RUSH: Okay. Okay. So you want proof. You want proof that the Republicans aren’t going to get any credit for trying to pass an immigration bill with the Hispanics. Even though it fails, even though it has no prayer, they’re going to do it anyway to get credit for it to show the Hispanics they love them and the Republican Party is a great home for them.
How is that working out for them on impeachment? On impeachment, they are shouting from the rooftops: “We are not going to impeach Obama!” And everywhere you look in the media the Republicans are going to impeach Obama. The Democrats are lying about it, and they’re on TV saying it. The media’s reporting it. Boehner says, “We are not going to impeach Obama!” Turn on the TV. “Republicans impeach Obama. Republicans want to impeach Obama. Republicans strategizing on impeaching Obama.”
“We are not going to impeach Obama! Please do not hate us!”
“Republicans plan on impeaching Obama. Strategy sessions at work how to do it.”
Then Obama goes to Kansas City after visiting Arthur Bryant, which is what every Democrat president does. Every Democrat president goes to Arthur Bryant. It’s a barbecue joint. Gotta go in there. It’s rote. Kansas City, it’s one of the things you do. And he did. Then he goes up and he says (doing Obama impression), “Just gotta stop the hatin’.” The President of the United States. There’s a “G” in that word. If you’re going to use it, say, “Stop the hating.” (doing Obama impression), “They gotta just stop the hatin’. Come on now, let’s get together, let’s stop the hatin’.” And of course who does that appeal to? The low-information crowd. They think it’s cool and hip.
They’re out there shouting: “Please hear us, please, we are not –” it’s in caps and underlined “– WE ARE NOT GOING TO IMPEACH OBAMA!” Obama goes to Kansas, “They gotta stop the hatin'”. So how is it going to work that they’re going to pass an immigration bill to show the Hispanics, who is going to tell the Hispanics they passed it? And, by the way, where is it written that that’s what the Hispanics require before they will vote for you? Stop the hatin’. Gotta stop the hatin’.
Let me ask you, was it an act of love when the president turned the IRS loose on the Tea Party? Have you seen Catherine Engelbrecht? She’s one of the most attractive, nicest, sweetest people on TV. She’s got this Tea Party group. She wanted to start it. She wanted to raise money. The IRS targeted her, made her out to be some sort of a criminal. You want to talk about stop the hatin’? Was it an act of love when the president repeatedly lied to the very people sitting behind him in Kansas City yesterday. (imitating Obama) “Hey, you like your doctor? That’s great. You can keep your doctor. You like your insurance plan? All right, if you like it you get to keep it.” Twenty-five different times, over three years, he personally lied to the same people sitting behind him. Was that an act of love? We just gotta stop the hatin’. Hey, they should stop the hatin’.
Was it an act of love when the president repeatedly promised you that your premiums for your health insurance would come down $2,500 a year? Was that an act of love? Is what Obama doing the result of loving people? Or is he lying to them? Do you lie to the people you love? Or do you lie to the people you think are suckers? Do you lie to the people you think are stupid enough to believe you?
Was it an act of love when the president opened the southern border for the purpose of letting in tens of thousands of illegals with criminal records and no skills and then dumped them in states without informing the governors? Was that an act of the president loving anybody but the illegals? The president’s campaign called Mitt Romney a tax cheat and a murderer. Was that an act of love? Or was there maybe some hate behind that? I don’t know about you, I’m not in any mood to listen to some lawless angry guy do shtick about hate while he’s dismantling the country.
RUSH: I tell you, folks, keep a sharp eye on the president talking about hate. Because it’s all part of his and Holder’s efforts to criminalize any criticism of Obama or any hate speech that might be considered criticism. Make no mistake about that.
RUSH: I want to play this. It was from yesterday. I told the broadcast engineer we’re going to do one, two, three and 19. So what do I do? I tell him to grab 20. But it’s Obama. It’s yesterday afternoon in Kansas City standing in front of a bunch of people who still love the guy, think he’s the greatest thing, probably voted for him.
He told them that they could keep their doctor, keep their insurance plan. He lied to them 25 times about that. He lied to them about their premiums coming down $2,500 a month. Turned the IRS loose on hundreds of conservatives. Has opened the southern border. Is out apologizing for America. He’s out there saying Republicans have got to stop all the hate.
