Leno and Limbaugh agree on term to replace AP banned ‘illegal immigrant’

Undocumented Democrats
Photo Credit: Rush Limbaugh

Comedian Jay Leno had the perfect joke Tuesday night about the Associated Press no longer approving the word “illegal immigrants” to describe people who enter the country illegally.

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Leno quipped on Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show”:

And in a groundbreaking move, the Associated Press, the largest news gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term ‘illegal immigrant.’ That is out. No longer ‘illegal immigrant.’ They will now use the phrase ‘undocumented Democrat.’ That is the newest – ‘undocumented Democrat.’

Perfect and true!

But, Leno wasn’t the first to come up with the term “undocumented Democrats” to describe illegal immig – um, I mean people who have entered the United States of America without legal permission.

On Rush Limbaugh’s July 1, 2010 radio program, a caller gave Limbaugh the idea:

RUSH: Mike in St. Louis, you are on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.

CALLER: Rush, you’ve mentioned many times that if the illegal aliens were Republican voters, they’d be out of the country by now.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: And, you know, as you always say, words have meaning, so that’s led me to start thinking of these illegal aliens as illegal Democrats.

RUSH: Okay. I like that, undocumented Democrats, ’cause that’s really what they are. They’re undocumented Democrats. They’re future Democrat voters. That’s why the move is being made, largest voter registration drive in history. You have given me an idea, undocumented Democrats. Right on, right on, right on. Way to go, Mike in St. Louis. Excellent idea.

Watch Leno’s “undocumented Democrat” joke from Newsbusters:


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