Michele Bachmann does it a lot — she projects the desires and intentions of herself and likeminded people on the President and Democrats. This time it’s the subject of immigration reform, saying her party should block it because these immigrants are unlikely to vote for Republicans.
That would be an outrageous enough reason by itself for standing in the way of fixing a law which obviously needs to be dealt with, but she couldn’t leave it at that, she had to go on to say that the President and Democrats want reform because any potential new citizens would be likely to vote for Democrats.
“It’s a terrible idea to go forward, because we have again about 7 million Americans that are looking for employment right now, so our problem is not lack of workers to do jobs. We have a lot of people who would like to work there just aren’t jobs,” Bachmann said, speaking to Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro.
She went on to make the completely false claim that every immigration reform bill that has been proposed would open the borders and completely change the nation forever.
But then she slips up and tells Shapiro why she really is opposed to immigration reform.
“Let’s face it,” she said. “If these were conservative Republicans that were coming illegally into the United States, the last thing President Obama would do is seek to give amnesty and citizenship and legal voting status to the people who were coming into the country.”
There you have it, in her mind the only reason that the President and Democrats want to fix the problem is because any new immigrants, when they become citizens, are likely going to be Democratic voters. She would be all for it if she thought that they might vote for her ideology, and therefore thinks that the Democrats are looking at it the same way. Classic projection.