Of all the hypocrisy when it comes to the Tea Party anti-immigrant people.
The anti-immigrant folks gave Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio a world of crap when Rubio started to support the Gang of 8 legal immigration comprehensive immigration reform that will fix the long overdue broken immigration system. (By the way, we are glad to see Rubio change positions — you see … initially he was against the DREAM Act and now he is coming around to supporting legal immigration reform).
But now we see another hypocrite on the horizon via Sen. Ted Cruz who is the son of a Cuban immigrant. Cruz has family in the United States that have migrated to our Country and who has benefited from privileged Cuban amnesty via the Cuban Adjustment Act.
You will hear Cruz try to play your heart strings when he tells a (pretend sob story) on how his daddy came to the States with $100 bucks sown into his underwear.
According to FOX NEWS:
Cruz’s father Rafael is a pastor outside Dallas. He fought with Fidel Castro’s rebels in Cuba before Castro took power and eventually embraced communism, and the elder Cruz fled to the U.S. with nothing but $100 sowed into his underwear.
But according to the inflation calculator, $100.00 back then is equivalent to $826.21 today. That is a whole helluva lot more money than the dying immigrant crossing the desert comes here with. Many immigrants crossing the desert die of dehydration.
You also won’t hear a whole lot with regard to Cruz’s family history of siding with Fidel Castro’s rebels.
Why is that?
I thought that is why Cuban immigrants were fleeing Cuba? To get away from the corrupt Fidel?
That said … I remember oh too well how the nativist and tea party birther Republican people have taken every opportunity time and time again to slam President Obama with regard to his birth history even though Obama provided his long form birth certificate from Hawaii.
Nativist and Birther Republicans to the tune of Joe Arpaio, the ousted Arizona Senator Russell Pearce, former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, former Congressman Tom Tancredo and several other conservatives fueled an anti-Obama movement making false claims on the whereabouts of this birth because Obama’s dad was not an American Citizen even though Obama’s mother is Anglo and was an American born Citizen.
Where is Arpaio, Pearce, Hayworth, Tancredo at now as it relates to Sen. Ted Cruz? Their ilk put Senator John McCain thru the grind back in the day lest we forget.
But ah yes….we know that Cuban-American Senator Ted Cruz is being set up. Senator Marco Rubio was too smart to fall for that :”nativist and anti-immigrant” trap and unfortunately the same cannot be said of Cruz.
Ladies and Gentleman: Cruz will more than likely be a one term Senator in Texas. He benefited from the “Hispanic” label in an effort to bamboozle the millions of Mexican-American voters in Texas, but those Mexican Americans (and who account for nearly half of the Texas population) are finding out that Cruz (son of Cuban immigrant) is not in support of legal immigration reform via the Gang of 8, and Cruz does not support our children via the DREAM Act.