“Most of the people that I know would not have been naturally with Ted,” said Charles Foster, a Houston lawyer who backed Bush in the presidential race and Cruz’s opponent in the Republican primary for his Senate seat in 2012. “. . . Some are reluctant because that’s not where they were to begin with, and some are still sitting on their hands.” The establishment world is hardly foreign to the Texas Republican. Cruz; his wife, Heidi; and his campaign chairman, Chad Sweet, all worked for George W. Bush and are making overtures to people who supported Jeb Bush, Cruz backers said. Foster said Cruz called him. . . . [Ted Cruz finds new allies in GOP establishment he rails against, by Katie Zezima, March 14, 2016]While the Post highlighted the difference between Cruz’s public appeal to blue-collar workers and private appeal to high money donors, it ignored the real inconsistentcy between Foster and Cruz’s pose. Foster is an immigration attorney who served as an immigration policy advisor to both President Bush and Obama and has contributed to pro-amnesty Democrats like Luis Gutierrez and Robert Menendez, and was chairman of the (apparently defunct) pro-amnesty Americans for Immigration Reform.
He has gone as far as defending President Obama’s executive DREAMer amnesty as “good policy” that is “clearly. . . within his legal authority” in an op-ed. [Obama takes common-sense step for dreamers, By Charles C. Foster, Houston Chronicle, June 25, 2012]
While Cruz makes unfounded claims about what Trump said in his off the record talk with the NY Times Editorial board about immigration, I want to know what Cruz told this pro-amnesty immigration lawyer when he begged for his money.