarkKnight2016

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay And he voted against the Democrats budget.

        • Orangeone

          DarkKnight2016 Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay He voted against his colleagues that he claims to support, including the Liberal Lite hero.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay  You’ve now entered the unenviable realm of fools. You deserve some sort of trophy.

        • MiltonBassHayek

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay He’s a filthy liberal, plain and simple. The Tea Party even thinks so.

        • cabensg

          MiltonBassHayek  They’ve let him know it to.

        • KimmieSmith

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay  Hillary lesser of 2 evils???  Have you ever researched the many that have been eliminated from the Clinton kill list???

        • Orangeone

          KimmieSmith Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay Do you have any convictions on them?  Nope.  Rubio has however shown to be the liar that he is.  His illegal aliens have committed more crimes on our soil that the Clintons could ever contemplate.

        • DarkKnight2016

          MiltonBassHayek Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay If they TEA Party thinks that Marco Rubio is a problem than the TEA Party has gone off the deep end.

        • Amjean

          Orangeone Rshill7 MontyRay  You would vote for Hillary Clinton the proven crook?  Murder by incompetence in Benghazi?  You might want to rethink that comment.

        • Orangeone

          Zero convictions against Hillary Clinton as yet.  Rubio’s colors are very visible.  At this point she is the lesser of two evils and yes both are evil.

        • strangernfiction

          Orangeone DarkKnight2016 Rshill7 MontyRay Any statist R is a greater danger than a statist D.

      • MontyRay

        That’s the sad part. His record has been stellar. It is a true head scratcher why he is selling this snake oil of an immigration bill. I like him, but I do not like what I am seeing as he gets played by Schumer and McCain & Co.

        • Orangeone

          MontyRay His record was not stellar. He voted against both Rand Paul’s and Mike Lee’s budget proposals.

  • sDee

    The immigration bill is not needed. All that is needde is enforcement of exisitng laws.
    No matter the politcal  reason Cruz said this, he must know what the bill really is – a fatal blow to America’s soverignty as we know it.
    Sad reality – the Federal government is lost folks . Turn to your states, counties and cities while there is still a chance.

    • cabensg

      sDee  Your exactly correct. Immigration is broken because our government is broken. We do not need more broken attempts to fix what they’ve already screwed up. To try to do immigration reform of any kind while we have Obama, Holder and a Democrat Senate is ridiculous. 
      None of the present laws or obligations of  the Federal government are being applied now. Why would anyone want new laws that might or might not be applied or applied selectively, even be attempted. There will be no border security, there would however be a flood of illegals taking advantage of an amnesty to further overwhelm our welfare rolls and take jobs away from Americans.

      • Orangeone

        cabensg sDee Reports are that illegals are crossing at 3 times the rate because of the amnesty.  Nice job Rubio and great going in defending him Cruz.

        • cabensg

          Orangeone  Exactly they hear about an amnesty law and try to flood in. If Rubio wants to help illegals how about calling out the criminal Mexican government who’s done nothing to help it’s people. There are many way the US could help Mexico with it’s problems none of them include amnesty to bring their problems here. It’s totally backwards. Americans are supposed to pay for a broken government in Mexico. Like it’s our fault they can’t fix their own country. We’re governed by idiots.

        • Orangeone

          cabensg Orangeone I truly believe Rubio wants Mexico and Cuba to become states for us to support his hispanic bros.  He is a racist, plain and simple, raised by a Communist.

        • sDee

          Orangeone
          yep…and how’d that EU, Euro and “Asian” immigration  thing turn out in the socialist utopia across the pond?

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone cabensg A Communist would’ve stayed in Cuba. They came to America. Why?
          Ooh, I know, so the entire family could bring Communism here, right?
          SWhat a huge pile of stupid bullshit!

        • Rshill7

          sDee Orangeone  Nope.

        • MiltonBassHayek

          Orangeone cabensg Not a communist; but a closet liberal turncoat, yes mam!

