On his Friday radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh scoffed at the suggestion Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are concerned about immigration policy that would deport those here illegally on the grounds it would split up families.
According to Limbaugh, if that were a true belief held by Democrats in general then the role of government-provided welfare benefits would not be a substitute for “the husband” in the black family structure.
Partial transcript as follows:
Just off the top of my head, stream of consciousness thoughts, I’m watching these people go on and on and on about immigration. One of the points they both kept making was, as they push the idea of amnesty, that the Republicans and anybody else who opposes them, all they want to do is split up families. We can’t allow that. We can’t allow families to be split up. Why, the family is crucial. It’s a crucial structure, and one of the reasons that we should not be deporting anybody here is that we’re breaking up and busting up families, and it’s just unconscionable.
Don’t you just love it how these two people, the Democrat Party at large, is so concerned about the importance of illegal immigrant families, but they never stop to think, do they, of the demise of the black family brought about by their very own destructive policies. I’m gonna tell you, the Democrat Party’s one of the most destructive forces in this country. We’re all dealing with it, but the black family has been seemingly targeted by Democrat Party because the Democrat Party has no problem becoming “the husband” in the black family structure, meaning they’ll provide for the family if the husband is no longer around.
Bill Clinton comes along, and he is the reason so many African-American men are in prison, and here’s his wife up there saying what she’s saying about it. Nobody ever calls her on it; nobody ever asks her about it. So they tell us that we must not deport these illegal immigrants because we cannot destroy their families. Yet no mention of the total destruction of the black family by liberalism. By the way, I’m not the only one saying that. I’ve had African-Americans call this program for 27 years who have made that claim, made that charge. There doesn’t seem to be any attention paid to the black family.
Whether you want to agree with me or not about whether liberalism has destroyed the black family — and I don’t think it’s arguable. When the federal government is willing to take on the role of husband, the husband doesn’t need to hang around and doesn’t, it’s not arguable, folks. But nevertheless, we never hear the Democrat Party talk about the family structure at all except in the context of illegal immigrants. Even when talking about nonminority family members, what does Hillary Clinton say? It takes a village to raise a child.
The whole concept of the family unit is under assault. The Children’s Defense Fund, all of these Democrat programs designed to take kids away from fathers who may not be qualified to raise their own children. The desire by the Democrat Party under the auspices of the federal government and state governments to come in, child and family services, and take the kids away on the basis that the parents are not qualified, not competent. And we all know the reason for this, the indoctrination of these young kids. ‘Cause the Democrats don’t trust the families to do this because the Democrat Party doesn’t trust the average citizen, holds the average citizen in contempt as being incompetent and incapable.
But when it comes to the illegal immigrant families, why, the Democrats care about them. They don’t seem to care about the black family. They don’t care about anybody else’s family. They’re not worried about the busting anybody else’s family up. They’re not worried about the federal government taking on the role of parent in any busted-up family that they have made possible. But the illegal immigrant families, why, they matter somehow. That’s something of great importance to them. Bernie Sanders says that one in four African-American men have a chance ending up in prison.
You know what stat he did not mention?
He did not point out that those same mythical African-American young men — one in four have a chance to end up in prison — half of ’em don’t even have a chance of being born. The abortion rate in the African-American community is 50%, folks. The Democrat Party, why do you think they care so much about illegal immigrants, immigration in general? They need a permanent underclass, and the Democrat Party’s aborting a significant percentage of its own future voter base. They gotta get ’em replaced somewhere.
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