July 28, 2011 in Debt Crisis
RUSH: I think we’ve been played for a bunch of saps, I mean not us exclusively, I just mean the whole country, the Republican Party, ruling class. I’ll explain as uncomfortable as it is and and as grading as it is, I’ll explain as the program unfolds it’s great to have you here…
Boehner said the same thing before the TARP vote. He said the exact same thing. He wasn’t Speaker then but before the TARP vote in 2000 he said, “It’s crucial. We’re at a pressure point in the country where we can’t let ideological purity stand in the right thing to do.” They’re saying the same thing now to the Republican freshmen in the House. “You can’t let ideological purity stand in the way of doing the right thing. We’ve got to do this now,” and their reasoning basically, when you boil it all down, is, “We’ve got to do something, no matter what it is, so we don’t get blamed for not doing anything.” So that’s where we are as I, El Rushbo, see it. I’d love to be wrong. I love being right, as you well know, but I would love to be wrong. There are no real spending cuts in either bill.
We went through that yesterday the baseline and all that. There are no real cuts, and certainly not at all in the Reid bill.
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