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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to the press after leaving the Senate Chamber after a marathon attack on
The face of true compassion.
Worst. Photo op. Ever.
Sen. Ted Cruz announced last week that his new “top priority” in Washington is to end President Obama’s deferred action program for DREAMers and start deporting undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

But to show that he is approaching his new top priority in a compassionate way, Cruz made a stop at the border this weekend to help Glenn Beck hand out his truckload of teddy bears and soccer balls to children who have come to the southern border fleeing violence in Central America.

"Here's your teddy bear, kid. Now get out."
“In my view, it is altogether appropriate that private charities and private churches are showing Christian love, are caring for these children,” he said. “But at the same time we need to eliminate the promise of amnesty.”
Of course, when a charity does try to step in to care for these children, Fox News issues a nationwide freakout and an army of slobbering so-called patriots kills the effort dead.

Compassionate conservatism is a horrible thing to watch. Yes, I'm sure that will make the kids feel much better. They traveled a thousandish miles through unknown lands, often under the "care" of crooks and criminals, were dumped off in the desert somewhere near the border and told to make a run for it. Once here, they find crazy people with big signs are freaking out over the thought that they might set one little foot anywhere near their town, and members of Congress announce to the world that they probably have Ebola or something.

But here's a teddy bear handed over by one of the guys that most wants you deported, so it's all fine now. Look, sweetie, it's got a zipper so you can store all your stupid little hopes and dreams right inside.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 02:18 PM PDT.

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