        • sDee

          Rshill7 Orangeone cabensg well not necessarily. Actually I know about as much about Rubio’s parents as I did Hussein Obama’s parents when the TV told me about their  solid Midwestern roots. Which is nothing.;)
          I do however know my father fought and escaped National Socialism, immigrated legally,  and secured his citizenship before he had us young’uns.

        • Rshill7

          sDee Rshill7 Orangeone cabensg 
          Well, in my opinion Orangeone has shot herself in the foot and the face today and should be bleeding out right about now.

        • Orangeone

          sDee Orangeone It didn’t.

        • Orangeone

          MiltonBassHayek Orangeone cabensg Daddy’s communist.

        • Orangeone

          sDee And that’s the correct way to do it!

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone MiltonBassHayek cabensg 
          And here’s the bleeding right here.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Not even close but I have learned you are far from a Christian.

        • sDee

          Rshill7 sDee Orangeone cabensg sorry, i have not been keeping up but have been deeply embroiled in the Rubio saga before. Otherwise , I’d probably have a big headache by now too.  Cannot trust Rubio – that’s all I know.

        • Rshill7

          Orangeone Rshill7  You’ll forgive me then if I disagree with yet another one of your idiotic posts.

        • Rshill7

          sDee Rshill7 Orangeone cabensg  Surely you know a little something more than that. Can’t say that much about the folks you agree with though.

        • cabensg

          Rshill7 You know what I love about the internet and arguing. I’m not in the same room physically. Blood, gore, quicksand, trapped pigs. It’s all left to my imagination and I’m none the worse for it. :)

        • Rshill7

          cabensg Rshill7  Good for you. I hope the pictures I’ve painted will be hung only on the walls of your mind :-)

        • cabensg

          Rshill7  Let’s face it we wouldn’t be having an argument of any kind if we were like the sheep that follow Obama. We care and we’re going to do something about it and Obama and his ilk are going down.:)

        • Rshill7

          cabensg Rshill7  Thanks Cabensg :-)

        • pushtheredbutton

          Orangeone Rshill7 The guy’s a jerk. Just a keyboard blowhard with nothing to do. He claims he has a wife. If he does, I reckon she probably doesn’t let him out much. Hence his venting against you on here. Ignore him.

        • doofuschmartz

          If Mexico and Cuba were to become capitalistic countries and wanted to be annexed by the U.S. it wouldn’t be a bad deal, as long as they wanted to live under our form of government with our constitution as their laws too. It would never happen, but if they were willing, it would just make us a larger melting pot. Mexico and Cuba both have incredible natural resources with which to sustain their people. They really just need better forms of government for their people…freedom…it works every time…for awhile…

        • lyrical

          Orangeone cabensg  
           I think that’s going a little far!  Rubio seems a decent sort though I disagree with him on amnesty.  Used to think he’d be a good candidate for president when he first came on scene, but no more.  Still, don’t have as bad opinion of his as you.

        • Orangeone

          lyrical Orangeone cabensg Check out his other votes and as a great person posted the other day, his history at the state level. He’s far from innocent.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 Orangeone cabensg And the moo-slime immigrating leave their radical jihadi tendencies behind too right?

    • lyrical

      sDee  
      THIS makes the most sense of anything I’ve seen.  Dee?  is that you from GW?

    • strangernfiction

      sDee <i>the Federal government is lost folks</i>
      Bingo

  • MiltonBassHayek

    He did it in good faith? Great! That means Jack $hit in the logic department. We get raked over the coals from burdensome taxes in good faith, also. Tread very carefully Cruz.

  • SafeTea

    “Even Ted Cruz recognizes that Marco Rubio isn’t a RINO as some suggest, but rather someone who has worked ‘in good faith’ to find a solution to a big issue.”
    It’s only a big issue because the laws of the land aren’t being enforced.  Aside from importing a mind-boggling number of people who hate America and who come here to change us and game the system, our immigration system ain’t broke.  Secure the border.  Enforce the laws already in place.  And stop allowing in those who don’t intend to work and uphold the American way of life.  Very simple.
    Rubio’s political career is over and he knows it, thus the desperation to get amnesty for his 33 million new voters.

