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House Republicans blame Ted Cruz for killing immigration reform

February 13, 2014

 After pushing for immigration reform on and off for weeks John Boehner reluctantly had to back off from the legislation claiming that Barack Obama could not be trusted to enforce the parts of the law with which he disagreed. 

  Now, according to this story, some Republicans in the House are blaming Ted Cruz for killing the legislation:

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.

  In other words, the Republicans got so many calls from their constituents that they were forced to listen to them for once…..damn it!

Here is part of what Ted Cruz said: 

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.”

  If this is true, and it does come from an unnamed source so we must take it for what it is worth, I have only one thing to say: chalk one up in the victory column for Ted Cruz.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2014 5:45 pm

    One question never asked of one of the RINO’s pushing for comprehensive reform, in this case the Florida phoney Marco Rubio, is this: hey Marco since the majority of your Latino constituency are Cubans, all of whom are here as refugees with all the rights of citizens who need do nothing more than apply for citizenship, why are you on this reform/amnesty bandwagon? The only Cuban we know to have been deported was six year old Elion thanks to the Clinton- Reno tag team. So who the hell is promising you what Marco you rat fink? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    • February 13, 2014 8:21 pm

      Now I would love to hear his answer to that question!

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  2. February 13, 2014 6:54 pm

    The strategy of the PSP ( Perpetually Stupid Party) that they can win more elections by being more like the Democrats is going to backfire on them.

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    • February 13, 2014 8:22 pm

      I agree 100%!

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  3. February 13, 2014 7:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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    • February 13, 2014 8:22 pm

      Thank you.

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      • February 13, 2014 8:23 pm

        You’re welcome.

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