RUSH: Republicans Just ‘ASSUME’ Everybody Knows Obamacare Is BAD And Has To Go

RUSH: I think there’s an interesting parallel. You know, one of my oft-stated beliefs of one of the problems the Republican Congress encountered in 1995, they were elected for the first time, Republicans running the House for the first time in 40 years in the 1994 campaign. And in 1995 they assume office, and they made a fatal mistake. They assumed by virtue of them winning the House, that the country had overnight transitioned to majority conservative.

And so they stopped teaching, and they stopped explaining why they were doing what they were doing. Which allowed the Democrats to savage them when they were balancing the budget. “Oh, you’re doing it on the backs of the children. You’re doing it on the backs of the poor. You’re starving our children. You’re starving our elderly.” And the Republicans, “No, no, no, no, we’re just balancing the budget. This is fiscal responsibility.” They stopped teaching.

In this Obama debate I think something similar has happened. Trump gave a speech today before lunch with senators in which he detailed some of the things wrong with Obamacare beyond what are in the news. “Well, the exchanges are failing, and the premiums are rising.” He detailed some of the horrors here that cannot go on. And then he extolled the virtues of the replacement plan, which nobody in the in the Senate has done.

Why not? Well, there could be many reasons, but I think one of the many is that Republicans just assume that Obamacare’s bad and has to go. There’s no reason to tell anybody why it’s bad because everybody knows. They just assume it. And because everybody knows how bad it is, they leave it to people to assume that the replacement’s gonna be better. I think it’s a communications problem. They have stopped, or they have not begun, to explain the virtues of their replacement at the same time they explain what’s wrong with Obamacare.

Everybody knows Obamacare isn’t working. Tell ’em why. But there’s been too great an assumption, particularly on the part of Republican voters, “Well, they all know it stinks, they voted against it. They voted for us to get rid of it. They know how bad it is.” Never hurts to give details. But then when it comes to the replacement, if you’ve got this great replacement bill, sell it. Sing its praises. Point out its virtues. Get people behind it.

There are two ways you can do this. You can get people behind the replacement by telling people what’s in it that they want to support, or you can say, “This Obamacare is so bad, we need you calling Washington and telling these senators that they’d better not –” You know, focus on the positive. If there’s virtue in the replacement bill sing its praise.

Well, Trump did in his speech today. Nobody else is. They’re all acting embarrassed of it. They’re all acting like it’s insufficient. They’re all acting like they don’t really believe in it. It’s the craziest thing, given how they have campaigned so consistently on getting rid of it.


LIMBAUGH: If We REPEAL Obamacare, “It’s The WILD WEST”

RUSH: What are they gonna do now? See, the objective in the original design of Obamacare was to fail. But it was supposed to fail with Hillary Clinton or another Democrat in the White House. And at the moment of failure, it was then to be suggested almost as a brilliant spur-of-the-moment idea, “Hey, why don’t we just go single payer,” or, “Hey, why don’t we just put everybody on Medicare? Hey, problem solved!” Because at that time, that point in time, premiums would be out of reach, deductibles out of reach, insurance companies closing down and closing up shop, exchanges closing up shop. So it’d be eagerly demanded even maybe by the public.

But now we’ve got Trump who doesn’t want to go single payer, and this the Democrats and the establishment know. So there are two options here, and it’s interesting to note that if you listen to the media and you listen to the Democrats, repealing Obamacare is the worst thing that could be done, but it isn’t. Staying with Obamacare and letting it implode is the absolute worst outcome here. Repealing it means you repeal it. You get rid of every Obamacare law, and that means you start over. But it also raises a question: At what point do you…? Where do you resume?

What do we fall back to?

If Obamacare is repealed and those laws are gone — there are no exchanges, there are no subsidies — then at what point in the past do we go back to? Well, it’s the Wild West, folks. It’s the Wild West. If we repeal it, it’s the Wild West, and then you’re gonna see the traditional manner and behavior of Washington kick into gear and start trying to craft something. This is the theory of the optimists at the vote failure yesterday and last night, that this exact scenario would result, and that the lack of any formal federal health care law (other than what might still be on the books that we’d revert to) will cause, will create the need for immediate legislative action.

Otherwise, it will be said that the insurance companies will once again be in charge of health care because they’re the ones that sell policies. And you can’t get coverage if you don’t have a policy, ’cause it’s so expensive, you can’t pay for it yourself. So that’s Trump’s ultimate… I don’t know if you call it “threat,” but that’s his negotiating position. “Okay. If we can’t vote to repeal this thing, I’m standing by and I’m letting it die. I’m letting it implode. I’m gonna let it fail, and it’s on the Democrats, and I’ll make sure everybody knows it’s on the Democrats.

“I am not gonna own this sucker. It isn’t mine. I had nothing to do with it. I’ve engaged in good-faith efforts to fix this and people aren’t interested. So, fine. If you’re not interested, establishment, you live with the results.” I’m here to tell you: The results of Obamacare imploding are far worse than Obamacare being repealed.


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RUSH: Washington ELITES Are Aligned To PARALYZE Trump

RUSH: How do I know this? Because I play golf. I am fully familiar with the psychology of elite membership clubs, and I’m telling you I understand exactly what’s going on with the establishment here in Washington, D.C. Folks, you don’t have to be an expert in it. This is just common sense. Understand something. Washington, D.C. is the wealthiest town in the world. More money is collected there, spent there, allocated there. More money than anywhere in the world. That makes it the most powerful city in the world.