    • cherpers

      SafeTea Amnesty has never actually bought anyone any votes. Both left and right have granted amnesty in the past and it did nothing to move the numbers. Rubio’s plan wouldn’t grant anyone voting rights for 10+ years anyway. Kind of an irrelevant point you’re making there.

      • Wiggy111

        cherpers SafeTea There is a loophole whereby millions will get citizenship in under 6 years.

        • Orangeone

          Wiggy111 cherpers SafeTea And Obama can EO it and suddenly they are all citizens voting Dem.

      • Wiggy111

        cherpers SafeTea Sorry, didn’t mean citizenship in under 6 years.  They get a Blue Card.  There are lots of exceptions within the Blue Card program too.  The requirements can be waived or reduced for disability or child rearing.  This country is in deep trouble if this bill passes.

      • SafeTea

        cherpers SafeTea  That’s actually not true.  The vast majority of these invaders will vote Democrat, resulting in an unprecedented exclusion of Republicans in office pretty much forever.
        Rubio has an agenda.  In his mind this amnesty will get him the votes he desires, but more importantly he’ll have opened up our borders to a hoard of Latinos pouring in.  And that’s what I believe it’s all about for him.
        As for voting rights, please.  Since when has this regime ever enforced the laws of the land when it goes against their schemes?  Given their strong hatred for voter ID and the ever-growing voter fraud in this country, do you REALLY believe the hoardes won’t be voting?  C’mon.

        • applepie101

          Anyone taking bets on Rubio switching parties somewhere down the line? I don’t see him profiting from the demographic change any other way.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Correct! Enforce existing law and Rubio can work on something else to get air time. The entire problem goes away, along with all those illegally living here! Maybe then he can work on the comprehensive amnesty he desires and not disguise it as comprehensive reform. That would be so un-slick of him now wouldn’t it?

    • DarkKnight2016

      GetWhatYouPayFor It’s not possible to deport all 33 million

      • GetWhatYouPayFor

        DarkKnight2016 GetWhatYouPayFor   OK…. Then Rubio can own up to what his desire really is. He can call the Bill he authors Comprehensive Amnesty.

        • DarkKnight2016

          GetWhatYouPayFor DarkKnight2016 He is one of eight, he is passionate about it but remember he had to make concessions too.

      • Wiggy111

        DarkKnight2016 GetWhatYouPayFor 33 million people is 33 years worth of immigration case work so processing that many people is no more feasible than deporting all of them.

        • Orangeone

          Wiggy111  Great one!  And it means HUGE expansion of gov’t.

      • cabensg

        DarkKnight2016 So the politicians keep telling us. Common sense on the other hand says by applying current law, enforcing return of those arrested, taking all illegals off of welfare and food stamp roll and actually securing the border you would make the majority deport themselves. This does not need to be an overnight thing. What if it took a year or two so what we need to start somewhere and it doesn’t entail hiring 5 million federal cops to go searching neighborhoods like Dems would like us to think.

        • Orangeone

          cabensg Eisenhower was extremely successful with Operation Wetback.  Reagan’s amnesty approach on the other hand started with 3 million, ended with 6.5 million given amnesty, anchors for millions more and 11-20 million illegal alien invaders here again.

      • BS61

        In AZ they used to deport them all the time – loaded them on buses and planes back to their home country.  If every state did it, we could deport millions!

  • l5j6f7

    One big problem is to never, Never, NEVER have Latinos in charge of immigration policy, border patrol, etc.   Latinos are objsessed with immigration and bringing all their relatives to our country.   No one ever asks them, why not stay and work to reform and improve your home countries?

