Thursday, May 25, 2006
Congress in the Twilight Zone, Totally Disconnected from the American People
RUSH: I said last week, "I've never seen the Republican base, the conservative base, more upset with its party in the 18 years I've been doing this program than over this immigration bill," and today, folks, with what's happening on the William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) case and the way the House is having conniption fits over the so-called Saturday Night Massacre which was the search of his congressional office last Saturday night. If you combine these two things, if you combine the House of Representatives' leadership reaction to the warranted search -- there was a warranted search. The executive branch did not invade the legislative branch. They went to a judge. The judicial branch authorized the search of the office of Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana). The House leadership reaction -- and not just the House leadership, both parties' reaction -- to this search of a congressman's office with all the evidence that has been revealed around his activities, the disconnect there, and the disconnect with the Republican Party and its elements over immigration, I have never seen anything like this in the 18 years that I have been doing this program. The House Post Office and the House Bank Scandal were close, but folks, I've never seen anything like this. It's breathtaking to see how literally out-of-touch and tone deaf all of these people inside the Beltway are. They know full well how you feel about immigration, and it doesn't matter!
Listen to what McCain has to SAY