RUSH: You know, I did hit this pretty hard an hour ago, and I want to hit this again, because a lot of people are glossing over this, as I think a lot of people are glossing over a lot of big stuff, which may be understandable in the sense that most people feel powerless to do anything about it. But when among the people feeling powerless to do anything about it is the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, to me, that’s big.
Now, the specific comment that John Boehner made regarding immigration reform, his announcement yesterday that it’s dead for this year — which nothing ever is there. Anything can happen on a dime, reversals of fortunes take place, but for all intents and purposes, what he said was, “Look, I just don’t have the votes. We’re not gonna get the votes.” The Wall Street Journal picked up the refrain we shared with you, blaming talk radio primarily.
They gave a little bit of blame to the Heritage Foundation and Jeff Sessions, but primarily blaming talk radio, and actually blaming House leadership for being afraid of talk radio, was the Wall Street Journal. What did Boehner say? Boehner said that the primary reason we’re not going to proceed with immigration reform is “widespread doubt that the administration can be trusted to enforce our laws.” People said, “Oh. Oh, okay. Ho-hum.” Now, that’s not a ho-hummer to me.
That is major.
If the chartered body in our government that makes the law decides not to because they don’t think that it’ll matter because the executive branch will just ignore it, I mean that’s a breach of serious proportion. That is a constitutional challenge and crisis that is very real, that nobody apparently has the courage to do anything about, because of the president’s race. If the Speaker of the House really believes that, if members of Congress — and, by the way, there’s every reason to believe it.