RUSH: I think it was last week, actually. Let me see, might have been Monday this week. We had a story, shared it with you, that the Regime was very quietly preparing a bunch of green cards, ID cards — it was Monday, thank you — for anywhere between nine and 34 million illegal residents. It was part of Obama’s executive action amnesty program, which many people have thought, or did think that he would implement before Labor Day.
Well, Labor Day came and went, nothing happened. Then people said, “Well, it’ll happen before November.” Luis Gutierrez in Chicago, congressman, started going crazy with excitement. “Oh, yeah, it’s gonna happen and we gotta get people ready for it.” And then it didn’t happen. Obama said it was gonna be delayed. Now it’s come to be expected that he will do it after all of the elections have completed, including any runoffs, and it’s thought that Mary Landrieu will be in one and that Obama’s not gonna do this prior to the election so as not to do any further damage to the Democrat Party, but after that he’s gonna do it.
Now, I don’t think there’s any doubt he’s going to do it. If he could have done it by now, blaming the Republicans, he would have. ‘Cause folks, whoever does this there’s gonna be hell to pay. It is gonna roil this country like nothing you have ever seen. And Obama knows it. He’s very aware of that. That’s one of the reasons to do it, I fear. I think it’s one of the motivations. There literally is no logical reason to do this. There’s no reason to grant amnesty and immediate citizenship or even tiered citizenship and at the same time keep these borders open. There’s just no point in it.
You’re gonna lower wages. You’re gonna put further pressure on the job market. You’re gonna marginalize native-born Americans. It’s gonna cause utter chaos. It’s going to put me more pressure on the welfare system, the welfare state. There’s nothing to recommend it, other than cheap labor. But the real reason Obama’s gonna do it is to make the Democrat Party a permanent, I mean permanent, forever, majority. That’s the reason he’s going to do it. And I am convinced the Democrat Party doesn’t really care what kind of country it is, as long as they run it. Because as long as they run it, it will be a welfare state. And the bigger welfare state, the better for them, because that means more people that can do nothing but vote for them in order to live, in order to exist.
They love that kind of power. You know, the heck with the founding, the heck with individuals and hard work and the American dream. All that’s bogus ’cause it doesn’t happen to everybody, so it’s illegitimate, they think. The American dream doesn’t touch everybody, but their policies will. Nobody will be left behind when the Democrats are in charge. Everybody will be equal, even if it’s miserable.
It’s just like FDR sought a permanent majority, a permanent Democrat Party majority with the New Deal. That had nothing to do, however, with flooding the nation with immigrants who were not citizens. That had to do with just creating a massive welfare state that couldn’t be undone, and he did it. But this gets back to another thing we talked about. After a while the American people instinctively know that’s not right, because there isn’t any prosperity for anybody. There’s no growth. There’s no reminder of what’s possible, and so they vote the Democrats out for a while until they feel it’s safe to return to them an election or two later. And I think the Democrats are trying to eliminate that cycle.
Even if people get tired of them, even if people get tired of their policies, there’s no way they can lose because the vast majority of people who vote are gonna be registered as Democrats, and that’s the end. So that’s his objective. To hell with what happens in the country. That doesn’t matter. Because whatever happens to the country, Obama will be insulated from it and Pelosi will be insulated from it and all these powerful Democrats and the Hollywood community, they’ll be insulated from it. They won’t have to live in and around the new America that gets created with this, so they think. That’s for the rest of us to have to put up with.
So, anyway, the story hit on Monday that the White House was preparing all of these IDs and green cards and what have you. The Washington Times editorialized it this way. “The White House intended to remain silent about its plans for immigration. Revealing a scheme to open the floodgates of amnesty would be disastrous on the eve of the critical midterm elections. But this is the gang that canÂ’t shoot straight. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday threw open the door to as many as 100,000 Haitians, who will now move into the United States without a visa.”
Did you know about that? I’m sorry, I thought I had mentioned that. I thought that came up Monday when I talked about it. That happened last Friday, 100,000 Haitians. Do you remember way back in the early nineties, the boat people, and the big argument about what do we do with these people, and it was back and forth, let ’em in, send ’em home? Nothing has really changed except now a hundred thousand of them are going to be allowed to move here and come here without a visa. That was last Friday.
“Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, rightly and accurately denounced enabling Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits as ‘an irresponsible overreach of the executive branchÂ’s authority.'” Well, it is that, but that doesn’t even get close to describing what this is.
“That was just the beginning.” The 100,000 Haitians being allowed entry without a visa. “The immigration agency earlier this month had solicited a printer able to handle a ‘surge’ of 9 million green cards ‘to support possible future immigration-reform initiative requirements.'” You remember back in January we uncovered that the Regime posted a jobs listing memo on the government website. What they were looking for were vendors, private sector vendors who could handle the logistics of transporting all of the kids that were expected to cross the border from Central America all over the country, which means they knew it was going to happen.
They advertised for these job openings in a January 29th posting on a federal website, and in March and April we began to see tens of thousands of minors from Central America cross the Southern border, nobody could stop them, and they were processed in a matter of days each and then sent somewhere. Nobody really knew where. Families took them in all over the country. Same thing here. In this case, the jobs listing was for a printer able to handle a surge of nine million green cards to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements, meaning Obama’s amnesty.
Now, “In an ordinary year, about 1 million green cards are issued, and over the life of this contract the company is expected to produce up to 34 million cards.” The first year is nine million. But over the course of the contract that the government is going to award to the printing company that can handle this, they were told to get ready to be able to produce 34 million cards over the life of the contract, which I think I saw is five to six years, maybe nine years.
