RUSH: You’ve gotta hear this sound bite from Henry Waxman this afternoon with Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, on MSNBC. She said, ‘Republican leader John Boehner, in explaining why he was reading the bill on the floor,’ meaning the cap-and-trade fiasco, ‘told The Hill newspaper, ‘People deserve to know what’s in this pile of [expletive.]’ Does that indicate what kind of relationship has now developed between the Democrat majority and the Republican opposition right now?’
WAXMAN: Since Obama has become president, the Republicans have said no to an economic stimulus bill, are saying no to the global warming bill, they’re saying no to health care reform. They’re rooting against the country. And I think in this case, they’re even rooting against the world because the world needs to get it’s act together to stop global warming. I wish they were playing a more constructive role. Some Republicans doubt the whole science of global warming even though the consensus is overwhelming. They don’t want to believe it; they don’t want to do anything about it. And, meanwhile, the evidence is mounting faster and faster that we’re suffering already from carbon emissions.
RUSH: I am apoplectic. He could not be more wrong. The consensus has fallen apart. Nations that adopted it at one time and started implementing some of these economic changes have pulled the plug. Australia, Japan, it doesn’t work, it only depletes their private sector, it doesn’t fix anything, even this bill wouldn’t reduce emissions more than two-tenths of a percent did I see, something like that? Henry Waxman is just — I better be careful. This is just dangerous. It’s the Republicans that made the damn thing pass, for crying out loud, Waxman. Eight Republicans — only four were needed. Eight voted for it, cap and trade. Republicans rooting against Obama, the country, and the world. What do you think he’s talking about? They’re rooting against socialism. Congressman Waxman, the Republicans are rooting for the country. Republicans are rooting for the world. It is your party, Congressman, that’s setting out to destroy what made America exceptional, and in the process, you’re going to wreak more damage on the rest of the world than you could possibly imagine. You’re an idiot. You are a dangerous idiot.
RUSH: Here is Pat in Chicago. I’m glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Oh, thank you, Rush. It’s a pleasure.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: You’re making me crazy all over again. I watched Congressman Boehner on Friday —
RUSH: Oh, you’re going to disappoint me. I thought you meant crazy in another way.
CALLER: No, no, no, no. I was crazy because I was sitting here listening to him say all these things and reading their words I’m going, oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God, and after an hour of this, I’m like, how can anybody vote for this? And this was just the amendment. This created a whole new bureaucracy.
RUSH: Boehner did do a great job on Friday, you are absolutely right. I don’t know how many people had a chance to hear it, but you ask how can these people vote for it? There’s an answer to that question. It depends on whether people want to face it squarely.
CALLER: I understand that but, you know, he did what the Republican Party has to do. Not modernize, not socialize, educate, read their own words.
CALLER: Don’t sit there and say it’s gonna do this, it’s going to do that —
CALLER: — that’s objective, people say that’s objective.
RUSH: You’re making me crazy here.
CALLER: Use their own words because I’ve been telling people about what he read and people are like, ‘That can’t happen. I didn’t hear about that.’ Talk about going to sell your house. You can’t put your house on the market unless it’s rated by who? It’s gotta be rated. You’ve gotta have all new windows, all new doors.
RUSH: Have you heard about this, folks? When you sell your house, environmental experts have to come in and do a survey to find out if you’ve got leaky windows, if all the environmental systems are correct, if you have relatively new appliances, and until you modernize in the way they say, you can’t sell — that’s in the bill. I’m not kidding, Brian. See, you can’t believe it. You can’t. It’s in the bill. It was in this amendment that Boehner read.
CALLER: I said that’s not even half of it. I mean he went page by page by page and you’re like, oh, my God. This was what’s written. This isn’t him saying, ‘Well, this is what they’re going to do, this is what’s going to happen,’ this is what they are doing. And they’re doing it over and over and over and over again. It makes me nuts. And this is not going to be a country as we know it in the four years it takes him to get outta here.
CALLER: He gets no support, the congressman and the Republicans get no support from anybody. It was nowhere on the news, it was nowhere. It was their own words.
RUSH: Well, now, look. I know that they got no support in the news, but you shouldn’t expect that to happen. I’m not trying to depress you. We gotta face reality and we’re dealing with an Obama State-Run Media here. Of course they’re not going to give Boehner any support or even any coverage or any publicity. But she’s right, sell your house, before you can do that, you have to pass an environmental test that some government person is going to come in and make sure you have proper storm windows and if you live in a hurricane area the inspection is even more Draconian. You have to have modern appliances, a kitchen and that sort of thing, energy efficient TVs and this sort of stuff and until you replace all that stuff you can’t sell it. Now, normally that would be up to seller and buyer. If the buyer wants to accept some old TVs and a kitchen that’s not stainless steel, fine, you negotiate that on price. But now it’s not going to be a matter of negotiation. Before you can be approved in selling your house, some government regulator is to come in and give you an examination.
Now, just to illustrate how this is going to work, once again I have a piece of property that would pass inspection, right now if this were the law. But do you think some government regulator coming into my house is going to pass me if it’s the Obama administration or if it’s some Democrat-run bureaucracy? No way. Everything is going to be political and this is how they are going to get people to switch party to become Democrat so that they’re not harassed. Folks, consequences are dire here. And all this is happening under this umbrella of this kind soft-spoken very smart president who only wants to save our lightbulbs and save the White House and save the world and who, of course, can be against that, who’s for dirty air, who’s for dirty water, nobody’s for that when that’s not at all what any of this is about. Pat, I appreciate the phone call.