RUSH: From Bloomberg.com — remember what we said yesterday, you are judged by the strength of your enemies — ‘Obama, Limbaugh Focus on ‘Los Suns’ Jerseys in NBA Playoffs. President Barack Obama spotlighted the decision by Phoenix to wear ‘Los Suns’ jerseys in a National Basketball Association playoff game. Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the team of ‘cowardice.” Phoenix happened to win. So the media’s all excited because they think the Suns stuck it to me. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Willie Geist this morning on MessNBC.
GEIST: Rush Limbaugh called it an act of cowardice, pure and simple. Here they are last night, wearing the uniforms. A lot of support from the home fans there. And the jerseys worked, apparently. They lead the series two-nothing.
RUSH: Yeah, it had nothing to do with how well the Suns players played. The Los Suns jerseys had an effect on the victory. And then here from Bloomberg TV’s In the Loop the sports anchor, Michele Steele.
STEELE: The Suns play basketball and politics that had to do with Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, in fact. Steve Nash and his teammates wore jerseys that said ‘Los Suns.’ The team’s owners saying the team wore the jerseys to celebrate diversity and to protest the new immigration bill. Believe it or not, Rush Limbaugh did not like it, calling it ‘cowardice, pure and simple.’ Phoenix won the game and took a two-games-to-none lead against the Spurs.
RUSH: That’s not why I didn’t like it. I, of course, yeah, I did say it was cowardice, the team is buckling here to a bunch of PC pressure. What I said was, look, don’t tell us this is all high-minded. Tell us you’re doing this ’cause you’re a bunch of liberals. Tell us that you’re wearing these jerseys ’cause you’re a bunch of liberals and you want to side with a certain political point of view here. Don’t try to tell us you’re all high-minded, better people than we are, that you’re more compassionate, more understanding. Just tell us you’re liberals and you’re following your political beliefs. Just do it. Have some guts. The cowardice was hiding behind PC. What I want to know is did they give everybody who attended the game amnesty? What would be the equivalent? Not having to give a ticket, not having to show papers. Let everybody in free. No parking charges, no concessions charges, and no papers required, no ticket. I mean if you’re going to go all the way let’s go all the way, not just halfway. And then here’s Obama. Cinco De Mayo speech yesterday in Washington, a small portion of it.
OBAMA: I know that a lot of you would rather be watching tonight’s game, the Spurs against Los Suns from Phoenix.
RUSH: Right on, right on, right on, right on. The President of the United States here siding against the American people. And yesterday, this is White House Rose Garden, Cinco De Mayo, the president distorting the Arizona law and ripping it to shreds again.
OBAMA: The answer isn’t to undermine fundamental principles that define us as a nation. We can’t start singling out people because of who they look like or how they talk or how they dress. We can’t turn law-abiding American citizens and law-abiding immigrants into subjects of suspicion and abuse. We can’t divide the American people that way. That’s not the answer. That’s not who we are as the United States of America. And that’s why I’ve instructed my administration to closely monitor the new law in Arizona, to examine the civil rights and other implications that it may have.
RUSH: So once again we have the race card being thrown down. We can’t divide the American people that way. Of course, who is dividing America? It’s Obama, with comments like this. ‘The answer isn’t to undermine fundamental principles that define us as a nation. We can’t start singling out people because of who they look like.’ You know, I predicted that he would almost say this exact thing three or four weeks ago. I said he’s going to go out there he’s going to say, (impersonating Obama) ‘There’s some people that don’t like the color of your skin, don’t like the way you look, don’t think you should be American.’ He did it! He did it yesterday! ‘We can’t start singling out people because of how they look –‘ we’re not! We’re looking at people who are legal versus illegal. ‘We can’t turn law-abiding American citizens and law-abiding immigrants into subjects of suspicion and abuse.’ We’re not. We’re not turning law-abiding immigrants into subjects of suspicion and abuse. Totally distorting this law, still doing it. And he wasn’t through.
OBAMA: I was pleased to see a strong proposal for comprehensive reform presented in the Senate last week, and I was pleased that it was based on a bipartisan framework. I want to begin work this year, and I want Democrats and Republicans to work with me because we’ve gotta stay true to who we are, a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
RUSH: So he wants the bill, he wants the amnesty bill, he wants it. He wants their votes. Cynicism. Cynicism is not found here, the cynicism is not found in the hearts and minds of the American people. The cynicism is found at the highest levels of our government from the White House on down.
