In comments he made during the rollout of his latest illegal alien amnesty effort, Lindsey Graham actually had some excellent advice for Republicans in South Carolina – don’t vote for him. Graham was appearing alongside his fellow 2013 gang of eight amnesty comrade, Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois – nobody should vote for him either.
In what seems like disingenuous grandstanding, Graham said if people have a different view of amnesty for illegals from his he doesn’t want their vote because he’s not going to be serving them well. If that were the real standard Washington would be a ghost town, but okay.
Graham said, “There are a lot of Republicans who make a point that I agree with, ‘Well if you give these kids,’ who are all great kids, ‘amnesty or legal status, aren’t you enticing more to come?'” Hold on a minute Tinkerbell, they’re not all kids, some of those receiving legal status would be in their thirties, potentially forties. And they’re not all great, they’re individuals, some are better than others.
He says “The key here is to be fair to the eleven million, starting with the DREAMers.” The eleven million is the figure thrown around representing the number of illegals supposedly in the US. According to Graham, the way we are fair to trespassers squatting in our country is to allow them to stay, make them one of us. It’s just “not fair” to enforce our immigration laws.
Sure it cheapens being an American and it’s a slap in the face to those who followed the process, and yes they are rewarded for breaking our laws. But it’s fair, according to Graham, to hold down wages and reduce job opportunities for Americans, “fair” to his corporate masters.
Graham “reassures” Americans that he’s going to do what Reagan couldn’t do, “secure the border, control who gets a job, increase legal immigration so people don’t have to cheat.” That’s supposed to put us in support of Graham’s idiocy? We don’t want big brother Lindsey or the government controlling who gets a job; we want employers and the marketplace doing that through a strong economy. Just eliminate the illegals from the labor pool and fine or lock up their employers for hiring them.
We also don’t want more legal immigration. Competing with an illegal or competing with a low wage legal import for a job is still lowering our standard of living either way. Ask any of the hundreds of thousands of tech workers who have been displaced by cheap Indian labor on H-1B visas. The label is incidental. It’s still a foreign worker taking an American’s job. If anything, the legal, slave labor is more damaging.
Obama made an offer he couldn’t keep and had no right to make in the first place, executive branch amnesty. Graham says it’s “almost a moral decision” to continue the Obama offer, an immoral, anti-American decision designed to create the very conditions of “moral dilemma” that it has. Dump it in the Republicans’ lap and make them look heartless. Either way he and his party see a political opportunity.
Graham says, “To the people who object to this – I don’t want you to vote for me. Because I cannot serve you well.” He asks, “So what have I done? I’ve stopped letting 30% of the people, who are mad about immigration, determine how I behave.
He adds, “To those who feel like you should deport these ‘kids,’ boy I couldn’t disagree with you more.” And to your suggestion, Senator, about not voting for you, this is one of the few times you’ve effectively and persuasively made your case. We couldn’t agree with you more.
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