“A review of Clinton’s stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the US Presidency. Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled US immigration law during his two terms in office.”
Here we get to the meat and potatoes. “Clinton has pledged to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office. As NBC recently reported: ‘If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama’s executive actions and introduce comprehensive immigration reform during her first 100 days in office.’
“Clinton’s website has explained that by ‘comprehensive immigration reform,’ Clinton means full citizenship for illegal immigrants, which would give them welfare access, voting privileges, and the ability to bring over their family members through chain migration. ‘As president, Hillary will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that provides a full and equal path to citizenship,’ Clinton’s website states.”
First hundred days. This is not waiting until we get comprehensive immigration reform legislation out of the House. She says she’s gonna go beyond Obama’s executive orders.
What she means is — and the reason why the headline of the story says, “Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve US Border Within 100 Days” — that that’ll be the practical result. If she’s gonna take every illegal in the… By the way, this is how you get ’em out of the shadows if you don’t know how many there are. ‘All you do is step forward, and you’re gonna be a citizen! You’re gonna be able to vote! Are you presently enrolled as a Democrat? We’ll show you where.
“You’re gonna be able to get on welfare. You’re gonna be able to get on Medicaid and have full citizenship. All you have to do is come out of the shadows!” Then we’ll find out how many there really are. She’s not gonna wait for “comprehensive immigration reform.” She’s not going to expand on Obama’s executive actions. So right off the bat… Let’s say there’s 11 or 12 million because the number gets thrown around.
That many brand-new Democrats in the first year of the Hillary Clinton presidency, by virtue of her own words. That’s the practical result of that is essentially the dissolution of the US border. But the chain migration, that is huge. Automatic citizenship for you conferred to all of your family who are not here. They can come here as full citizens. So let’s take the 11 or 12 million here and multiply it by 1.8 or two. Maybe 2.8.
Each family has at least a kid. Multiply it times three, and that’s how many new American citizens (no doubt registered to vote Democrat) that there will be. And we still have — with all of this, we have all of these #NeverTrump people out there claiming to be afraid of Trump ’cause he’s gonna be a dictator. And here is Hillary Clinton promising to be one from day one and through the first 100 days.
RUSH: Let me repeat: Mrs. Clinton’s plan for full citizenship in the first 100 days of her presidency is the guaranteed way to bring every illegal alien out of the shadows. That’ll do it. A full-fledged promise of citizenship for them and their families, whether they’re here or not. Chain migration. Whatever the number is, multiply by two or three, folks, and I guarantee you that these in-the-shadow illegal immigrants coming out of the shadows are gonna know full well the deal is vote Democrat, register Democrat.
That’s gonna be the deal.
It may not even be required, they’re gonna be filled with such gratitude. The press and everyone will say, “Look what Hillary Clinton has done! This is the most compassionate act we’ve ever seen,” and in one signature, Hillary Clinton will forever change, irrevocably, the United States of America. The upside for her and them is that there’s all these brand-new Democrats. No Republican will ever get elected to anything again. And that, folks, is the key here.
Promising citizenship is how you get them to come out of the shadows. That’s where we’ll find the actual number. We, as you know, have microphones, cameras, listening devices, drones everywhere, including Chappaqua. (Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby parody) Kind of makes sense that Cosby would be calling Clinton for advice: The guy not getting away with it calling the guy who did, for all intents and purposes.
RUSH: Oklahoma City. This John. Great to have you. I’m glad you waited, John. Hi.
CALLER: How are you doing today, Rush?
RUSH: I am doing fabulously. Thank you.
CALLER: Good. I was calling, I’m of the opinion that possibly the worst thing that could happen is if Hillary gets indicted, the reason being is I think that will lead to a Biden-Warren ticket. She’ll bring on the Bernie people and you’ll have a contrast on stage of Biden, who will be kind of calm cool and Uncle Joe type, prone to gaffes but will be funny. Where Trump will come across as sometimes a raving lunatic and kind of a little out of control and maybe not — the perception is just not gonna be good, I don’t think. Plus the fact that Biden tragically lost his son, earlier, tragically lost his first wife, so he’ll — you know, unfortunately people will empathize with him.
RUSH: Trump will come across as a raving lunatic against Biden? Is that what you’re —
CALLER: At times, sure, he’ll go off the handle. He has that propensity.
