During the February 2 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman Donna Brazile stressed that Obama cannot stop short of full citizenship on immigration reform because citizenship will allow current illegals to vote.
As other commentators stressed that support from House Speaker John Boenher (R-OH) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) allows Obama to sit back and watch immigration reform-minus-citizenship pass, Brazile said reform-minus-citizenship is not enough.
Brazile said: “I don’t think you can create two classes of citizens in this society, one with legal status and the right to vote, and one without.”
For years, talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh has warned that Republicans are signing a political death wish by going along with the Democrats’ attempt to legalize illegal immigrants because it is ultimately a push for citizenship intended to grant voting rights to a new Democrat demographic. As recently as January 31 he stressed that current Republican Party support for amnesty is political “suicide.”
Bill Kristol echoed Limbaugh’s sentiment on This Week, referring to the Senate immigration bill as “crazy politics.” He said Republicans will be “in better shape in 2015” without it.
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