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Count on Rubio to Tackle Immigration

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RUSH: Boston.  Ronnie, I'm glad you called.  Welcome to the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  I'm glad I called, too, Rush.  Thank you very much for taking the call.

RUSH:  You bet.

CALLER:  I'm calling to ask you a question, and I'm gonna tell you why I'm concerned about it.  Are you concerned that illegal immigration has been treated like it don't even exist at the Republican National Convention?  I don't think a single speaker has addressed what a Republican administration would do about illegal immigration and any solid leadership or answers.  And I think that the --

RUSH:  One correction.  Nikki Haley, and we've got her sound bites, I finally got these, she did, two nights ago, made a big deal about it.

CALLER:  Oh, well, then I apologize.  I missed that.  My point is that you can bet that the majority of speakers at the Democratic National Convention are going to address it directly.  And I don't think you can talk about getting people back at work while ignoring the enormous drag that all of these illegals have on the economy or being too afraid to point out that through executive fiat President Obama just flooded our already starving work market with two million more people that they now have to compete with for work.  And I don't understand why it's so hard to just speak to a winning issue that the mythical moderates --

RUSH:  Let me explain it to you in the dwindling time.  A, they're not bringing it up because it will generate charges of racism, which they don't want, which they're already dealing with.  Number two, they figure that the base to whom this matters the most is gonna vote against Obama anyway, so they are taking the path of least resistance.  It's a subject they think they can get away without mentioning.  They do not believe that people like you, Ronnie, will decide not to vote because of this.  That's my wild guess on their thinking.  We'll have to wait and see.  But you're not the first person to mention this to me.

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RUSH:  Hey, Ronnie in Boston, one thing, Marco Rubio speaks tonight, and I don't know for a fact, but I would be shocked if Marco Rubio does not talk about immigration.  He talks about it everywhere he goes.  It's a signature issue.  I think you can look forward to Marco Rubio talking about it brilliantly, by the way, during his speech tonight.

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RUSH: It was just pointed out to me and it's a good point. We had a guy in the last half hour from Boston, Ronnie, upset that illegal immigration not being talked about at the convention.  It's a big issue.  It's a big deal.  It relates to the economy, relates to unemployment, why aren't the Republicans talking about it?  I answered him.  I said Rubio tonight will, the odds are.  It's a signature issue for Marco Rubio, and he speaks about it intelligently and passionately.  So I wouldn't be surprised if you do hear about it tonight, but beyond that, if you pay attention to these speeches, every speaker is talking about this being a land of immigrants, and they're talking about how it works, the right way.  Every one of these speakers talks about having come here or their parents having come here because they wanted to be Americans. They wanted to be part of this country. They wanted to be part of the American experience. 

So in an indirect way, proper immigration is being discussed.  I'm not trying to give anybody a pass here, but in a way it is being talked about.  Every one of these speakers is mentioning it one way or the other in a positive way, as it should happen, as immigration should happen, which, of course, the primary characteristic of proper immigration's assimilation.  The word isn't being used, but they're all talking about it.

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