We've Been Played on Immigration

Rush Limbaugh
June 13, 2013

RUSH: Obama and the Democrats want it to die in the House because once again, they want to be able to run for office in 2014 in the midterms, the Democrats want the House, and be able to campaign on the idea that Republicans are again racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes who hate Hispanics, who don't like Hispanics, want to punish Hispanics, whatever, all because the Republicans vote down immigration reform in the House. Well, a prevailing theory is, no, no, no, we're gonna get immigration reform, comprehensive, amnesty, whatever you want to call it, the House is gonna end up voting for it, and the way it's gonna happen is -- well, here let Michele Bachmann explain it. We have a couple of bites. She was talking to correspondent Garth Kent on WorldNetDaily.com.

BACHMANN: Don't count on the House stopping this bill. This is what's going to happen. The Senate is going to pass a very bad bill. The House will pass what will sound like a pretty good bill, but I'm just here to tell you it's a Trojan horse. Those bills will go to what's called the conference committee. The good guts of the Trojan horse bill will be pulled out. The very bad amnesty provisions will be put in the bill. The bill will go to the House floor, and it won't be Republicans that pass it, it will be Nancy Pelosi leading all the House Democrats to vote for it.

RUSH: Well, but they don't have enough Democrats in the House to secure victory. They're gonna need some Republican votes for it to pass. Now, what she's talking about is, the Senate bill passes and goes to the House. The House doesn't have to deal with that; they can come up with their own bill, which they will. And the House bill, under the theory, will be a very conservative immigration reform bill that does not have amnesty in it. So you have those two bills, amnesty versus no amnesty. They go to conference. Now, who goes to conference? Well, the Senate leaders appoint their negotiators, and the House leaders appoint theirs. The theory is the House leadership will appoint conferees that are not conservative, that are not the Tea Party freshmen, and they'll get together with the Senate conferees, and they're strip out -- Bachmann was saying, the Trojan horse -- they'll strip out the conservative elements of the House bill and agree to the Democrat version of the bill.

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