90 Miles From Tyranny : Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

The usual suspects are attacking Ted Cruz for doing his job.

Republicans and a chorus of conservative commentators are dumping on the sole conservative Republican senator from Texas because — the horror! — he dared to force his Senate colleagues to publicly take sides on President Obama’s shameful extralegal unilateral immigration amnesty.

Apologists for Republican cowardice claim to be upset with Cruz because, as they claim, his parliamentary maneuvers to stymie the amnesty somehow allowed some objectionable Obama nominees to move forward in the confirmation process.

Of course, they’re lying.  All Obama nominees are objectionable — remember, our president is a red diaper baby — yet the Senate eventually caves to Obama on more or less all of them.  Any Senate that can confirm a full-on racist, pro-terrorist, America-hating, kooky, in-your-face Marxist like Tom Perez as labor secretary is going to give its blessing to just about anyone Obama sends over.  Who really cares if a few bureaucrats who will be approved anyway by the incoming Republican Senate in the new year get to work a few weeks or months early?

What really infuriates namby-pamby Republican senators is that Cruz forced them to take a public stand on the president’s unilateral amnesty.  They know that the Republican Party base is mad as hell over the amnesty, and they don’t feel the need to answer to mere hoi polloi.  Bought off by the crony capitalist lobby, they support amnesty but don’t want to face the electoral consequences for their betrayal of the American people.  Just as Democrats don’t want to get rid of poverty, Republicans in leadership don’t want to stop the amnesty (or get rid of ...
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