RUSH: LeBron James is going back to Cleveland, folks. He has made the announcement in an exclusive essay in Sports Illustrated. He said that when he left Cleveland he wanted to get a couple championships, and Miami was the best place to go. So he went to Miami, took his talents to South Beach, won a couple championships and made great players out of his teammates. He had a great time doing it, but Miami knows championships now. He wants to go back to Cleveland and help that roster there develop and become the best they can be.
He wants kids in the Akron and Northeastern Ohio area to know it's a great place to grow up. He wants to come back and he wants to have championships. He wants to help that roster. He's basically coming home. Dan Gilbert is the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Snerdley said, "This owner of the Cavaliers talked about LeBron, I mean, like Donald Sterling talks about people when he left and went to Miami. Why would he want to go back?" I guarantee you they've put all that back together again. That's no big deal. That isn't any big deal. I'm sure LeBron got paid, and he's coming back home. They've smoothed all that stuff over.
That was heat of the moment, emotional stuff that came from the owner who didn't want to lose the guy, and now LeBron's going back home. Talent is leaving South Beach and heading back. Well, hey, you know, he's not the trailblazer here. The Republican Party is gonna do their convention in Cleveland. LeBron's just following a trend here. He's not setting one. The GOP announced last week that they are going to Cleveland and they did it first. So there you have it.
CNN hasn't done a thing. I think this story's made them break away from the missing airliner, and they got 15 or 20 people now giving expert analyst commentary on what this all means. It's a slow news day out there for the unimaginative. It is never a slow news day here at the EIB Network.
RUSH: By the way, back to this caller on C-SPAN, Mike from Memphis, is that what his name was? Mike from Memphis tries to say that the Tea Party is fighting securing the border? He says, "There's no cooperation. Obama can't do it by himself. The country is being destroyed. Obama needs to call out the military, secure the border, and the Tea Party right wing, they're just sitting there, not offering any solutions." The Tea Party is all for securing the border.
You know what I heard Rick Perry say? This is something I didn't know. Tell me if you knew this. Rick Perry says that Obama has moved Border Patrol agents 45 miles inland. They're not on the border. Did you know that? I didn't know that, either. Rick Perry says Obama has positioned the Border Patrol 45 miles inside the US. It isn't on the border. And the reason for that is that Obama wants to have these illegals treated as already in the country.
Rather than be dealt with at the border, at crossing, put the Border Patrol 45 miles inland -- at least this is the case in Texas. That's what Perry would know. So that way you treat these illegal aliens as already in the country, who therefore have to be given all the rights to hearings and appeals that every citizen would have. They're already here, 45 miles. They're not being interdicted. At least in Texas.
RUSH: Let's stick with the Fox News story first. "A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain "under oath" how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan," who, from what I understand, is a no-nonsense judge. He has been involved in plenty of overreach, cover-up, scandal-type things and does not take any BS.
There are actually three federal judges on this case now in different ways. One of them is Royce Lamberth, the other is Reggie Walton, and now Emmet Sullivan. "US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency 30 days to file a declaration by an 'appropriate official' to address the computer issues with ex-official Lois Lerner." Now, you might say, "What's the big deal about under oath?" and I understand that.
I'm not sure why an Obama administration official would have any more qualms about lying under oath to a federal judge than lying under oath to Congress. But it's worth a shot, because I think this judge -- and I hope this is borne out. There's no really way to predict this. But based on this judge's record, he's a no-nonsense guy, and that's why this is worth a shot.
You notice, none of the information about these Obama scandal is coming from investigations made by the media? This is all coming from Judicial Watch and True the Vote. This is all coming from Freedom of Information Act requests or other investigations. But the Drive-Bys, the State-Controlled Media, is doing nothing. They're barely reporting on this, and they certainly are investigating absolutely none of it.
I keep hearing... Maybe you've heard this, too. I keep hearing that the media is souring on Obama, that the media is disappointed. I think I mentioned this to you yesterday or the day before, that I'm hearing from a lot of people that the media is just as disappointed as they can be. They bought the entire messiah thing in 2008. They drank the Kool-Aid. They really believe and they're totally invested in it.
As such, they will never lead the criticism, but they feel it. They feel dejected, they feel let down, they feel disappointed. In addition to that, everything they believe in isn't working (again). If you look around the country, no matter where you find liberals and leftists, they are constantly outraged, they're never happy, they're always angry -- and one of the reasons they're angry is the stuff they fervently believe in doesn't work!
I mean, they really think that Obama's economic policies should have resulted in the poor all of a sudden becoming middle class, the middle class becoming wealthy, and the rich becoming poor. No, no, I'm really not exaggerating. That is what they think and thought Obama was gonna do, and that's what they wanted Obama to do. They wanted Obama literally to take money away from the people who have it and give it away people who didn't.