RUSH: Do you know…? I bet I’m going to shock a lot of you people with this next bit of information. Do you know that Cinco De Mayo is not a Mexican holiday? Do you know that Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day? Cinco De Mayo is not even a real holiday in Mexico. Cinco De Mayo was created by Corona beer to promote beer sales in the US and around the world. They don’t even get the day off in Mexico for Cinco De Mayo. We’ve turned it into a holiday here that has pure political purposes for the American left. Cinco De Mayo was a minor battle during a time when the French were invading Mexico — and you know that has to be a long time ago; the French don’t invade anybody, they surrender now. Mexican Independence Day is September the 16th.
What Cinco De Mayo actually commemorates is the victory of the Mexican army over the French empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the French invasion of Mexico. I know this sounds very strange, ‘The French invasion of Mexico,’ but they did try it. So… (interruption) Well, no, it’s not religious. But I’m sitting here, I’m watching all of this. Obama is just all about dividing the American people by race and by class. We are a nation of legal immigrants. Look at how he’s trying to distort what is happening in Arizona. Here’s something else from his Cinco De Mayo speech yesterday: ‘We gather to mark a day we come and celebrate here in the United States as it is in Mexico.’ It isn’t celebrated in Mexico! They don’t even get the day off in Mexico on Cinco De Mayo. So here we have Obama who doesn’t even believe in ‘separating people because of their race,’ and he then proceeded to introduce every member of his cabinet who even had one drop of Latino blood in their veins.
He did not come to unify.
He has come to divide.
And he’s doing a good job of it.
RUSH: I don’t want to replay the sound bite, but Obama said in his Cinco De Mayo speech yesterday, ‘I want to say it again just in case anybody’s confused: The way to fix our broken immigration system is through commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform.’ What that means is: The way to fix illegal immigration is to legalize it. That’s what that means. ‘Commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform’ is amnesty. We’ve tried it once; it didn’t work. It led us to where we are today. So fixing illegal immigration is to legalize it. So can we extrapolate from that that the way to fix our drug problem is to legalize drugs? Do you know that Mexico has legalized drugs? I want you to think about that for just a second because we’re told by the drug legalization advocates here — such as legalize marijuana or legalize heroin or cocaine or whatever — that it will take the crime out of it and we can tax it, and we can raise revenue for the precious government.
‘And people are gonna get drugs anyway, Rush, just like they’re going to get sex anyway. We can’t stop these kids; they’re going to do it. There’s no point in teaching abstinence. So we just legalize it.’ Okay. Mexico has legalized drugs. If Mexico has legalized drugs, and if legalizing drugs ‘takes the crime out of it,’ then what the hell is going on in Arizona? Why the hell are there Mexican drug gangs anywhere if they have legalized drugs? And they have. I ain’t lying to you. They’ve legalized drugs. There ought not be drug gangs. The only drug gangs ought to be the government and their tax enforcers taxing the sale and use of the stuff, right? Because that’s the benefit from it. So legalizing drugs hasn’t worked in Mexico yet Obama says: ‘The way to fix our broken immigration system is through commonsense comprehensive immigration reform,’ which he means is to legalize it. Okay, let’s keep going. Prostitution. (chuckles) Eliot Spitzer, anybody?
We still don’t know — if you read the papers on Eliot Spitzer Client No. 9 you still don’t know — he’s a Democrat after all these years. Is the way to fix prostitution to legalize it? I mean, this is where the left is taking us. Legalize all the deviants, legalize all of the things we know are culturally destructive. Let me take it even further. Let’s go to the health care bill. When millions of people fail to buy insurance like Obamacare mandates, will the solution be just to do away with the law? Well, why not? We have illegal immigration. The immigrants are failing to abide by the law. They’re being aided by people like the Phoenix Suns and Obama and anybody else who wants to encourage lawbreaking and lawlessness. So when people don’t buy health insurance as mandated by Obamacare, should we just do away with the law?
