RUSH: Where are we? We have a federal government that refuses to enforce federal immigration law and a state that is. The president ought to just come out and say right now, ‘Look, even though I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the law of the land, I’m not going to. I don’t give a damn about the people of Arizona or the people in any of the border states. I don’t give a damn about the people of this country generally. I’m on a worldwide stage now. My number one job’s to impress other governments and other people, not to look out for the best interests of the American people.’ This is what Obama ought to say because this is what he’s doing. He could also say this. He hasn’t done a press conference in a long time, but he could call a national address to the nation to help quell all of this unrest. President Obama could honestly say to the people of this country, ‘I can bully, I can smear, I can abuse the citizens of this country by going overseas and denouncing them, their parents and their grandparents, calling them imperialist, in essence, capitalist pigs, in essence. I can pass laws that force American citizens to do what I tell ’em to do whether they like it or not,’ such as this insurance mandate, which is wholly unconstitutional.
‘I can raise your taxes as much as I want. I can deny you energy to heat your home and run your car. I can tell you what to eat. I can kick Americans to the curb or make them wards of the state. I, Barack Obama, in 16 short months have done that and more. But when it actually comes to protecting you from alien criminals, protecting you from aliens coming into your town and state by the millions who use your services and who are here illegally, well, I’m going to side with the illegal aliens every time. I, President Obama, think the cops are stupid. I am going to oppose cops every chance I get. I am going to side with illegal aliens every time.’ In fact, what President Obama is doing, if you want to get down to brass tacks here, is siding against Americans. And this is the argument we need to universalize, I’m telling you, from the health care bill to whatever other piece of legislation he has planned or has passed — TARP, stimulus — Barack Obama is siding against Americans. A better way of saying he’s governing against the will of the people.
Barack Obama is siding against us. He does not stand up for the law-abiding citizens of this country. He does not stand up for the legal immigrants in this country. He goes to bat for the illegals, the malcontents, the lawbreakers. Because it is their votes he needs. And he can’t get those votes if we ever get to a point where voter photo ID is required at the polling place. That’s what’s undergirding all this. Look at the war on terrorism, my friends. Obama and his attorney general have spent months trying to insure that terrorists receive constitutional rights. No president before has ever conferred on this kind of an enemy. It’s suicidal. But he does it. He doesn’t care about the American citizen. He doesn’t care about the dire consequences of his actions. He is reckless. He borders on lawless. Here’s the thing, the people of Arizona and their state government are not acting in a radical way. The president and his regime are. The radicals in this argument are the pro-amnesty, pro-illegal alien people, the Democrat Party, the government-run media, and everybody in this regime. The people of Arizona are the epitome of reasonable, they are the epitome of controlled but at their wits’ end. The president and his administration and his regime, they are the radicals.
RUSH: When a president, by his actions and words, makes clear that he is not going to protect the citizens of a state, it is the duty of that state to step up and protect its citizens when the president of the country refuses to do so. And that’s all that is happening here.