That figure, 34 million, represents an increase in the population of this country by 10%. The cards, interestingly now, these green cards that will be handed out, “do not come with automatic voter registration, but thatÂ’s obviously what the scheme portends. President ObamaÂ’s promised ‘executive actions’ to bring about this enormous wave of amnesty constitute a transparent and cynical ploy to expand the Democratic voter base, creating a permanent majority.”
So this story, it was either a purposeful leak or somebody bungled something, but it has become known. So the follow-up to this is, USA Today had a story yesterday: “US Misinformed Congress, Public on Immigrant Release — New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.” This is another story, but it dovetails because there has been a massive prisoner release, and of them, hundreds, maybe thousands of illegal alien criminals have been set free, have been set loose.
The headline of this story should read, “White House Lied to Congress and Public About Illegal Alien Release.” Anyway, the upshot of all this is the Regime is now denying all of this. Josh Earnest is denying this story about the nine million to 34 million cards. He said this is a fantastic exaggeration. We don’t know where this is coming from. He’s out there trying to deny this left and right. But there’s no doubt that it’s true. It has to happen, if Obama is going to do this executive action amnesty, there are going to have to be cards or paperwork for all of these people. The print job has been put out for bid, and Josh Earnest at the White House is denying it all. “Ah, this is a bunch of people exaggerating.”
See, they’re afraid the news has come out too soon before the election. But these green cards, every one of these people is gonna end up with a driver’s license. You know what that gets you? A voter ID. That gets you a photo ID. You know what that gets you? On the voter rolls. That’s how they’re gonna do it. Every one of these, whether it’s nine million, 12 million, 34 million over a number of years, they’re all going to be permitted to get driver’s licenses. What do you have to have for one of those? You have to have a photo ID. Once you’ve got a driver’s license and a photo ID, you can get on the voter rolls.
RUSH: “The White House said Wednesday it was ‘crazy’ to attempt to divine the presidentÂ’s post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland Security.” Come on, you can’t read anything into us asking for nine million green cards to be printed. Who do you think? You can’t do that. Once again, the White House insulting everybody’s intelligence.
“‘I mean, this is crazy,’ White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, adding he would caution reporters against ‘making assumptions’ based on the ‘procurement of green paper,'” also known as the evidence. We’re being told to ignore the evidence. Here is Josh Earnest from the briefing yesterday afternoon in the White House. Major Garrett asked him a question. “Hey, about the printing of these additional green cards, are you saying it’s unrelated or is it coincidental?”
EARNEST: There are decisions that are made by lots of agencies, including the ordering of specific colored sheets of paper. Those sorts of decisions are not micromanaged by the White House.
GARRETT: Don’t be absurd with us. That’s not just a ordinary colored piece of paper.
EARNEST: I’m not suggesting that it is.
GARRETT: It is central to what the president has promised in public to do.
EARNEST: It’s also central to what they’re already doing. It’s also central to what they’re already doing.
GARRETT: That’s why I asked you the question, is it coincidental or is it unrelated?
EARNEST: You would have to ask the DHS about orders for green colored paper that they’ve ordered.
RUSH: There you have it, folks. I mean, that is how little regard they have for the concerns of people on amnesty. (imitating Earnest) “Green paper. You can’t expect us to be keeping track of every department’s requests for different kinds of printed colored paper.” And Major Garrett said, “Wait a second. This is central to what Obama’s promised to do. He’s been promising everybody executive action amnesty on immigration all year. And then Homeland Security offers up this print job for nine million to 34 million green cards, and you’re calling ’em green pieces of paper, print jobs that you guys can’t control?”
That’s how little regard this Regime has for the American people and their concerns. I mean, that is insolence. I mean, we’ve heard it before, but I think this is special because this is an outright denial that is dependent on their belief that you and I and all the rest of us are absolute blithering idiots. That we can look right at the evidence of what they intend to do, and it isn’t what we see. “There are decisions that are made by lots of agencies.” We all know what Obama intends to do! He intends amnesty. He intends to flood this country with illegal aliens.
He is gonna grant amnesty to those here and he’s gonna keep the border open and welcome all those who want in to come in as well. And they’re gonna get green cards, which means they’re gonna get driver’s licenses, which means they’re gonna end up on the voter registration rolls before it’s all over with motor voter. Ever heard of it? It’s called, with one signature, a permanent Democrat Party majority, not to mention the impact on the country, the culture, the economy, and everything else that’s gonna happen with this.
So when a reporter asks him about it, “Well, come on, these are different pieces of colored paper. Come on!” This is just… I don’t know. I’m trying to think of a word that’s permissible to use and I can’t come up with one. It’s just insolent thuggery. But I wanted to update you on the story as to the latest because I’ve been threatening to and never got to it all week. It turns out that it worked out well because of Josh Earnest and his press briefing yesterday where he says, “These stories are crazy.”
At the bottom of this article, it’s a Hill.com article, bottom of this article, “Business and immigration organizations lobbied Obama to expand the green card program for high-tech workers and the relatives of existing US citizens and permanent residents. They’ve suggested altering how the federal government issues green cards.” So it’s not just Obama. It’s business and immigration. Chamber of Commerce and La Raza, basically, have been lobbying Obama to do this. And the only people that do not want any part of it are the vast majority of the American people.