OBAMA: We could do so much more if congress would just come on, and help out a little bit. (laughter) Just, just, come on. Come on and help out a little bit. Stop being mad all the time. (Crowd cheering) Stop, uh, stop just hatin’ all the time. Come on. (Crowd cheering) Let’s get some work done together. I know, uh, they’re not that happy that I’m president, but that’s okay. (laughter) Come on, I’ve only, I’ve only got a couple years left, come on, let’s get some work done. Then, then, then you can be mad at next president.
RUSH: Right on. Right on. It’s a new era in the presidency. I mean, I can’t even hear Clinton talking this way. (imitating Clinton) “Hey, man, come on, come on, let’s just have a couple of beers, man. Calm down out there. Let’s have a couple of beers, go to a ballgame, you never know, we might find a couple lovelies after that. Come on, man.”
But stop the hatin’? This is the guy who said, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” This is a guy who said to his supporters (paraphrasing), “I need you to go out, talk to your friends, talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they’re independent, whether they’re Republican, I want you to argue with them. I want you to get in their face. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in the back.” President Obama. “Come on, let’s do some work.”
He’s just goading them, folks. He’s just goading these Republicans to give him what he wants, and what he wants is to be impeached and the Republicans are shouting from the rooftops that they’re not going to impeach him. I think they’ve gone so far overboard, they’ve gone way beyond what’s necessary. I really hate this. Two things: This business of shouting: “We’re not going to impeach the president!” Look, don’t take it off the table.
In any negotiation, you don’t throw away your options. All you’re doing is signaling to the president that you’re not going to do anything to stop him and you’re signaling to the people that whatever he’s doing, “Hey, folks, he’s not breaking the law. He’s not being lawless. He’s not out there being extra constitutional. If he were, we would do something about it. But we’re not going to do anything about it.” What’s the message that they’re sending?
Then they said, one of them said, I think it was Steve Scalise, I’m not sure, maybe more than one, in an interview — yeah, it was Sunday on Fox News Sunday and whoever Chris Wallace was interviewing asked: “Will there be a government shutdown?”
“No! There will not be, are you listening, there will not be a government shutdown! Please love us!”
“So you’re saying that there won’t be a government shutdown?”
“Please, listen, we will not be the ones to shut the government and take away your freebies.”
Well, that’s tantamount to saying that the Republicans will not use their constitutional power to control spending and deny opportunity to Obama to spend and spend and spend. Why take that off the table? Why in July say there won’t be a government shutdown? Only reason, scared to death, “Oh my God, government shutdown, no, we’ll get blamed. No, no, the American people don’t want their government shut down. The American people can’t get by without their government. We will not shut down the government. Do you hear us: We will not shut down the government!”
There’s panic. Well, in doing that, they are saying that they’re going to do nothing with their power of the purse is the cliche to rein in Obama’s extra constitutional activities. Why would you throw away your weapons? To get re-elected so people will love you, so they will not blame you for what’s going on? I’m telling you, you go out, you spend your life trying to prove negatives, spend your life trying to convince people that you’re not going to do what’s going to cause the upcoming disaster, rather than trying to stop the disaster. There is such a glorious win opportunity here.
And then another member of Congress said, “No, no, no, we’re not going to impeach Obama. What he’s done doesn’t even rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors.” And it does. It specifically does. High crimes and misdemeanors is a phrase that the founders borrowed from the ancient Brits, but it has a specific meaning and it can’t mean murder and all that because those are not misdemeanors. High crimes and misdemeanors thing, this is where you have to go look at original intent. High crimes and misdemeanors simply says, all it means is has somebody gotten to the point where we can’t trust them with the power that the Constitution gives them. That’s the root of it.
There are specifics to high crimes and misdemeanors, and Obama has engaged in them. Let me find this. We had an amazing AP story today that contrasts Obama’s claim of a roaring economic recovery with actual interviews of American people saying their lives are turning to horse manure. I mean, that’s the kind of stuff you get with Republican presidents. But the AP did it, an actual story, the thrust of which is: There isn’t any real economic recovery that average Americans are experiencing.