RUSH: Rasmussen, a fascinating poll that’s out. ‘Should Senate try and pass the same immigration bill again? Try and pass the same bill, 20% yes. Take smaller steps toward reform, 51%. And wait ’til next year, 16%. So 67% say, don’t do it the way it was tried. 20% say go ahead and try for it. This is a survey of American voters. ‘Just 20% of American voters want Congress to try and pass the immigration reform bill that failed in the Senate last week.’ Now, they’re back at it. And they’re doing things in secret here again, and they’re going to revive this. I told you yesterday you gotta be careful here, we gotta be very vigilant because they’re out there, and they’ve gotten the news that what those of us who oppose this bill are primarily concerned in is border security. We want that to be the first thing that’s done, and we want this never ending flow stopped.
So, the LA Times. ‘Immigration bill supporters aim to increase funds for border security to try to appease critics.’ I told you this was going to happen yesterday, everybody knew it. ‘To try to appease critics of the controversial Senate immigration bill, supporters worked Wednesday to find ways to guarantee money for stepped-up border security and work-site enforcement.’ They think they can buy you off with that and then they’ll come up with their amnesty bill, which will not be changed very much. ‘The idea, raised Tuesday when President Bush visited the Capitol to urge Republicans to support the bill, is aimed at conservative lawmakers and an American public that does not trust the federal government to protect the border or prosecute…’ Well, not only don’t trust them, they don’t believe ’em. We don’t even believe that this is their intent. We don’t trust ’em. They can’t get it done. The passport fiasco is a great illustration, yet we are told that 12 million or 20 million illegals, illegal Americans are going to have background checks done in 24 hours. Yeah, that means it’s going to be stamped. But, wait a minute, hold on, hold on tight. Why, immigration bill supporters aim to increase funds for border security.
Uh, can we go back to last August? August 3rd of 2006, ‘The Senate did an abrupt about-face yesterday, voting overwhelmingly to begin paying for 370 miles of fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers on the US-Mexico border just three weeks after voting against the same spending.’ It’s already there. Already allocated the money. Haven’t built the fence. I don’t even think they built an inch of it. By the way, if they do get a fence built, I want a ribbon tying ceremony, not a ribbon cutting. Can you imagine building the fence and cut the ribbon out there and create a hole in the fence. Folks, it’s a game here that they’ve heard you. They think that they can buy you off here, fool you by saying all right, all right, fine, we’ll do the emergency supplemental on the fence and on the border security, and then when everybody they think is out celebrating, go yeah, all right, here will come the amnesty bill. They’re working it right. Behind closed doors, same stuff, despite only 20% of the American people want this.
I’ll read you a little quote here, Teddy Roosevelt, 1907. ‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everybody else, for it’s an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiances here. Any man — [of course, today, ‘any man and woman’] — who says he or she is an American but something else also isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room but for one language here, and that is the English language. We have room but for one sole loyalty, and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ Teddy Roosevelt, 1907. Yeah, this guy is a yahoo, he’s a nativist, he’s a bigot, he’s a racist, he’s a restrictionist, and hated Mexicans. Hated Hispanics. Hated Latinos. Obviously. That’s what would be said of Teddy Roosevelt today if he said these words in this current climate. What people know is that there is no assimilation going on. Actually, I saw something today, somebody’s subscription of what’s happening in certain areas of California and Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It’s like apartheid, the new arrivals are setting up their own communities, and they’re not assimilating whatsoever. Yeah, some people use the term Balkanization. It’s the first time I’ve seen the term apartheid today. Separation. The antithesis of assimilation.