Rush Limbaugh: Be on Alert for Amnesty Push Even After Cantor Loss
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh warned conservatives to stay vigilant against amnesty legislation even after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) shocking upset on Tuesday.
On his Wednesday show, Limbaugh said his response when asked if amnesty legislation was dead was, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no."
"Do you remember the election of Scott Brown? Well, what did that supposedly mean? It meant the end of Obamacare, didn't it?" Limbaugh said. "Six months later, what did we have? We had Obamacare."
Limbaugh said pro-amnesty advocates should never be underestimated and warned against those who push "immigration reform."
"'Immigration reform' equals one word: 'Amnesty,'" Limbaugh emphatically declared.
On Wednesday, Cantor canceled his keynote address to a pro-amnesty manufacturing group whose president had predicted that Congress would pass amnesty during its lame-duck session as its "final" act.
"I can honestly say I have never seen such a divide between the people who govern this country and the people who live in it," Limbaugh said. "I have never seen Washington so distant and so removed and so unaware. It is stunning to me to listen to some of the commentary from inside the Beltway."
Ultimately, Limbaugh said "Cantor forgot who his constituents are" and his "constituency became the Chamber of Commerce, donors, the Republican leadership, and even the president."
"All these guys are caught up in this notion that they can't be confrontational. That that's gonna kill them. It's gonna wipe them out. They've got to be agreeable. They've got to be bipartisan," Limbaugh said. "Well, look where it's getting them. And, by the way, whoever said that there isn't any confrontation in politics? Politics is all about confrontation. The tricks that the media and the Democrats have played on Republicans that they fall for continue to amaze me."