RUSH: At the White House press briefing this afternoon, Baghdad Bob, Robert Gibbs, answered a question from a reporter: ‘Is Obama going into this netroot online questioning session today expecting to get flak from his base?’
GIBBS: I’ve watched newscasts just this week where people have said illegal immigrants are going to get health care as a result of this bill, despite the fact that the president said six weeks ago that wasn’t true and said 26 minutes ago that that wasn’t true. We’ll see if those rumors can finally be put to bed based on the truth.
PLANTE: Well, since you bring that up wouldn’t the American-born children for illegal immigrants be eligible for health care?
GIBBS: I don’t know what the provisions are.
PLANTE: Well, they’re American citizens.
GIBBS: I’d have to look at that aspect of the bill.
RUSH: Did you people hear this? ‘Baghdad Bob’ Robert Gibbs: ‘There’s not going to be health insurance coverage for these illegal aliens. It isn’t going to happen. Six weeks ago he said it, said it 26 minutes ago.’ ‘Well, what about the children?’ ‘Well, I don’t know. I don’t know what the provisions are.’ If you don’t know what the provisions are, what are you doing answering the question for, Baghdad Bob? Plante says, ‘Well, they’re American citizens.’ Gibbs: ‘I have to look at that aspect of the bill.’ He doesn’t have a bill. This is the bottom line when Obama says that there’s no insurance coverage for illegals, he can’t hold up his bill and say, ‘Right, here it is! On page 4,030, it says here, plain as day: ‘No insurance and coverage for illegals.” He can’t say it because it’s not there; and in the House bill, it is. To the phones we go, to Virginia Beach, Virginia. This is Don. I’m glad you called, sir, thank you for waiting hello.
CALLER: Oh, gosh thank you, Rush. I’m really pleased to be on your show.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: And I want to thank you sticking with the conversation about H.R. 3200. It’s so important, and it’s amazing to me…
RUSH: Hang on for just a second. For those of you in Rio Linda and Port St. Lucie, H.R. 3200 is the House health care bill.
CALLER: (chuckling) I downloaded it from the government printing office. It’s the PDF with the page numbers, and I can’t believe people won’t read this. Because it’s not that we’re lying; it’s in there. And I’m not a liar. I can read it. And I think I found something that might be of interest to everybody because, right in the bill — on page 124, on page 288, and a third time in 325, and it’s probably more — there is a thing called limitation review. Agencies are supposed to have a way that an individual, if you got in trouble with their law you can address it, you can get arbitration or see a court. This specifically denies that. So the minute this whole bill becomes a law it’s beyond the reach of any citizen, forever. I mean, how would you…? As far as I can see —
RUSH: Wait. Whoa, whoa, wait just a second. I don’t mean to be arguing or disagreeing with you, but I have seen a little segment on an appeals process in this. It’s convoluted and it’s not very strong —
CALLER: Well, I guess I haven’t found that.
RUSH: There is something about an appeals process in it.
CALLER: Well, see, these three pages — when you have the time to look — from page 124 under limitations on review, it says specifically: ‘There will be no administrative or judicial review.’ Now, maybe it only applies to that section, but that means you couldn’t take them to court, you can’t get arbitration, and that might also mean that the Supreme Court will never see this. ‘Cause as far as I know the Supreme Court only reviews a case. It doesn’t just go out and look for things to worry about.
RUSH: Well, Obama’s counting on the Supreme Court hearing a lot of this. But the Supreme Court… On illegal immigration, for example, the Supreme Court has already said illegals are entitled to citizenship services. They’ve already ruled that. So at least when it comes to illegals being covered under Obama’s plan, the Supreme Court’s already taken care of that. A lot of people have read the bill, Don, and that’s why there are so many of them showing up at these town hall meetings to protest. But I’m going to have review it myself because I know there’s a small section in there on appeals. You’re talking about judicial review, meaning who do you sue, but there’s an appeal. If you’re denied some coverage or if you’re denied this, you can appeal it. But remember who you’re appealing it to. You’re appealing it to the same people that run the Cash-for-Clunkers program. And your appeals… You’re going to die before the appeals process is heard. It’s all a moot point anyway.