RUSH: Jeff in Bangor, Maine, you’re next on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey. Mega moose dittos from Maine, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Hey, not to regurgitate some old Clinton material, but, boy, Hillary really earned the title of ‘Slick Hilly’ last night with her response to Candy Crowley’s question about the illegal aliens and the license debate. You know, she completely skirted the issue, and yet gave an answer that targeted local politicians and sort of said, ‘Hey, as your president, I’ll sort of be hands-off and let you address these issues on your own. I promise you state’s rights.’
RUSH: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. I knew that’s how some people were going to interpret this, that Mrs. Clinton believes in federalism and she’s going to let the states run the show on these kinds of things. You just wait! That is precisely the way she’s trying to fool people. She has no intention. She doesn’t believe in that concept of federalism, the federal government having limits and states having rights. Mrs. Clinton is going to try to grow the power and the size of the national federal government like it has never been grown before! That was just an escape mechanism for not having to take a position on the real question: ‘Do you or do you not support driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants?’ I’m glad you called to get this straightened out, Jeff, because this is why I’m host and can read the stitches on a fastball and analyze this stuff, and keep people from going astray with tricks, such as those pulled by the Clintons.
RUSH: I’m printing something out here, because it confirmed exactly, exactly my instincts. We had the caller on Mrs. Clinton. ‘Hey, that’s a pretty sharp move on Mrs. Clinton’s part. They’re signaling to these governors that she’s going to let ’em run the show here when it comes to driver’s licenses, and all that sort of stuff.’ She was on the Situation Room yesterday, and that’s where we played a bite where she said, ‘I’m going to let the governors handle all this,’ but later on in the interview she said, ‘I think the fact that governors are being forced into this position is really unfortunate. They should not be making immigration policy. The federal government should be making immigration policy, and that’s what I’m going to do as president again, and I don’t believe that, in the context of federal immigration reform, that that would be an issue that governors would have to contend with.’ Well, hello political ad in the making! Can you say ‘political ad in the making’? Will Obama be able to turn up the heat in his own kitchen to make an ad out of this? Will a Republican be able to do it? Don’t wait. It went completely over Candy Crowley’s head. She didn’t even notice. But this is a profound statement. The bite that we had ended, and this came later, and it led our caller to think that Mrs. Clinton is… (I’m starting to hit the blue funk again. I can just feel it.)
Mrs. Clinton was signaling these governors, that she’s going to let ’em run the show. No, no. I knew without having heard this part of the bite, this transcript. Do you think that Mrs. Clinton — whose total objective is to grow the government as large as possible — is going to let governors have a say over immigration policy? It ain’t gonna to happen. (interruption) I know, states have always had control over driver’s licenses. That’s right. States have always had control over driver’s license policy. Well, if they link it to immigration, illegal immigration, she’s going to go in there with this answer. Candy Crowley said, ‘What about Governor Spitzer? Because you have said that you’re sympathetic to what he’s trying to do, that you understand the problem he’s got. Is the problem that he’s got the federal government isn’t handling it right?’ and you, when you are president again… She says this: ‘I’m going to try to do as president AGAIN.’ She thinks she’s already been president! She thinks she has. So any of you people calling me and saying, ‘Well, these records, she may not have really done much. That’s why she doesn’t want them out.’ It’s going to show just the opposite if we ever figure out what’s in those records. We’ll never get ’em.
RUSH: We’ve got the Hillary sound bite, just to put it out to you in her own words.
HILLARY: I think the fact that governors are being forced into this position is really unfortunate. They should not be making immigration policy. The federal government should be making immigration policy. And that’s what I’m going to try to do as president again.
RUSH: As president again. Do you hear this? But, folks, the real point here is, Spitzer is not messing with federal immigration policy. He’s dealing with a state issue. Driver’s licenses! The states are in charge of driver’s licenses. Spitzer wants the illegals to have ’em. We all know why. Learn it, love it, live it. Don’t doubt me. I say it, you believe it. The whole point of this, when you go to get a driver’s license, you are given a motor voter form. You get your driver’s license. They say on your form, are you legal? You say yes. They don’t check it. They don’t have time to check it. They assume everybody’s going to be honest. That’s what the officials in New York have said. So you get a photo ID, all you gotta do is come up with a Social Security number, and there are gazillions of fraudulent ones out there that you can buy, and, voila, you can register to vote. The Democrat governor makes it possible.
You know what this is all about, there’s no question. Is Mrs. Clinton saying here that she’s going to usurp state authority over driver’s licenses? The point of this is not only that, she has made it plain here in this little, what was it, 11 second, 14-second bite, I’m going to make sure this bite comes back to haunt her, too. I’m showing you Republicans how to do this, I really am. I got this whole driver’s license thing started. It’s still gone on for a full week. They can’t put it to bed. Now it’s evolved into flip-flopping and the whole business of her records with her husband in the White House when they were co-presidents, and they can’t put this issue away. This one, another slip-up. She said in that debate that ‘the biggest mistake we made was not passing the amnesty bill.’ She’s just now said, ‘I’m gonna do this.’ She’s giving us an idea of what she views the federal government’s role to be and that is all-powerful and all intrusive. And governors, you can go to hell. You shouldn’t be making immigration policy.
One of the reasons governors are getting involved in immigration policy in some of these border states is because the feds won’t do anything right, the Congress can’t get this done right because they, too, are run by Democrats now, who want votes, and they’re trying to find a way to get these people in here and get ’em legal! They tried wet DREAM Act after amnesty failed. They tried all kinds of things under the cloak of darkness and they can’t get away with it anymore because people found out about it. Not only am I showing Republicans how to do this with Mrs. Clinton, I’m going to show you Democrat candidates how to do it, too.