A few years ago, I revealed the GOP’s healthcare plan: “Don’t Get Sick. And If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.” Recently the great satirist Andy Borowitz, the Jonathan Swift of our time, played a similar riff regarding the GOP’s immigration plan. I yield to the distinguished gentleman from New York-Rep. Alan Grayson (D)That was potential U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Alan Grayson(D) praising satirist Borowitz for his little disengenuous post on how the Republican Party, in particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, want to “make America somewhere no one wants to live,” and who believe that “the root cause of immigration, which is that the United States is, for the most part, habitable.”
GOP Immigration Plan: Make the U.S. Unlivable http://t.co/FIZo4akh6j
— Rep. Alan Grayson (@AlanGrayson) May 8, 2015
Grayson won’t say it himself, but obviously believes that this is exactly what the Republican Party wants.
“For years, immigrants have looked to America as a place where their standard of living was bound to improve,” McConnell said. “We’re going to change that.” Boehner said that the Republicans’ plan would reduce or eliminate “immigration magnets,” such as the social safety net, public education, clean air, and drinkable water.The Speaker added that the plan would also include the repeal of Obamacare, calling healthcare “catnip for immigrants.”
Attempting, perhaps, to tamp down excitement about the plan, McConnell warned that turning America into a dystopian hellhole that repels immigrants “won’t happen overnight.”
“Our crumbling infrastructure and soaring gun violence are a good start, but much work still needs to be done,” he said. “When Americans start leaving the country, we’ll know that we’re on the right track.”-Grayson emails
In closing, the two congressional leaders expressed pride in the immigration plan, noting that Republicans had been working to make it possible for the past thirty years.
Would you expect anything less from Alan Grayson?Grayson speaks his mind, and for that we respect him, but to continue to make such reckless and ridiculously dumb remarks, makes be think that he only makes these eyebrow-raising comments for attention and to raise campaign donations.