RUSH: Is anybody surprised? You should not be surprised that Obama got the votes that he wanted. And I’m gonna maintain to you right now that that was always in the cards once Chuck Schumer decided to vote against it.
Sorry if this sounds like an attack on Senator Schumer. I don’t doubt that his opposition to this is principled, in part. But when I saw that Schumer was gonna vote against it and the story came, gonna be three or four to follow him along, it told me everything I needed to know. It meant that his vote “no” was safe, that it was gonna pass, his “no” vote was not gonna harm Obama. And I didn’t doubt that this gonna pass anyway because of the Corker Bill. The Corker Bill made it impossible for this thing not to pass.
Yes. Republican Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee, totally reversing the ratification process for treaties.
And the simple explanation for what that means is, the president has to get… And I know it’s not a treaty, but it is. I mean, it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck; it’s a duck! It’s a treaty. But Obama didn’t want to call it a treaty because he didn’t want to have to go through the constitutional requirements for ratification, which essentially two-thirds of the Senate must vote for it. Well, the Corker Bill! The Corker Bill said, “No, no!
“You know what? We’re gonna suspend that! We’re gonna change it, and what we need is, we need to get two-thirds of the Senate to vote ‘no’ in order to stop it, with a couple other ancillary requirements.” It wasn’t gonna happen. And if you’re still puzzled over this, if you really thought that there was a chance that the Senate was going to vote “no” on this — and I’m not trying to be a know-it-all cynic — I remind you of what Mitch McConnell recently said about defunding Planned Parenthood, all right?
Now, let’s go back to 2010. Republican voters are angry that the Republicans in Congress are not doing more to stop Obamacare. Now, back in 2010 there really wasn’t much they could do. They didn’t vote for it. There was not a single Republican vote for it, but they weren’t speaking out against it forcefully. They weren’t trying to create any allies on the Democrats to vote against it. Of course, in Obama’s first term, Democrat loyalty and all that. The Republicans said, “Look, all we have here is the House.
“We can’t stop the president with just the House. We need the Senate. You need to give us control of the Senate. We need to control the chairmanships and the committees, and once you give us the Senate we’ll be able to do things.” Okay. The 2014 midterms come around and we vote, and we give the Republicans the Senate. And now they are still paralyzed and can’t do anything, and now Mitch McConnell and Boehner say, “Well, we don’t have the White House.
“You know, we… we… we can’t do anything here because Obama’s gonna stop everything we do. I mean, there’s nothing we can do.” So in 2010, “You need to give us the Senate and then you’re gonna see some action.” In 2014 they got the Senate. “Sorry, can’t do anything!” The most recent illustration: Planned Parenthood defunding. Mitch McConnell said, “Sorry. I just don’t have the votes here. We’re gonna need a Republican in the White House for this. We don’t have it; can’t get it done.”
They don’t want to, folks, for whatever reason. What a golden opportunity! I mean, just in the politics of this, what a golden opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood during the Obama administration. Make President Obama take action to maintain funding for all that we have learned that goes on in there! What has happened to the…? I’m sounding like a broken record along with everybody else. What in the world has even happened to the political instincts of the opposition party?
Even if you don’t have the votes, you don’t think, to override a veto, make him veto it! Defund Planned Parenthood! Everybody in the world needs to find out what’s happening in that place. These videos have reached an audience, but they haven’t reached a wide enough audience ’cause the Drive-Bys are ignoring it. Okay, so the Republicans in the Senate and the House pick up the movement to defund Planned Parenthood; this creates its own story. People say, “Why? Why?”
“Take a look these videos, Average American. Low-information voter, take a look at this!” Get the videos out, and you broaden the base of understanding and knowledge. And then you get people all fit to be tied over what’s happening in these clinics, those that will be fit to be tied anyway. Not everybody would be; liberals being liberals. But the point is in the world of politics, even when you can’t win you can, because you can turn this around on the Democrats and make this president veto efforts to defund this.
Put the Democrat Party firmly in everybody’s mind on the side of infanticide.
Republicans don’t want to do it.
They don’t want to get anywhere near it.