  • DanaZZGarcia

    Which is worse — a RINO or a total fool who believes that open-borders gangsters act in good faith?
    The left has NEVER put forth an immigration bill that wasn’t loaded down with goodies for lawbreakers and outright violent criminals.
    Sen Sessions has analyzed previous amnesties and found them wanting. See his critique — 20 Loopholes in 2007 Amnesty Bill:
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1845015/posts

    • cabensg

      DanaZZGarcia Sessions has really been on this and his insistence that ICE representatives have their say before the Senate was outstanding. 
      http://www.combatveteransforcongress.org/story/disgusted-ice-agent-faces-down-gang-eight-dramatic-senate-testimony

    • Orangeone

      DanaZZGarciaSessions has been very clear and states it again in the link provided,: “I think our people have gone off and met with financial wizards and people who are conservative on Wall Street and the libertarians pretty much seem to be into open borders”
       http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/05/Sessions-Special-interests-extremist-groups-wrote-immigration-bill-not-8-U-S-senators

  • clockwindingdown

    The rest of Cruz’s statement in this article: 
    “I have serious concerns about any legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally,” he explained. “I think doing so is inconsistent with the rule of law and is profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who have followed the rules and waited in line for years — and sometimes decades — to come here legally.” 
    Ted Cruz nailed it with the statement above, we must make the point “a republic is a land governed by laws”!

    • Orangeone

      clockwindingdown Failure to deport is not upholding the rule of law. Failure to prosecute the illegal alien invaders and those that harbor them and give them jobs knowing they are illegal aliens is not upholding the rule of law. He was silent on these points.

      • clockwindingdown

        Orangeone clockwindingdown That would appear to be where Mr Cruz was headed by stating “…inconsistent with the rule of law…”.
        Anything less then deportation is in essence disregarding the rule of law by allowing criminal activity to go unpunished. We have the laws, our officials choose not to support and enforce those laws, there by they are accomplices in violating Our laws, and their oaths. Enforce the laws we have and the immigration problem diminishes or goes away. Once again we see Congress attempting to fix a problem they themselves created…

        • Orangeone

          clockwindingdown Orangeone I hope that’s true but he only referenced the “citizenship” part not once mentioned ICE has been prohibited from deporting, didn’t mention the thousands of illegal aliens Nappy released, some into TX.  And this is the 2nd time for him on this issue with the exact same response.  It leaves the door wide open for him to vote yes on green cards, in-state tuition for anchor babies etc. etc. to go along to get along.

  • doofuschmartz

    If only there was a way to deal with the problem on a case by case basis…IOW, look at every individual with a magnifying glass to see if there is 1. Established housing 2.Stable gainful employment 3. Stable family relationships (legal ones) 4.National loyalty and community pride 5. No legal issues, domestic disturbances, drug/alcohol problems 6. No government handouts, of any kind 7. Willingness to contribute to the general welfare and common defense of the nation, etc…I’m sure there are other areas for scrutiny as well, but these things in particular should be a deal maker/breaker. Illegal immigrants are NOT ALL BAD in my opinion. In my neighbourhood there is a family-owned garage that, I’m almost positive, is run by illegals. But it is one of the finest quality, fastest service, most courteous employees (non-English-speaking), fairest priced…you don’t pay for their rent or overhead. If you have to wait longer than they tell you, they give you an excellent discount on labor. They are ALWAYS busy…I have taken my vehicles there for years, and recommended them to countless friends, neighbours, and others. They have saved me thousands of dollars in repair costs. Their prices have gone up very little as they have expanded and improved their facilities. They are always working, too. Monday through Saturday 7:00-9:00. Are they illegal? I don’t know, and frankly, don’t care. But, that’s my point, if there was just some way to examine every individual on a case by case basis…

    • lyrical

      doofuschmartz  
       Your suggestions make sense to me.  We just need to make sure they are not on the government dole.  The workers would be contributing to the tax base.  I’m sure others will disagree saying that Americans could/would do this job of auto repair.  And they have a point there as well.  I simply don’t know what the answer is.

    • cabensg

      doofuschmartz  
      We can’t afford a case by case basis and it’s their fault not ours if it turns out they are illegals. This is a matter of our survival as a nation. This is not about prejudice or getting even. You and I have to live by the law and are punished if we don’t, who feels so sorry for us that there is no consequence for our actions. Should anyone feel sorry for us if our actions are not lawful? No nation can survive with open borders. We seem to be the only nation who doesn’t know that.

    • Orangeone

      doofuschmartz What other crimes is it okay that they commit? Are you aware that American citizens go to prison for not filing tax returns and paying taxes?  Well they do and the sentences can run to 20 years in the federal pen.  As long as you are on your illegal aliens are great rant, why don’t you just give them your job. You don’t need to earn money to feed your family do you?

