RUSH: GOP Want A Narrow Win With Amnesty, To Anger Tea Party

RUSH: Look, I ran into something over the weekend that I want to run by you very soon here after we get through with this segment and at the start the next segment.  Everybody’s trying to figure out, “Why in the world are the Republicans acting suicidal with this amnesty business?”  Everybody.  It doesn’t make sense no matter how you slice it, unless the Republicans are trying to damage themselves. 

That’s the only way it makes sense. The only way a Republican push for amnesty and immediate citizenship and all that makes any sense is if, for example, they don’t like the Tea Party base and they’re gonna do anything they can to anger them and get rid of them.  So I ran across a theory that’s being bandied about out there, and I’m gonna run it by you, just to show you how wacko this is getting. 

One of the theories to explain what the Republicans are doing is they are nervous at the possibility, nervous at the prospect of winning the midterms in November in landslide.  They don’t want to win that big.  There’s too much pressure involved winning that big.  So they’re doing amnesty to anger a lot of their own voters to stay home so that they win narrowly and do not have a huge mandate.

And at the same time, they are trying to win an election without the Tea Party to demonstrate that it can be done.  That is a theory I ran into.  Now, part of that theory makes some sense, but I have never heard that — and I don’t know how you would do it in politics, in an election, structuring things so that you barely win it.  I don’t know how you would go about doing that.  There are too many variables.

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