RUSH: Holy smokes. This is how they do it. Obama’s executive amnesty has been frozen via a stay by a judge on the appellate court. You remember, this is the judge that discovered the Defense Department lawyers were lying to him in open court, and instead of actually sanctioning them, he demanded that they go to a new ethics course to learn the proper behavior and decorum and the law in court, that you just can’t lie with impunity to a judge.
That was the extent of it. Bill Nelson, the Democrat Senator from Florida, is on CNN right now, and they’re asking him what he thinks about all this, and you ought to hear what he says is gonna happen. He’s looking into that camera and he’s practically crying. He’s saying (paraphrased), “Young Americans, children who only know the United States — born in a foreign country, brought here as infants by their parents illegally — are now going to be sent home to countries they have never, ever seen.
How they’re characterizing this decision is gonna show up all over social media. And a bunch of ill-educated, uneducated Nimrods are gonna see it, and they’ve totally skewed notion of what this decision means. Let me see what the AP says about this. Let me see. ‘Cause if that’s gonna happen, you would think that’d be right in the front of the story, wouldn’t you? If deportation proceedings begin immediately because of this, you’d think that’d be the story, right? See if it is.
“Obama Immigration Plan Blocked by 4-4 Tie at Supreme Court.” A tie vote. This is AP: “The tie vote in the Supreme Court blocks Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions in the US living illegally from deportation. The justice’s one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the rest of [the Regime of Obama]. The outcome underscores that the direction of US immigration policy will be determined, in large part, by the presidential election.”
Right. There’s no firm decision yet. What this means is… It’s what Obama was complaining about. All this is now up to the voters — who, of course, the Democrats do not trust. “People who would have benefited from the programs face no imminent threat of deportation because Congress has provided money to deal with only a small percentage of people who live in the country illegally.
“The president retains ample discretion to decide who…” So even the AP says that there isn’t going to be rampant deportation. They face no imminent threat. “People who would have benefited,” with a correct decision, of course, “face no imminent threat.” Yet here’s Bill Nelson practically crying on TV, talking about families be separated this afternoon, never to see each other again, all because of this ruling.
I don’t know how you deal with it.
He doesn’t have the money to run commercials and I launched into a tirade on money in politics. No, I remember. Just remind me at so point. I can’t do it now. I’m dangerously close already to losing control of the content of the program here today, folks. I haven’t gotten to Freddie Gray. I haven’t gotten to the note that my cousin sent me about what he saw on Fakebook. That’s coming up. We haven’t gotten to the sit-in yet. We’re gonna get to all this. But I got Obama here.
I want you to actually hear what Obama said. We got two sound bites of Obama’s little press conference after the Supreme Court did not go his way on his executive amnesty. Here’s the first of two of them.
RUSH: Basically as you’ll hear in the two sound bites, he’s essentially assuring illegals, don’t sweat it, I’m not gonna enforce the law, don’t sweat it, everything’s fine. Now, contrast this. Here he just said children who are Americans or legal residents, they will remain low priorities for enforcement — meaning deportation — as long as they’ve not — Contrast that to what Bill Nelson just said, the Florida Senator. He really went on TV and tried to convey that deportation proceedings of children are gonna be starting this afternoon, and it was just sad, just unfortunate, oh, my God, what kind of country are we.
It isn’t the case. No, I’m not weighing in on whether it should or shouldn’t be. This is how this stuff all happens. You know, I was thinking about something last night when I got my cousin’s email about what he thought of Fakebook. Nope. I’m gonna wait on that because if I start jumping into that tangent, I’m gonna lose control of this one. Let me just stick with this and I’ll get to that as one segment whenever we get to it. Here’s the next Obama sound bite.
OBAMA: Now we’ve got a choice about who we’re gonna be as a country, what we want to teach our kids, and how we want to be represented in Congress and in the White House. In November, Americans are gonna have to make a decision about what we care about and who we are. We get these spasms of politics around immigration and fearmongering and then our traditions and our history and our better impulses kick in. That’s how we all ended up here. ‘Cause I guarantee you at some point every one of us has somebody in our background who people didn’t want coming here. And yet here we are.