  • Amjean

    ….and another one bites the dust!!!!  As is the way with politics.  That said, I am not going to throw Cruz “out with the bathwater” as my grandmother would say.  He has done too much good.  And giving praise, then taking it slightly away with a difference of opinion is political speak.  You can’t diss most of your colleagues and expect support from them when you need it. 
    The problem is in the perception that Cruz is backing Rubio’s plan.  That will do damage to our country.  It is all so annoying.

    • BS61

      He did say he does not support Amnesty, I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  I think you are right about dissing your colleagues!

      • Amjean

        BS61  The problem is that many people only read the headlines and the first few sentences of the article accompanying it.  That is where the perception comes in that Cruz supports what Rubio has endorsed.  I must also say that the definition of “amnesty” from a politician can mean many things LOL!
        I am guilty of only reading a portion of an article when I am in a hurry.  So much info, so little time!  Always have to get back to work.

  • Wiggy111

    Cruz is throwing Rubio a life preserver.  From what I have learned from the bill Rubio didn’t do any work on the legislation.  There is no substance to the border security or enforcement provisions.  Rubio is working very hard now to spin the bill as tough on enforcement which is a complete lie.  Rubio is even coordinating with Fox News.  There was a segment on Special Report this evening about the Heritage analysis.  Right at the commercial break was Rubio’s ad promoting immigration reform as tough on border security and enforcement.  That wasn’t a coincidence.

    • strangernfiction

      Wiggy111 Why is it necessary to pass legislation when it is already illegal?

      • Orangeone

        strangernfiction Wiggy111 Bingo!  And the potus and Nappy have EOd away the border enforcement.  How quickly the MSM ignores the ICE lawsuit and these details isn’t it.

  • fireme

    Why do we need a 900 page bill thrown in our faces? Another Republican willing to sell out. I am definitely going third party. DeMint seems to be the only true conservative and we lost him.

    • Wiggy111

      fireme The RINOs are in for a rude awakening.  They think we will just go along with them because we have no other choice.  I frequent a lot of these blogs and read the comments.  The sentiment out there is very different than 2010.  I think there was a lot of positive energy.  This time is different.  Conservatives have been lied to and stabbed in the back.  There is no trust left anymore.

      • BS61

        Me too – I noticed the same on blogs and other sites.  If the next election brings more of the same, I’m gonna be very disappointed!

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Cruz…keep your mouth shut.  No need to comment – it only looks political.

    • limelite001

      Time to wise-up RS.
      How many people know that Cesar Conda – Marco Rubio’s chief of staff worked for George Soros??
      Cesar Conda has been pushing amnesty for illegals on Twitter and elsewhere as Marco Rubio’s PR agent. Another Rubio spokesperson, Alex Conant, recently compared illegal aliens living and working in this country to the institution of slavery. Rubio has surrounded himself with far-Left people. He’s drinking the kool-aid.
      http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/05/03/cesar-conda-marco-rubios-chief-of-staff-worked-for-george-soros/

      • Orangeone

        limelite001 Plus Rubio defended the $150 million in the bill (which is just the initial funding) for taxpayers to pay for the amnesty paperwork to the radical organizations like La Raza and their attorneys (Rubio and Bush)

      • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

        limelite001  
        You misunderstand me?  Don’t like Cruz complimenting Rubio, saying he’s a friend…etc, etc.  Agree on immigration; it’s a disaster.

        • limelite001

          RighteousCrow_JustCaws limelite001 Sorry, didn’t mean you had to wise up – I meant Right Scoop! You are spot on with your comment.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          limelite001 RighteousCrow_JustCaws  
          =;>

  • cabensg

    Slightly off topic but very relevant to our concerns.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/closed-door-tea-party-caucus-meeting-has-big-turnout/
    They hope there will be a Tea Party Caucus in the Senate soon too!………….This makes me so happy.

    • Orangeone

      cabensg Thank you for posting!

  • Granada1492
  • strangernfiction

    Even the best GOP critters leave a lot to be desired.