Ha-ha! You think we’re going to do away with the law? No, we’re going to enforce the law that Obama wants to enforce. Absolutely. When the rich don’t pay their ‘fair share’ in taxes, according to Obama, should we just do away with the tax laws? I mean, where does this stop? If we’re going to look at lawlessness and say, ‘You know what? The way to fix this is just get rid of the law.’ All right, fine. You don’t like the fact that you can’t turn your lights on in the summertime on the beach, ’cause of turtles? Fine, ignore it. Get rid of the law or the ordinance. Mexico legalized… Snerdley’s eyes are bugging. He doesn’t believe Mexico legalized everything. They legalized marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, heroin. Everything is legal. Why in the hell are there drug gangs in Mexico? Why is what’s happening in Arizona happening?
You know, it’s an epidemic of child sex abuse out there. Why not just legalize it? Why not just get rid of it? All of these laws, people are breaking them anyway. Where do we stop with this? If the law doesn’t mean anything, if the way to fix a problem that’s been created by the existence of a law is to ignore the law, why have the law in the first place? I don’t know where you people on the left draw the line here. It’s sort of like the minimum wage argument. You always advocate $10 an hour. What about 15? ‘Yep.’ How about $20 an hour? ‘No, that’s a little bit too high.’ Why? Why is $20 an hour too high? Why can we legalize illegal immigration but we can’t legalize drugs? Why? What’s the thinking here?
‘Well, Mr. Limbaugh, the legalization of drugs while some people on my side of the aisle might relish it and love it, would certainly lead to the destruction of our culture and would promote the wanton worthlessness of many citizens.’ Oh, okay, fine, Mr. Castrati. So what happens if we then legalize illegal immigrants and they come… ‘That’s a different thing! These people just want a better life, Mr. Limbaugh. They’re seeking a much better life than they can have in their native countries.’ Fine. What about the people in this country who will be harmed by it just like people who would be harmed by the legalization of drugs? ‘Mr. Limbaugh, you’re missing the point. This is a matter of compassion, and people wanting to improve their lives.’
No, it’s not. At some point, if we’re going to say that the solution to a problem brought about by the existence of a law is to get rid of the law, then apply that to every other law. We can’t stop bank robbery, can we? Let’s just make it legal to rob banks. People want a better life but people don’t have enough money. You ought to see some of the signs that are being carried in these protesting marches last Saturday. I’ll have to dig one outta here. I threw it away because I didn’t think I’d have any practical application for this. Somebody’s carrying a sign, and I don’t know where. It looks like it’s Los Angeles, but I can’t tell. But it says, ‘We want free house! We want job! We want no taxes! America owes us this and we’re going to keep attacking and killing the police in Arizona until you give us this.’ Basically it’s what the sign says. Now that I’ve told you that, let’s go to the audio sound bites, number eight, May the 2nd, Danbury, Connecticut, New Hope Baptist Church, the Reverend Sharpton delivered a sermon.
SHARPTON: So many of us act as though the struggle for social justice and the struggle for rights is over, don’t realize that the struggle is not over until we achieve equality. Someone said to me the other day, ‘Reverend Sharpton, we’ve got an African-American president. We’ve achieved the dream of Dr. King,’ and I told them, that was not Dr. King’s dream. He’s a great man. I’ve been working with the president and supporting the president. But the dream was not to put one black family in the White House.
FOLLOWERS: Yeah! Right!
SHARPTON: The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.
SHARPTON: President Obama being in the White House can help us get there, but we not there yet.
RUSH: So, I guess President Obama has not ended the race business. I remember so many people calling here before the election, ‘Rush, don’t you think the election of Obama would actually help solve some of the racial problems and discord in the country?’ ‘No, it’s only going to make it worse,’ I warned and I said. So now here is the Reverend Sharpton: ‘We have to all be equal. The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.’ Is that what Martin Luther King stood for? That’s not what Martin Luther King stood for. Make everything equal in everybody’s house? So everybody should have one of everything? No, no, no. Where does it stop okay you go to Pier 1 you get everything in there then you go to Macy’s you get everything in there then you go to Walmart and get everything there, and everybody should have one of everything in their house and until that happens — like if I have a 25-foot high definition screen, we’re not equal ’til Sharpton has one that I pay for? So they have the sign: ‘We want a free house. We want jobs. No taxes. America owes us this. We’re going to keep attacking police in Arizona until we get it.’ That’s a sign. I have a picture of it from one of the rallies this past Saturday.