Last night, über liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz said Obama’s plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants would be a “mistake.”
“Politically,” Schultz said, “there is no way Democrats can go home and campaign on across-the-board amnesty for millions of undocumented workers—I don’t think that’s a political winner for the Democrats.”
Tonight, Schultz continued to hammer the president, saying it’s a “political loser” for Obama to “dish out work permits to millions of undocumented workers.”
Schultz even went so far as to urge Obama to work with Republicans on a bipartisan immigration reform bill. “I think there needs to be a process. There needs to be some unity. And there’s just some things you’re just not going to get done and turned over to the voters in less than a hundred days.”
Clearly Schultz’s warnings to Obama, are motived by his own political leanings, and his ardent support for union labor.
“The sweeping executive order,” writes National Review editor Andrew Johnson, “would also make it harder for American workers to compete in the economy (it is worth noting that the union-friendly Schultz has received more than a quarter of a million dollars from unions in the past two years).”
Still, this is must see TV.
“I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem,” Schultz continued. “I think this would be a ground-sweeping move by the president to do that, and I think a lot of Democrats would have a hard time with it.”
“It would be a real tough sell to independents,” he lamented. Schultz also said an amnesty executive order would force competition “between American workers who are abiding by the laws.”
“I mean let’s face it,” Schultz said, “people who are here in this country are here for a number of different reasons, but they are lawbreakers. And to just give them permits for working, creates a greater problem.”
“You have to have it legislated.”
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