RUSH: First things first. I don’t think that Hillary is going to be indicted. For that to happen that would mean Obama okayed it, and I don’t think Obama wants fingerprints on whatever happens to Hillary. That’s why I think what’s happening is the drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip. The IG report further reviews, further interviews, the FBI leaks, they’re all going to continue. I think Obama would very much enjoy Hillary losing the presidential election. I don’t think that Obama wants to deal with the fallout.
Look, if she gets indicted, everybody knows the trail leads back to the Oval Office. The only way that can happen — ’cause Loretta Lynch not gonna do anything on her own. She’s not gonna do this without the authorization of Barack Hussein O or Valerie Jarrett, whoever really runs that show up there. The second thing is, why does everybody automatically assume that Joe Biden’s gonna parachute in here? What do you think Bernie Sanders supporters are gonna do if anything takes Hillary Clinton out of this race, and the Democrat machine moves in there to put Plugs in? That means they’ve gotta totally ignore Bernie. Plugs doesn’t have a single vote. He didn’t run, he doesn’t have a single vote. Crazy Bernie has won a slew of states. Now, seriously, John, in your scenario, how could they get away with denying Bernie Sanders the nomination?
CALLER: Oh, I think they could do it through the rules change or whatever, especially if he brings on Elizabeth Warren.
RUSH: But you have supporters to deal with. Even if you make a deal with Bernie, “Hey, Bernie, we’ll may you $2 million a year in retirement, we’ll give you all the Ben & Jerry’s you want,” whatever it is, you still have to deal with his supporters who are not gonna just accept this. And they’re off and voting for Trump if this happens. They’re not gonna hang around and vote for Plugs.
CALLER: That’s a possibility, or they’ll let him write the platform, which will be the same as electing him, maybe.
RUSH: Well, look, the crux of your point is that you’d much rather see Trump versus Hillary than Trump versus Biden, because Biden is a sympathetic figure, Hillary isn’t. Biden, he does have this ability to BS people left and right. I mean, Biden, if you listen to him, he knows everybody, he’s met everybody, everybody’s his best friend, he’s had an intimate conversation with everybody. He’s loyal to Obama to a fault. Probably no more loyal person than Biden. Speeches at conventions, bailing Obama out of hot water here and there, running the jobs council, whatever he’s been given to do, he’s done it.
Then he did lose his son. And the word went out that his son’s last words were close to “run, Dad, run,” or some such thing. Your point is that Trump would probably fare worse against Plugs because of the sympathetic figure he is whereas Hillary not. But I don’t think it’s gonna come to that. Everybody thinks Plugs is gonna get thrown in there, but you can’t just ignore what Bernie Sanders supporters, even if you could say buy him off, how do you buy off his supporters? I don’t know how you do it.
‘Cause his supporters are really into what he stands for, which is, this place sucks, and it needs to be overthrown from the inside out with us in charge. There’s no middle ground with these people. Plus free dope, gotta throw marijuana in there, legalize that. And Plugs isn’t gonna do that. I mean, they might even go the Libertarian candidate if that’s the case.
This is Will in Shreveport, Louisiana. Great to have you, sir, here on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega dittos, but you are way overblowing this whole amnesty for illegal aliens voting. It’s not the disaster you think it’s gonna be. We don’t have a hundred percent voter registration and turnout in this country. We don’t have an equal number of Republicans and Democrats dying every year and being replaced by new crop of Republicans and Democrats. And that these illegal ages, if they accept citizenship, which I don’t think a lot of them are, are gonna show up en masse and vote and tip the scale. It doesn’t make any sense, and I think you’re blowing it way out of proportion.
RUSH: So there’s nothing to worry about, then, with amnesty?
CALLER: First off, if Hillary Clinton can truly come in there with a stroke of a pen, it’s over. You might as well just go ahead and start — don’t cover anything political, just cover football and golf every day.
RUSH: Wait. Obama has done it and the Republicans have tried to stop him very often.
CALLER: When the next Congress comes in, if it’s a Democrat Congress, then, I mean, what — okay. Let’s just say it happens. What do we do then? Would you say it’s over?
RUSH: New Zealand.
CALLER: What do you mean, New Zealand?
RUSH: I’m just kidding.
CALLER: I know what you mean, your Plan B. If it comes to the point where that happens and the American people just go, ho-hum, all right, then there’s just literally nothing else to do.
