The perils of McAssociation: Rubio tanks, Cruz soars

Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) are both 42-year-old Republican U.S. Senators with aspirations. Both are Americans of Cuban heritage. Yet one’s political career is soaring as the other is deflating as swiftly as a helium filled balloon that has hit a nail.

The reason? None other than John McCain.

John McCain, who led the previously popular Sen. Marco Rubio down amnesty’s Primrose Path by bringing him in as a member of the Gang of Eight, has disingenuously said writing Rubio off in a 2016 presidential run is “just foolish.”  Rubio’s plunge is due to the fact that McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and the other gangsters needed a neutralizing agent to sell their Obama-backed scheme to what has previously been regarded as “conservative media.”  Rubio was tapped for that job. Back in June, we noted that amnesty had become prevailing view as Fox News began stifling dissenting views.

Rubio’s payoff for doing the gang’s bidding has been a significant downward plunge in the polls and a royal dissing at gatherings where he is heckled over his amnesty stance while struggling in vain to repair his once bright image. Watch for the discredited Rubio to run for re-election rather than aim for the presidency. As Rubio’s association with McCain has caused him to be viewed as damaged goods, McCain nemesis Ted Cruz began to hit his stride.

The Washington Post reports that Cruz was the hit of a recent two-day conference in Rubio’s home state of Florida where loud chants of “Run, Ted, run!” filled a hotel ballroom of more than 1,500 attendees. The cheers came after he challenged Republicans to use an upcoming budget vote to try to force through a measure to defund ObamaCare.

“Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund ObamaCare are sadly Republican,” Cruz has said. “Over and over again, they say, ‘’We can’t win this fight.’ Well, you know — you lose 100 percent of the fights that you surrender at the outset.”

For their support of the rule of law, and our national sovereignty, John McCain derided Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as representing an “obsolete, isolationist, America-Firsters” element of the Republican Party. McCain’s fickle heart is actually with Hillary Clinton, whom he terms a “rock star.”

Just don’t let his faithful companion Lindsey Graham know. The news could break his heart.

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22 Responses to The perils of McAssociation: Rubio tanks, Cruz soars

  1. eubykdisop says:

    We seem to have a problem here setting the record straight on Ted Cruz. Let’s settle this once and for all.

    Ted Cruz supports increased legal immigration.

    Ted Cruz supports lifting the per-country caps on green card visas.

    Ted Cruz supports DOUBLING the number of green card visas issued each year.

    Ted Cruz supports increasing the number of H-1B visas issued each year by FIVE TIMES.

    Ted Cruz is NOT Conservative on immigration.

    Here is the legislation which was crafted and proposed by Ted Cruz as it appears on his website:

    “Sen. Cruz Files Additional Amendments to Immigration Legislation”

    “Cruz 1324: Green Card (LPR) reform to modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration”

    “This amendment would streamline and simplify our legal immigration system by consolidating segmented visas, creating real and transparent caps, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and treating all immigrants equally by eliminating the per-country caps.”

    “Provisions of his amendment include:
    •Doubling the overall worldwide green card caps from 675,000 visas per year to 1.35 million per year (not including refugees and asylees)”

    “Cruz 1325: Increase high-skilled temporary worker visas (H-1B visas) five-fold”

    “This amendment would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. It would also help America retain the people it educates by authorizing dual-intent student visas and address the need for high-skilled labor by creating a block grant to promote domestic high-skilled workers.”

    “Sen Ted Cruz Wants to DOUBLE Immigration”

    “Published on Jul 27, 2013″

    Ted Cruz – the “controlled opposition.”

    “Yeah, he wants to close the border and stop illegal immigration. BUT he wants to DOUBLE “legal” immigration…”

    If you support Ted Cruz, don’t complain after the fact that you have been “betrayed”. You have been informed. You have seen, from his own website, the legislation which he has crafted and proposed. You have seen and heard him in the video promoting increased immigration and voicing support for “reform” legislation.

    Forewarned is forearmed!

    • Realist says:

      Euby:
      I’ve concluded AZ. Sen. Juan McNastey would like to see Hillary as the “by patrician nominee” in 2016. So…who would you like to see as the GOP nominee in 2016?

    • Ellsworth says:

      I’m a conservative and adamantly opposed to amnesty. That issue will be behind us one way or the other by the time the next presidential race rolls around.

