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LIMBAUGH: And the way the Republicans are looking at it is that they think that Hispanic immigrants are made-to-order conservatives. For some reason, culturally, they think that they're invested in hard work. And using the Cuban exile model, they're exactly right. But the Hispanic demographic, if you will, or population, has shifted. And the Cuban exile model is no longer the dominant model. The Mexican immigrant model is. And that -- they arrive with an entirely different view of America. And I'm sorry if this is offensive, but it's true.

And I'm not just asserting it. The scholarly research from academia is out there. A full 75 percent of voting Hispanics believe that prosperity is the job of government. And so they'll vote for the party that espouses those beliefs. [It] happens to be the Democrats. And so we sit here, and we think it's a lost cause to favor amnesty, illegal immigration, simply to get voters.  

Thes so many things wrong here its ridiculous

I've written previously about my grandmother, who immigrated from Mexico and raised seven children. My mother, who worked three jobs. My uncles who served in The Air Force and navy. None of which somehow screams Mexican = lazy. Yet somehow we have Rush here, essentially making the claim that Mexicans are takers, that they're government dependents that don't earn their way.

Bull. They work some of the physically hardest jobs in the country, and I bet they'd be less dependent on the government if they got a living wage. But hey, why advocate that for them? Good wages in the agricultural sector are only for Anglos. You never hear the Republicans advising better lay for Mexican laborers, but question why whites don't work the same job and they'll go off saying its because the pay needs to be raised.

This also ignores the fact that Cubans vote Republican more often based on a set of different historical factors, not to mention they're immediately given amnesty when they set foot in the U.S. Imagine if Mexican immigrants had the same privilege?

This is not a slight against Cubans, but against the rhetoric poisoning our political dialogue. Dishonesty and slight of hand is Rush's trademark.

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