RUSH: It was hard to tell last night just whose leader Barack Obama is. I mean, I'm watching this, it's surreal, and it's almost like a dream. Was Barack Obama speaking as president of the United States or was he speaking as the victorious leader of a foreign invasion?
RUSH: I think Obama is taking note of how little anger, protest, opposition there really is. I mean, it might be in the polls, but Obama is taking the measure right now of how much more of this he can do in the next two years with as little opposition as he thinks he's gonna get. I guarantee you he's only just begun here.
RUSH: A bunch of PSAs: "No more. Don't do it. We gotta stick together, hang together. No violence, peace," whatever. And I sit here in amazement. Do the people that conceive these things really think they're gonna work or is it just an exercise in showing how much somebody claims to care?
RUSH: They are beside themselves with rage. "How dare they! How dare any company investigate us? We're just journalists. It doesn't matter what we've done or haven't done. That doesn't affect our reporting of this story! This is intimidation. This is harassment!" Journalists across the spectrum -- news journalists, sports journalists, tech journalists, bloggers -- are all writing about just how awful Uber is, how outrageous it is that anybody at Uber would even think of this.
RUSH: We want everybody like you who wants to come here to come here and do so in a legal way. Everybody is more than happy to deal with the unfortunate circumstances of your reality, but we have got to shut down the border first and stop the influx! If we don't do that, we're gonna be flooded and we're not gonna be able to handle assimilation.
RUSH: I say, "Look I'm ready to throw in the towel. You know what? I can see the numbers, and I can see, Senator Schumer, that you've got 'em. So you know what I'll do? I will submit, I'll agree the Republicans put together a bill that gives you everything you want. The only thing that I think is fair and that I want is that these newly legalized illegal aliens cannot vote for 20 years." And if there is even a syllable of opposition to that, then we would expose the Democrats for what they really are.
RUSH: There are a lot of groups not happy with what Obama did last night, and it just amazes me. It really does. These groups are unhappy because Obama didn't do what they expected, which obviously means Obama has been lying to some of these people in these private meetings with them.
RUSH: Everybody knows that what is going to happen tonight is unconstitutional. It is like we're gonna put the Constitution up on a wall and Obama is gonna start shooting a BB gun at it and we're all gonna tune in at eight o'clock and watch it. And then we're gonna talk about what we saw later on tonight and tomorrow. Meanwhile, tomorrow the Constitution is still gonna have some BB holes in it.
RUSH: It used to be that elections stopped out-of-control parties and out-of-control politicians. They got the message. The Democrat Party doesn't care. Obama on down, they don't care what the electorate thinks, what the electorate does, as evidenced by what is going to happen tonight. They don't care. And, until such time as somebody decides a way to stop them, this is gonna keep on happening.
RUSH: There is no way in hell that giving people who are here illegally work permits fits under the rubric of prosecutorial discretion. It has nothing to do with it and he cannot do it. But he's going to.
RUSH: I maintain this guy knows better. He is just being a good political foot soldier. But when the Constitution is involved, this being a good foot soldier ought not count for anything. The Constitution ought to be inviolate.
RUSH: It sounds exactly like something a Republican consultant would say, "Now, look, don't get mad here. The Hispanics are gonna see it; they're not gonna like it. It's gonna destroy every effort we're making of building a bridge to the Hispanic community. Don't get mad at Obama. Remember, you were elected to come here and work with Obama."
RUSH: It really offends me greatly to see them tarnish Reagan this way, because that's what this is. Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan in his dreams, and the idea that he is Ronald Reagan and is doing nothing different than Reagan did is as offensive as it can be to me. Because it's distorting Reagan. It is impugning Reagan.
RUSH: He was telling people a year ago, "Hey, chill! I'm not an emperor. I can't do it." What he didn't say was, "I don't care about any of that. The only thing stopping me is there's an election coming up, and, when the election's over, that's when I'll do it. But I'm not gonna do it before that because that will hurt my party and maybe me." He should have just told them to be patient and wait until after the election, because he doesn't believe he's not an emperor. He is an emperor, and he's gonna prove it.
RUSH: You talk about brilliance? The light reflecting the brilliance of this person is so blinding, you need to shield your eyes when you are in her presence. Yesterday afternoon on the floor of the House, from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee...
RUSH: How, on the one hand, could we grant them permanent permission to stay in our country, and, at the same time, deny them the most valuable right, the most precious right that our citizens have -- and that is the right to vote?
RUSH: We've got children listening to this program. We've got young readers of the Rush Revere Time-Travel Adventure series -- (interruption) I know, but children cannot hear this. I do not want to put parents into the position of having their kids say, "Mommy, Mommy, what was that about?" Of course it might be that the kids know more than their moms.
