RUSH: This is Diane in Northport out in Long Island. It’s nice to have you with us on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: Hi. I was just calling about this immigration bill because last night I got an e-mail response from Kennedy response team, and I was so angry when I read it. I just couldn’t believe it, it was so condescending.
CALLER: I had written saying, you know, that I was against this bill, and then this e-mail comes in three weeks later saying basically that I’m too stupid to know. It says it’s too complex of an issue and that these are hard-working people that need —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Please don’t exaggerate this.
CALLER: I am not exaggerating.
RUSH: Did that letter from Ted Kennedy actually say that the issue is too complex for you to understand?
CALLER: It says it’s too complex of an issue. I’m not in front of my computer. I wish I knew how to send you a copy of it. But it’s too complex of an issue. There’s too many things in it that, you know, are just hard to understand, and these are hard-working people that we need to have, and our country’s all for immigration and we need to, you know, kind of go with his plan there. I just couldn’t believe it.
RUSH: Well, you know what’s interesting about that is — because what I hear these people complaining about is, ‘Well, they haven’t read the bill. If they’d read the bill they’d understand what a great bill it is.’ People have read the bill! Have you noticed…? Now Ted Kennedy is sending e-mails out that it’s too complex an issue to be understood? Let me get to the bottom line here. Have you noticed that none of the proponents want to go anywhere to debate the details of this with the opponents of the bill? They’ll be glad to talk to you about overarching principles and they’ll be glad to talk to you about it’s not amnesty, and they’ll be glad to go on television and insult the opponents as nativists or racists or bigots or anti-Hispanic, anti-Latino or what have you. They will not debate the details of this.
One other thing. Charles Krauthammer — by the way, Krauthammer is doing a little bit of a 180, on this. Krauthammer has not been, quote, unquote, a total opponent of this. In fact, he’s been largely for it, but even Krauthammer is coming around saying wait a minute. The one thing that he’s figured out looking at this debate is that everybody says — and this is the key — they support border security. Well, if everybody who’s saying that is being honest about it, then let’s really do that first and nothing else and then come back and get with all the other stuff. The opponents don’t even want to do that. One of the reasons is some of those who are saying that they are for border security are simply saying it and don’t mean it. It’s quite telling, on a complex bill, too complex to be understood, why, we’re too stupid, but yet if we read the bill, we would like it. We would see what’s in it. See, we on talk radio, we are lying to you about it, and that’s something to be ‘dealt with.’ You know, we are ‘running the country.’ But even with all that, the people who are very much in favor of this, will go nowhere and debate it on the details. They know what would happen to them if they did.