The RINO GOP establishment and the Marco Rubio presidential campaign have been desperately trying to project Rubio’s pro-amnesty position on Ted Cruz — a constitutional conservative and staunch defender of border security and opponent of illegal immigration.
Rubio’s spin, i.e., outright lie, goes something like this: Cruz offered up amendments to the Rubio-Schumer amnesty bill, aka: “comprehensive immigration reform” in 2013, and was caught on tape (completely out of context) saying that the amendments would help the bill pass. Therefore, Cruz must be pro-amnesty for illegal aliens just like Rubio is.
See, “everybody does it” is the deceitful narrative the GOP establishment is trying to implant in our minds, so we need to forget Rubio’s position on illegal immigration and just move on. It sounds like something Democrats would craft, and it’s a false narrative that has been shouted from the rooftops by the talking heads on FOX News, which has been poisoned by the GOP establishment and Rockefeller Republicans like RINO Karl Rove.
The truth is something far different. At the time, the Rubio-Schumer led “Gang of 8” cabal argued that their amnesty bill wasn’t really amnesty at all. So Ted Cruz called their bluff, saying that if they really wanted their bill to pass, they should include the following simple one-page amendment, offered by Cruz, a poison-pill, which stated:
“Purpose: To provide that no person who has previously been willfully present in the United States while not in lawful status shall be eligible for United States citizenship.”
You can read the entire one-page amendment below:
As you can see, Cruz’s amendment, which didn’t pass but was supported by the likes of Senator Jeff Sessions, considered among the strongest opponents of a “pathway to citizenship” or amnesty for illegal aliens, made no mention whatsoever of providing illegals with a legal status or anything close to it.
Instead, the Cruz amendment was rejected by Marco Rubio and the “Gang of 8,” which exposed true intentions of comprehensive immigration reform — to provide amnesty to the millions of foreigners in the country illegally.
Moreover, Cruz’s strategy worked. It killed the Gang of 8 bill, to the chagrin of the establishment of both parties. The Democrats want millions of new voters, and the crony capitalists in the GOP want cheap labor for big business, all at the expense of Americans.
Nevertheless, Marco Rubio, the new establishment darling after the tanking of Bush, Kasich, Graham, Christie, etc., MUST LIE and deflect his position on illegal immigration by trying to smear Ted Cruz.
Because Rubio will never be forgiven by the grassroots for his pro-amnesty position, a betrayal of the Tea Party members who supported him based upon his 2010 campaign promises to fight against amnesty, not to support it.
FOX News, including the entire panel on The Five, should be ashamed of themselves for furthering Rubio’s lies as if they were true. They are lies, and damnable ones at that.