The brilliant guys at Godfather Politics dug up political gold when they found this video of Senator Harry Reid (the leader of Senate Democrats), basically making the Republicans’ argument against illegal immigration for them.
So how could Harry Reid have been so sure about the dangers of illegal immigration two decades ago, and now be such an ardent supporter of the destructive practice? One word – politics.
Here’s how author Gary DeMar puts it:
What’s changed is the political climate. Reid came to realize that illegal immigrants can be good for the Democrat Party.
If they offered enough free stuff, they will vote Democrat for the rest of their lives.
That’s exactly right. Harry Reid only moves when the political math is in his favor, and on illegal immigration, he shifted as soon as the political wind did…
HARRY REID: If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that. Right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with US citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides. And that’s a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense in county-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?