From the December 17 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: All he's got to do -- If I were in his shoes -- to me, this isn't complicated, but of course I'm not the one under assault here. And I'm not the one being criticized -- but to me this is real simple. What was the purpose of the Gang of Eight? It was to register 20 million new Democrat voters. The Democrat Party needs a permanent underclass of dependent people who are ill-educated, poor, maybe don't even speak English well. They can't survive without government assistance. That's the Democrats -- the ideal Democrat voter. The more of them the better. That's what amnesty is. That's what their whole point is. That's what the whole desire for this to pass -- and the Republican side, this is -- see, the Republicans -- ditto. The Republicans are for amnesty, but for different reasons. Their donors want the cheap labor -- the Chamber of Commerce and all that -- and some Republicans want to support amnesty because they think Hispanics will love them and be more supportive and they think people won't call them racist, and there's all kinds of different reasons that various politicians support amnesty. The Democrats' reason is universal. From Democrat to Democrat, doesn't matter which one you're talking to, they see, whatever it is, 12 million 20 million brand new voters, 70-80 percent of which are going to vote for them. And that's all that matters.