RUSH: Here's Dingy Harry. I've had this in the roster for a couple days. It's time to use this. Harry Reid then and now on anchor babies. He's out there saying, (paraphrasing) "I don't know how any Hispanic could ever vote for a Republican. Why, they want to change the 14th Amendment." Let's go back to 1993 on the Senate floor. Senator Harry Reid said this about birthright citizenship.
REID: If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn't enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with US citizenship and guarantee full access to all public and social services this society provides, and that's a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense at county run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?
RUSH: Harry Reid, 1993, 17 years ago. Boy, this guy sounds like he's a bigot, doesn't he? He sounds like he has a prejudice against illegals, and he sounds like he really doesn't like the kids of illegals. That's Harry Reid, a Democrat, all kindness, all patience, all tolerance, all compassion. He's really ticked off. Why, look at all the services they get in LA, like citizenship, we're paying them to be illegal. He doesn't like it at all. No sane country would do it Dingy Harry said 17 years ago. No sane country would do this. Here he is August 3rd of this year.
REID: They purposely chose an objective standard of citizenship. Birth. It was not subject to politics. Reconstruction leaders established a firm, sound principle, to be an American citizen, you don't have to please a majority, you just have to be born here. So he went on to say about two Republican senators, they've either taken leave of their senses or their principles.
RUSH: A week later in Las Vegas Dingy Harry said this.
REID: I don't know how anyone of Hispanic Heritage could be a Republican, okay? Do I need to say more?
RUSH: That's Dingy Harry. Seventeen years ago he sounded like you and me. In fact, he sounded a little angrier than you and I are about this. I mean, no sane country would do it. And now, of course, I don't know what's changed. Well, Harry Reid says he apologized in 2006 for his comments, yes. A low point of my legislative career, went on tell the assembled senators his wife had chastised him for the move, can't believe you've done it. But he did it nonetheless. The point is pure politics. Everything's politics and they always lie. That's all you have to take from it.
RUSH: Pat in northern New Jersey, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, an honor, pleasure, and a privilege, sir.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: I just wanted to run this theory by you. I concluded that President Obama realizes that he can't win reelection in 2012 so what he's done, and I think he knew it all along and so he went, got his health care bill through, he's going to get everything he can through that he hasn't gotten through between the elections and January, and then he's gonna step aside and let Hillary run, hoping that she can run more to the center, as if she'll take some of the stuff back that he put into place, but try to somehow win reelection, and then, you know, then she can run basically unopposed on their side, and that's why he's having all these parties and playing golf and having fun because he wants to go off and have fun while he's in office.
RUSH: Well, it does make you wonder.
CALLER: Don't doubt me, Rush, I think I got this one.
RUSH: Well, you might. It does make you wonder. But then on the other side, I would doubt, sir, that you have run into an ego like Obama's. I mean I told a joke earlier, but it's really not a joke. Why would you waste, if you're Obama, why would you waste time going to church to pray to yourself?
RUSH: Frankly, I don't think Obama is gonna give up being president. The perks alone. Anyway, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it, or enter that mosque when we come to it.