RUSH: The Republican leadership in the Senate wants to kick Sessions off the budget committee and take the chairmanship away from him and give it to Mike Enzi of Wyoming. And, if that happens, that pretty much tells us everything we need to know about what's going to happen with the Republicans in the Senate.
RUSH: You remember last week we had some laughs and some yuks because Biden was down in Central America, El Salvador or somewhere? Everybody thought that he committed a huge gaffe... Everybody said, "What the hell is that? What an idiot! My God, he's letting the cat out of the bag. Here's Joe Biden, once again blowing it." No, he didn't. He was just a week ahead of the official announcement.
RUSH: The Democrat Party, the left, that's really what gives them their jollies. As much as advancing their own agenda, they just love ticking you off and us off. They just love it. They get the biggest thrill. That's one of the reasons why Bill Clinton is so popular, because he was seen as somebody who routinely made fools out of Republicans. And they loved that, and Dana Bash all excited here, too, because, "Why, look at what Obama is doing. He is raising that flag in front of the bull, just gonna make these conservatives so mad."
RUSH: Folks, it's uncanny, all these civil rights dinosaurs, they're heading back to Ferguson. It's gonna be Selma all over. It's gonna be Montgomery, Alabama, all over. It's gonna be Lester Maddox all over again. They're gonna have so much fun. They're gonna relive the whole era, and they can't wait for it.
CALLER: We're becoming more and more second-class minorities... The likes of Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, Tom Joyner, et al., you name 'em all, we are right now facing all kinds of dire needs economically. We don't have jobs.
RUSH: Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post sometimes sends me copies of the stuff that's gonna be in the paper. Sometimes I repeat what he says. Sometimes I quote from his pieces. Sometimes I ignore them. But he's a good guy. He sends me his stuff, and he's always been, compared to most of the Drive-Bys, he's been -- I'll use the word "fair." So he sent me a piece today. He says, "I thought this might interest you."
RUSH: How many times were we and other people laughed at and mocked and made fun of for saying that the US can lower the oil price by drilling more? I mean, remember Sarah Palin? Drill, baby, drill? Remember how she was laughed at and made fun of and mocked?
RUSH: Here you have, on one hand, you have incontrovertible proof and evidence that we are living with an administration that has engaged in fraud and lying and deceit and a con game while fundamentally ignoring the founding documents of the country for the purpose of transforming the country. And that is of no interest to the Drive-By Media.
RUSH: It still amazes me. A 40-year-old MD. Think of the education this woman has, and in the Rush Revere series she is being exposed to American history that she was never taught, that she never learned. She never even heard it.
RUSH: There's nothing "neutral" about net neutrality, what the Regime wants to do. But here's the thing. I'm telling you, you don't even need to know what it's about. All you need to know is who is behind it, and that alone should disqualify your support. It's the same people that had given us Obamacare and the same way they did it: They lied through their teeth, misrepresented it, ran a con game. They're still running the con. Here's the thing. You remember the movie The Sting? I remember that movie...
RUSH: It's time for the Republicans to man up and stop worrying about this apparent cliche that, no matter what happens, the Republicans are going to get blamed for the government shutdown -- and because they don't want to get blamed, they can't do it. They can't repeal Obamacare, they can't do anything, 'cause it's an unwritten rule in Washington... The Republicans take a giant weapon out of their arsenal of ammunition. It's time to man up and start dealing with this thing. That's what they were sent there to do.
RUSH: It's amusing to watch various personages in the Drive-By Media discuss the DEA raids of three NFL visiting teams yesterday as these media experts attempt to explain to their audiences what's up here. Why would the DEA do this? What were they doing?
RUSH: He's one of the old guard. He's one of the guys who's been around since Edward R. Murrow was in diapers. I mean, he's one of these guys who's been there. He's seen everything. He's been there, done that. Nothing can surprise Bob Schieffer. He's seen the best; he's seen the worst. He's seen the underside, the inside, the outside of the belly. He's seen all the orifices. Yet he remains as naive as somebody watching their first newscast!
CALLER: I recently bought my daughter, Audrey, your latest book for her seventh birthday. And, as I was talking about some of the things -- because we're reading the book together -- as I'm talking about our country, I started to realize what we really need is a leader to stand up and put country before party and actually say, "If you vote us out, then vote us out, but we're gonna stand up for the fundamentals and the principles that make this country, and have made this country, the best country on earth."
RUSH: I don't think it would be impossible to come up with 67 votes in the Senate to override an Obama veto. It's a long shot, admittedly, but this stuff is certainly worth trying, for this is what they were elected to do. And if they're not gonna do it, Republican versus Democrat, why not Congress versus the executive? You've got an executive trampling all over congressional power.