Sarah Palin sure is having fun with her anti-immigration-reform crusade. Earlier this month, the politician-turned-pundit smacked Jeb Bush for ostensibly dissing the fertility of white women. Now, with the Senate poised to pass a hard-won compromise immigration bill, she has taken to Facebook to tee off on Sen. Marco Rubio and all the other elitist, amnesty-peddling “crony capitalists” plotting to screw over decent, hardworking Americans.
“Holes in the Border as Big as the Holes in Their Amnesty Bill” is the title of Palin’s long Sunday post, which radiates every bit of the self-righteous reverse snobbery and misleading hyperbole we have come to expect from politics’ folksiest demagogue.
“[T]his pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans,” Palin asserts of the Senate bill. Fear not! Mama Grizzly is here to enlighten the ignorant. She derides passages of the bill as “economic insanity” and warns of a coming deficit disaster driven by millions of amnesty-grabbing illegals gaining access to welfare benefits and other entitlements. Despite her fear and loathing of all things Washington, Palin goes so far as to cite the findings of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the legislation: “According to the CBO, the bill won’t stop illegal immigration, but it will drive down wages for average hardworking Americans. These would be the same blue-collar working class voters of every ethnicity who chose to sit home in 2012 instead of turning out to vote in the swing states we needed to carry in order to stop Barack Obama’s promised ‘fundamental transformation’ of America.”
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