RUSH: That is so disingenuous. The effort to combine the general population of this country with the current burgeoning numbers of illegal immigrants is outrageous, simply outrageous. For Obama to try to tell people that you and I are no different than the current crop of illegals. Well, the difference is, back then people obeyed the law for the most part. I mean, people always break the law, but for the most part the rule of law triumphed and illegal immigrants were found and deported. The case was not made for them to stay.
But that’s not even the worst of it. The idea that all of us here are no different. We were all illegal at one point and we were all unwanted at one point. Somebody in our family, if not us, was undesirable, and yet here we are. And this moral equivalence that this president makes is part and parcel of his effort to tear down the greatness and the uniqueness of this country. Make no mistake. You know, I still am amazed by the reaction I get from people when I tell them that there was zero immigration in this country from 1924 to 1965. And the reason that people don’t know that, A, they just don’t know it, it’s not reported, it’s never been part of history class, history education.
Stop and think of this. From 1924 to 1965, 41 years, essentially, there was no immigration. Try telling people that in the midst of this debate and they won’t believe you. They’ll think you’re making it up. They’ll think you’re lying about it. And then what you tell ’em is the reason. The reason is that we had had mass immigration from the late 1800s all the way through the early 1900s to the 1920s, and we had to pause the immigration in order to for the new arrivals to assimilate, to become Americans, to learn English, for one thing. The one thing — or not the one; there are many different things.
One of the defining characteristics or difference between today’s illegal immigration and the immigration of old is the immigrants of the late 1800s through the early 1920s came here desiring to become Americans. They wanted to become part of what was a unique and distinct American culture. They were all coming from tyranny of one kind or another. They were all coming from poverty of one kind or another, political prisoners. The human condition for the vast majority of people on this planet for the entire time of what humanity has been here has been bondage and tyranny, dictatorship, pestilence. That’s really what American exceptionalism is, when you get right down to it.
America has become and was the exception to the way most of the people in the world were forced to live, because America was the first formally built, structured country on the premise that the people ran the show based on their liberty, based on their natural God-given rights to pursue happiness. The right to life, the right to freedom and to pursue happiness. No other country in the history of the world had ever been formed or founded on such premises. This one was. That was the exception.
American exceptionalism, in the broad sense, is not a bunch of braggadocious words people say, “Yeah, we’re better people. We have a better country. We are higher class people.” That’s not what it is. America was the exception to the way human beings prior to America, most of which lived. It was not pretty. And liberty and freedom were the primary reason that people wanted to come here. They wanted to escape bondage, slavery, tyranny, poverty, whatever, where they lived. It was America that promised a much better life.
Well, that’s not what immigration is today. Immigration, as promoted by the Democrat Party, really is a voter registration drive, pure and simple. It is a desire by the Democrat Party to find another way to remain in perpetual power, by creating as many dependent voters as they can. And the best way to create and bring dependent voters in is to bring people that don’t have much education and therefore do not have many skills and therefore are not as capable as others of providing for themselves. That’s the gold standard in immigration, if you’re a Democrat in 2016, 2002, 2000, as long as this current debate has been raging, that’s their objective.
There are even some radical leftists who look at it as that but then go further and say, “Because we have been so exclusionary and because it’s been so unfair that America has been so rich, it’s so unfair that America has been this one place in the world, it’s not because of us, and we deserve to pay a price.” There are people who want to import the dregs of the world into this country in order to cut this country down to size. Do not doubt me on this. I know it sounds hard to believe. Those people will be found somewhere on the political spectrum, and they vote Democrat.
It is not about promoting a distinct and great American culture because today’s Democrat Party does not believe in one. Today’s Democrat Party believes that distinct American culture is corrupt, biased, racist, sexist, prejudicial, homophobic. There is nothing about it they want to preserve. They would love nothing better than to water it down. You’re asking obvious questions. “Rush, why would they want to ruin the country ’cause they’re gonna continue to live here. Why would they want to ruin the country?” Well, some of them, folks, are really just genuinely stupid and do not have that kind of foresight.
They believe that there’s gonna be mass appreciation and love and everybody’s gonna be getting along. Others, the leaders of these moments know full well they’re never gonna live next to these newly arriving immigrants. They’re gonna live in gated communities. They’re gonna continue to be rich. Washington, DC, right now does not have to live with much of what they produce legislatively for us. Why do we start immigration in 1965? Guess whose idea it was? Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy, 1965, we needed to reinstitute the immigration laws. It wasn’t based in humanity, although that’s the way it was sold. It was rooted in registering voters.
