RUSH: This is Hanny in Atlanta. It’s great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you.
CALLER: Nice to talk to you. I was calling to talk about amnesty. My point is my parents are immigrants; I’m an immigrant. It took them about ten years to get their citizenship, and I was going to college in the US when President Reagan gave the first amnesty. I was here legally going to school, paying my tuition, and I couldn’t even get that citizenship, and everyone in the country illegally got their citizenship. But my point is now with what’s going on with President Obama, I think the Republicans should call his bluff, and if he wants to give everyone amnesty, they should go back in line and not be allowed to vote until everybody in front of them has cleared — has applied for their citizenship legally. You know, wait until everybody’s cleared in front of them before they get to the line and then they’re allowed to vote. Either that way or make it ten years before they’re allowed to vote, and see if he really cares about them without their votes.
RUSH: Well, I don’t want to do that. Look, we’re dealing with essentially dishonest people.
RUSH: You say, ‘Okay, okay. You want amnesty? Fine. Send them to the back of the line.’ We don’t want to agree to the concept. I know what your point is. You’re using a rhetorical device, but I’m going to translate you literally. I don’t want anybody saying, ‘All right, fine. You want amnesty, you go to the back of the line. You stay in line with people that waited 5, 10, 15 years.’ They’ll never go for that anyway. That’s not what this is about. This is a voter registration drive. This is not about immigration, it’s not about assimilation. These are undocumented Democrats. As far these people are looked as, ‘We just gotta get ’em legal so they can vote!’ That’s all this is about. It’s not about anything to do with them improving their lives, having them get a better life. This is about the creation of a permanent underclass.
The Democrats have lost millions of votes since Obama was immaculated. They want to try to get some of those votes back with amnesty, one way or the other. I know exactly what your point is. You talk about skilled versus unskilled immigration. We make no exceptions on the skilled immigration side. We have limits like you wouldn’t believe. It is damn tough to get into this country as a skilled, educated immigrant. But as an unskilled, southern hemisphere — or actually even northern hemisphere — immigrant, it’s simple. You cross the border in a car or van or however you can get here. Look, I don’t like saying this stuff. There’s an ongoing effort to define the entire issue. We’re gonna become the lowest-common-denominator country. The lowest-common-denominator country is equal to Democrats in power in perpetuity, and that’s what this is.