Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: Obama Wants the Immigration Bill to Fail
Posted on 04/25/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT by servo1969
RUSH: I didn't see it, but I'm told that Obama used a portion of his remarks at the dedication of the Bush library in Dallas today to push his immigration bill. And I am told reliably, ladies and gentlemen, that the scuttlebutt among the people in the crowd was that it was not well received, that it was not classy. There might be some blow-back on this, maybe, not predicting it, we'll see. But a reliable source who was there told me that there was all kinds of bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz in the crowd when Obama deviated from the accepted norm and started politicking.
Now, remember Ted Cruz. Here's Ted Cruz's quote: "President Obama does not want an immigration bill to pass. I think that the president wants to campaign on immigration reform in 2014 and 2016. And I think the reason that the White House is insisting on a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally is because the White House knows that insisting on that is very likely to scuttle the bill." That's Ted Cruz. By the way, the long knives in the Republican Party are out for him, too, big time. Not just for me and others on talk radio, but the long knives are out for him, too.
So he's got the same theory that we espoused here yesterday. All of this, like amnesty, blatant amnesty, path to citizenship, that's supposed to get killed in the Republican House. The danger is it may not. The Republicans, folks, they just may say, "Look, we're sick and tired of always being opposed to everything. That's what's killing us." That's the way they think. You know, I describe what do I do. I get up every day here, I look at the people, the traditions, the institutions that I believe in and love under assault, under attack, and I come here and I defend them. That's called push-back. Some people say that's putting obstacles in the way of progress.
The Republicans, they're not comfortable doing that. I think they have been told by consultants and the like that one of the problems that the people of the country have with Republicans is that they're seen as constantly stopping things, their opponents. They oppose everything. They're always against, they're never for anything. And people don't like 'em for that. The Republicans are always the obstacle and Republicans are saying, "We don't want to be the obstacle anymore. That's why people dislike us." So I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised if amnesty sailed through the House. Ted Cruz thinks it won't and it likely won't.
I'm just saying I wouldn't be surprised if it did, for that reason that I just gave you, that they're just sick and tired of opposing everything and they think opposing everything is why people don't like 'em. So stop opposing, appear cooperative and be liked and end up with 150 members. Hearken back to the old Bob Michel days. Anyway, that's where we appear to be on all of these issues, and it could well be that Ted Cruz is right. I think he is, that Obama's looking for all this stuff to be defeated. He's got plenty of time to get this done. They're getting the Hispanic vote anyway already. They got plenty of time. I mean, winning the House is the big deal. I mean, that's bigger than any individual piece of legislation right now, the Democrats winning the House in 2014. So we'll just have to keep a sharp eye.
I'm wondering if the RINOs are embracing the bill too enthusiastically for his taste.
If the Dems can get it passed in the Senate and killed in the House they’ll be fist-bumping one another.
Wow. Pres. Obama and I are in agreement on something. Spooky.
I suspect that the Democrats winning the house in 2014 would be tantamount to the Lincoln inauguration in 1861.
Obama is a political whore who sends videos of himself to the Queen of England for her Birthday, has Newtown Mothers appear on stage for him to cry to the American public for his own political agenda, and uses Bush Library dedication to give a cheap political message.
The man is not smart, not experienced, and not worldly. His level of political competence is somewhere between Chicago city council and IL State Assembly
To paraphrase Tom Wolfe, he’s the superego negro by the concert grand.
By the way according to Rush the Republican elite are ticked off at Ted Cruz. Just more confirmation of what we know about the RINO Elites.
Typical of tyrants. Right up there will Juan Peron and Benito Mussolini, IMHO.
Maybe it’s time for the conservatives who live in those states to start really talking up abortion. “Don’t you understand?? The democrats are going to bring you to America so they can abort your babies and force you to work for THEM and steal your votes!”
I watched the “Bush Library” ceremony today.....and, the worst, cold hearted delivery came from POTUS Obama. Bill Clinton gave the best speech. It was human, light hearted (with a few good quips) and showed how Clinton really was good friends with GW Bush. Michelle Obama sat there with a sour look on her face. The difference between Clinton, Carter, Bush, Sr. and Obama is that those three gents really and truly love America...and...Obama & his Wife Michelle do not!!!
By the way.....we now know that Syria has indeed used chemical weapons against it’s civilian population and rebels alike. Assad got those WMD’s from Saddam Hussein. So......GW Bush was right about Iraq having WMD,s all along. Obama & the Democrat low life traitors....you owe GW Bush an apology, big time!!!
I suspect within the next few days GW Bush will bypass Deadbeat Obama in approval poll numbers. Obama does everything he can to hurt America and support his brethren in the Muslim Brotherhood, etc.
Or maybe a quid pro quo between the parties - immigration for gun control.
I should also add that some democrats could fold on immigration if they go too far with amnesty. Ideally it would then fail in the Senate (best case scenario) taking the club away from Obambi or more likely in the House (second best option). I wouldn’t hold my breath though!