      My dream ticket would be Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or vise versa. Is Paul conservative enough? He and Cruz were simultaneously attacked as wackos by the actual wacko, John McCain.

      Who do you envision as sufficiently conservative and able to not only win the GOP primary but garner enough support to regain the White House? If we don’t get this right, it could well be the GOP’s last hurrah. And don’t mistake my sentiments. I am strongly opposed to amnesty in any of its forms. I despised both the McCain/Kennedy and the McCain/Kyl versions. Jeff Flake or McCain can kiss my votes goodbye. (Actually I haven’t voted for them in a while) They are both sell outs. It’s humorous to see Rubio try to scramble out of McCain’s pocket. He’s dead meat.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    Realist and Ellsworth:

    Wrong question, Realist! The correct question is who do I NOT want to see as the GOP nominee in 2016. The list is long but distinguished and includes U. S. Senator Ted Cruz who has made the following statements:

    “Secondly, I believe we should expand legal immigration, reduce the barriers, reduce the waiting periods and I’ve introduced two amendments to significantly expand legal immigration, to double the caps on legal immigration from 675,000 to 1.3 million and to increase temporary high skilled workers by 500%.” – U. S. Senator Ted Cruz

    “Our broken immigration system creates human tragedies. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who lose their lives in the desert, who are preyed upon by coyotes, who are subject to sexual trafficking, to victimization and no humane system would encourage a perpetuation of the status quo.” – U. S. Senator Ted Cruz

    “If this amendment is adopted to the current bill the effect would be that those 11 million under this current bill would still be eligible for RPI status. They would still be eligible for legal status and, indeed, under the terms of the bill, they would be eligible for LPR status as well so that they are out of the shadows which the proponents of this bill repeatedly point to as their principal objective; to provide a legal status for those who are here illegally to be out of the shadows. This amendment would allow that to happen.” – U. S. Senator Ted Cruz.

    “I don’t want immigration reform to fail. I want immigration reform to pass.” – U. S. Senator Ted Cruz

    Sen. Ted Cruz introduced an amendment to the current immigration bill back in May that would have removed the path to citizenship from the bill completely. But it also supported the same temporary legal status (RPI status) that is already in the bill that Sen. Marco Rubio has been discussing. And even more than that, it also supported permanent legal residency status as well.

    Ted Cruz is a Trojan horse. Immigration advocates are hoping that Conservatives will, yet once again, swallow the bait!

    “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!”

    • Realist says:

      Euby:
      I got it! I know who you don’t want to see. My question is who would you like to see as the GOP nominee in 2016? Unless, of course, you would rather not open yourself up to criticism.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    Realist:

    I was going to let you slide but since you persist, I guess I’ll have to nail you, LOL! Let’s look at the process here to see what Realist is all about, shall we?

    The SRAZ article promoted Ted Cruz. I take issue with that and have presented factual evidence regarding why Ted Cruz is not Conservative. What is the response from Realist? Realist is persisting in asking me who I would support as the GOP nominee in 2016 and even adds a taunt; “Unless, of course, you would rather not open yourself up to criticism.” So what is this all about?

    1 – Realist is seeking to DERAIL the discussion.
    2 – Realist is seeking to AVOID addressing the positions of Cruz on immigration.
    3 – Realist CANNOT make a case, based upon Conservative principles, to support the positions of Cruz on immigration.

    So while Realist seeks to make it appear that I am being avoidant, it is actually Realist who is being avoidant of the core issue; the positions of Ted Cruz on immigration!

    Now, Realist, explain to us how the immigration positions of Ted Cruz are aligned with Conservative principles.

    Don’t be shy. Speak up. Present your case for how the immigration positions of Ted Cruz are “conservative”. We’re waiting, LOL!

    • Realist says:

      Euby:
      I asked you a simple question. Evidently, you would rather ignore the Seeing Red article pointing out Rubio was slipping because of joining McCain’s gang of eight.
      I never mentioned I was backing Cruz. I merely asked who you favored as the GOP nominee in 2016. I’ve read most of your past posts, and am beginning to think you just simply enjoy being tyrannical toward fellow bloggers who don’t toss accolades your way.
      I’ll ask you one more time, do you have a favorite for 2016, or is it too early in the game for you to make a conscientious decision? If you don’t have a favorite, just say so.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Bwahahahahaha! How about we stick to the issue which you want to avoid addressing at all costs?