"He hasn't done it enough. He hasn't done it enough to raise people out of poverty." There are more people in poverty today than when he took office, is the point! He hasn't taken people in poverty and put 'em in the middle class. He's taken money away from the rich to an extent, but the money stays in government, spent here or spent there. But people's lives are not improved. Global warming hasn't been fixed. Al-Qaeda has not gone to bed.
Our enemies haven't surrendered. The globe is still warming and the planet is still being destroyed by climate change. Everything they thought this guy was gonna fix, is still broken. But not only that. Particularly in the case of the media, they thought he was gonna be universally loved and adored as something genuinely new and unseen before. Anyway, the short version of this is while they are -- and this is what I'm hearing.
I don't know if it's true or not. It's just what I'm hearing. They're just dejected and saddened and depressed, but they are never gonna turn for a host of reasons. A, they're too invested in this (to turn, they'd have to turn on themselves, too) and then there's the racial component. "First. Black. President." They're never gonna do anything but circle the wagons and protect that.
So all of this that we're learning about, say, this IRS thing is coming from special interest groups like Judicial Watch, Landmark Legal Foundation, True the Vote. Some of the victims of this abuse are producing information that helps people get to the bottom and understand it. For example, the decision from Judge Sullivan, who gave the IRS "30 days to file a declaration by an 'appropriate official' to address the computer issues with ex-official Lois Lerner.
"The decision came Thursday as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which along with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has questioned how the IRS lost the emails and, in some cases, had no apparent way to retrieve them." But, see, Lois Lerner stepped in it -- twice. Her lawyer admitted she kept some. Wait just a minute, now.
How did she keep some if everything on the server was destroyed seven times?
And then Lois Lerner revealed something nobody knew existed: An internal instant messaging system within the IRS, above and beyond and totally separate from the office e-mail system. It was in the instant message chats back and forth that Lois Lerner was advising people to be very careful what they put in e-mail. "Because this stuff could someday be produced, and we don't want there to be anything embarrassing in there."
So none of this information on these Obama scandals is coming from investigations by the news media. The news media is busily trying to protect the Regime. Everything we know about these Obama scandals has come from either the Republicans in the House or conservative groups -- which, by itself, is another indictment of the Drive-By Media.
RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, how many of you either believe or have heard some Republicans and Democrats say, "You know, we need to show the people of this country that we're not racists and we need to show 'em that we're not bigots. So we need to cross the aisle and we need to work with Democrats, such as on immigration reform.
"We need to show that we're not anti-Hispanic, and we need to show that we're not anti-gay or gay marriage. We need to make an effort here to cross the aisle. We need to go in these places and we need to show them that we are not they say we are." How many of you have heard that, and maybe how many of you believe it?
Well, the other day it was revealed that the Koch brothers donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund. The United Negro College Fund happily accepted the donation. This did not sit well with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union. That union "sent a letter [to] Michael Lomax, the president of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), that the union would be ending its partnership with the educational organization in September," because the United Negro College Fund accepted the $25 million donation from the Koch brothers.
"Like many supporters of the UNCF, I was deeply troubled by your decision to accept $25 million from David and Charles Koch," wrote Lee Saunders, the head honcho of the union. "I was truly stunned to learn that less than two weeks later, you attended and spoke at the Koch brothers summit in California." Remember when one of the Koch brothers (I think it was David Koch in this case) gave $25 million to a New York City hospital?
The union representing the nurses that worked there and a number of other people protested it, and what did they say? They said, "We can't accept that money! These are just a bunch of racists and bigots, and they're anti-Obamacare and they're anti-health care, and they're just giving this money to try to cover up who they really are, and we should not let them get away with this trickery!
"We want the hospital to give the money back because these are not nice people and we don't want that $25 million to fool people into thinking they are." So these are people that will cut off their nose to spite their face, so to speak. These are people with whom you cannot reach across the aisle. These are people with whom there is no compromise. These are lunatics! These people are genuinely insane.
By the way, if the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is so devoted to the struggle of African-Americans, why in the world would they so easily abandon the United Negro College Fund simply because they accepted $25 million from the Koch brothers? They must not care all that much about the struggle of African-Americans if that's all it takes.
You would think that they would abandon their support of the United Negro College Fund if they didn't take the money! But here's the thing: Here you have a union treating the United Negro College Fund as through the union runs the plantation and the United Negro College Fund, they're the slaves -- and they better do what the master says or they're gonna be turned out.
Now, on this scale, who's really the bad guy here?
The attempt to portray the Koch brothers as a bunch of phony, evil, mean people because they gave $25 million "to cover up their hatred," does that make any sense at all? Well, it does to leftists. So my question: "What is there to be gained by reaching out and trying to form some kind of relationship based on cooperation with people like this? It simply isn't possible! It's a waste of time. These people are not meant to be cooperated with.
