RUSH: Now what did I mean by that? Because if you’re really sharp and on the ball you can say, “Wait a minute, Rush, you’re being a little hypocritical here.” And for those of you who remember that I have extolled the virtues of gridlock, you might have a point. However, what is gridlock? Conflict! Gridlock is when they can’t agree on anything. And what happens when that happens? The media and the Democrats go nuts. Why? Because the Republicans aren’t letting ’em have what they want. That’s what gridlock is, when the Democrats are losing.
Gridlock is not when the parties can’t get along. Gridlock is when the Democrats are unable to advance their agenda. They just call it gridlock so they can gin up public support against gridlock. What is the solution to gridlock always? The Republicans have to cave, right? Isn’t it always the case that whenever there’s gridlock, things aren’t getting done. Who’s the problem? The Republicans are the problem. Why? ‘Cause they just won’t agree. They’re just standing in the way of our poor young president who only wants the best for everybody. But the problem really is, when there is gridlock, that the Democrats’ agenda has been shut down. That’s why I love it.
When there is gridlock going on, there aren’t any new laws passed. We got plenty of laws, folks. There are already plenty of immigration laws, for example. We just need to start enforcing them again. We don’t need anymore restrictions on movement or liberty or freedom. We have plenty of that. Have you noticed the daily measure of Congress is how many laws they’re passing, how much legislation is being passed. Screw that. The measure of success is how much isn’t. We have enough. But just as politics is not how we solve our problems, victory in politics is, our system was designed for conflict. Our system of government was set up for it, knowing full well it would exist.
That’s why there are three branches with checks and balances to make sure that one can’t run roughshod and end up dictatorial. That’s exactly how it was set up. That’s the design. It was assumed that all three branches would stand up for themselves. It was assumed that all three branches would vigorously defend their power, and it was also assumed that all three branches would try to take as much power from the other branches as they could. All this was assumed. All this conflict was built in. All of this competition was built in, understood.