Washington’s False Premise on Amnesty
So illegals break the law now, why do we think they’ll obey the law after amnesty?
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You know, forget everything that we’ve said about immigration today and all the details of this ’cause I actually want to apologize to you for wasting the first hour. Well, because I spent an hour on something that isn’t news and it’s gonna happen anyway. You know, I got sucked in, okay, there’s this big thing out there, this Hoeven-Corker amendment, border security this, border security that, and I got sucked into discussing it, and it doesn’t change anything. And the Democrats are not enforcing whatever laws are passed anyway that they don’t like.
There’s something more important here in all of this, and that is there’s a false premise that’s guiding all of this. I’ve talked about this before, too, but I really, really want to try to get down to the down and dirty, the nasty on this. The false premise is that, if the Republicans don’t do this, they are finished as a political party, when, in fact, they probably are finished if they do do this. The false premise has been constructed by the Democratic Party, and the false premise is amplified by the media.
The false premise is that Hispanics hate Republicans. All Hispanics do not hate Republicans. The vast majority of Hispanics do not hate Republicans. I think this premise has got everybody going in the wrong direction and for the wrong reasons. It’s a double negative whammy.
Now, we had Senator Cruz on this program yesterday, and I asked him about this, and he reminded me of something that we’ve mentioned a bunch of times on this program. If all of this is designed to make Republicans loved, if all of this is designed to finally get Hispanic votes, then why didn’t it work in 1986 through 1988? Again, in 1984, during a Reagan landslide of 49 states, Reagan the Republican got 37% of the Hispanic vote. In 1986, they did Simpson-Mazzoli — that’s amnesty. The next presidential election, 1988, George Bush 41 beat The Loser, Michael Dukakis. In ’86 the Republicans passed amnesty. In ’86 the Republicans made Hispanics love them. In ’86 the Republicans did what the Democrats said, Ted Kennedy said had to be done.