Katie McHugh, Daily Caller, March 6, 2014
Eagle Forum president and conservative author Phyllis Schlafly condemned GOP leadership efforts to compromise with Democrats on immigration, telling her audience that Republicans are “fools” to back any kind of deal that includes citizenship for illegal immigrants.
“Republicans are fools to to support any kind of amnesty, or to import foreigners who will support big government and big spending,” she said during a blunt speech at The National Security Action in Washington, D.C. “Why is anyone surprised that three fourths of Hispanics and Asians voted for Obama during the 2012 election? . . . Sixty-nine percent of immigrants support Obamacare.”
Immigrants tend to vote Democratic not because they’re withdrawing their support from Republicans until the GOP works with Democrats on immigration reform, but because they benefit from generous social programs, she added.
“They’re not for amnesty,” she said. “They’re for the goody handouts of Democratic party. . . [A]mnesty is suicide for the conservative movement and the Republican party.”
But Schlafly saved her most scathing remarks for Republican supporters of immigration reform: “Everything they’re saying is just a complete lie.”
Requiring illegals to repay back taxes is “the laugh of the day — a complete farce.”
“Of course the aliens will never learn English before they get amnesty,” while their background checks will be as thorough “as the Boston bombers,” she added heatedly.