White House promises left: Illegals will be eligible for ObamaCare after we give them amnesty

posted at 7:58 pm on January 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

Remember last week’s seemingly inexplicable news that The One would try to cram amnesty down America’s gullet next year, too? It’s not so inexplicable, really. Once you understand that he’ll do literally anything, including sacrificing dozens of Blue Dogs, to pass health-care reform, this makes perfect sense.

Like Joe Wilson, I was worried for awhile that he might try to extend federal benefits to illegals, but now that I know he’s planning to wave his hand and magically legalize them first, I feel better.

Lawmakers who want to extend health coverage to illegal immigrants will not block the passage of the final health care reform bill so long as the White House offers a substantive promise to start pushing comprehensive immigration legislation this year…

A source familiar with the negotiations between Congress and the White House told TPMDC the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will demand an agreement from Obama that health care coverage for illegals who earn a path to citizenship will be addressed in an immigration bill…

Those familiar with the talks say any immigration legislation will include various amnesty provisions to allow for health care coverage.

Newsflash for the left: Amnesty’s not going to pass in this political climate if it couldn’t pass in 2007, so either this is all an elaborate kabuki aimed at tactfully caving on benefits for illegals or the CHC is a really, really cheap date. As for the right, if this sounds familiar it’s because The One has been hinting at doing it for at least four months. Not sure why it hasn’t been more of a talking point among conservative pundits — probably people would just as soon avoid another clash with Hispanic voters — but it’s about to become a hot potato. Which, honestly, is probably Obama’s whole point in pushing it.


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I must admit I dont have contact with many Hispanics, except while in Mexico doing business. However, the 6 or so I do know, (is it snotty to admit that they are my housekeepers & yard men?), are all here legally. They HATE the idea of illegals. They talk about it everytime a political point remotely comes up. Maybe this is not near the norm, but I was surprised by their venom.

And like it.

di butler on January 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM

He is openly banking on the stupidity of the Hispanic caucus. Democrats are racists and elitists. If the caucus falls for it, it’s their fault.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Look for a few ISLE HOPPERS to come to the rescue of the BORDER HOPPERS,
Juan McShame and his mistress Lindsay Grahamnasty

2009 Gun & Ammo Salesman: Obama.

2010 Republican Salesman: Obama.

jukin on January 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM

100% right on, Pinnochio, the salesman of the year for guns, ammo and Republicans and the death of the Blue Dogs!

dhunter on January 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM

The KSM circus trial should prove an interesting addition to ObaAmnesty during the election cycle as well.

bloviator on January 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Newsflash for the left: Amnesty’s not going to pass in this political climate if it couldn’t pass in 2007

Oh really? The political climate has never been better for Dems to pass Immigration/Amnesty in 2010. In fact it will be passed in 2010 or not at all. Pelosi, Reid and Obama know this. The same charade as Health care will be followed. Two separate bills consolidated behind closed doors signed by Obama.

The Dems don’t need any Repubs and they know it. Cap and Trade will follow. The vast majority of illegal immigrants lean Dem for. The Dems know this and they mean to have it. Hispanics represent the next voting bloc akin to the afro American vote. Basically near total allegiance.

The Dems could care less if they lose in 2010. They know it will only be temporary once the new voting block kicks in.

patrick neid on January 5, 2010 at 1:41 PM

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