The people that live there, the people that make their careers there have as their objective to get their hands on as much of that money — your tax dollars and whatever the government earns selling arms and weapons and so forth and whatever else. The objective is to get as much of that money as they can for themselves and their clients. It’s not to defend and protect the Constitution. It’s not Civics 101. It’s not about separation of powers. It’s about pursuit of money. It’s natural human emotion, behavior, tendencies. Membership in this club is very, very, very small, and it’s very, very controlled.

They’re not gonna permit just anybody that wants to to get in that club and join the pursuit of that money or determine how it’s spent or determine how it’s allocated, and that’s exactly who Donald Trump is. Donald Trump would never be admitted to this group. Donald Trump… If he applied for membership in the, quote, unquote, “establishment,” Trump would never be admitted, if there were such things as admissions and applications. And yet he’s found himself in the most powerful position in it. This has been met with tremendous resentment, anger, fear, loathing, hatred.

Particularly when what Trump said on the campaign trail was a clear signal that his intention was to drain the place. Well, the people that have enjoyed exclusive membership in this elite club known as the establishment are just not gonna sit there and let some outsider come in and blow it all up, and that’s what you’ve seen for the past seven or eight months. You have seen it, whether it’s Obama intelligence people embedded in the deep state, whether it’s Obama administration officials unmasking Trump people, whether it’s the media.

Whoever and everybody that has been involved in the undermining and the sabotaging of Donald Trump has been doing so on the basis of protecting the elite membership of the establishment in Washington, D.C. Membership includes media. Membership includes elected officials, but not all of them. Not every elected official is a member of the establishment. Some of them are conservatives, and they’re not permitted. They live there and they work there, but they’re not in the establishment. Everybody in the media is for the most part. There are a few exceptions there too. Think tank-ery, you name it.

The whole town is built around the existence of this establishment. Harvard and Yale are feeder colleges to educate future members of this establishment. Law schools and journalism schools ditto. The idea of an outsider — particularly one that the elite considers a pig — coming in here and winning and overturning it? There is just no way, folks. They’re sure not gonna permit it. Republicans, Democrats, whatever. So while they put on a show of the argument being Republican versus Democrat, the president versus Democrats, that’s not what’s going on.

This is the elite membership of the establishment unifying to get rid of Donald Trump and make sure that nothing of his announced agenda happens. No wall, no tax reform, no immigration reform of substance, and certainly no repealing of Obamacare. Not all members of the establishment are equally powerful. There are those who run it. You don’t know who they are. They don’t seek office. They’re not officeholders. They are the chess players, the puppeteers.

These are the people who assign roles. These are the people who determine how much money from the pile goes where, how much they get, and they then have the power (because of their ability to disburse the money), who gets it and therefore who remains loyal to the power and the elite club known as the establishment. They’re all aligned and unified now to deny Donald Trump — and if they can, to sabotage his presidency. They don’t care about impeachment. Just paralyze him. This has been from day one.


Rush Limbaugh Goes NUCLEAR On Obamacare: “A FULL-FLEDGED BOTTLE OF CRAP!”

RUSH: I want to take you back, just to illustrate this point, to December 16th. I could quote myself, I could read what I said, but I want you to actually hear me say it from all the way back in the middle of December, 2016.

RUSH ARCHIVE: President Trump has been running around, “We’re gonna repeal Obamacare. We’re gonna replace it.” The Republicans have said, “We’re gonna repeal and replace it.” People believe that Trump is gonna do that, but that’s only the beginning. Repealing it is one thing, but then there’s that word “replace,” and that’s where all of the potential danger resides. Repeal and replace. Now, as the free market advocate I am, what do you mean “replace”? Just get rid of this monstrosity.

RUSH: Just get rid of it. That’s what you voted for. You voted to get rid of it. There is nobody that voted for Donald Trump that also meant for the federal government to run one-fifth of the U.S. economy or sixth, depending on how you do your math.

The federal government can’t even regulate the building of buildings! The federal government can’t do anything! You would never hire them to do anything. You wouldn’t hire them to build your house — you wouldn’t — and yet here we are thinking the American people want the government to run their health care? There is no way. Liberal Democrats do ’cause they’re socialists, and they think it’s fairness and equality. And it is. It’s everybody’s equally miserable!

It’s everybody’s mired equally in failure! There isn’t a single sentence, there isn’t a single bit of evidence, there isn’t a single example of socialism working anywhere in the world — and by “working,” I mean meeting its promises. The people that elected Trump say, “Get rid of it!” But, folks, I’ve got the sound bites coming up. The Republicans are saying, “I — I — I don’t want to get rid of it. Too many governors and too many people have come to enjoy and expect the benefits.” The benefits! The benefits of Obamacare! The benefits. What are the benefits of Obamacare?

And then over here you have the CBO score which says if there’s no Obamacare, 32 million Americans lose their health insurance. That means 32 million Americans die! Just a full-fledged bottle of crap is what this is. There aren’t gonna be 32 million Americans die if we repeal Obamacare. The American economy is gonna improve. The American free market — which is where miracles happen — is gonna come in and finally salvage health care and make it sensible and affordable and efficient, like the market always does. But we don’t trust the market!

Yes, we trust the government, a government filled with people that never been in this kind of world or experience and don’t know it. Obama’s never had a single day of employment in the health care industry, yet he has all the answers. Obama maybe worked a week at a law firm where he considered himself to be a spy. It’s so abundantly clear to me that Trump is not going to get any assistance on his agenda. He’s going to have to bludgeon (politically, of course) opposition into defeat.