3/10/16, "The Post-Constitutional Election, Pt. 10: What Does Bush, Inc. Bring Besides Money?" Diana West, DianaWest.net
"Just when we thought our fellow Americans, voting in droves in the early primaries not for Jeb Bush, had prevailed through the ballot box against the rigged wheels and multi-millions of the permanent insiders of Bush, Inc., we find that Jeb Bush's finance committee has attached itself, leech-like, to "outsider" Ted Cruz. And vice-versa.
On March 3, eight former members of the Jeb! team joined the Cruz campaign:
Paul Dickerson of Houston, TX
Boyden Gray of Washington, DC
Charles Foster of Houston, TX
Reginald J. Brown of Washington, DC
Paula and Jim Henry of Midland, TX
Nancy and Randy Best of Dallas, TX.
If there was any doubt that the Bushes were back on the trail, five days later, along came Neil, the Silverado-Asian-call-girl-Billy-Carter-by-way-of-Kennebunkport-bad-news-bailout-brother of Jeb and George W., who once upon a time found himself in the semiconductor business with the son of the former dictator of China, Jiang Zemin. Now he occupies a top slot in the Cruz organization.
Why would Cruz do this to himself, and his supporters?
Dickerson, Gray, and Brown are all former Bush administration officials, either 41 or 43, or both. Dickeron was at Bush 43's commerce and energy departments; Gray was Bush 41's legal counsel, an ambassador for 43; Brown, a counsel for Bush 43.
So much for "Ted Cruz, Outsider," a guise -- a political ruse, as compellingly argued at Conservative Treehouse -- that was always an extremely long stretch for someone who earned his spurs inside the Bush legal team during the 2000 Florida recount; who worked closely in 2000 with Houston immigration lawyer Charles Foster to craft Candidate Bush 43's pro-immigration/legalizing-aliens overhaul, and whose wife, Heidi Cruz, famously on leave from "outsider" bank Goldman Sachs, would go on to work for key globalists Robert Zoellick (Bush 43's fast track booster) and Condoleeza Rice (Bush 43's SPP booster), while co-authoring, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a blueprint for "North American Union." And yes, it matters. Particularly when Cruz is a Canada-born presidential candidate who insists he's both "natural born" and a constitutional originalist. Smoke and mirrors seems to be this couple's chosen decor.
My question today, though, is this: What does Bush, Inc. bring to the Cruz campaign besides money?
Consider the man midway down the new Jeb-to-Ted finance committee list, Houston immigration lawyer Charles Foster. Foster is a Bush loyalist to the hilt, whose Wiki page tells us he "initiated and co-chaired" Houston monuments to George H.W. Bush and James Baker both; and, as noted above, worked closely with Cruz on formulating Candidate Bush 43's immigration program.
Foster is also former co-chairman of Foster Quan, LLP -- motto: "the Comprehensive Immigration Law Firm" -- and current chairman of Foster, LLP -- motto: "fostering Global Immigration Solutions." He also heads the Greater Houston Partnership on Immigration Reform, billed as "a nationwide effort to secure sensible immigration reform that meets the needs of the business community, families and our nation's economy."
Translation: "immigration reform" that legalizes and probably makes citizens out of tens of millions (and counting) of illegal aliens, who comprise a quasi-slave labor force that has corrupted the soul of American society, from the corporate world to the home nursery, and gutted the wage-earning capacity of millions of Americans. As the lady said, "Adios, America."
Donald Trump's electrifying immigration-control candidacy, meanwhile, poses the biggest threat probably in US history to such "reform," not to mention to the entire globalist movement.
What a headache for Bush, Inc., that deep and central node of Poppy's own "new world order." And what a monkey wrench, too. It wasn't supposed to be this way. Why, Charles Foster, for one, was perfectly happy with Obama's dictatorial immigration "reform" measures, even applauding, for example, Obama's 2014 executive order protecting some five million illegal aliens from U.S. law and deportation. As Houston Business Journal paraphrased Foster: "Immigration lawyers will finally have a way to help business owners legitimize their workforce thanks to Obama's executive order."
Then there's legal immigration, which that nation-loving hoi polloi Trump also wants to get under control. As recently as April 29, 2015, Ted Cruz was still touting his Gang of 8 bill amendment to expand H1B visas by 500 percent. Doubtless due to the Trump Effect, Cruz now calls for a six-month moratorium on the H1B visa program. No word on what happens after that, though.
Charles Foster, naturally, remains a vigorous booster of the H1B program. I even happened across a rebuttal he wrote in 2012 to an op-ed by America's conservative sweetheart, Phyllis Schlafly, on the subject. Her oped was called "H1B Visas Take American Jobs" -- and they still do. According to Foster, however, Schlafly was "wrong" had "no basis" and even was "ridiculous" in her arguments -- all according to the pro-amnesty, Open Borders playbook, as befits a board member and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which Foster is. Pushing for Syrian refugees, condemning deporations, and supporting the so-called Gang of 8 Senate "amnesty" bill is all in a day's work for AILA, of course.
That's who these people are. Get the picture?
So this is how it all went down.
As the Texas Tribune reported:
[Foster] got a call from Cruz, a friend dating back to Cruz’s days working on George W. Bush‘s 2000 presidential campaign.
After thinking it over, Foster came to the conclusion that Cruz is hoping many other Republicans are reaching: The Texas senator is “really the only vehicle left to stop Donald Trump.”
Read: stop Trump's border wall, stop Trump's American, not global, trade and immigration policies.
"Foster spent part of Monday afternoon writing a letter to other Bush alums and former donors, urging them to come on board with Cruz in order to stop Trump."
To recap: Cruz himself selected Mr. Global Immigration Solutions as point man to mobilize the Bush finance committee for the Cruz campaign.
How could he do that? That is, if Cruz's conversion to immigration-restrictionist (such as it is) is genuine, how could he bring himself to do this -- to ally his presidential campaign with a chief legal advocate of mass immigration and legalization/amnesty for illegal aliens? What message is he sending -- and to whom?
Similarly, if Cruz's conversion to immigration-restrictionist (such as it is) is real, why would mass-immigration superlawyer Foster want to get involved? What does superlawyer Foster believe he's getting out of opening his wallet, and the wallets of his Bush, Inc. allies -- the thrill of being on a presidential campaign?
I think not."
Above image caption: "Neil Bush, wearing a Cultural Revolution red star on his cap, a 'Serve the People' shoulder bag, and holding a tin Mao mug, uploaded this pic in 2012 with the caption: 'I'm thinking of joining the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). What do you think of my accessories?'," via Diana West, photo Neil Bush
Added: Boyden Gray, longtime Washington insider, now with the Ted Cruz campaign, is also of course, "heir to a tobacco fortune:"
August 2009 article:
Aug. 2009, "The Political History of Cap and Trade," Smithsonian Magazine, Richard Conniff
"The opportunity came with the 1988 election of George H.W. Bush. EDF president Fred Krupp phoned Bush's new White House counsel-Boyden Gray-and suggested that the best way for Bush to make good on his pledge to become the "environmental president" was to fix the acid rain problem, and the best way to do that was by using the new tool of emissions trading. Gray liked the marketplace approach, and even before the Reagan administration expired, he put EDF staffers to work drafting legislation to make it happen. The immediate aim was to break the impasse over acid rain. But global warming had also registered as front-page news for the first time that sweltering summer of 1988; according to Krupp, EDF and the Bush White House both felt from the start that emissions trading would ultimately be the best way to address this much larger challenge."...
Boyden Gray is of course also "heir to a tobacco fortune."