Noun 1. gonif - (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
When "rising GOP star" Marco Rubio stepped before the Pavlovian Press to further reveal his "evolvement" on the immigration issue, he made sure that those watching knew exactly where he was coming from.
Everywhere he turns, Rubio said, he is surrounded by immigrants. He has friends and neighbors who are immigrants, his parents are immigrants, etc., etc.
And his point was?
Nowhere in his remarks did he attempt to address the ultimate cost of his amnesty proposal, i.e., how many of our tax dollars will be spent to legalize the 11 million here illegally, including the 7 million holding non-farming payroll jobs. And it won't be just the 11 million thanks to our chain migration policies that allow legal residents to bring in members of their extended families. When there were a mere 8 million illegals here about 10 years ago, former INS Director Doris Meissner warned that a general amnesty in the end could actually add about 27 million people to our population.
The Gonifs and their supporters are quick to remind us that "reforming our broken immigration system" (that they helped to break) is necessary in order to address the nation's "economic needs," “strengthen families," etc. If this is true, why aren't both the Democrats and Republicans demanding the removal of illegal aliens from the workforce so those jobs could be offered to some of the 20 million Americans who can't find full-time work? Wouldn't that be, as President Obama keeps telling us, "the right thing to do?"
The Gonifs are a walking mockery of the rule of law and their very existence an insult to our collective intelligence, but the most insulting quote from them thus far comes from Sen. John McCain, who you recall that despite carrying water for illegal aliens for 25 years still got his clock cleaned in 2008:
"Having a country with 11 million people living in the shadows," McCain said, "is not something we want to teach our kids about."
What we want to know is how do we teach our kids to respect their own federal government that is shafting unemployed citizens, including in many cases their parents, by allowing illegal aliens to keep their jobs and then reward them with citizenship in a country for whose laws they've shown no respect?