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Ted Cruz Admits Obamaphobia: Won't Support Immigration Reform

Original post made by William the Free on Jun 11, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that President Barack Obama is the "biggest obstacle" to immigration reform because he advocates a path to citizenship for people who don't belong, a provision loathed by much of the GOP if not, indeed, the entirety of the United States.

Sen. Bob Menedez (D-NJ), during an appearance on MSNBC, countered Cruz's assertion by saying it was actually the bipartisan Gang of Eight — of which he is a member — that pushed for a path to citizenship.

"Well, I think he has Obamaphobia," Menendez said of Cruz. "The reality is that it is the Gang of Eight that came together — four Democrats, four Republicans — and said that we need a path to citizenship."

A spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking for Sen. Cruz who had a sudden case of really sore throat, stated that her boss might just be suffering from a case of "Obamaphobia," as Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) diagnosed earlier on Tuesday, depending on what the symptoms of such a condition are.

"If Obamaphobia means fear of a black man running a government tyranny and the willingness to admit to the fear, I wouldn't say that's inaccurate," Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in an email.

Comments (13)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm

It could be that immigration reform will not matter much. There are millions and millions and millions and millions + of "illegals" in the USA. VIVA! VIVA ILLEGALS!


Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

Of course Cruz himself was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His antics and extremist positions are the source of great amusement and hardly need satirical treatment to bring him attention.


Posted by Freddie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

As a Republican I must say that immigration is very much a Republican issue. We are, after all, a nation of immigrants. The problem is that only some immigrants 'fit', the others either coming from Latin American countries or needing to go back to from where they came.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

In my humble opinion, the number of "ILLEGALS" in the USA is closer to 30 million!

tee hee hee...as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, werl (or is it Earl) without N...tee hee


Posted by getaclue, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Freddie, is it possible for you to be more ignorant? Before you answer that, know that we're talking about law breaking aliens that have breached our borders and intend to either take jobs away from Americans or steal what you worked for.
I don't care if they wear sombreros and gun belts or are just carrying a bedroll, they have no respect for our laws, otherwise they would not have come here illegally.
You are by no means a Republican, but fit the stereotype of the permissive left trying to court more votes from those seeking entitlements that I have pay for with my tax dollars. No more....


Posted by Freddie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:41 am

About 40% of undocumented peoples in the U.S. are coming from Europe through overstayed visas. Irish. Russians. But Republicans concentrate on our southernmost border. You know why? Because Irish and Russians are more like us. Just being honest, 'getaclue', and you should drop the high-fallutin' self righteousness that impresses no one.


Posted by getaclue, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

Freddie, glad you couldn't refute my countering your claim you are a Republican...maybe a rino or a dem in denial. Now, if you can cite a source for your claim about '40% of undocumented peoples in the U.S. are coming from Europe through overstayed visas', you might have some shred of credibility, but I doubt it.

So, if you want to debate facts, try this link to the Dept of Homeland Security's latest publication of the demographics of illegals: Web Link

From the report (just to save time while you're wringing your hands):
"An estimated 8.9 million (77 percent) of the total 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2011 were from North America, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America (see Figure 2). The next leading regions of origin were Asia (1.3 million) and South America (0.8 million). Between 2000 and 2011, the greatest increase in the unauthorized population occurred among natives of North America (2.8 million).
Mexico continued to be the leading source country of unauthor-ized immigration to the United States (see Table 3). There were 6.8 million unauthorized immigrants from Mexico in 2011, representing 59 percent of the unauthorized population."

See if you can count how many times Mexico is used in this study. You may have to take off your shoes to count......


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

lordy...i just can't imagine how so mini amercans can tolerates so mini mexes in our country...how in the werl do they get over those bordies?

sneaky bunch...tee hee hee


Posted by Freddie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

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Posted by Getaclue, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Freddie, just to reiterate your point, you don't know what your point is. But, I do agree with your rambling about enforcing our laws. What's the point of having laws on the books if there is no stomach for enforcing them.


Posted by Freddie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I'm in perfect agreement with you, Getaclue. All criminals should be prosecuted. Pot smokers. Speeders. Slow pokes in the passing lane. And especially immigrants who cross the border in order to feed their families. We need the guts to arrest everyone.

I'm also for stopping free trade across borders. Because manufactured goods are, as you well know, congealed labor, and I don't want that labor crossing our borders just because there's demand here in our great country. Same reasoning, if we don't allow congealed labor to cross our borders, we certainly shouldn't allow the laborers freedom to cross. Just because there's demand? Oh, come now.

And so, Getaclue, since you seem to think you are an expert, where do you stand on the distinction between fixed and fluid capital and its relation to the border question? Feel free to mix in a little racism into the equation, as I'm certain that will help you reach a conclusion more quickly.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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Posted by Freddie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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