Texas Senator Ted Cruz has so far, walk the walk and talked the talk. Cruz wasn’t elected to go to Washington, join the Pennsylvania Social Club(PSC) and fit in where he could. Instead he’s actually representing the interest of those who voted for him.
Unlike the national Republican party, Cruz is not blending in, but standing alone, which of course, have him standing out, especially when you factor in his stand on the immigration debates, which is really not a debate, but rather, a struggle for souls of supposedly, undecided voters.
Last year, Cruz handily defeated his opposition, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Democrat challenger, Paul Sadler, because, from the offset, he stood out, as the other two blended to represent, basically the same offering.
On immigration, Cruz is not in step with either state or national party members on the course of action to take to remedy, essentially, a Democrat agenda. Even though he’s standing alone in Washington, he’s not really standing alone as far as his supporters are concerned.
On every immigration issue, particularly, enforcement, Cruz has the majority support of those who voted for him:
‘He garnered 70 percent of voters who believe that immigrants living in the state for at least three years should pay out-of-state tuition. Among those who believe that state and local police in Texas should be permitted to inquire about or report on the immigration status of people they routinely encounter – call it the Arizona model – he took 73 percent. Respondents who think we should do more to restrict and control people coming into the U.S. than we do now favored Cruz by 15 points; 64 percent of those who don’t believe that immigrants pay their fair share of taxes supported Cruz, while 68 percent of those who do not believe that newcomers from other countries enrich Texas also supported the senator.'
The result of a Canadian-American immigrant family, Cruz appears to understand what the national party, just can’t seem to grasp, which has been plain to see for some time, even for those who are with eyes, but fail to see anything beyond the boundaries of that PSC.
Texas should salute Cruz, but many, especially Republicans will beg to differ.