Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has put the country on notice: Nothing, absolutely nothing, is going to get in the way of an amnesty for the 11 million illegal aliens living within our borders.
Not guns, not the economy, not energy independence, nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada.
“This is so important now to both parties that neither the fiscal cliff nor guns will get in the way,” Schumer recently spouted.
Important if you're in the business of suspending the rule of law in order to accommodate certain individuals who say Americans owe them respect and dignity after trampling the latter's sovereignty, but where does it rank on the list of priorities for the 20 million Americans who are being forced by their own government to compete in a dismal job market while 7 million illegals get to keep their non-farming payroll jobs?
Schumer made his comment as both parties began in ernest their respective mating dances to woo more Hispanics to their respective ranks. The Obama administration's "one fell swoop" amnesty differs from that offered by GOP "rising star" Sen. Marco Rubio, who thinks pandering to illegal aliens is best done in stages.
While both parties differ in their approaches to sticking it to jobless Americans, they do share some common ground: They are making it very clear that their proposals to finally fix our "broken" immigration policy are in no way "amnesty."
That's because everybody knows that the last seven amnesties since 1986 have done nothing to deter illegal immigration.
This should finally put to rest the nagging fear that current members of Congress are stupid and unable to learn from past mistakes.