      The immigration positions of Ted Cruz are NOT Conservative and Ted Cruz, therefore, is NOT Conservative.

      You can run, but you can’t hide, LOL! ;-)

      • Realist says:

        Clint Eastwood equated Obama to an empty chair. I’m beginning to think you’re an empty suit.
        I’ve given you an out (in order to save face) twice. But evidently you are incapable of taking a stand. Therefore, I stand by my assertion that you would rather be tyrannical toward fellow bloggers then answer the question at hand.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Awwww! Let’s see how your comments come right out of the Liberal tactical playbook, shall we?

        “Section 2: Liberals and their Tactics”

        “Tactic Number One: Interruption”

        “This one will be used often, throughout the span of an entire debate. If you, as a conservative (or even moderate), are attempting to make a point- especially if you have numbers, facts, and figures to back your point of view up- the common liberal will use this weapon often. If the liberal has no numbers, facts, or figures to prove their point with (a common occurrence), the liberal will use the interruption tactic even more.”

        The SRAZ article addressed Ted Cruz. I addressed Ted Cruz. I have hard facts to back up my assertions. You “interrupt”, attempting to change the subject, and you have presented no hard facts!

        “Tactic Number Two: Bomb-Throwing”

        “…essentially it is the use of name calling, accusations, and vicious attacks to shut down the opposition.”

        “These attacks are usually not even true, but this does not matter- for the attacks are only designed to do three things:”

        “•Shock the audience and perhaps paint you out to be evil and wrong
        •Coerce you to change the subject by trying to defend yourself from these attacks (a natural human impulse on your part)
        •Anger you and force you to lose your cool, and thus appear immature and unprofessional”

        Let’s see how you have employed the Liberal tactic of “Bomb-Throwing”.

        Realist says:
        September 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm
        “I’ve read most of your past posts, and am beginning to think you just simply enjoy being tyrannical toward fellow bloggers who don’t toss accolades your way.”

        Realist says:
        September 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm
        “Therefore, I stand by my assertion that you would rather be tyrannical toward fellow bloggers then answer the question at hand.”

        ROFL! Right out of the Liberal tactical playbook, chapter and verse, LOL!

        Let’s stick to the subject, shall we? The immigration positions of Ted Cruz are NOT Conservative and Ted Cruz, therefore, is NOT Conservative. THAT is the subject at hand!

    • eubykdisop says:

      You know, you really shouldn’t try to debate a Conservative, Realist. You’re just not good at it! One of the problems is that your tactics are old, tired and overused. They were catalogued a long time ago!

      “Section 2: Liberals and their Tactics”

      “Tactic Number One: Interruption”

      “This one will be used often, throughout the span of an entire debate. If you, as a conservative (or even moderate), are attempting to make a point- especially if you have numbers, facts, and figures to back your point of view up- the common liberal will use this weapon often. Why? Because it stops you from getting your point across- and if you don’t get your point across, you cannot win a debate.”

      “The liberal sees this, the liberal knows this, and thus the liberal will interrupt you often. If the liberal has no numbers, facts, or figures to prove their point with (a common occurrence), the liberal will use the interruption tactic even more. The interruption tactic can be used in combination with another rather strong tactic, bomb-throwing, which we cover next.”

      “Tactic Number Two: Bomb-Throwing”

      “This one is not used as much, as it tends to get offensive, but when it is used, it can lead a liberal to victory in a debate through nothing more than sheer shock-value. It is called “bomb-throwing,” and essentially it is the use of name calling, accusations, and vicious attacks to shut down the opposition. These attacks are usually not even true, but this does not matter- for the attacks are only designed to do three things:”

      “•Shock the audience and perhaps paint you out to be evil and wrong
      •Coerce you to change the subject by trying to defend yourself from these attacks (a natural human impulse on your part)
      •Anger you and force you to lose your cool, and thus appear immature and unprofessional”

      “Time and time again, liberals use this tactic, and it is effective, because conservatives are simply not ready for it. Conservatives are also generally more classy, relaxed, and well-mannered than their liberal counterparts, so they often do not know how to respond to such viciousness. This trend it starting to change as conservatives have “rebuilt their defenses,” but many still fall for this liberal trap of bomb-throwing.”

      http://www.angelfire.com/emo2/republican/Manual.htm

      Have a nice day, Realist! :-)

      • Realist says:

        Sorry Euby.
        I don’t suffer fools lightly. Therefore, I will no longer respond to your nonsensical diatribes.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Aw, that’s okay, Realist. I suffer fools lightly, which is why I have responded to YOUR nonsensical diatribes.

