Speaker of the House and third in line to the presidency Nancy Pelosi is caught here on video offering a little pandering session to the Hispanic community. A crowd which included illegal aliens according to a report from foxnews.com.
In these videos she calls the illegal aliens “patriotic” and says efforts to curb illegal immigration into this country are “un-American.” I’m sure the Border Patrol agents getting shot by at by the coyotes and drug runners every day would love to hear that line from her….in person.
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It is rather difficult to understand the audio in these videos but I was able to pull some pertinent lines from them.
“You are very special people. You’re here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country’s future. That makes you very very patriotic.
Who in our country would not want to change the policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families? It must be stopped!
What value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.
There are ways we can stop this, changing policy of the administration which I think will happen. But we need competent immigration reform and we need it soon.
To put this really to work, in addition to helping individual families, we have to make change in policy and practice and say enough. The raids must end. The raids must end.
(please note, this is not intended to be a perfect 100% accurate transcript)
Towards the end of the panderfest Pelosi wanted to make clear that it was the Democratic Congress that was adamant about inserting certain language in the recently passed State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Language which specifically included illegal alien children into the program. She wanted to let everyone know the Democrats fully intended to go around laws which state children who are in the country illegally must be here for five years before they would be eligible for taxpayer funded free health care.
Unemployment figures continue to rise in America partially due to the completely avoidable manufactured financial “crisis” yet millions of jobs are performed each day by people who are in this country illegally. Wage growth has been stagnant for years. Healthcare costs are going through the roof. Schools are bursting at the seems in many parts of the country because they do not have the resources for the millions of children who are in the U.S. as a result of illegal immigration.
For those that claim the illegal aliens pay their fair share and are not a burden on our society, spare the vast majority of us that know better your stupidity. An old barn owl would be able to run the numbers and figure out what the truth is in under two minutes.
Now why in the world would anyone advocate throwing open our borders and inviting anyone and everyone to just come rushing into our country?
Think about it for a minute. Do you have and use locks on your doors at home? Do you have a fence around your yard? Do you lock your car when you get out? Why?
Shouldn’t anyone be able to drive your car whenever they want? Shouldn’t anyone be able to come into your house or onto your property whenever they want? What if they are really great people just looking for a better place to live? Shouldn’t you take them in, support them and give them whatever they want? If you say no, that’s not how the program works I ask why? What is the difference? Millions of Americans do not want their borders wide open allowing anybody that wants to come into our “house” to just stroll right in.
That’s why we have immigration laws yet politicians like Pelosi call those breaking our laws and flooding into our country illegally…”patriotic!” Is she pandering to what she hopes will continue to be a reliable Democratic Party voting block? No doubt. But I have a funny feeling her lovefest for an open border policy may have something to do with lining her pockets via cheap and easy to acquire illegal alien labor in her personal businesses along with assisting friends and campaign contributors secure the same fabulous deal.
From an Investors Business Daily editorial back in 2006,
Rep. Nancy Pelosi has her own “grapes of wrath” scenario going on. Is her opposition to enhanced border security due to the fact that the House Democratic leader personally profits from a steady supply of cheap foreign labor?
As Peter Schweizer notes in his best-selling expose of liberal hypocrisy, “Do As I Say (Not As I Do),” part of the fortune of this defender of the working man is a Napa Valley vineyard worth $25 million that she owns with her husband. The vineyard produces expensive grapes for high-end wines. Napa grapes bring up to $4,000 a ton compared with $300 a ton for, say, San Joaquin grapes.
But Pelosi, winner of the 2003 Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers, hires only nonunion workers and sells these grapes to nonunion wineries. Schweizer places Pelosi in a chapter titled “Workers of the World Unite Somewhere Else.” UFW members need not apply at the Pelosi family vineyards.
Which makes Pelosi’s steadfast opposition to any attempts to enhance border security and stem the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. all the more interesting since she seems to be among those rich employers who financially benefit from a steady supply of cheap foreign labor.
She voted against a bill to make employers such as herself financially liable for hospital costs if undocumented employees seek medical attention, preferring that either taxpayers foot the bill or that hospitals close under the burden, as many are doing throughout the Southwest.
Pelosi apparently puts her financial interests above the security of this nation and the safety of its citizens, exploiting undocumented workers in the process. If the people at Immigration and Customs are looking for an employer to check out, we know this little vineyard in the Napa Valley.
The devil is always in the details isn’t it?