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RUSH: It’s Mike in Tulsa. Great to have you, Mike. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Hey, thanks for taking my call, Mr. Limbaugh. I appreciate it.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: I think the left, the media, and the Democrats are about to be mad at themselves for beating a drum on this child-separation story. Because as bad as they think that this is making the administration look, it’s forcing Democratic congressmen and senators to vote for immigration reform. And I think that if any of these two bills that are thinking about being brought out in the House now make it to the House, the media coverage will be almost silent or dialed way back on this issue.

RUSH: Why? Why is what’s going on in the House, these immigration bills…? Why is this bad for the Democrats?

CALLER: Well, I just think… I’m sorry. Why is this bad for the Democrats?

RUSH: Yeah. You said that the Democrats are not gonna be happy that this is happening or something. You think this gonna —

CALLER: Yes, sir. I think that any kind of immigration reform takes away from their platform — that’s talking points, open border — you know, they lose a lot of potential Democratic voters flooding in over the southern border every year. Pretty much everything that the left wants open borders for.

RUSH: Oh. So you think if the House passes these immigration bills, they go to the Senate and pass and the president signs them, it’s bad news for the Democrats?

CALLER: Yes, sir, I do.

RUSH: ‘Cause it takes the issue off the table?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: All right. Well, unless something has changed dramatically, the president’s saying he’s nowhere near signing these things, right? They’re amnesty… (interruption) What’s that? “The White House walked it back.” Well, these two bills floating around are the last gasp of the Republican establishment to get their comprehensive immigration reform and to pay off their donors. Look, the reason this is happening in the House is that many of these Republican leaders, this is their last chance to pay off.

I mean, the Chamber of Commerce and a whole bunch of K Street people have donated big bucks to these people to get amnesty, “comprehensive immigration reform,” and this is their last chance. They’re retiring at the end of this term, basically the end of the year, first week in January. I don’t know what the latest iterations of either of these bills happen to be. And I have heard, “The president will sign it if you get it up to his desk.”

But I don’t believe that ’til it happens. If these things have amnesty, the Democrats would throw a party if they got amnesty. That would legalize everything going on right now, which is what they’re after. Unless I’m missing something here. I understand the theory. Democrats don’t want the issue solved. They want the issue so they can constantly use it to bash Republicans. Believe me, folks.

If Washington establishment could get an immigration bill that grants amnesty to 20 million illegals and all of the DACA kids, they would take it. ‘Cause they’re gonna look at that as however many million news voters. They’re gonna see that as the end of the Republican Party, as the end of any opposition in not too short a period of time. Here’s Bruce in Cypress, California. Welcome, sir. Glad you waited. You’re next.

CALLER: Rush, I’ve been on board since ’91. Just real quick, I want to add to your comments last hour about the way children are being raised now. They were right on point. You know, kids will play you like a fiddle from when they’re a baby all the way up ’til they get out of the house, if they ever do so everything you said there was right on the money. The reason I called is, something I observed, some of the clips I’ve heard on some of the other channels where these kids are yelling, “Daddy!” and “Mommy!” Well, I had a couple of years of Spanish in high school, and I don’t remember those words being part of the Spanish language. So I’m wondering where they’re getting that.

RUSH: It’s an interesting observation. The Spanish word for daddy would be papi.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Well, you can have a lot of fun calling somebody papi. You’d better be ready to run when you do it, but you can have a lot of fun if you know how to.

CALLER: (chuckles)

RUSH: But are you suggesting that these young kids are being coached, maybe?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: By the media? I wouldn’t put anything past them.


RUSH: There was an example. I had it earlier and it slipped my mind. There was a photo about a kid in Syria who supposedly had been gassed by somebody, and it was used to sell the United States on taking action. (sobbing) “We gotta do something! Look at what’s happening to that child! The child was just killed in a gas attack,” and it wasn’t. The kid was on the way to the dentist. His father had him in a boat.

They were going to the dentist, and something happened the boat and the kid went overboard, drowned or whatever. It was totally manufactured, what had happened to that child. I mean, there was even an infobabe in the White House pressroom yesterday playing audio of these wailing children while Kirstjen Nielsen was answering questions about this. At any rate, I appreciate the call, Bruce.

Gotta take a break. We come back, Trey Gowdy on fire today at the inspector general hearing, the report hearing in the house.


RUSH: Children. “How dare you say it that way, Mr. Limbaugh? You just have to pile on!” Well, it’s what we’re talking about: Separating criminals from their children. Sorry, my friends, if you can’t handle it. It’s what is.


RUSH: Here is Darus in Cashton, Wisconsin. Hi. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Thank you. I’ve been listening to you since the first Iraq war. I always voted Democrat until I listened to you, since I realized I was a Republican, and since then I’ve become a Deplorable.

RUSH: Ha-ha. Well, welcome aboard.

CALLER: Anyway, my comment is, the Democrats want to say let the past be past when it comes to enforcing the immigration laws, but they can’t seem to let slavery and the Civil War statues and everything become part of the past.

RUSH: Exactly. You have nailed it. That is exactly right, and this is why I have been on my civil rights, human rights kick. You know, the left is a big… “Did you talk to Kim Jong-un about civil rights?” There’s nothing you can do about the civil rights violations of the past. And, if you fix them, if you embark on a policy to make amends, to redress those grievances and you fix them, if you’re continually harassed about them, then you’re never gonna get anywhere.

Human rights violations are in the past. If you fix them… But dealing with them is a going-forward procedure. But when it comes to the, what happens in the past doesn’t matter. If Obama did it, “No, no, no! That doesn’t matter. We must look forward.” Once again, hypocrisy. I’m glad you discovered that, Darus. I appreciate the call too. Gotta take a quick break here. Back before you know it.

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