Ted Cruz Launches National Petition Against Gang of Eight’s Bill

Tony Lee, Breitbart, June 20, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a national petition on Thursday to stop the Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill and send Washington a “strong signal” of the grassroots opposition to the bill.

“This is urgent,” Cruz wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “We must stop this Gang of 8 immigration bill, which would give amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with no guarantee of a secure border.”

“The Senate debate is in the final stages and we need to send Washington a strong signal of the overwhelming grassroots opposition to this amnesty bill from Americans across the country,” Cruz explained.

Cruz urged supporters to share the petition with friends and to “act now–without delay–to help us defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration!”

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  • First he voted against the Gang Bangers of Eight bill, and now he’s engaging in organizational action to kill the bill.

    Good for Ted Cruz.

    But monkey time..

    He’s for expanding legal immigration and the H-1B visa program.

    So, no Presidency for you, Teddy.

    • The__Bobster

      We need Cruz control, too. Letting the same squat monsters in legally only makes the problem worse.

      Ted, get back to me when you want to push for an immigration moratorium.

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Mr. Bobster,

        “Squat monsters” is a striking term for Hispanics and of which you are particularly enamored, given your heavy reliance on the term when making

  • Jefferson

    It’s refreshing to see someone with a Spanish last name that does not want to turn The United States into Latin America.

    The vast majority of people with the last name Cruz are pro-amnesty/pro-open borders. So he is not going to win a lot of friends in the Hispanic community with his pro-USA patriotic views.

    • BonusGift

      That is not necessarily true as most immigrants, even not so bright ones, realize that their wages are depressed by endlessly importing others to compete with them. Also, many ‘hispanics’ want to be told how to act and will respect someone who forcefully takes a stand.

      • Jefferson

        Yes it is necessarily true. All polls I have seen say the vast majority of Hispanics support amnesty for Illegals. Meaning they should all stay here and have the right to receive the same welfare/safety nest goodies that American citizens get.

        Almost all Hispanics in Arizona hate Joe Arpaio. I remember reading an article revealing that Joe Arpaio’s approval rating among Hispanics in his state is in the single digits.

    • guest

      That’s definitely something you don’t see everyday. I just hope he sticks with this, since he will be in for a fight by those crazed pro-amnesty zealots. And if he really is serious about it, that’s great and best of luck to him.

    • The__Bobster

      He doesn’t? He wants the borders thrown wide open so the stubbies don’t have to go through the trouble of crossing the desert.

      Read this sentence very carefully:

      Cruz urged supporters to share the petition with friends and to “act now–without delay–to help us defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration!”

    • Don’t be played for a fool, “Jefferson”.

      The fact that Cuz is apparently so quick to turn on his own people worry me.

      The fact that a LATINO is at the forefront of stopping the Gang of 8 worries me even more? Where are the white people with courage at?

      Double cross
      Noun 1. a betrayal or swindle of a colleague. 2. an attempt to win a contest that one has agreed beforehand to lose.
      En español, it is “Doble cruz”.

      I think we have a new nickname, Sen. Doble Cruz!
      I live in Texas, and I sure didn’t vote for you!

      • MarcusTrajanus

        Cruz is a White man, mestizos with Spanish surnames are no more his people than American and Jamaican blacks with English surnames are your people.

        • The Indo-Mezo in him is easy to see.

          As for his prostration to easy legal immigration, that’s not a function of his Indo-Mezo partial ancestry, that’s a function of his being a “mainstream” conservative Republican.

          • foundingstockcracker

            Also a large number of the high “European” content Cubans and Mexicans are of Jewish extract. I’ve known this for a few years and one of the MSM’s had it in the news about a year ago. Did DNA tests. The ultimate mestizo.

    • Beetlejuice

      I wouldn’t trust this Cruz or turn my back on him. Watch him turn into a traitor and back-stabber.

      • He has already made his position on legal immigration (more of it, more legal immigrant visas) pretty clear. If and when the next Republican President happens and if he or she proposes merely expanding legal immigration and Cruz votes for it, nobody should think that he’s done a 180 when all he’s doing is holding consistent with his (wrong headed) already stated stance.

        I wouldn’t trust any non-white with the Presidency, because we’re supposed to be a white country.

        • WR_the_realist

          In my adult life I’ve never seen a white president who was any good. So what does it matter? Whoever gets the presidency, we are screwed.

      • Triarius

        Name one time a politician did that.


  • Call me paranoid, but this “Gang of 8” could be a ploy to make Cruz look like the big hero, so he can become the first Hispanic President of the United States.

    If he wins, he’ll play ball with the elitists, and amnesty soon follows. The typical white voter is indeed as dumb as the democrat liberals believe. Too many people will vote for anyone with an R by their name.

    To Hispanics: You’ll get your first Hispanic president in America when white people get an anglo Presidente de México.

    In fact, I wonder how close he is to that other wannabe, Prescott. Best amigos, or secretly plotting the other’s demise?

    • Nick Gherz

      I understand Cruz was born in Canada.

      • IstvanIN

        Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the oil business. His father was a Cuban immigrant to the United States during the Cuban Revolution. His mother was born and raised in Delaware, in a family of Irish and Italian descent. Cruz’s parents, who had both attended college in Texas, returned there when Cruz was about four years old.

        His mother was American and you have to be born on American soil to be a natural born American.

        • Nick Gherz

          Regards DB Coopers point, I think because Cruz was born in Canada that it necessarily disqualifies** Cruz from being a legitimate US Presidential candidate.