        Nevertheless, the fact remains that the immigration positions of Ted Cruz are NOT Conservative and Ted Cruz, therefore, is NOT Conservative.

        Now you have yourself a real nice night, Realist! :-)

  4. ZOO says:

    For Republicans [voters] to err is inevitable. They believe that putting the invasion from Mexico “behind us” is right around the corner, whether AMNESTY passes or not. (?) If it does pass, the Republican party is finished. If it doesn’t pass, it will continue to fester like HIV until it does pass because interior enforcement is DEAD – just as George W. Bush, the GOP, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce set it up. Note that there wasn’t a friggin Arizona Republican congressman in sight during the August recess – that it the M.O. to “put it behind us.”

    Now conservatives in the party are looking for new mavericks. Euby has done his homework and exposed the newest “darling” [Cruz] of conservatives for his beliefs on immigration that are NOT being spoken in Tea Party speeches. Of course, just a few months ago that darling was Marco Rubio – a token Republican Hispanic [what a prize!] that was against illegal immigration – oh wait – he turned out to be just like every other Hispanic all along, demanding a license to conquer the U.S. and drag it kicking and screaming into the turd world.

    Now comes Rand Paul – screeching at the top of his lungs over Obamacare. What a hero! It is time to overlook the fact that Rand Paul and his insane daddy are dyed-in-the-wool Libertarians whose 2012 party platform addresses the Mexican invasion like this:

    ” Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.”

    Remember the GOP nominee is chosen by “conservatives” in the east and Midwest, where ineptness is king. Here comes Jeb and the state of Florida. “Sorry, I’m not familiar with Darrell Issa, Steve King, or Chuck Grassley, but I understand they oppose Obamacare too.”

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, ZOO, and thank you for the kind words! ;-)

      Yup, the game is to “assume the close” on immigration reform. All we are hearing from “republican” and allegedly “conservative” politicians is capitulation. Isn’t it strange how it is their voices which we hear, to the exclusion of all others, even in allegedly “conservative” venues! The fix is in! We can even see this in Liberal search engines like Google and Bing where, strangely, searches on the likes of Ted Cruz yield thirty pages of praise for how “conservative” Cruz is and how popular he is with Conservatives! The McCains and Flakes of the world are hoping that Republican voters will be stupid enough to buy into Cruz as the “Conservative Savior”!

      How many times in this blog have we heard legitimate complaints about being betrayed? How many times have we heard the frustration over “stupid voters”? How many times have we heard that we need to be more careful about who we choose to support? There is an abundance of factual evidence that Cruz is NOT Conservative, as he would have us believe. There is an abundance of factual evidence that Cruz is a big immigration supporter.

      There are three types of voters who would back Cruz in light of the evidence. First, we have those who are immigration supporters. Next, we have those who do not support immigration but who have given up the fight. Finally, we have undercover Liberals posing as Conservatives who seek to persuade Conservatives to support their “immigration reform” boy, Ted Cruz.

      Here is an opportunity to head things off at the pass so that we are NOT “betrayed” yet once again. If we are “betrayed” by Cruz, given all of the factual evidence at our disposal, we will have no one but ourselves to blame!

      • Standing Tall says:

        OK. You’ve made some very good points. Now who are you hoping to see win the GOP presidential nomination? In my view we are in the same sad shape nationally as we are in the state of AZ. Who is there with credentials and the ability to raise money and gather a solid volunteer staff of foot soldiers to work at replacing Jeff Flake? If we have any hope of ousting him, it better be in his first term.The longer they stay, the more established they become. The time to start working on this project is now, not six months before the election.

      • eubykdisop says:

        ROFL! Different poster, same song, LOL!

        Let’s go over this again, shall we? I’m a patient man. I’ll stick with you and Realist for as long as it takes you to get it. Ready?

        The issue is the immigration positions of Ted Cruz and that those positions are NOT Conservative. Now, you have stated that I have “…made some very good points.” Really? Tell me, Standing Tall, what very good points have I made? Tell us what you have come away with from the facts I have posted?