They are meant to be overcome. They're meant to be defeated, in the political sense. Lee Saunders is the president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Right here in The Daily Caller: "Heads turned when the United Negro College Fund announced the donation." The Koch brothers didn't even announce it! The Koch brothers gave the money under the table, under the cover of darkness.
They didn't do it with a bunch of fanfare, and yet the Koch brothers give this money "to cover up their real hatred." That's the theory. It was the United Negro College Fund that announced that they had been the recipients, that they were the recipients of this donation. Most of it, by the way -- $18.5 million -- is to go towards a scholarship fund, education. It's the United Negro COLLEGE Fund!
So $18.5 million is going to scholarship programs for needy African-Americans, and here's the union opposing it! It's real simple. You say, "Thank you." It's no more complicated than that. You simply say, "Thank you." The United Negro College Fund did, and they're in trouble for that? They're in trouble for accepting it? They're in trouble for being nice to the Koch brothers?
They're in trouble for being appreciative, and they're in trouble for using the money? What are they supposed to do, stay poor? Are they not supposed to expand or they're not supposed to accept donations? They not supposed to grow their mission? Are they supposed to remain beholden to some union and rely on some union to protect them, defend them, and give them what they need?
Is that how it's supposed to work?
My only question is: What is to be gained by reaching across the aisle with these people? I ask this because the Republicans -- the consultant class, the Republican establishment -- are hell-bent on reaching across the aisle and making arrangements and deals with people like this, so as to show people that they're not haters and they're not bigots. It's an impossible mission to prove a negative. They're not worth the time of day, is the point.
RUSH: By the way, folks, I checked here during the break. Do you know how much the union that's upset with the United Negro College Fund for accepting the Koch brother donation, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, they give the United Negro College Fund between 50,000, $60,000 a year. That is the extent of it. They've given the Democrat Party over $60 million between 1990 and 2012, $60 million to the Democrats in 22 years, but 50 to $60,000 a year to the United Negro College Fund, and they act like they own 'em. They act like they have a right to tell 'em what to do, what not to do, for 50 or 60G's and here come the Koch brothers with 25 million and the union tells 'em to give it back or else.
RUSH: Well, you know, Herb Allen, Herbie Allen, Allen & Company, they have this media mogul thing every summer in Sun Valley in Idaho. By the way, do you know who founded Sun Valley? Sun Valley was nothing. It was just a great place, but it was nothing, it was barren wilderness. Averell Harriman. In fact, the original ski lift was built by W. Averell Harriman. I've seen it. I have been there. John Kerry has a home -- well, Teresa Heinz has a home that Kerry, as a marital cohabitor, lives in.
Anyway, they got all kinds of media hotshots. I've never been invited to this thing, which is why I don't take it seriously. How can you have a week-long confab of some of the most powerful media moguls in the country and I'm not there? Anyway, it's mostly executives, of which I'm one. I'm the CEO of the EIB Network. Nevertheless, Kerry was invited to speak today. Charlie Rose always goes out and interviews the guests at the panel discussions that the media moguls supposedly learn from, and Kerry was supposed to be there for a speech today. He had to bump out because he had to make an emergency trip to Afghanistan right off of his guitar recital in China.
RUSH: The Wall Street Journal today has a story. The ChiComs -- I'm not making this up -- the ChiComs have attacked that part of the iOS operating system where my favorite feature resides. (interruption) No. They are trying to get rid of it. It's called Frequent Locations and the ChiComs are claiming that Frequent Locations -- it's just the phone registering its GPS position, is all it is. The ChiComs are claiming that that feature is permitting iPhones to find out what's going on in hidden areas of the ChiCom government. It's no way. It's literally no way. Besides, the user can turn it off.
If the ChiComs want, they can commandeer everybody's iPhone and turn it off. You can disable it. If you can even find it. It's buried so deep in the system somewhere it takes a veteran user like me to even find it. But now the ChiComs are attacking that part of the system where my favorite feature is. (interruption) What do you mean? (interruption) No, no, no, they haven't taken out... (interruption) No, no. No, no, no. They haven't. Apple hasn't taken -- the ChiComs just criticized it today. I don't think it's gone. It's gone in this beta. I'm hoping and praying they put it back, but I'm just telling you, can you imagine how I felt today when I read the Journal and I read the ChiComs are attacking the part of the iPhone operating system where my favorite feature lives? It's not been my day.
RUSH: Well, well, well, well, well. The administration says they are now willing to work with the Republicans to pass an immigration package. How about that. Isn't that cool. Like right now the Regime signals that they are ready to work with the GOP on an immigration package.