No, no, if they could take your again away from you, they’d do it. Don’t misunderstand. They would do it. But for the moment they’re fundraising. Remember these people are patient. They can’t take your gun away from you today, they’ll do it tomorrow. If they can’t do it tomorrow, next week. Next week they can’t do it, they’ll go for next month. They can’t do it next month, they’ll do it next year. If next year doesn’t work, the year after that. It’s the way they look at it.
Obama said as much today talking about immigration. (imitating Obama) “I don’t care what happens today. It is gonna happen. We are going to have comprehensive immigration reform. We’re gonna have amnesty for these 11 or 12 million. It’s gonna happen. You just wait.” And that’s the way they go about it. Defeat is not something that, in their minds, is lasting.
RUSH: Here’s Bill Nelson. I don’t have to quote him now. This is him on CNN a half hour ago…
RUSH: It’s just not true, folks, but that’s their talking point. That’s what’s gonna get ballyhooed all over social media. That’s what low-information people are gonna pick up all day. Nelson won’t be the only one saying so. It’s gonna be out there. The media will not challenge it whatsoever because the only thing they’ll focus on is, “What do the Democrats want? What do they want? Will the Democrats get what they want? How well will Nelson’s message play?” Not, “Is he lying?” Not, “Is it factual?” None of that. They won’t fact-check Bill Nelson. They’ll just report this and anybody else who says it.
To the phones. Grand Rapids, Michigan. C. J., great to have you up first today. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. I have a question.
CALLER: I want to know why is it that President Obama is such an advocate of this illegal immigration gauntlet system and not legal immigration.
RUSH: Precisely because legal immigration is a much tougher group of people to stereotype and to identify as potential new Democrat voters. Illegal immigrants, you know who they are. They are people that have very little education. They are mostly people who are very poor. They arrive needing government assistance from the get-go, and the Democrat Party is right there to provide it, while telling them that the Republican Party wants to kick ’em out.
Legal immigration is a process. You learn everything about the people coming in. You find out how many of ’em are prone to vote Republican. You don’t ask ’em this; you just learn. You find out how many of ’em are educated, to what degree. The pool of illegal immigrants is like a qualified bunch of people. You don’t have to do surveys. You don’t have to interview them. You know they are ready-made Democrat voters. Not only that, they are readymade Democrat constituents.
Now this, to me, is a fundamental point because the Drive-Bys and the Democrats are all trying to say that the Supreme Court and the lower court stopped settled law. They’re trying to portray what Obama was doing as the law and that somebody — some mean partisans — are stopping our wonderful young president from implementing a law, obeying law. Obama is outside the law. Obama’s immigration behavior, executive amnesty, this DREAMer stuff — everything he’s doing — is outside the law.
Immigration law’s already settled. That’s why we have people known as illegal immigrants, because the law is very clear. They’re not being called illegal immigrants because people are biased and prejudiced. It’s because they’re in violation of the law. I think this is a great illustration of just how… I don’t know what. I like to say 180 degrees out of phase we are.
We just totally have abandoned reality here, and the Democrats have created a new reality that is not real whatsoever that people have bought into and accepted, to the point now where the upholding of current law is what’s considered lawless and partisan and political, and Obama attempting to skirt the law and ignore the law is what people think is the law!
RUSH: Having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, doing that which I was born to do, El Rushbo hosting the most listened to radio talk show in America. Happy to have you here.
Nancy in Dayton, Minnesota. It’s great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m responding to the Democrat this morning that was questioning and concerned about the children of illegal immigrants.
RUSH: Right. That would be Bill Nelson —
CALLER: And I just wish once our Republicans would stand up and say that I, as an American citizen, am not responsible for the destiny of illegal parents, illegal immigrants that bring their children here.
RUSH: Why do you want to see that happen?
CALLER: Because it’s the truth. They are taking their children out of a country, bringing them here and are putting them in jeopardy. And they blame us for what happens to them, what their future is. And I don’t understand why our Republican Party doesn’t say that we are not —
RUSH: Okay, now —
CALLER: — responsible for people breaking our law.
RUSH: Now, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. First of all, you understand that the Republican leadership in the House and Senate is pretty much for amnesty.
CALLER: I do.
