RUSH: I guess the top story in the soap story line of the hour and around the world is whether the Drive-By Media and the rest of the political and cultural establishment will be able to bully the Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, into vetoing the Arizona legislature's bill which would allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals based on the business owner's religious beliefs.
Like if a gay couple walk into a bake shop and say, "We want you to bake our wedding cake," and the shop owners, "Well, you're homosexual. I'm not going to do it." They want to be able to force the business to respect the desires of the customers that walk in the front door. Religious beliefs, as Allah knows, religious beliefs can't be used to stop anything the left wants to impose, unless they're Muslim religious beliefs, then we have to honor those. But any other religious beliefs, not permitted, the left will not allow them.
Now, the current thinking is that Governor Brewer will probably veto the bill. I mean, you might think on the face of it it would make her a hero with the news media and the rest of the left, and maybe so, but for five minutes, and then she'll go back to being a near-criminal conservative Republican or worse. Because their reaction will be, "What took her so long? Why did she even consider not vetoing this?"
We all know what's gonna happen here. Let's say she does veto it. What's gonna happen? The nearest liberal judge will declare the law to be unconstitutional. If there's one thing that we've learned by now, ladies and gentlemen, the left does not accept laws it doesn't like. They just don't.
At the National Governors Association meeting yesterday the president showed up, and he addressed the nation's governors, and the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, reacted to it, and he wasn't happy about what happened. Now, his reaction was somewhat tempered. One of the things he said was, "I was troubled today by the tone of the president." I would think he'd be a little bit more than troubled by the tone.
According to TheRightScoop.com, Rick Perry says, talking about Obama, Obama said in the meeting, "If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you will hear from me." And Perry said, "If I’m a Democrat governor, if I’m a Republican governor, I’m highly offended by that." This is about National Guard cutbacks. The Regime has determined the states are gonna reduce the size of the National Guard. Now, naturally, that's a state concern. Obama has come in and told 'em (paraphrasing), "I don't care what you think. We're gonna downsize the National Guard. And if I hear any of you people whining and moaning about Washington spending too much money, you're gonna hear from me."
That's not some tone to be upset about. That sounds like an outright threat to me. And then Perry said, "If I’m a Democrat governor, if I’m a Republican governor, I’m highly offended by that." Governor Perry, I have a little surprise for you. Democrat governors are not gonna be surprised by it. The Democrat governors aren't gonna be upset at all. The Democrat governors, just like the Democrats in Congress, whatever the little dictator wants to do is fine with them. They're all-in. We're gonna cut back the National Guard so we can spend more on food stamps, we'll do it. We're gonna cut back the National Guard so we can spend more on amnesty and welfare for illegals, we'll do it. They're not gonna oppose Obama on this. They're not gonna act like they're outraged or offended. It's incredible.
So all of this angst over what's going on in Arizona it doesn't matter what Governor Brewer does. If she vetoes this bill, the nearest liberal judge by five o'clock the same afternoon will declare the law to be unconstitutional, because we know by now the left doesn't accept any laws that they don't like. Now, media reports, as we have them right now, are indicating that Governor Brewer will probably veto the bill, and she's nevertheless still being attacked. She's being attacked for suggesting she might veto the bill for economic reasons. I kid you not. She's not saying that the veto would be for the reason they want to hear. The economic reasons are, what sense does it make for a business to turn away customers? What sense does it make for a state to be known to have businesses that will turn away customers? That's what she says she's concerned about, and that's why she might veto it.
The the same-sex, homosexual advocates want her to veto it on the basis of human rights, civil rights, gay rights, and what have you. So even vetoing the bill won't be good enough. She has to veto the bill for the right moral reasons. And isn't it interesting that all of a sudden now the left is interested in morality, at least as they define it. But you notice here, folks, how bullying is a good thing? The governor of Arizona is being bullied. She is being bullied by homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere. She is being bullied by the nationwide Drive-By Media. She is being bullied by certain elements of corporate America in order to advance the gay agenda. I guess in that circumstance, bullying is admirable. In fact, this kind of bullying is honorable.
You notice how this bullying business -- in fact, nobody's even characterizing it as that. "No, no, we're simply doing the right thing. We're simply enforcing that which we demand, and if we have to bully, then fine, because what we want is what counts, what we want is what is." Eric Holder, the attorney general's out there telling states attorneys general that they don't have to enforce any state laws they disagree with. Attorney General Eric Holder's out saying, "No, the law is Obama." You don't have to enforce any state law you disagree with.
So, I mean, folks, chronicling what's happening here, we haven't even gotten to the downsizing of the US military. That's coming up here in just a moment. But it was incumbent upon me to touch upon the story line of the day. The soap opera story line of the day, and that is, the bullying of the Arizona -- uh, sorry, they're not looking at it that way. The bullying of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who, she better veto this for the right reasons. They're still gonna bury her.
RUSH: Speaking of what's going on in Arizona and a couple of other states, too, where businesses have refused to serve admittedly homosexual customers, do you remember -- got it right here: AP, April 16th, 2007: "Some Muslim Cabbies in Minneapolis Refusing Service to Passengers With Alcohol, Dogs."
Do you remember? Yeah. And did anybody make the cabdrivers change? No, they didn't. So this is my point. A Muslim cabdriver is totally within his rights if he doesn't want to drive somebody who smells of adult beverage or has a dog.