RUSH: Chuck Schumer and the Democrats, they so want the Republicans to win the White House! They so want the Republicans to do the right thing, and they’re worried. So we had this headline for all these years. We had this story for all these years that Republicans better get on board, and a bunch of Republicans would say the same thing. Jeb Bush would say, “If they don’t get on board, we’re not gonna exist as a party.”
Any number of Republicans were saying the same thing, and the Chamber of Commerce said, “If the Republicans don’t sign on for amnesty, they’re done,” and then this story came 13 days ago that the whole immigration reform story has “fizzled” as a campaign issue for Democrats. Remember how aghast I was? How can something that has been conventional wisdom for years fizzle, three months before an election to boot?
How can that happen?
The only way it can happen is if it was never true in the first place, meaning this whole folderol that the only chance the Republicans have to ever win the White House again is amnesty was a bunch of crap from the get-go that they bought into and the Chamber of Commerce bought into, because I guess they wanted to believe it. I guess their consultants had polling data that showed, “Hey, the Hispanics hate your guts!
“The only way to make the Hispanics not hate your guts is to sign on for amnesty, and I’m the consultant to tell you how to do it,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Anyway they were buying into it. It was the law of the land, practically. It was so simple. It was just, “If the Republicans don’t sign onto this, if they don’t get on the right side, then it’s history for them.” And then, 13 days ago, “Immigration Reform Fizzles as Campaign Issue for Democrats.”
How the hell does something go away that fast? And the reason it has gone away was because of this massive onslaught we’re facing at the border because people were able to see, “My God, this is what it means!” So now, 13 days after the headline, “Immigration Reform Fizzles as Campaign Issue for Democrats,” we get, “House Republicans Fear Backlash From Punting Border Bill to the Fall.” (interruption) I know.