RUSH: I tell you what’s happening these Republican leaders. If they go out and if they say one syllable indicating that they’re cool with Obamacare or that they don’t think it can be repealed or that they don’t think it can be walked back, they are going to hear about it — and they are hearing about it. They are going to get hammered.
They are being hammered. Cathy McMorris Rodgers heard about it. I’ve got this piece here. I’ve been holding this, and it’s the Morning Bell blog from the Heritage Foundation. “The New Narrative on Obamacare: Repeal Is So Last Year.” The new narrative is (sniveling): “Oh, we can’t do that! Oh no!” But they point out it can be repealed.
Heritage: “Do conservatives still want to repeal Obamacare? It would seem the media don’t want you to think so. President Obama said just a couple of weeks ago that ‘the repeal debate is and should be over.’ We’re now seeing that mirrored in media coverage of Congress. After her local newspaper reported that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said repeal was ‘unlikely,’ her office fired back that she never said that.”
That’s because her office got hammered. Her office put out a statement saying, “She will continue fighting to repeal Obamacare at every opportunity,” because she heard from people after what she did say that repeal looks “unlikely.” Heritage goes on to say, “A few things to keep in mind.” Repealing previous legislation “has been done.
“There is precedent for repealing a major health care law. It happened in 1989. The law was the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. Once it took effect, Americans didn’t like it one bit.” This is when seasoned citizens actually stormed the automobile of Dan “Rosty” Rostenkowski, Democrat, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
They let him have it, and they repealed it (snaps fingers) overnight. Heritage points out here that “Obamacare is hardly ‘settled’ law. We can’t forget that ‘Whole provisions of the law have been nullified, modified, delayed, or suspended,’ [Heritage expert Robert] Moffit reminds us. ‘Indeed, over the past four years, there have been a total of 40 changes to the law…'”
The fact of the matter is, most of this law hasn’t even been implemented yet! It was supposed to have been by now, but it’s so devastating to Democrats that Obama has delayed it and has moved back the implementation dates until they’re after elections. He has offered over 2,500 waivers so that people wouldn’t be harmed by it.
The fact is it would not be that difficult to repeal this thing because it hasn’t settled in yet! There aren’t a whole lot of people signed up for this. There aren’t a whole lot of people depending on this yet. There is time to repeal this! This is why people are fed up with these Republicans. You know, they run around (whining), “It’s just too hard. It’s too hard.”
That’s why you’re there! It’s not too hard. It’s harder living with this law. That’s what’s hard. The longer Obama gets to implement what he believes, the harder it’s gonna be to get ahead, the harder it’s gonna be to improve your standard of living! That’s what’s hard. I’ll tell you something: You wait until a bunch of people find out. It’s one thing to be lied to that your doctor and your coverage, that if you like ’em you can keep ’em.