The Tea Party bet on Senator Marco Rubio. He became the ‘crown prince of the Tea Party movement.' There was even rumors, Mitt Romney was to pick him as a running mate back in 2012. Then came undocumented immigrants amnesty and Rubio’s name dissipated from talks of political stardom.
Rubio’s promising start crashed with his immigration reform, which included, ‘a path to citizenship, fines, back taxes, background checks, and a lengthy probationary period,’ which is a Tea Party no no.
When Rubio’s promising career with the Republican party crashed, Texas Senator, Ted Cruz was elevated to the number one spot on the Republican’s, get ‘Hispanic’ votes list. Cruz became the ‘Darling’ of the party. The ‘Great Hispanic Hope.’
But now, as usual with the territory of pseudo fame, attitudes change, inner self surfaces and there’s no need to campaign any more. The future, based on speeches, baby hugging and visits to senior centers open doors to the real candidate.
On Immigration Reform, there‘s basically no difference between Cruz and Rubio. Both talked a good game, but when it was time to be specific, both let the Tea Party and Republicans down.
‘I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass,’ Cruz stared recently. ‘I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed.’
Eyes raised over that statement in Texas, especially among the Tea Party Patriots, who have been advocating for enforcement only, which by the way, is reflective of common sense.
How do you reform a system that’s never been utilized to it’s fullest potential? Enforcement is so simply, which only involves, arrest, detention and deportation. Pathways to citizenship involves, applications, processing, investigations and gut feelings.
Green cards without citizenship requires the same as the above, but includes, housing, food stamps, health care and all at the expense of taxpayers. This is a problem that needs to be fixed, and if we were to apply common sense to both scenarios, enforcement would come out the cheaper route to go.
Apparently, neither Cruz, nor Rubio actually took the time to sit down and read the Tea Party’s manifesto. Also, it appears the Tea Party went with gut feelings, versus a actual, or factual vetting process. They are batting a thousand now.