(William mentioned this earlier, but I have an additional point about this so, here goes…)
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Democrat Congresswoman from Florida and is currently the head of the Democrat National Committee. She is also one of the most vitriolic, off base, half informed demagogues of the far left in America today. There are tons of examples of her lies and calumnies out there — it’s an almost daily occurrence now that she is DNC head — but today we have a new one. This time DWS is lamenting how Republicans want to make illegal immigration, well, illegal.
Yes, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not bright enough to catch the “illegal” part in the phrase “illegal immigrant.” Apparently the question, “what part of illegal don’t you get,” is one she doesn’t get.
Naked Emperor has the video of Wasserman Schultz from May 26 of this year.
I think the president was clearly articulating that his position — Democrats position — is that we need comprehensive immigration reform. We have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that are part of the backbone of our economy. And that, that is not only a reality but a necessity. And that it would be harmful if some — you know, the Republican solutions that I’ve seen in the last few years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries, and in fact it should be a crime and we should arrest them all. I mean that was in legislation that Jim Sensenbrenner advanced a couple of years ago.
So, Wasserman Schultz’ position is that we have no economy without illegal immigrants and she doesn’t understand that illegal immigrants are actually already criminals for breaking tour immigration and employment laws in the first place. Further she contends that Jim Sensenbrenner and the Republicans suggested that illegals should be all rounded up and deported.
Lies in every respect.
As to the Sensenbrenner bill she is referring to, I’ll guess that it was H.R. 4437, Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. This bill passed the House in 2005 but was stalled in the Senate.
Contrary to Wasserman Schultz’ lies, however, the bill did not require the government to “pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries.” The bill had no provision for all illegals to be rounded up and shipped home. In fact, no Republican sponsored and passed bill has ever proposed this.
Sensenbrenner’s bill did require illegals picked up in the regular process of criminal investigations to be sent home once their illegal status was determined, granted. But there was no wholesale requirement to round up all illegal aliens and ship them home. This claim is simple demagoguery. It’s an outright lie.
But, Schultz has never been anything but a total stranger to the truth, that’s for sure.
I have to say, the last two DNC Chairs have really been examples of the worst the Democrats have to offer and is proof that they really don’t see politics as an adult’s game. Previous to this nut as DNC chair the Dems had Howard “Yeeeogh” Dean as their chair. Both Dean and Schultz are vicious attack dogs that use lies and calumny to sell their DNC product. These screaming mimis are as far from the model of our statesmanlike founders as can be imagined. This is not how our founders saw the official face of politics at all.
(H/T The Blaze)