RUSH: Look, I don’t care how you slice it, folks, it just doesn’t make any sense. Even the most accepted, and some might say logical explanation, it doesn’t make sense, and here’s what it is. Why are the Republicans willing to commit suicide? Because that’s what it is.
Let’s review. Last fall, remember, leading up to the government shutdown, the Republican Party leadership is making sure they’re out there, they’re publicly saying, “Focus on Obamacare. Get rid of Obamacare. We gotta get rid of Obamacare.” They wanted us to think that’s what they’re focusing on, and do not lose sight of it. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz pop up and take ‘em seriously and it results in a government shutdown. The Republican Party leadership goes absolutely batty, “Oh, my God, you’re killing us! We’re gonna get blamed for shutting down the government and people love the government. People don’t want the government shut down, oh, my God, oh, my God.”
Now they’ve done a total flip-flop and to heck with Obamacare. They don’t seem to care at all even though it’s failing, even though it’s ripe. I mean, it’s never been — and it’s been this way for a long time — it’s never been a greater opportunity for the Republican Party to connect with a majority of Americans across the spectrum. The opposition to Obamacare knows no bounds. People from all income levels, people from all walks of life, all religions, all creeds, all three sexes, it doesn’t matter, there are opponents, and they are the vast majority. And it is getting bigger. And the Republicans who last fall said “Don’t do anything to take the focus off that,” have now taken the focus off that and have shifted to amnesty!