Stock Market Loves GOP Deal Proposal
RUSH: Apparently the stock market loves this Republican idea of temporarily raising the debt limit through Thanksgiving, basically six weeks. I think November 22nd is what they're saying. And the market's up like 242, if it's attributable to that. But the White House is saying, "Well, wait a minute now. We haven't seen the deal."
Carney Bashes Tea Party
RUSH: Jay Carney says, "The president's happy that cooler heads are prevailing," which means, "I hope really that Boehner is getting rid of the Tea Party." That's what that means. That's what they want in the White House. This ought to tell the Republicans something. The White House wants the Tea Party done away with. If I ran the Republican Party I'd think I was on to something with the Tea Party. But I'm not running it, even though I'm said to.
George Will Compares Obamacare to Fugitive Slave Act
RUSH: Now, before I share with you the details of it, I found this little blurb on George Will. Apparently he was on NPR yesterday, National Public Radio. "George Will compared Obamacare to segregation and the Fugitive Slave Act in an interview with NPR on Wednesday, noting that just because it’s a law doesn’t mean that it should continue to be one." Gee, you know, one of George Will's best friends is Dr. Krauthammer. They used to play chess together at George Will's house many, many, many man's ago.
The Republican Party establishment would never say this. George Will "also criticized what he called the 'untidy, utterly Democratic' process of changing laws. When [he was asked] what he thought about President Obama’s argument that Republicans are short-circuiting the system, rather than appealing the law, Will replied that Republicans are doing no such thing. 'How does this short-circuit the system?' Will said. 'I hear Democrats say, 'The Affordable Care Act is the law,' as though we're supposed to genuflect at that sunburst of insight and move on.'
"Will added that the Fugitive Slave Act had once been law, but that lots of things are the law until the American people decide to change them. While he appears to support Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, Will noted that using the debt ceiling as leverage is 'not novel', and that it is unlikely to work."
Bullying Programs Backfire
RUSH: I got a bunch of stuff in the Stack today that I never even got to on the health care rollout, on how bullying programs are backfiring. Some good stuff there. So I'll just save that for tomorrow and we'll see you then.