  • DaveFrancis1

    It seems that Sen. Rubio is hearing
    negative opinions of the bill from more than Sen. Sessions. Just one day after
    saying the bill wouldn’t get past the House of Representatives; he went on Sean
    Hannity’s radio show and said:
    This bill…. quite frankly, may struggle to pass the
    Senate, if it doesn’t deal with [securing the border]. So we’ve got some work
    to do. And, clearly, what we have in there now is not good enough for too many
    people and so we’ve got to make it better and that’s what I’m asking for and
    that’s what we’re working on.
    Only by reading between the lines can the
    Senate’s pending immigration bill uncover the roughly 400 exemptions,
    exclusion, waivers and grants of discretion. Its true insanity when giving
    Homeland Liberal Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has almost unlimited
    discretionary judgment on how to perform her duties, which to me and multitudes
    of others a potential danger to every American and legal resident.  This
    “WAIVER.—The Secretary, in the Secretary’s sole and none reviewable discretion,
    may waive the APPLICATION of sub paragraph (A) on behalf of an alien,” states
    one passage on page 71 of the complex document. The potential recipient of that
    discretionary political appointee, according to the S 477, is “an alien who
    departed while under judge’s order and (escaping the United States jurisdiction
    of the court) t while subject to an order of exclusion, deportation, or
    removal.” It further says: “The competition requirement under section 253(a) of
    title 41, United States Code, may be waived or modified by a Federal agency for
    any procurement conducted to implement this title or the amendments made by
    this title if the senior procurement executive for the agency conducting the
    procurement … determines that the waiver or modification is necessary,”
    You want to take America back don’t you?
    Then don’t sit indolently and let Washington run afoul and you wondering,
    “What can I do?” Thinking you’re helpless. You’re not! YOU HAVE THE POWER TO NOT ONLY STOP ANOTHER
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TRAVESTY OF OUR LAWS, BUT DEMAND A TAX SYSTEM FOR ALL THAT
    IS FAIR AND EQUITABLE, USING OUR VAST DEPOSITS OF OIL, NATURAL GAS AND CLEAN
    COAL, REDUCING THE CORRUPT POWER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND ALSO REDUCING OUR
    HARD EARNED TAXPAYER MONEY GOING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

    http://news.teapartyinfo.org/HS?a=ENX7CqmNCFNv8SA9MKJrR2LnGHxKLlBfW_cStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HhdAEXFOz
    and that is jamming the terminal switchboard at toll-free t 1-888-978-3094.
    You will find a petition at NumbersUSAcom to stop this travesty of the
    illegal alien invasion. Read more about the undeveloped border fence at
    AmericanPatrolcom and a surprising sensor called the “Sonic Barrier” that is
    far advanced to the regular units they have on the border. AmericanPatrolcom
    can also illustrate to you the incompetence and intentional ignorance of the
    risks at the border, plus daily news and views that the Liberal press is
    keeping concealed? READ ALSO FACTS ABOUT IMMIGRATION at judicialwatchorg.
    We’ve so many battles to fight its mind boggling. Every day Washington spins
    out a new threat to the America taxpayer.  Deadlines come up at breakneck
    speed and it’s only your voice, your time on the phone to stop yet another
    trillion dollar deficit of by allowing more impoverished foreigners into the
    U.S. Businesses profit, the Democrats who are the main ones pressing for
    Amnesty, with an outcome of more Democratic voting. THIS IS THE REASON WE MUST
    TODAY HAVE A NEW FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.  THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE OUR
    SECURITY FROM NON CITIZENS VOTING, FROM STEALING AN AMERICANS CREDIT AND ABOVE
    ALL ELSE OF GETTING A JOB, IS THE BIOMETRIC ID CARD. We cannot any longer
    afford to trust the SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER as it stands today, it is easy
    access to a person’s reputation, credit, voting privileges as a citizen.
    This Amnesty is HUGE and a vote on it is just around the corner. Now is when we
    must create a groundswell that will hit Washington’s lawmakers with tsunami
    force.
    We’re fighting with every ounce of energy we have…but we cannot be victorious
    without you. You helping us will help us ALL?

