Villains abound in the great immigration scam, now playing out in Congress, and not all of them are Democrats. Some are fat cats of the Republican persuasion, and the satisfied smiles on their faces suggest Cheshire blood lines.
An endless supply of poor, hungry and illiterate peasants, preferably from the Mexican interior where poverty grinds so exceedingly fine that crumbs and scraps look like Christmas dinner, is crucial to keeping the scam going for the corporate and personal elites. The illegals have fastened onto them like fleas on the belly of a blue tick hound.
This has created unlikely allies in the campaign to rush President Obama’s immigration “reform” through Congress, joining not only Republicans with Democrats and conservatives with liberals, but including nice liberals who want to keep the illegals coming to make their beds, clean their swimming pools, change their babies’ diapers, cook their meals and do all the jobs beneath the dignity and standing of an elite.
The Republicans in the service of the elites, beginning with the four senators in the “Gang of Eight", are feeling buff and buoyant now. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the reliable appendage of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, giddily predicts that Obama immigration reform will pass the Senate with 70 votes, 10 more than necessary.
If so, President Obama will get another “signature” victory to spin not as a bipartisan triumph, but as the high-hanging fruit of his own wonderfulness. The senators, who thought they were under the tutelage of Harry Reid, the leader of the Democratic majority, actually act under the whim and wham of the White House. “No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,” a White House source told Ryan Lizza for an article forthcoming in the New Yorker magazine.
"This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,” said the official, referring to the Gang of Eight negotiations. “If a Gang of Eight-style bill is signed into law by the president it will probably be one of the top five legislative accomplishments in the last 20 years. It’s a huge piece of business.”