Define Modern liberalism
RUSH: You talk about brilliance? The light reflecting the brilliance of this person is so blinding, you need to shield your eyes when you are in her presence. Yesterday afternoon on the floor of the House, from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee...
LEE: This is not amnesty. This is prioritization. This is saving money. This is keeping families together. This is allowing children to not come home to places where the parents have been thrown from their places of work and taken away from them. I'm excited about the courage of this president. I look forward to America finally understanding the gifts that you are given. Let us not be a selfish nation! Let us be a generous nation.
RUSH: Okay, Sheila Jackson Lee. And, by the way, she is saying something there that really does define the way modern liberals look at this country. When she talks about, "Let us not be a selfish nation; let us be a generous nation, " what that means is: "If anybody wants to come here, they ought to be able to.
"It's not right, it's not fair that this is the only place on earth where people are free or whatever it is that this place offers to people that is not available anywhere else. It's just not fair, it's not right, and we are selfish by having borders. We are selfish for keeping people out. That makes us mean-spirited. That makes us racists. That makes us people that break up families.
"We are responsible for all of the sickness and the evils and the broken families all over the world. If we would just let people come here! But we're so selfish! We want it all for ourselves. We don't want to share it." What Obama's doing is effectively saying, "Come on in! Take whatever you want, because it isn't ours. We want to share it with you because we don't deserve it ourselves." And do not doubt me.
There's also the... Look, she's a leftist. and, as such, thinks the country needs to be cut down to size. I'm not saying that's not a factor here, either. But do not doubt when she says, "Let us not be selfish; let us be generous, " what she's really saying is, "It isn't fair that we are so prosperous. It isn't fair that we are so abundant. It isn't fair that we are so advanced, and it isn't fair that we keep people out. That makes us selfish and we don't share.
"On that basis alone, we should not turn anyone away, don't you see? Because this country doesn't deserve the status that it has. In fact, we wouldn't be as rich as we are if we hadn't stolen it from these people in the first place long ago. This is simply us giving back that which wasn't ours in the first place!" This is how they think, and do not doubt me.
RUSH: I take you back to Sheila Jackson Lee. We played her sound bite earlier in which she, from the floor of the House, said, "We can't oppose this. Why, we're generous! We can't be selfish." Again, I want to translate this for you. Sheila Jackson Lee was simply verbalizing what many liberals - and these would be your rank-and-file Pajama Boy liberals, your rank-and-file college student liberals, your rank-and-file unemployed liberals.See also: