RUSH: Get this. The Republican National Committee today has released newly uncovered audio from a 2003 radio interview that Hillary Clinton gave as a senator. In this radio interview in 2003 she was asked about the issue of illegal immigration, and she said, “I am, y’know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.” In the audio from the RNC, what they say is that in Clinton’s interview — it was with John Gambling at WOR — “Clinton calls for more border security and for employers to stop hiring illegal immigrants.”
Now, we had the sound bite just yesterday where this woman is now claiming that she knows that illegal immigrants are paying more in taxes than most New York businesses. We have a woman who used to be adamantly opposed to gay marriage — just like Obama was three/four years ago — now totally for it as though they always have been. Bill Clinton and Algore used to be pro-life back when they were just local politicians in Arkansas and Tennessee.
When they had national aspirations, of course, they had to become pro-choice. Mrs. Clinton 12 years ago when she was a senator — “adamantly against illegal immigrants” — wanted to shore up the border. She had the position then that a majority of Americans had and that a majority of Americans still have to this day. But now she’s out there (that audio we had yesterday) and she’s vowing to go beyond Obama’s executive amnesty. She’s vowing to grant citizenship to between five million and 12 million illegals!
Obama’s not even trying that.
Now, I know this may be (sigh) apples and oranges. When Obama talks about granting amnesty, he’s not granting citizenship. The Constitution does not empower him to do that. the president can’t; only Congress can do that. Well, I know what you’re saying, “Well, there’s a lot of things only Congress can do that Obama’s doing.” But Obama has not talked like Hillary did yesterday about granting automatic citizenship. If you remember when we discussed this, citizenship has not been part of this.
We always know that it is, ultimately, because all this is about is registering all these new illegals as Democrat Party voters. But even all these amnesty discussions — either amnesty bills in Congress or Obama’s executive amnesty — are not about citizenship. Which is why we know that a short period of time after this executive amnesty happens, somebody like Chuck Schumer is gonna go to closest camera and microphone and talk about, “You know, what were we thinking?
“Here we’ve just told ’em that they can come out of the shadows and they can stay. They can legally now stay here. They have amnesty. What were we thinking when we did not grant them the right to vote? How cruel have we been here?” And then make an immediate push to grant them citizenship so they can vote. My point in saying this is citizenship is not even part of what Obama’s talking about. Yesterday Hillary promised it. Frankly, folks, I don’t think Hillary knows that she can’t.
I am not one of these people that thinks Hillary Clinton is The Smartest Woman in the World. I don’t think Elizabeth Warren’s The Smartest Woman in the World. What happens here is that whatever liberal female rises to prominence, it’s just standard operating procedure that the media and everybody’s gonna refer to them as The Smartest Woman in the World. So Hillary has had that title since she became first lady, and now Elizabeth Warren has a joint op-ed somewhere.
Where is that op-ed? Yeah, Elizabeth Warren has a joint op-ed with de Blasio in the Washington Post, and now they’re starting talk about how she’s The Smartest Woman in the World, and she’s an idiot, too. These people are dummkopfs, and I doubt that Hillary knows that she can’t grant citizenship. But regardless what she knows and doesn’t know, she’s out there saying it. The point is, 12 years ago, three years ago, five years ago, Hillary believed something entirety different than what she’s saying today.
Now, I don’t expect it to hurt her with a Democrat Party voter. I don’t expect it to hurt her with the base. In fact, if you’re one of these people that looks at the presidential election without candidates — you just look at states and electoral votes, and you count up blue states and red states and then the states that you don’t know which way they’re leaning — it’s axiomatic, it’s automatic that whoever the Democrat Party nominee is will get 230, 240 electoral votes.
It doesn’t matter who it is.
And it’s axiomatic that the Republican nominee is gonna get a certain number of electoral votes simply because states are so solid blue or red depending respectively which way you’re talking; that the states that matter are the swing states, states where it’s impossible to tell, and that’s where the campaigns are fought. So none of this stuff matters to people that look at presidential elections that way. The people that look at presidential elections issue by issue, and voters who decide issue by issue, they think this kind of stuff could hurt Mrs. Clinton.
But I’m telling you: This kind of hypocrisy or changing her mind is not gonna give one rock solid Democrat voter a second’s worth of pause. All that’s gonna matter is that Hillary is on board for the agenda today, which is amnesty and citizenship. They’re not gonna care what she said 12 years ago. Now, I don’t blame the RNC for putting it out. Don’t misunderstand. But I’ve been there and done that. I’ve seen this. I’ve seen all kinds of evidence of hypocrisy turn up and be proven conclusively about Democrat candidates, and I’ve seen it never matter.
Republicans, yeah. They can get hurt with it because of the media. Well, the media is not gonna harangue Hillary over this unless — there is an exception — unless they really get frightened that she becomes so weak that all those automatic blue state votes are in question. So it could end up being precarious for her. Not because of this specifically, but because she might lose the media. If she loses the media, you can wave sayonara, ’cause that’s all she’s got, because in and of herself, there’s nothing to recommend her.
She can’t go out on the campaign trail and persuade people to vote for her no matter what she does. She’s got every vote she’s gonna get right now simply because she’s the Democrat presumed nominee, is my point. She’s got every vote she’s gonna get no matter what she does, unless she does something just totally incompetent and blows everything. And this foundation stuff could end up being it. Remember, it’s gonna matter more than anything else if there’s anything that happens that causes the media to go lukewarm, and some might say that that is already beginning to happen.
RUSH: I have the audio sound bites of Mrs. Clinton now that I referenced earlier that the Republican National Committee is making public. Let’s first go back Tuesday night this week in Vegas at Rancho High School, Mrs. Clinton with a roundtable discussion campaign event.
HILLARY: The facts are really clear. You know, we know how much people who are working hard contribute to our economy, both in what they buy and in what they pay in taxes. In fact, in New York, which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New York.
RUSH: Now, that’s preposterous. Remember, that was this Tuesday. Let’s go back February 2003 WOR in New York.
HILLARY: We’ve gotta do several things, and I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants. I made this exception basically on humanitarian grounds because of the individual stories, but certainly we’ve gotta do more at our borders, and people have to stop employing illegal immigrants. Come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand on street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx, you’re gonna see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work.
RUSH: And she doesn’t sound like she likes them at all. I mean, that’s just, what, 12 years ago, folks? What a reversal for Mrs. Clinton.