Article by Bryan Howard
February 18, 2019
The Babe Ruth of Conservative radio talk radio Rush Limbaugh appeared on Fox NEws With Chris Wallace. Limbaugh was on the show to discuss why he supports President Trump getting a wall through a national emergency. Limbaugh gives a great explanation to why Trump is in the right for declaring the national emergency.
WALLACE: All right, so I know that you are a constitutional conservative and originalist. Do you really have no problem with President Trump declaring a national emergency and taking money that Congress refused to give him?
LIMBAUGH: You know, no, I don’t. I just listened to your panel and I think so many — it’s all minutia. All you guys were talking about was minutia. Katie Pavlich had it right — we have an emergency. This is an invasion. 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 coming here illegally and that the Democratic Party wants that to happen? We can’t have the breakdown of rule of law and law and order this way. That alone would suggest that this has gone on way too long and we need to stop it.
The argument about where drugs come into the country. Can anybody deny that they’re coming in and it needs to be stopped and it’s destroying future generations of the country? We’re so caught up in the game of how Washington debates issues — is this a fact, is that not a fact — it is undeniable that we have a major immigration problem and a political party that needs a permanent underclass of voters that wants that parade of illegal people who are uneducated, don’t even speak the language, they want them here. …
WALLACE: All right … but I want to ask you about the game that you say we play in Washington, because the fact is that when President Obama took executive actions, you were outraged. And, as you would expect, I’ve got a couple of examples of Rush Limbaugh over the years. Let’s put them on the screen.
In June of 2012, when President Obama deferred action against the dreamers you said this: “40 years ago Richard Nixon was hounded out of office supposedly for his illegal actions. And I’m telling you that whatever Nixon did pales in comparison to just this move by Obama today.”
In November of 2014, on reports that Mr. Obama was going to protect millions of parents of DREAMers, you said this: “We can’t just stand idly by and try to find some political opportunity while the president basically shreds the Constitution and flushes it down the toilet.”
So here’s my question, Rush. I understand that you like what President Trump is doing and you didn’t like what President Obama was doing. But I — that’s the concern here, is that to the degree that you give the president more and more powers, yes, you’re going to get some things, executive powers from one president you like, but you’re going to get things, executive powers from another president that you don’t like.
LIMBAUGH: You may look at it that way. I don’t. I look at it as right and wrong. And what Obama was doing was furthering this existing problem in a — he was politicizing this, using whatever executive powers he wanted to use. Yes, I objected to that, but primarily because of what he was doing with these executive powers. He was taking action that I deemed to be harmful to the country. I look at what Trump is doing as something he has to do because he’s not getting any cooperation. …
So, to me, all of this boils down to where the heck are we going as a country and what kind of country are we going to have. And if anybody is willing to go to the limit to make this country remain as founded, they’re going to have my support.