RUSH: Rob in Wichita went away. Steve in Reno. Oh, no! No, no, no. Eric in Los Angeles. Hello, sir. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Rush, it's great to hear your brain traveling 120 miles an hour like a floored GTO.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. (laughing) Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: Yes. Waste all the gas you care to. I called about revealing that the Obama administration, in his inaugural address, in his inaugural period, he announced that "we won" and that elections have consequences. And this is the ongoing rationale for him not excusing themselves for any of the basically coup d'etat tactics that they're using here in taking over the United States government, in stomping on Arizona, in shoving out the Republicans from the reconciliation process on the health care bill, and on and on and on -- and even carrying water for the Mexican government. These are very parallel to the tactics and the process that 'Ugo Chavez just went through in getting himself elected president of Venezuela and then changing the constitution, changing the term of office of the president, and if you notice the Obama administration got really upset about Honduras taking out President Zelaya for flagrantly violating --
CALLER: -- the Honduran Constitution.
RUSH: Yeah, we sided with a dictator down there. There's no question about it.
CALLER: But these are the techniques of a totalitarian. People have taken over and the Obama administration and all of their czars and Eric Holder and everybody, they're not going to apologize for violating the Constitution, for breaking all the rules because they said, "We won." Hey, elections have consequences.
RUSH: Apologize? Of course they're not going to apologize. Their problem is the Constitution is an obstacle and that's why they want to put people like Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in there, people who are willing to rewrite it while they ignore it. People who think that it's outmoded and outdated, and is even written from the wrong perspective. The Constitution was written from the perspective of limiting government against the rights and freedoms of the citizens -- and that doesn't jibe with the way Obama looks at government. Here's a story, you talk about Hugo Chavez and so forth. This is Reuters: "A court in Russia's far east has ordered an Internet provider to block five sites which it said disseminated extreme views, prompting U.S. Internet giant Google to say on Thursday the move restricted access to information."
The Russian government has told this Internet provider "to limit access to the five sites that include the YouTube video service owned by Google." You may not know this, but a piece of -- I don't know if it's legislation or not. It might have been something from the Federal Trade Commission, the FCC or somewhere. Barack Obama has the authority now to shut down the Internet. He can throw the switch in the event of an emergency that he determines warrants it. He has the ability to shut it down if he wants to. In Russia (ahem), a court, which is the regime, "has ordered an Internet provider to block five sites because it's disseminating extreme views." The irony here is that one of them is Google, which, of course, is in bed with this regime.
From the Washington Times. This thing cleared the wires last night about 8:30. "With Congress gridlocked on an immigration bill, the Obama [regime] is considering using a back door to stop deporting many illegal immigrants - what a draft government memo said could be 'a non-legislative version of amnesty.' The memo, addressed to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas and written by four agency staffers, lists tools it says the administration has to 'reduce the threat of removal' for many illegal immigrants who have run afoul of immigration authorities.
"'In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear,' the staffers wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican." So Grassley said (paraphrased exchange), "What the in the hell are you talking about?" and the regime said, "Oh, no, no, no, this is just... You know, we're just throwing things up against the wall here. We don't intend to grant blanket amnesty, they said. Nowhere, at any time, do we intend to use this regulation for that purpose."
Now, "exercising discretion" means ignoring things. Now, this memo, folk, is coming from the belly of the beast. This is right out of the regime: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is not some backwater little side agency playing around while everybody else is doing serious things. This is coming from the heart of the beast. This is coming right from the heart of the Obama administration. Bouncing here off the subject of our last caller, the issue here is the dictatorial nature of this regime and Obama's willingness to do anything to advance his agenda. They've been caught. They are looking at ways to grant amnesty en masse without legislation if they can't get it done, and they've been caught, memo's been seen and now they say, "Oh, no, no, no! We would never do that. We would never." They're looking at it, and that's the point. They're looking at it -- and if they could find a way to do it, if they can find a way to do it, who knows? With this bunch you just don't know. You have to assume, based on everything else we've seen 'em do, that they would do it.