Republicans, led by Mr. Rubio, are falling for it again. Senator Marco Rubio’s star has risen too far, too fast. His first major policy fight will be over immigration reform. Mr. Rubio is teaming with other liberal republicans and democrats in the Senate to concoct a plan that will legalize illegal immigrants, grant them work permits, offer them green cards and ultimately a chance at citizenship.
What’s the price you ask?
The illegals must pay back taxes, not have been convicted of a felony and possibly learn English. Of course, Mr. Rubio will stand firm that his plan not be implemented until the boarder is secure. The likes of John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake have joined the Jr. Senator’s coalition and will push the plan through the Senate. The hope is that with such broad support in the Senate, the House Republicans will pass the bill or forever lose Latino votes.
Of course, it is all hogwash and balderdash. Does Mr. Rubio or any other senator or representative on the “right” really believe that Democrats will allow them to claim victory? With either outcome (passage of a bill or death in the House) the liberals will win at a game they could not have even played without the help of hapless Republicans.
Let’s go to the three dimensional blackboard….
Outcome Number 1.
The Senate passes “comprehensive immigration reform” that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. The House takes up the bill. Obama and his liberal machine mobilizes and demands that the bill be amended to extend the Cuba Adjustment Act policies to all immigrants, regardless of nationality. It is only old racist tendencies that confined the special immigration benefit to the largely lighter skinned Cubans in the first place. There is no room in modern America for such age-honored racism. Besides, with the drug war raging in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, “refugees” from these nations have a better claim than any other group to legal residency as a result of persecution. It is, after all, America’s love of narcotics that forced them to flee the lands of their birth. Besides, the Southwest United States is their ancestral land anyway.
The Republican leadership gin up enough support to pass the bill as amended and send it to conference where the deal is struck. President Obama hails his hard work and the tenacity of millions of immigrants and young people without whom the bill would have been stalled by angry, racist and out of touch Republicans. Obama will provide a stunning oration on how it took real guts for the Republican leaders to take on their own party and defeat such engrained racism. Obama issues an executive order granting Latinos automatic residency and access to entitlements under penalty of withholding federal funds if the states do not comply.
Within six years ten million new names are added to the voter roles. As high as 87% are now registered Democrats.
Outcome Number 2
The Senate passes “comprehensive immigration reform” that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. Obama demands much more. The House takes up the bill but the Republican leadership is unable to muster the votes needed to bring the bill to the floor. Obama leans on Boehner to achieve this momentous civil right that is long overdue for our hardworking migrant families. Paul Ryan hits the campaign trail with charts demonstrating the positive economic effect that a change in status of millions of immigrants will have. Once we bring these people out of the shadows, Mr. Ryan demonstrates, tax revenues will increase. Left over housing stocks will transform the fate of these hardworking families from migrant workers to permanent and valuable members of our communities while simultaneously improving housing starts. The new cultural diversity will be a shining light to potential college students and highly skilled immigrants that will come to our nation, feel at home and add to the economy. Yes, its true that the glut of newly documented aliens will result in a short term increase in entitlement spending. But once they have been given a free education, free healthcare, free places to live and raise a family and a little cash in their pockets they will have the means to join the workforce and do nothing but add to our prosperity. There is almost no chance of them simply accepting the welfare benefits while refusing to assemilate.
House Republicans defy their leadership and block the bill. Democrats are joined by Republican presidential hopefuls in lambasting the elitist conservatives and downright racist Republicans who voted against the bill. Marco Rubio appeals for passage of the bill as a way to put the immigration issue behind us as a nation. He tells the nation that when he is president, he will work with both parties to put aside their differences and rally around the Ryan plan.
Obama, now free to campaign for other liberals, offers his strongest chastisement yet. Opposing immigration reform is dangerous and confirms his suspicions that the GOP is out of touch with what it means to be American. Republican divisiveness on the issue is threatening to send our culture back to the times of Southern segregation. Only Hillary or Biden or…name your liberal candidate… can stop the unwinding of our American way of life. Even Rubio and Ryan agree that the Left has it right. Boy those Republicans are danergous and out of touch.
Here we go again.
Democrats get to choose the game, write the rules for the game and even get to bat last. The best part? Even if the Republican plan succeeds, the Democrats win! It must be nice to have such friendly fools as foes.