RUSH: On the floor of the House last night there’s this big, giant first responders bill that the Democrats have been waffling on for three and a half years or two years, three and a half years, whatever it is, and they’re trying to piggyback an immigration reform amendment, I think, something to do with immigration to a first responders bill because they’re figuring nobody is going to oppose a first responders bill.
This is in response, of course, to 9/11. Nobody is gonna stand in the way of additional money for the first responders. Why, we love the first responders. They shut the Republican Party out of offering any amendments on this thing.
They shut the Republican Party out, and the Republicans are being blamed here for the vote going down in flames but the fact is it’s Democrats that couldn’t come up with enough votes to pass this because the Republicans cannot stop ’em in the House. Anthony Weiner — you gotta wonder how married life’s going for the guy — he married Huma Abedin, who is an aide to Hillary Clinton. Weiner lost it. He went absolutely nuts on the floor of the House. We’ll set it up with Peter King from New York, ripped the Democrats about bringing up the 9/11 bill on a suspension vote, this is last night on the House floor.
KING: The reason HR-847 is not being brought up under regular order is that the majority party is petrified of having its members face a potential vote on illegal immigration, but the reality is, you could pass this bill. This bill should be more important than a campaign talking point. You could have passed it any time during the past three and a half years but you want political cover. Thank God for our country that the first responders of 9/11 didn’t look for cover before they did what they had to do and lived up to their oath.
RUSH: Oh, man, Anthony Weiner lost it. They know that their majority is slipping away. They are crapping up — cracking up. That was a faux pas. That’s a Freudian slip. I did not mean to say that. I apologize. I take it back. I did not mean to say he’s crapping up. I meant to say cracking up. It’s no big F-ing deal, but I just want to make sure that people know I did not say it on purpose. So here is Weiner screaming mad. They’ve gotten everything they want, and they’re still miserable, but that’s not the real story of this. Listen to Weiner.
WEINER: You vote in favor of something, you believe it’s the right thing! If you believe it’s the wrong thing, you vote no! I will not yield (cross-talk) to the gentleman, and the gentleman will observe regular order! If he gets up and yells like he’s going to intimidate people into believing he’s right! He is wrong! The gentleman is wrong! The gentleman is providing cover for his colleagues rather than doing the right thing! It’s Republicans wrapping their arms around Republicans rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes! It is a shame, a shame! If you believe this is a bad idea to provide health care, then vote no, but don’t give me the cowardly view that, oh, if it was a different procedure — (cross-talk) The gentleman will observe regular order and sit down! I will not! The gentleman will sit!
RUSH: Anthony Weiner doing his best Barney Frank impersonation. Now, the real story of this is, here he’s having a cow over the Republicans not voting for his bill to help 9/11 responders, but the story is that Democrats had enough defectors that they needed Republican votes. They can’t pass anything. Republicans can’t stop anything, I should say. They don’t have the votes to stop anything in the House. Anthony Weiner and his sponsors could not get enough Democrats to go for this in order to get the thing passed. It really doesn’t matter what it is, folks, the point here is the crackup, the point here is they know that they’re going to lose their majority, and their own party is deserting them in droves. This has to do with immigration, a bunch of Democrats can read the tea leaves and they don’t want to go on the record here with an immigration — see, the Democrats’ thought was that they’re gonna tack on something that Republicans are dead set against on illegal immigration to something everybody is for, and that’s health care for the first responders.
So it’s a trick and they figured Republicans wouldn’t have the guts to vote against it. Well, the fact of the matter is a bunch of Democrats defected on this and Weiner is out there ripping into the Republicans for having the thing fail. It’s hilarious. I love this. They are cracking up. They’re not happy no matter what they get, they’re not happy, they are miserable, and remember the culture of corruption? Nancy Pelosi, it’s amazing to me how little — well, it actually is not amazing. I overuse that. It’s amazing how infrequently here the partisan political operatives disguised as media, how little they talk about the culture of corruption on Capitol Hill. That’s a phrase fed them by Pelosi and company a few years back, take the House back when Mark Foley got involved with the pages, and all there was was e-mails, by the way, he didn’t really get involved with the pages, and George Allen with Macaca and all that. And now you have a truly big figure, the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, a guy that’s been there for 40 years. They talk about, ‘Oh, he’s so well liked.’
Rangel is saying that the ethics committee is going to sue them for violating his constitutional rights for not giving him enough time. The investigation’s only gone on two and a half years. But he hasn’t been given enough time. But here you have a truly large seminal figure, who is a crook. Four rent control apartments, all these shady real estate deals, he has not earned the kind of money that he has spent buying all these things, renting all these things that he has, simply cannot do it on what he’s been paid as a member of Congress. Pelosi protected him for a long time and even now she can’t bring herself to condemn what are serial violations of the law and ethics rules. So there’s no defense of Mark Foley, and then here comes the media now trying to pave the way for Rangel. There’s no culture of corruption now. Remember what did Pelosi say, ‘We’re gonna drain the swamp.’ Ha! They didn’t drain the swamp. All they did was restock it with a bunch of alligators. The swamp got even more polluted.