RUSH: You understand that? Okay.
CALLER: That’s right. That’s why we need new leadership.
RUSH: But I want you to envision something here.
RUSH: You are watching TV there in Dayton, Minnesota, and Bill Nelson comes out and says what he says (imitating Nelson), “We’re gonna start deporting people today! We’re gonna separate mothers and sons and daughters from their children and they’re sending ’em home to places they’ve never been. Oh, my God. What are we doing? What kind of people are we?” He goes away, next Republican shows up, “It isn’t my fault, damn it, they shouldn’t have come here in the first place if they didn’t want to encounter a bunch of pain. Don’t try to blame it on me.” What do you think’s gonna happen next on social media?
CALLER: Well, on social media, that’s another issue, but I think the base of the Republican Party feels strongly that we should seal our borders, let those in, and we’re a sovereign country. We don’t have to let anybody in. And we let in people that make our country better. And we —
RUSH: Okay, now, I agree with all that. But I was answering you specifically. You wanted to know why somebody didn’t follow Bill Nelson going out there and saying, “Hey, hey, yeah, they may be suffering. They may be dealing with a lot of pain, but we didn’t bring ’em, it isn’t our responsibility, they broke our laws.” I’m just telling you the juxtaposition of that.
CALLER: No, I get it. And I just feel that more Americans really believe that we cannot keep taking everybody in.
RUSH: I’m not sure of that.
CALLER: Oh, boy, that scares me, then.
CALLER: What do you think has to happen to the average American before they realize how it’s drastically affecting their well-being?
RUSH: I’ve been asking that for 25 years. Honestly, Nancy, I’ve been asking myself — how can I explain this? Let me do it with today’s news, okay, affirmative action and we’re gonna continue to have racial imbalance based on skin color and so forth. I keep asking myself, at some point, when this finally begins to hurt and actually harm the proponents of this, what is their reaction gonna be? I keep waiting for that, and it hasn’t happened.
CALLER: They’ll probably blame us.
RUSH: Well, they will, but that’s —
CALLER: No, I don’t know. I don’t know how bad it has to get. I don’t know, when they don’t have jobs and —
RUSH: Well, I think you gotta come to —
CALLER: That’s kind of the way it is now, and —
RUSH: I think you have to come to grips with the fact, Nancy, that there are a lot of people — and I’m not talking about elected Democrats — there are a lot of your fellow citizens — you don’t know them, you don’t know where they are — but there’s many more of them than you know and realize, and they revel in all of this. They love the chaos. They love the majority being disturbed, bothered, shaken up by it. They are not in any way, shape, manner — these are not happy people to begin with. They are pretty much unhappy or miserable. They blame everybody their whole lives for it. And to them everything is about getting even.
RUSH: And so the more pain and suffering you admit to, the happier they are, no matter what effect it has on them.
CALLER: Well, maybe —
RUSH: ‘Cause as far as their lives are concerned, they’re already in the sewer.
CALLER: Maybe we need some new, unique leadership, like Trump, to change the course of the country. Because the old guard just isn’t doing it anymore.
RUSH: We need a lot. There’s a fascinating piece today by a teacher, college professor, an avowed communist Marxist and socialist. He decided to travel the world to see the glories of the things he believed in. And all he saw was misery and suffering and poverty. He was shocked. I’m not making this up. I’ll get to the story in due course. And he’s now abandoned Marxism. He’s abandoned communism.
But my point in bringing it up is that a lot of this starts in the education system of this country, and as early as pre-K, certainly kindergarten and on up. And it just festers and is amplified and grows deeper and deeper in all of these young people year after year after year, to the point that we lose ’em.
RUSH: Joanna in Lafayette, Louisiana, you’re next as we head back to the phones. Great to have you with Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I think you’re great. I listen to you all the time. I agree with 99.7% of everything you say —
RUSH: Uh-oh, here comes a “but.”
CALLER: Yeah, but I had to call in because I do believe, I know of cases, it is happening that some of these kids that weren’t born here but they’ve lived here all their lives, they are being deported. And I also know of cases where the kids are born here, they’re American citizens, they’re put in foster homes and their parents are deported, and their parents are begging to get their kids back. That actually is happening.
CALLER: Yeah. Rush, this is what I want to say to all those Americans out there, okay?
