RUSH: Jeremy in the Wilds of East Texas. It’s great to have you in the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you doing?
RUSH: Just fine. Thank you so much for calling, sir.
CALLER: Listen I’ve got a lot to say so I’m just gonna launch right into it.
RUSH: Do that. That’s exactly what you should do, just launch, just get in, get it, and get out. Go for it.
CALLER: I want to talk about Cruz electability. I’ve heard people talk and seen on social media where people say I’m not sure Cruz can win the general, and the news media have been promoting Rubio and some of these other candidates. And I just wanted to say Cruz started out in the state of Texas when he ran for the Senate at 2% in the polls. Margin of error was 3%. And he went on to beat David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, by double digits, and then turned around and won the general election by double digits. So, you know, that part of it is a frustration to me, that people keep — you know, they can’t seem to take this, even they make excuses even after the debate that Marco Rubio or this candidate’s gonna win the nomination. That’s my first point.
My second point is what you just talked about the climate change court. This goes to the issue of what Cruz will do when he’s in office. When he was the solicitor general of the State of the Texas, he actually fought in a case called Medellin v. The State of Texas where he fought the world court in the Supreme Court and won that case, where George Bush was trying to tell the State of Texas that we had to stop — that Texas had to stop an execution because the world court said so and because of international law and that we had to abide by international law. And Cruz shut it down and basically litigated that and won. So there’s two examples right there of where we need Ted Cruz to be our next president.
Number three is, you know, Cruz has actually said he’s going to be to conservatives what Obama has been to liberals. And he’s going to govern like that. He’s already said that when he takes office, he’s gonna overturn all the illegal executive orders. What other candidate has said that? I don’t think I’ve heard a single one of them. He’s the only one talking about trying to undo. You know, they speak in general terms about fixing Washington and all this kind of stuff, but he has actually come out and said, I’m gonna do this.
RUSH: Well, Ted Cruz scares ’em all. Ted Cruz scares a lot of people, because they’re not conservative. Ted Cruz means it when he says he’s going to try to get government out of people’s lives, when he’s going to try to reduce the size of government, when he’s going to try to reduce the financial take that comes to government. He means it. And most everybody makes their living off government, Republican, Democrat, whatever, they make their living off of it. They make their living governing it, expanding it, writing laws for it, or what have you. Ted Cruz is serious about wanting to deemphasize it.
I love this argument that he’s not electable, he can’t win. Mitt Romney was, right? John McCain, there’s somebody could win. Right, right. All these people they tell us that can’t win, they singularly set out and try to destroy. Ted Cruz has overcome odds as you described in Texas. If he can’t win, how did he become senator? It’s a fascinating thing to watch when you for the longest time conservatives thought the Republican Party was their home and where their beliefs resonated and echoed and it’s really a slap in the face whenever you, as a conservative — when you realize the Republican Party actually is not for the things you’re for. That is an interesting day, whenever the day happens, and it happens to every conservative when they realize that the Republican Party is actually not you. And if you’ve ever had any doubts, all you have to do is take a look at the way they all react to Ted Cruz. It’s with palpable anger and fear. And it’s irrational.
Here, give you an example. This is Boehner. Grab sound bite 13. CNN’s State of the Union yesterday. And this is just a small example, you know, the DC establishment despises Ted Cruz. If Ted Cruz weren’t around, they could sell this budget deal as they’re trying to tell people it reforms entitlements and it reduces spending and it does all this. The thing is that Ted Cruz is running around calling them out on it. No, it doesn’t do that. And that makes them mad, so Boehner’s on State of the Union yesterday with Dana Bash, who said, “The budget deal that you struck just this week calls for an increase of $80 billion in federal spending over two years.” That’s caca. It’s much more than that. “In exchange for a variety of cuts. Ted Cruz said it’s a complete and utter surrender. John Boehner’s golden parachute will certainly cement his legacy, but it’s a slap in the face to conservatives.”
BOEHNER: That’s just total nonsense. Real entitlement reform in this agreement. We’ve got a big group of members who need more money for our national defense. And all the increases in spending are offset with spending reductions elsewhere in the government.
RUSH: Folks, the numbers don’t add up that way. The net spending increases are significant. There isn’t any entitlement reform. The national debt, by the time this deal is one year old, is going to be $20 trillion. Where in the world is anything being cut, entitlements or anything else? Nothing is. You know why this budget was done? And Politico has a story, they’re just smiling ear to ear on this story. “Behind the Secret Budget Deal that Drove Conservatives Mad.” And they’re just so happy at the Politico. That’s one of the biggest days they ever have is when they could write a story detailing how anger conservatives are or how big a shaft the conservatives got. And that’s one — this is one of these stories. A potential national default, John Boehner’s resignation, and a resolute Barack Obama aligned to temporarily halt Washington’s dysfunction. There isn’t any dysfunction. Washington Democrats and Republicans are working together just fine, folks.