RUSH: But no, wait a minute, now. You just said there’s nothing to worry about, that even if they’ve granted amnesty, we’re not guaranteed that they’re gonna be overrunning the ballot box, there’s nothing —
CALLER: In that case I’m taking it from your point of view on that. As far as I’m concerned, your assuming that they’re all gonna show up and vote, that, you know, this —
RUSH: It doesn’t take — wait a minute. It doesn’t take all of ’em. If you’ve got 11 million out there — that’s the number — and if they’re granted amnesty, all it takes is 10% of ’em showing up and all voting Democrat.
CALLER: And that’s assuming no other Americans are gonna vote.
RUSH: No. It’s including current vote patterns and turnout patterns now. Demographic shifts and everything.
CALLER: You think maybe that might motivate people so 60% voter registration and out of that (unintelligible) 80 or 90%? You think that might be a motivating factor for people to get off their butts? I mean, I’m 50, I’ve got friends of mine literally my age who have never voted in their lives. I mean, you know —
RUSH: All right. So you’re factoring that there may be millions of Republicans who are not voting for whatever reason, but if Hillary were to do this, that would get ’em off the sofa —
CALLER: I’m not saying Republicans. I’m just saying people in general. We have overall, out of, what, 220, 230 million adults in the country, how many of them over 18 that go to the polls are actually registered to vote, 70? And out of that 70%, how many vote?
RUSH: If we don’t have to worry about this, then, this is such a load off, if we don’t have to worry about this? Then what happened in California really didn’t happen. That’s so wonderful. Then California didn’t happen. You notice there’s not a Republican Party in California. There’s not gonna be an elected Republican in the Senate in California. There isn’t a Republican Party in California. Why do you think that is?
CALLER: Rush, if (unintelligible) 11 million people nation-wide can come in and change that much, then it’s over. Yeah, maybe you should go to New Zealand. I’m looking how many people are in the country and how many people are actually voting. We only have, what, 60% voter turnout. You’re making out like everything else is gonna stay static. Really if that’s the case, Hillary Clinton with a stroke of a pen could really make them citizens and they’re actually gonna vote —
RUSH: The fact of the matter is, if you want to see what’s gonna happen to America, look at California. We used to own California, Will. We had governors like Reagan and Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian and Arnold Schwarzenegger. There isn’t a Republican in that state that can get elected to anything. The Republicans are irrelevant. There aren’t enough of them. They have left. A lot of people have left California while others have moved in from Mexico and Central America and so forth. California is exactly what would happen to the United States.
You’re theory is that there are a lot of people not voting — Republicans, Democrats, independents, whatever — and when they see this happen, they’re gonna say, “Whoa, mama,” and they’re gonna get off the sofa. They’re gonna get out of the house, they’re gonna go register, and they’re gonna outnumber whatever number of illegals register as Democrats. That’s… There’s no evidence whatsoever to support that. But beyond that — beyond that, Will — let’s not forget what really is at the root of this, is the law. It is illegal.
Mrs. Clinton will not have the power to do what her website is pledging to do. She cannot, with a stroke of her pen, create federal law, or wipe it out. She cannot. Yet that’s what she’s promising to do, and the fundamental aspect of this — the foundational aspect that’s got really everybody — is the rule of law being obliterated. The vote results are the result of the law being oblitirated. People are not racist on this. People are not prejudiced or bigoted. People are concerned that if the rule of law goes… Why does anybody obey the law? (I should have pointed this out earlier.)
Glenn Reynolds, who’s a law professor at Tennessee, University of Tennessee, had a piece that ran in USA Today this week. It was all about (summarized), “Why do any of us obey the law? What is it in our nature that makes us independently obey the law? Above and beyond fear of getting caught and punishment, what is it that makes us obey the law?” And it is a many-factored answer. The societal agreement and the understanding of the rule of law being a foundational aspect of the country that we can’t exist without it.
But his point further was that if leaders of our country in Washington routinely ignore it and routinely violate, break, and get away with it, why should any of the rest of us obey the law? It was a great column, because it does… You know, the Constitution’s there, but what is the Constitution? A piece of paper. Do you realize for 230 years the Constitution has survived. Why? It’s just a piece of paper. Why, up until Barack Obama, has the Constitution ruled? It’s because people we’ve elected, for the most part, have had an understanding and a respect for it and what it means.
But if that vanishes, then all it is is a piece of paper. And that’s nothing. The words on it will not matter. It is… I’ll tell you, folks, in one sentence, the idea this country, founded the way it was. That Constitution is a document, that Constitution is the glue, and it’s held this country together for 200-and-some-odd years because people have been willing to obey it. But now we have people at the upper, highest levels of our government willing not to obey it. And the dissent from that, the indications of that are horrible.