RUSH: Here's Jason, Ellisville, Missouri. Welcome, sir, to the program. Where's Ellisville?
CALLER: Ellisville is roughly about, say, 20 miles west of St. Louis, one of the suburbs.
RUSH: Oh, okay, 20 miles west. Well, great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Oh, it's great being here. Thanks so much, and it's an honor and a privilege to speak to you, Rush. And Mr. Snerdley, by the way, my wife just about jumped out of her skin when she found out I talked to him, so --
RUSH: Wait a minute. Your wife jumped out of her skin when she found out you talked to Snerdley?
CALLER: Oh, yeah. She loves him. She loves listening to him whenever he steps in on the microphone in place of you.
RUSH: Oh, yeah? You know, speaking of which, the Official Obama Criticizer, we haven't heard from the Official Obama Criticizer in a while. Maybe this week, 'cause there's plenty of stuff to criticize from Mr. Snerdley's unique, real slave blood angle. Anyway, Jason, what is it that you called about?
CALLER: Okay. Sorry to segue like that, but essentially the nuts and bolts of what I called in for sort of dovetails along with the conglomeration of power that the Democrats seek right now in that, with the total amnesty angle or the Senate bill that's now getting talked about and now Mr. Representative Boehner is now speaking towards that we're going to get some kind of amnesty bill through the Congress at some point this year, and Senator Rubio speaking that it will be legalizing illegal aliens first before securing our borders. And I think once they do that and then they decide to allow folks to vote, well, then, the game's done. That's the nuclear option, the nuclear bomb on the country as we speak. Because the Republican Party will cease to exist, and that will be the total end of, I guess, bipartisan discussions on the direction of the country. And I cannot tell you how seething mad I am, as I'm sure a lot of your listeners are, especially hearing, you know, one of the great hopes of the young Republican class, Senator Rubio, going down this path doing exactly opposite of what he initially said he was going to do.
RUSH: Well, let me clarify for you what he told me on the phone today. And he reminded me that he said this while he was here whenever his last interview was on the program. And he said it then, too. His point is, he's not relegating border security to secondary status. He has just decided that we need to get these 11 million people, whatever they are, identified so that they're it, that they're the end of it, it stops after them. And the only way to do that is to immediately put them on the pathway to citizenship. But it's all part of securing the border, is the point that he's trying to make. His point is he's really not changing his strategy or his opinion on this.
He points out there's still the 10- to 13-year waiting period before they're granted citizenship. I did on the phone this morning, I asked him, "Well, what about the idea, we had it yesterday, that those people during that 13-year period are not eligible to vote, they're not eligible to get Obamacare benefits or any others, so what about the idea that they're gonna be hired first, they're cheaper?" He said, "Yeah, that's a problem, and it goes to show we've gotta deal with Obamacare as well." But he's insistent that the legalization process is not the right to vote immediately, it's not the right to collect benefits immediately. It's simple drag 'em out of the shadows so they'll be identified so that we know that's it, no more after that. Then we secure the border to make sure that doesn't happen.
CALLER: Yeah, and see, and I think that's political speak, simply for the fact that at least with something like Obamacare and stuff like that, we at least have the hope that it can be taken back. As soon as the button is pushed, the final signature by the president is on that bill, the final bill, that's it, you can't do takesy-backsies with 11, 12, 15, 20, 30 million people that will instantaneously get legalized status in our country and --
RUSH: Your theory meaning that they're gonna all, or a vast majority of them, vote Democrat?
CALLER: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.
RUSH: Well, that's why we lost California. It's exactly how we lost California. You can trace back, go back, California early eighties, seventies, the Republican Party owned that state. They literally politically owned that state. The governors were Republican, the legislature was Republican. When I got to California in 1984, the Republican Party was still viable, Pete Wilson and the gang, it was still a viable political party that shared power.
Amnesty hits in 1986 and from that point forward is when the Republican Party began to fade into practical nonexistence in California. So the fear is that's what would happen nationally. And of course a lot of people agree with you, and that's why the Democrats want this. The big mystery is how come we're the only ones that see this? Why don't the Republicans see it this way? I can't tell you that.