          **I know 0bama’s legitimacy is questionable.

    • WR_the_realist

      I think you’re being unfair. While I’m sure I disagree with Ted Cruz on some issues, all the evidence I see is that he is genuinely against illegal immigration. His father was a Cuban immigrant — so what? There are plenty of blacks against illegal immigration too, although unfortunately, none of the ones who actually get elected. As far as whether he wants to be president, well, nobody who gets the approval of both the mass media and his own party will ever be a good president, whether he is of Cuban ancestry or otherwise.

    • Epiminondas

      Cruz’s father fled the commies of Castro’s Cuba. He brought his son up on stories of that awful experience. Cruz’s family knows how bad socialism can be. Cruz, unlike Anglos here, understands what slavery can be like. Right now, he’s our best bet. Rubio was a false dawn. Forget him.

      • IstvanIN

        My “Senador”, Menendez, parent’s came from Cuba, and he wants to destroy America, as does Rubio, another Cuban American. Cruz just might be the best of the bunch, and I hope he is, but I am taking a wait and see attitude. The only truly good immigration policy is a moratorium.

    • shmo123

      Remember, the term “Hispanic” is a linguistic delineation, not racial and most commonly refers to South Americans. Cruz’s father is almost certainly of Spanish descent from Spain; and his mother apparently of Irish and Italian descent from Delaware. He is a European-American, but because his father came from Cuba, he automatically gets labeled “Hispanic”, just like practically anyone who speaks the language.

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    at this point the only thing a secure border is going to do is lock us in with them. . . like a jail cell slamming shut

    • mobilebay

      How about lining the southen border with our military?

      • joesolargenius

        Your absolutely correct in suggesting we use our military to protect the border as that is exactly what every other Large country does and with good reason why.

  • mobilebay

    There’s always a catch, usually money. This is no different. Why should sending an email cost $25.00 or more? Just send it, along with all the signatures to the “gangsters of eight.” Period. Or, how about dipping into the funds used by the pols for trips, parties, and all sorts of goodies?

  • First off, Ted Cruz isn’t white so I don’t want him to be President. Easy enough to understand.

    Second, as far as white people, I’ll take a “Firster” as long as he understands immigration the way we want him or her to. Now, if there’s someone who is good on both immigration and not a Firster, I’ll vote for him/her over the one who is good on immigration and a Firster. I’m not so hung up on the Firster issue such that I’ll ditch someone like Jeff Sessions who clearly among the Club of 100 gets the immigration issue the best, just because he is something of a Firster. Look at it this way — Would a heavily non-white America that doesn’t have a Firster foreign and military policy be desirable to live in?

  • foundingstockcracker

    Some breed of octaroon or high yellow. I believe in the one drop rule. Of course there are those that say Moochele is Irish.

    • IstvanIN

      Crus is more than likely white, however the Chiefs Grand Wife isn’t Irish in a sense.

  • evilsandmich

    I do not think that GW Bush left office with a 22 percent approval rating because the vast majority of Americans loved his illegal, criminal, mass murdering, nation bankrupting, war mongering, war profiteering neo-con agenda

    *Chuckle*, you forgot ‘corporate whore’, but yeah.

  • Ella

    Cruz has well outperformed the liar Rubio. I just hope Cruz does not have a friendship with that varmint. Cruz gets much heat from LULAC but I’m not sure how long he’ll survive in a “majority-minority” State.

  • Ella

    Some Hispanics are conservative, own small businesses and detest socialist ideology. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough who share these beliefs due to the mass hordes of peasant illegals down South -not well-educated and definitely not entrepreneur types.

  • Texan1st

    Ted Cruz is our only viable option at this point. Sure, he is for H1B Visa immigration but this doesn’t necessarily exclude White Europeans in a Cruz administration. Open southern border advocacy does, which Senator Cruz has demonstrated quite clearly he is against. Don’t let the last name scare you. He may not be perfect, but he is a far cry better than Bob Dole, GW Bush, and Mitt Romney were. Even the supposed conservative second coming, Mr Ronald Reagan himself, signed into law our last amnesty. If we are waiting for a paleo-conservative to elect, we will be sitting on the sidelines as the next Obama takes office.

  • Not just IT jobs, but a lot of what was left of American textile manufacturing in South Carolina and elsewhere was sourced to Pockeystahn during the Bush and continuing through the Obama years. The pretext was to give Pockeystahnis something better to do so they don’t resort to terrorism, a la the ghetto summer jobs programs will assuage black crime and black gangs. The real reason which any idiot can figure out was that it was all a pretense to source to Pockeystahn for the EL CHEAPO labor.

  • mobilebay

    You’re right,Tucker, but unusual times calls for unusual measures. A military presence would stop the invasion immediately or perhaps a militia. This administration, and the few previous ones, have become too cowardly to do anything to protect and defend us. They have not only allowed third world countries to overrun us, they encourage and welcome them for their own agendas. I feel so strongly about this nation becoming once again what our forefathers envisioned, that I’d like to see our border closed completely. I know that will never happen, but I can hope. I keep seeing the15-year old boy who marched off with his state’s militia to help win independence for this nation, and I feel I owe it to my 4th great-grandfather to do everthing I can to stop what’s happening today. My voice is only a small one, but if enough of us speak out, we’ll surely win.

  • IstvanIN

    Wouldn’t it be even better if a politician fought to keep America, America, regardless of party? As if that would ever happen.