RUSH: Hang on just a second. Just a second. All Americans. Stop what you’re doing and listen. Something very, very important coming. I want to make sure they hear you.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, I mean, it’s important. We, as conservatives, believe more than anything in the Constitution of the United States, and we want our laws to be constitutional. Well, because of my own situation with my husband, who is from England and studying the law, I believe there are parts of the Immigration Act of 1996 that are not constitutional, and because of that, American citizens in family relationships with immigrants are losing their constitutional rights.
RUSH: Okay. Let me specify something right here. You are not specifically addressing today’s Supreme Court decision. And you are not specifically addressing the reaction to it. You’re talking about — you just said Immigration Act 1996, your husband is from England. We’re not talking about nearly — because I’ll tell you something, immigration’s continuing. The southern border is being flooded. The Border Patrol agents are being told to stand down.
There is no stopping it, Joanna, and there are deportations going on. Deportations happen every day, but not mass. There’s no denial. But I’m specifically talking about Bill Nelson going out there today after this Supreme Court decision which merely said to Obama stop what you’re doing because it’s against the law. He’s out there saying that today we’re gonna start separating families from their children and start sending people home, and it’s not happening.
RUSH: Wait, wait. What do you mean illegals coming in and won’t allow them to stay?
CALLER: No, we are — unfortunately, Obama is allowing them to stay and they’re illegal, and that is wrong. I totally agree with that, but I believe there are situations which we need to show compassion, and I believe one of them is when, of no fault of their own, they grow up in America, they know nothing else but America —
CALLER: — and then they get deported, and that does happen. And also —
RUSH: I want to know where this is happening, if this were happening in great numbers. I will admit to you deportations happen every month, but they are few and far between, and mostly for show. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination official policy. It’s not a deportation number that’s anywhere near dealing with the problem. But if it were happening to the extent that you’re implying, it would be front-page news. There would be pictures of these parentless kids arriving back home in the dusty plains of their home countries with no money and an out-of-date American food stamp all over the nightly news.
CALLER: Rush, you’re right, it’s probably not happening in large numbers, but I think there are small numbers. And of course under Bush it happened more, and there were parents that are in Mexico and places like that that are still begging to get the their kids back. It has happened. You know, it depends on what news you listen to. I speak Spanish fluently, not because — I just learned Spanish in high school and in college. But, I mean, I’m an American —
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: — my father was an Italian, and my mother was scotch Irish, and I go all the way back to the Mayflower, okay?
RUSH: Well, I’m part German and part Irish. In fact, there’s even a town in Germany that was named after my family, Limbach or so forth. And I don’t know. I might even have some Indian blood in there. What difference does it make?
CALLER: What I’m saying is that I believe that the Immigration Act of 1996 needs to make exception in the law for immigrants who are in families with American citizens in order to protect the constitutional rights of the American citizens, because right now that’s not happening.
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you something. You know, on the surface and speaking from the heart, it would be very, very difficult for somebody to come along and even argue with you about it, because they would immediately be considered heartless and mean-spirited and unfeeling and anti-child. And, of course, that would ruin them. So nobody speaks up. But you have just described one of the greatest tricks in the immigration movement going.
We have the arrival of young children, and the Regime is doing everything it can to relocate them. We are not tagging them G or otherwise. We’re not even medically examining them to great deal. We’re ramrodding them through all these clearance centers.
We’re putting them in various towns all across the fruited plain for one reason: so that someday, not long from now, someday in the near future, somebody like Senator Bill Nelson can go to the nearest camera and microphone and say, “What kind of country are we, to participate in separating mothers and fathers from their children? Right now we have,” and whatever the number is, “800,000 children 15 and under who’ve arrived in our country in the last two years, and where are their parents? We have not let them come in. And we can’t deport them. Why send them back to the hellholes?”
It’s a trick to get their parents here, playing on the compassion of the American people, such as yours. And then let’s not even talking about chain migration, immigration, which is another trick, but all of these things are designed to penetrate the heart exactly is it has yours so that there can be a modification in the law, a moderation of the law here for this instance, and over here for another instance, and there for another.
And then ultimately somebody says, “You know what? Our immigration law sucks, and we need to redo the whole thing, comprehensive immigration reform. And what that’s gonna be is anybody who wants to come and vote Democrat, we’re gonna send ’em a limousine and bring ’em in.