Skip to comments.We've Been Played on Immigration
Posted on 06/13/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT by servo1969
RUSH: We go to immigration. In a remarkable turn of events, all eight Gang of Eight members voted to table the Grassley amendment, to have control of the border for six months before the amnesty kicks in. And, by the way, don't call it amnesty. It isn't amnesty. That's the latest claim from the powers that be. The Grassley amendment to the Gang of Eight bill simply said we would gain control of the border for six months before any other aspect of the bill -- which is exactly what we were told was supported from the get-go. That's exactly what we were told the condition was: Border security first, or nothing. Now of course that's out the window. So is the Grassley amendment out the window with control of the border for six months.
And again, this despite the sponsors having -- I don't know. I thought I was promised. I thought we were all promised that enforcement would be the key here. I also thought there would be an open amendment process. There's polling data that shows the American people want enforcement first by a 4-to-1 margin. But none of this makes any sense. Try as I have, I can't understand how it makes any sense. I don't understand how the Republicans do not understand what they're doing to themselves with this. I do not understand how it is they do not see what's happening. I don't understand how they don't get what the Democrats are doing, how the Democrats are playing them. I don't get it.
We've talked about this. The Hispanic vote was not even 8% of the electorate. There was a poll out -- I mentioned this to you some weeks ago -- if Romney had got 70% of the Hispanic vote -- and no Republican ever has the -- he still would not have won. The Republicans got 37% of the Hispanic vote back in 1984. Then in 1986, they did amnesty. Then they got 30%. They lost 7% of the Hispanic vote after amnesty in 1988 election when George H. W. Bush ran. The polling data is clear: 70% of the Hispanic voters are gonna vote Democrat no matter what. You bring 11 to 12 million new people out of the shadows, and they're -- I don't know what I'm missing. On the surface, what it appears is -- and I can't believe this. It appears that the Republicans really do fear what the Democrats tell them, that the Hispanics hate you, the Hispanics don't like you, the Hispanics are never gonna vote for you unless you change your opinion on immigration.
I try to put myself in the position of being a Republican in the House or the Senate. I can't for the life of me understand it. I don't understand how they don't see what this is going to do to their party. For the life of me, I don't understand it. Nobody has been able to make me understand what I'm missing. What is the secret that we don't get? What's the secret that we're missing, that they know, that we don't know? Because, on the surface, this doesn't appear to make any sense.
” The illegals will also soak up the banks 5-10 million unit inventory of vacant housing using liar loans as they did before 2008.”
The NAR has already written about this, while licking their lips.
My father emigrated from Ireland in 1948. He became a US citizen in the early 1950’s with 7 of his siblings and loved this country. My mother can trace her family back to before the 1750’s in the same county in West Virginia and I have seen my great great grandfather’s gravesite a few miles from where she grew up.
I was born in NY and grew up in Canada where my Dad was transferred when I was 5. I moved back in 1991 with my Canadian wife and kids. This gives me an interesting perspective on immigration.
This is what I would like to see done with illegal immigration:
1. Secure the borders so that anybody entering the country is here under legal measures.
2. Prosecute employers who hire illegals. Make all employees prove citizenship within a 3 month period.
3. Make illegals repay the federal, state and local governments for use of the system — IMMEDIATELY.
4. Allow families with kids born in the US to pay fines (make them significant like $15k to $20k) to move up in lines but still apply outside the country.
5. Set a hard deadline date about a year in advance that all illegals not covered under provisions above to be jailed first before being deported.
6. Set clear rules for new immigrants to apply for entry especially as students and make sure that penalties are strict for breaking rules.
Illegal immigrants are illegal. That means they have broken the law and should be penalized for breaking the law. No exceptions or softening the approach.
I don’t get #4 and the common stmpathy for the American children of illegals (let alone the illlegal children of illegals).
It is standard for American children to have to go live abroad if that’s what their parents do. And all kinds of non-American children of diplomats, foreign busines executives, etc., grow up in the US, are even here legally—but don’t get US citizenship out of it. (And the same for American kids raised abroad.)
“So has Hannity. But HAVE they really so blind a spot?”
Not likely. But at the end of the day they are only talk show hosts with a product to sell. Popular RINOS like Rubio boost ratings. Now that conservatives’ distrust of Rubio and his fellow RINOS has been vindicated and the sh#t is hitting the fan, it’s time to feign surprise.
Apparently it works time a charm with both Hannity and O'Reilly whose derriere has straddled so many fences he must require the services proctolgist on stand-by in the studio. But the ratings remain high -- that's their bottom line.
1) blackmail...4) idiots just wanting to be loved
And 5): "It'd be a shame if anything ever happened to...."
Rush and the GOP play by Marquess of Queensberryy rules while the DNC is using Guerrilla Warfare tactics and IED’s.
I recall when RUSH said just fater the 2012 election, that He didn’t even want to consider election fraud in Mitts loss.
Well Rush you damned well better be willing to go there.
it's amnesty Jim!"
Amnesty means, in the future, more leftist voters, more votes on the senate to confirm rogue SCOTUS justices, more Obamas and Hillarys as POTUS, bigger IRS, more Holders, more attacks on cheap energy, more handouts to the 3rd world, more borrowing from China, and more amnesties to come. Bottom line, a one party leftist system.
As they said about the PRI in Mexico, partido-gobierno (party and government are the same thing).
And Boehner seems to be twisting arms to make sure it happens,
Have you seen Boehner’s new son-in-law? That would provide a partial explanation for his anti-American position.
It's not clear to me whether Boehner has changed lately, or he was just waiting for his chance to cash in.
Well hell....quite a few Freeper’s thought the same.
“You allow RINO FRAUD Marco McCain to come on your show and lie thru his teeth.”
Rush does NOT “allow” people to come on to his show. I don’t believe he has had more than 5 guests in his 25 years on the air. This makes me believe you have never or at best, rarely heard his show.
Be gone Troll.
That said, I am sick & tired of the McCain variety of RINO and hope they go away 4ever!
I think the demographic would be different. Only half or two thirds of the illegals are Mexican.
What about all the illegals from central America, Haiti and the Dominican Republic? Are these people natural conservatives? There is probably up to 1 or 2% from Islamic countries.
Nice try thread police. Troll? check the tape nimrod, been posting here since 98!
I’ve listened to Rush for years. Fun stuff during the Clinton Impeachment. His parodies were a hoot.
However I gave up on his “I have Hillary’s thesis” bull ship that he played for weeks that suddenly was never talked about. Then there was his brillant” operation Chaos”. Remember that? Support the unelectable commie newbie from Chicago to keep Hillary from winning the nomination.
Face it, he’s an entertainer. If he was politically astute he would have tagged Marco McCain for the RINO he is based on his actions long ago as did a lot of us.
Flea be gone!
My daughter was just hit head on in her car by a drunk illegal from Honduras. She has two broken femurs, a broken foot, ankle and hand. Illegal was uninsured. She will be in the hospital and rehab for a month.
I wrote my Democrat senators. They couldn’t care less.
A distinction without a (political) difference?