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June 19, 2013

Ted Cruz: This Gang of 8 Bill Is a "Disaster"

I haven't been following the insider-deal politics of this but I gleaned from AllahPundit that Cruz had been taking a low profile on the issue, mostly.

Not anymore, it seems.

All out.

"This gang of 8 bill is a disaster", Cruz began. "We're hearing the exact same empty promises as 1986. It grants legalization now, and promises that sometime in the future, trust us *wink wink* we'll secure the border. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame in me."

Asked about the motivations of Democrats and Republicans for pushing amnesty, Cruz said, "Democrats want it for pure politics. No citizenship, no bill. They want more Democrat voters, or have it voted down and use it as a political issue in 2014/2016."

On the Republican side, he said, a lot of the support is unfortunately political, as well. "After 2012, all the Washington political consultants and MSM came to Republicans said you've got to do better with Hispanics, and the way to do better with Hispanics is amnesty, and Republicans are scared." Cruz said that argument is nonsense, but there are a lot of Republicans who are scared and listening to the consultants.

On that last point: When people are scared and confused, and dumb, they'll listen to anyone who tells them something with Confidence and Spreadsheets. That's how I wound up thinking, "Man, this blogging thing is going to be the Wave of the Future."

I don't think we should overlook the fact that consultants all tend to be from the same social class and will tend to have (as all social classes do) a degree of groupthink.

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