RUSH: The Republican response. You know, the Republican response is a no-win. Any response is a no-win. There’s nothing you can do. It’s television. It’s optics. There’s just no way. You can have the nicest looking room and fireplace in the world, and nothing is gonna compare to a packed House chamber no matter who the president is, no matter what he’s thought of. So it’s a tough thing to overcome.
There’s another thing here that — just so there’s no confusion, I like Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I think she’s fantastic, and I really hope — well, what I want to say is, I really hope that she doesn’t get totally co-opted by the establishment. I really don’t want to say it that way, but I guess I just did. Great choice, I think. But here’s the problem. In the real world the Republican Party, no matter who they put in there, is not going to actually close the loop because of the president’s race.
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