        I’m all ears. What are the “very good points” you have come away with from what I have posted?

  5. Kathy says:

    Off topic – Syria is soooo important and dropping bombs is soooo vital per McCain, then why the he** is he playing video poker during hearing: See below from the Drudge/Washington Post!

    As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.”

    We eagerly await the photographic proof, but generally trust Melina’s sharp eye.

    Update 5:55 p.m.: And here’s the proof: picture on their site

    Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    • Gary says:

      McCain is as big a schmuck as the guy he campaigned so hard for in 2008, when they were supposedly political opponents in the race for the presidency.

      John McCain is a tribute to the power of incumbency. Lightweights and liberals (he fills both categories) are nearly impossible to extract since they have endeared themselves to the lobbyists and other moneyed establishment types who are all too happy to keep them in Congress doing their bidding. Quid pro quo = I pony up the money, you push my agenda. That’s how it works. We the People lose.

  6. eubykdisop says:

    There seems to be reluctance from some quarters to fully accept what Ted Cruz is when it comes to immigration. All that means is that more facts need to be presented.

    Here is a video of U. S. Senator Ted Cruz making the case for increasing H-1B visas by 500% per year:

    “Senator Ted Cruz Amendment to Immigration Legislation to Increase H-1B Visas – 5/14/13″

    The very same day that Cruz made his pitch, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers responded:

    “US engineers ask Senate to reject expansion of H1B visas”

    “May 14, 2013″

    “A professional US body of engineers has asked the Senators to reject any move to increase the number of H-1B visas, popular among Indian professionals, arguing that it has a damaging effect on American economy.”

    “In a statement issued yesterday, IEEE-USA – the largest American body of professional engineers asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill that would increase H-1B temporary visa numbers, weaken safeguards for US and foreign workers and facilitate the outsourcing of American jobs.”

    “Outsourcing is damaging to US workers and the American economy. We need laws that promote US job growth, not encourage it to leave our shores,” IEEE-USA president Marc Apter said.”

    “Senators Orrin Hatch and Ted Cruz have introduced amendments to increase the annual H-1B visa cap from 65,000 to between 300,000 and 325,000.”

    “When exemptions are included, this would equal roughly 10 percent of the total US engineering workforce. This is troubling in light of recent reports that the top 10 companies using H-1B visas specialize in shipping American jobs offshore,” IEEE-USA said.”

    Well golly gee, Ted! It would seem that Americans working as engineers, who are members of a professional organization, don’t think too highly of the increase in H-1B visas that you are pushing! They say that it has a “damaging effect on the American economy” and that it facilitates the “outsourcing of American jobs”. Why, that isn’t very “conservative”, Ted!

  7. captain* arizona says:

    McCain his kicked jane fonda off of the anti-aircraft gun and is now sitting in the seat and instead of opening fire on obama’s syrian war he has decided to shoot down his fellow republicans ted cruz and rand paul!

  8. eubykdisop says:

    Who in Arizona supports increasing H-1B visas as Ted Cruz wants to do?

    “Visa reform needed to move country FWD”

    “Apr. 30, 2013″

    “Glenn Hamer”

    “The bill:”

    “Removes the numerical cap on green cards for researchers, scientists, PhDs and certain physicians;”

    “Allocates 40 percent of employment-based visas to advanced degree-holders in critical areas and to individuals who have earned advanced degrees in the sciences from a U.S. university;”

    “Increases to 40 percent the percentage of visas for skilled workers;”

    “Creates a startup visa for foreign entrepreneurs who seek to emigrate to the United States to startup their own companies;”

    “and Raises to 110,000 the cap on H-1B visas from the current 65,000, with the ability to go as high as 180,000.”

    “If Arizona plays its cards rights and capitalizes on the knowhow of the Arizona Commerce Authority, our state can leverage a revamped high-tech visa system and our welcoming business climate to make Arizona an innovation capital rivaling anywhere on earth.”

    http://www.azchamber.com/news-and-resources/bottom-line/2013/04-30-2013.html

    Wow! Glenn Hamer, of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supports increasing H-1B visas as Ted Cruz wants to do! Hamer is going gaga over 180,000 H-1B visas but Cruz wants to increase H-1B visas to 325,000 per year!

    Ted Cruz and Glenn Hamer, working hard to make Arizona “an innovation capital rivaling anywhere on earth.” Can you feel the love?

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