RUSH: Now, this takes me to what I have been hearing in the conservative commentariate in the DC coverage. This is what frosts me. This is where I’ve gotta be careful in sounding too mad. At times it’s unproductive. But I’ve heard it a lot of times now, predominantly on Fox, and it coalesced for me last night with Lou Dobbs said. The conservative commentariate is now claiming that the Mike Lee and Ted Cruz defund strategy was delusional.
It was pointless and it was dangerous, risky, and unnecessary. It was rank amateurish. It was not mature. It was dangerous. It was all of these things. Then they follow that by claiming that the strategy they like, which is the piecemeal — send a bill up to fund the NIH, send a bill up to fund the veterans, send a bill up to fund highways, whatever. That piecemeal strategy, small spending bills that illustrate the mean-spirited of President Obama, that’s brilliant. That is really shrewd.
That was so crafty and that represents turning the tables on Obama, and they’re saying that that is what has led to Obama being at 37% approval. What makes me frustrated about this is that this piecemeal… None of this would be happening if it hadn’t been for the defund and delay strategy of Cruz and Lee and the people who joined them. So the point is that the establishment is still hell-bent on demolishing and discrediting the Tea Party and the Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and whoever else was involved coalition.