Rush, let me explain to you what's going on. You've asked for help multiple times today. I think you are playing possum. But for the sake of argument I will help you out. In your opening monologue today you kept saying that you don't understand what the Republicans are doing when it comes to this Immigration Reform bill.
Don't you know who you are dealing with?
I can explain the events in Washington DC to you. The Rockefeller Republicans have wanted to remake and reshape and remold the Republican Party since Barry Goldwater and especially since Ronald Reagan. They saw that their power was going to be taken away from them within the Republican Party. Rather than accept the secondary role within the two-major-party system they decided to attack and destroy their own party so that they can fracture the political landscape.
Again and again you and other conservative leaders don't appreciate the long game. This is a plan that has been in the works for decades. You've discussed your parties in the Hamptons the contempt that NE liberal Republicans have for the base and foundation of our party, and by extension our national greatness. What the RINOs are doing is co-opting, marginalizing, blackmailing or bribing any opposition in Congress (i.e. Rubio) in order to further limit the influence of conservatives.
These conservatives come in many shapes and flavors, from Christian to Tea Party to libertarian, but all oppose the recklessness of the Obama Administration and the Democrat Liberals. If the RINOs can help destroy the conservatives, regardless of the damage to the GOP brand, they must believe that they will be the foil in the one-party system we are moving toward. They can consolidate and dissipate the anger directed toward government until the conservative strain of American politics is so watered down and weak that your ideological prosperity will not be able to speak out for freedom. The RINOs will have their individual legacy in a state controlled society that allows only repackaged views of collectivism.
As Washington disputably said, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
I am rereading Bill Buckley's God and Man at Yale. He stated in 1952 “I believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.” This is the battle we are in, and dealing with the danger from within the party has become paramount to dealing with the enemy within our government. Because, if we loose this battle for the soul of the GOP there will be no one to fight the later.