    • Orangeone

      DaveFrancis1 Thank you!

  • DaveFrancis1

    Do the politicians who drafted the
    new immigration law, think that THE PEOPLE are stupid enough not to investigate
    carefully the doting of “I’s” and the crossing of “T’s”? Yes! They really do
    believe everybody is so easy to fleece, because that’s what happened back in
    1986? We trusted the lawmakers and the legislation passed and as usual the
    taxpayers got the rough end of the pineapple? This why we have 11 million
    illegal immigrants, the Dream Act, Sanctuary Cities and out-of-control Family
    Chain Migration?
    57
    million get legal status under Gang of Eight amnesty, while millions of
    American still remain unemployed. Just released by Fox News is the updated
    version of the Heritage Foundation report and calculation that to pass this new
    Immigration reform bill, will cost U.S. taxpayers $6.3 TRILLION DOLLARS. That’s
    a rising estimate of the previous cost of $2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS. THAT’S OVER $4
    TRILLION DOLLARS MORE?
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) remains the indispensable politician
    in shielding American sovereignty from the open-borders zealots. He lately
    exposed his population-increase estimation for the Senate’s enforcement-free
    amnesty bill which is excessively intricate to conceal its caustic
    rudiments.Incidentally, it’s not the
    first time that anti-American fanatics have gone nut-so to overpower conventional
    citizens demographically with bloated numbers of government dependent
    foreigners. Sen. Sessions trusts that the American populations are listening
    and ready to flood their U.S. Senators, insisting that this immigration Reform legislation
    cannot be passed as it contains so many intentional loopholes and waivers, that
    only a few Senators have bothered to see through the charade?
    While on radio personality Mike
    Gallagher’s radio talk show, Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed the following:
    The bill that’s in place right now
    probably can’t pass the House. It will have to be adjusted, because people are
    very apprehensive about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws
    now.
    Even though the Gang of Eight and
    other pro-amnesty Senators have been doing their utmost to sell the
    “benefits” of the amnesty legislation, they haven’t been able to hide
    the numerous loopholes that would allow illegal aliens to get out of paying
    back taxes, access taxpayer-funded social services, and allow future waves of
    illegal immigration. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is not amused by the fanfare:
    They’re selling the sizzle. They’re selling the smell. And its
    shoe leather instead of a steak…. But I think the tide is beginning to turn.
    A lot of people, like myself, I thought the bill was better than it is based on
    what I hear the proponents say. But as we examine it, we realize that this is
    going to be a disaster. It’s going to be a disaster for enforcement, it’s going
    to be a disaster for our budget, it’s going to be a disaster for the wages of
    American workers, it’s going to add to our financial deficit, Social Security
    and Medicare are going to be impacted over the long term by trillions of
    dollars in unfunded liabilities and these numbers are not going to be disputed
    if we go forward.

  • clubgitmo

    Sorry Ted I completely disagree with you and will be proven your faith in Rubio is misguided.

  • 57thunderbird

    While I could not disagree more with Senator Cruz,I am glad to hear him say that he does not support this legislation.

  • BS61

    Then why is Jeff Sessions saying that special interests like LaRaza, unions etc. wrote the bill – not the gang of 8?

  • NJK
  • applepie101

    Apparently party loyalty trumps principle.
    It makes no difference how very very hard Rubio has worked, nor how sincere he is. He’s doing the wrong thing. He is trying to pass a bill that will destroy this nation by making our laws meaningless, and ensuring a democrat majority perhaps for generations to come. Cruz had better be careful how he bestows his praise: Instead of helping Rubio, he may damage himself.

  • K-Bob

    I just don’t get these Senators.  Go to all that work to sell people out for a few Mil.
    I’d rather work a lot less harder, and sell you people out for something more redneck-worthy.  Like a trip to Vegas, some ammo for my AR-15,  and a used pickup.

  • jdbaird

    There needs to be two separate bills, first a border security bill, then years later if they’ve actually enforced it, one that deals with the people who are here. I favor a path to deportation personally.