RUSH: I still can’t get over this Posner guy, Michael Posner apologizing to the ChiComs over our Arizona immigration law. You know, the ChiComs have internal passports? You have to have passport to go province to province in China. That’s how controlled they are — and the reason is, the ChiComs cannot tolerate all the people in the rural areas moving to the city. If that happens, then all hell breaks loose because not even the ChiCom government can control a billion people who are upset about things. So they have these internal passports you have use from province to province. They would be amazed — the Chinese people would be amazed — that we are not enforcing our own border.
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BREWER: While the president is making wisecracks and playing racial politics, some groups have suggested that Arizona be punished for enforcing laws that our federal government has failed to enforce. That is misguided at best. Our purpose today is to help the rest of the nation understand the crisis which confronts our state. Our nation’s government is broken. Our border is being erased, and the president apparently considers it a wonderful opportunity to divide people along racial lines for his personal political convenience.
RUSH: Whoa! This woman sounds like she has a talk show! But she doesn’t have a talk show. She is the governor of Arizona. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had some male Republicans that had half of this courage? Wow! She blasted Obama. I mean that’s an understatement. ‘Our nation’s government is broken, our border is being erased, and the president apparently considers it a wonderful opportunity to divide people along racial lines for his political convenience.’ That is dead-on right. That’s dead-on accurate. Here’s more of what she said.
BREWER: It’s fair to ask whether he intends to be the commander-in-chief or the comic-in-chief.
BREWER: Since the president’s joke was so inappropriate, I suppose if I wanted to join in the comedian game I could suggest that he not give up his day job.
BREWER: Unfortunately, though, he isn’t doing very well at that one, either.
RUSH: The governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer! Do we know of one Republican senator speaking this way? We have some Republicans in the House that speak this way. Here’s what she’s referring to from the White House Correspondents Dinner back on May 1st.
OBAMA: We all know what happens in Arizona when you don’t have ID.
OBAMA: Adios, amigossss!
RUSH: The President of the United States telling a joke about a circumstance for… By now we’ve all heard the details of what’s gone on in Arizona, even spreading north from the border further into the state. Is the governor lying? Is the governor making all this up? Is the governor just a pure partisan hack? Plus he’s got all of these idiot mayors around the country suggesting that Arizona be boycotted. You can look it up. It’s unconstitutional for a city or region or state to boycott any other city, region, or state. Only the Congress can regulate interstate commerce. Mayors can’t, and governors can’t. This is the commerce clause of the US Constitution. The federal government has done so much damage to our country in the name of the commerce clause, and now we’re supposed to think the states have the right to do what they want in this regard?
Well, it’s tit-for-tat now because some Arizona citizens are saying, ‘Okay, stay outta San Diego. Do not go to San Diego.’ I guess there were some conventions or trips planned there. ‘Okay, California. You want to play this game? We’ll stay out of your state. We’ll stay out of San Francisco and we’ll ship you some of these illegals that are coming into our state as we can with one-way bus and train tickets.’ Miss USA. The Miss USA pageant was last night. A Shi’ite Muslim who tripped on her gown won the pageant. The runner-up, Ms. Oklahoma, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, Judge Cesar Nunez, an actor on The Office TV show, said, ‘Arizona’s new immigration statute authorizes law enforcement authorities to check the citizenship of anybody they believe may be in the country illegally. Critics say this may amount to racial profiling. Do you think that this should be mandated by the state or by the federal government?’
WOOLARD: I’m a huge believer in state’s rights. I think that’s what’s so wonderful about America.
AUDIENCE: (applause and cheers)
WOOLARD: Thank you.
AUDIENCE: (applause and cheers)
WOOLARD: So I think it’s perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law, and I am against illegal immigration, but I’m also against racial profiling. So I see both sides on this issue.
RUSH: Yeah, typically a pageant contestant, ‘both sides.’ But she’s mostly right there and that’s Las Vegas yesterday the 2010 Miss USA pageant. (interruption) No, they didn’t boo her. Well, they didn’t boo her because there wasn’t a question on gay marriage, but that happened last year. She was the runner-up. Miss… I don’t know where the winner’s name is so I’m having a mental block here but he’s a Shi’ite Muslim and she tripped on her gown, and she won the award. Norah O’Donnell yesterday on division, The Chris Matthews Show. He wasn’t there. She was the fill-in host. They’re all, in the Drive-Bys, just agog with this poll all over the country showing massive support the American people for the Arizona law.
O’DONNELL: A new NBC/Wall Street Journal survey: A surprising 69% of whites in the country say they support Arizona’s law. Those numbers may explain why Arizona’s Republican governor thinks it’s a potent political issue.
RUSH: Ms. Michigan, Rima Fakih, is the new Miss USA. So anyway, folks, it’s a fascinating thing to watch here because Obama is dividing the country. It is happening before our very eyes. People can see precisely what this regime is up to, what their purpose is, and can now see exactly how radical it is.