In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh said that it was astounding to see how little flack the Democratic Party was getting for their refusal to support even basic security measures at the U.S. border. After forcing through a “compromise” spending bill that addressed very few of the concerns that ICE and Border Patrol have about their continued ability to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the country, Democrats have been spared criticism for their seeming indifference to the crisis.
“We have an emergency — this is an invasion,” Limbaugh said. “The very existence and definition of American culture, American society, the rule of law — why does nobody talk about the fact that millions and millions and millions of people are breaking the law here illegally and the Democrat Party wants that to happen?”
The radio host did not spare the Republican Party his wrath, telling host Chris Wallace that anti-Trump forces within the GOP were responsible for putting that spending bill on his desk.
“Both parties have people that are still trying to get rid of Donald Trump,” Limbaugh said. “I read this bill — this bill is outrageous. Welcoming centers for newly arriving illegal aliens, and all kinds of medical care. The purpose of this bill, I think, was eventually to be used by the Democrats and some Republicans to tell the American people, ‘See, electing President Trump was pointless, worthless, he can’t protect you, he can’t stop us, he can’t do what he said he was going to do, because we hate him so much we’re not going to allow him to do it — that’s what this bill is.”
President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency on Friday will perhaps squash the worst of the criticism he’s getting from his right flank for what some supporters saw as a “betrayal” in the spending bill. Whether or not he can see that declaration through to the end and use un-allocated money to build the wall remains to be seen. Democrats on Capitol Hill are set to introduce a resolution of disapproval this week – a bill that will probably see a certain amount of Republican support. Trump will veto, undoubtedly, but that will still leave the court challenges.
It’s hard to imagine that it’s come down to this. One man, sitting in the White House, is nearly alone in wanting to do something to protect our borders. The Democrats are careening wildly towards a policy of total open borders, and Republicans are split between those who want to support the president and those who want to just go along to get along. And then the media comes along and tells us that in this situation, TRUMP is the bad guy? Somehow, they’ve got a healthy percentage of American voters believing them.
Rush is undoubtedly correct: There are mighty forces in both parties that want this president gone. Who knew the powers-that-be treasured illegal immigration so very much? It really makes you wonder what they’ve got up their collective sleeves.