Lib Calls Ted Cruz a "LINO"
RUSH: Ted Cruz is a LINO, a Latino in Name Only. That's from BuzzFeed.
Daily Show Creator and Sheldon Whitehouse Apologize
RUSH: Daily Show cocreator Lizz Winstead is beyond sorry for her Oklahoma tornado joke. She says, "I was an idiot." Well, she said that since the tornado happened in Oklahoma it was obviously targeting conservatives. She said that before she knew how many people died. Yeah, so now she's apologizing. I would think she'd stand by it. I mean, tornadoes are destructive, and if they hit in Oklahoma they're bound to affect conservatives, and she was in favor of that, so...
A Democrat Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, has also apologized for politicizing the tornado. Sheldon Whitehouse, I don't have it in front of me, what he said is really reprehensible. We had the sound bite yesterday. It was sick what he said. I wish I could remember what it was. Ah, here's what it is. Here's what Sheldon Whitehouse said. "When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us," meaning in the Northeast "the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas. It hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together."
So he was saying, okay, you people in Oklahoma, you want some relief money, well, stuff it because you got a bunch of global warming deniers and you got a bunch of polluters and you're causing all the disasters that happen up here. So that's what Sheldon Whitehouse apologized for.
Oh. Look at this. Sergio Garcia uses a fried chicken line against Tiger Woods. What's this? According to The Guardian newspaper, at The European Tour Players' Awards dinner last night, the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, Sergio Garcia was jokingly asked if he would invite Woods for dinner during the US Open next month, and Sergio Garcia said, "We'll have him around every night. We'll serve fried chicken." Yes siree bob, the old stand-by fried chicken line against Tiger Woods. Sergio really ticked off, you know, at the Players Championship. Oops, gotta take a break. I'm sorry.
Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods Feud
RUSH: So Sergio and Tiger, they're out there, they're playing together I think on the Saturday round of the Players Championship, and Sergio is getting ready to hit, Tiger's 50 yards away and grabs a club out of his bag making a racket out of it and Sergio accuses him of gamesmanship and trying to distract him. And Tiger says (imitating Woods), "The marshals told me he'd already hit. I don't care what you're doing, Garcia. You think I care about you? The marshals told me that you hit, so I got ready to make my shot."
Then the marshals, there were four marshals involved, two marshals said, "Yeah, we told him that Garcia had hit," and two other marshals said, "No, that's not what happened." So it was a controversy and the last I heard it was still open-ended, but the bottom line is that Garcia thinks that Woods was screwing with his head, so Garcia is gonna invite Tiger for dinner every night during the US Open and serve fried chicken. Now, he said that in England. Didn't say it here. I don't know.
IRS Union Asks for Obamacare Exemption
RUSH: The latest union that is now against Obamacare and is asking to be exempted is the National Treasury Employee Union, which is the union that runs the IRS. The union that runs the IRS is asking to be exempted from Obamacare. They want a waiver. So after suppressing the Tea Party for Obama, the National Treasury Employee Union is now demanding that Obama let them out of Obamacare.
Regime Says It's Closing in on Benghazi Suspects
RUSH: "Five men..." This is an AP story. "Five men are under round-the-clock US surveillance in Libya, wanted for questioning in the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
"The White House believes there is enough proof for a military force to seize them as terrorist suspects, officials say, but prefers to wait until investigators have enough evidence to try them in a US civilian courtroom. The decision not to seize the men militarily underscores the White House aim to move away from hunting terrorists as enemy combatants and toward a process in which most are apprehended and tried by the countries where they are living, or arrested by the US with the host country's cooperation and tried in the US criminal justice system."
Let me translate this for you: The regime is pretty damn sure that the five guys who orchestrated and carried out the attack that led to the murder of four Americans are known -- and there's clearly enough evidence to put 'em before a military tribunal, but we're not going to do that. We know who the five guys are, we have 'em under surveillance, but we are waiting until there's enough evidence to convict them in a US civilian courtroom. Now, who's making this decision? Wait 'til Obama hears about this!
Can you imagine?
Can you picture this?
Jay Carney walks into White House and says, "Mr. President, did you know that the five men who are responsible for Benghazi have been identified and they're under surveillance?"
"Well, what are we doing about it?"
"Well, we're just watching 'em. We're waiting until there's enough evidence to try 'em in a US court."
"Okay. Well, keep me posted."
Well, that's the picture being presented. Obama doesn't know about this yet. Wait 'til Obama finds out about the five guys who did this and, by the way, not one of these five guys had anything to do with the video. Not one of these five guys had anything to do with the video. The guy that did the video is still in jail without bail. So we know who they are, we know who did it, and we're just watching. We are not apprehending them yet. We're gonna wait.
Now, do you think maybe the timing on this might have anything to do with the next election? You have to, because everything this administration does is political. Everything they do has a political purpose, a political objective, and you know what it is? It's the elimination of all their opposition.
Latest on the Immigration Bill
RUSH: From the Washington Times, Stephen Dinan. "The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday --" they voted out the immigration bill. The Gang of Eight immigration bill came out of committee, passed committee. Now, Mitch McConnell said he's okay with the bill coming out of committee but he's not okay with the facts on the ground, meaning he's not okay with border security, lax as it is. But here again, folks, this is -- dare I say it -- further proof of the Limbaugh Theorem as applied to both amnesty and Obama's midterm election strategery in general.
Senate Democrats have passed in committee a provision in the Gang of Eight bill that gives welfare to legalized illegal aliens. "The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
"Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the Gang of Eight senators who negotiated the 867-page bill. ... But on Monday, the two Republicans sided with their party colleagues on key questions on giving illegal immigrants public benefits. The 10 Democrats on the committee still outnumber the newly unified Republicans, but the votes signaled tough fights ahead on the Senate floor."
But the bottom line remains that the Senate committee -- it's not the whole Senate yet, just the committee, which reported about the bill -- has okayed illegals who become legal then immediately being able to collect welfare payments. Meanwhile, the House Democrats are trying to include Obamacare in their version of the amnesty bill. See, the House is gonna have their own version of this. And the Democrats in the House want newly legalized illegals to have immediate access to Obamacare. That's a poison pill, as is welfare payments for newly legalized illegals.
So both of these poison pills will probably guarantee that the amnesty bill never gets through the House, which is the point. This bill is not supposed to become law. The amnesty bill, the Gang of Eight bill, is supposed to die in the Senate, and these two provisions just might guarantee that it dies. Automatic access to welfare payments, automatic access to Obamacare. So the bill dies in the House, the Democrats then blame the Republicans and demonize them for not being friendly to Hispanics, not being friendly to immigrants, anti-this, anti-that, mean, cold-hearted, extremist, don't want 'em to have barely survivable welfare payments and all that, and that's supposed to secure the House for the Democrats in 2014. That's the plan.